While the natural-healing practice has a history rooted in Europe, with some of the earliest known salt caves in Poland, these salt-filled spaces are now popping up in spas and yoga studios. They have benefits like decreasing the symptoms of the common cold, as well allergy symptoms, detoxifying the lymphatic systems, improving sleep, and alleviating some skin conditions.
Unlike table salt, which is stripped of most of its natural minerals and fortified with iodine, the Himalayan rock salt you’d find in these caves is rich in minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iodine, bromine, and copper. So, in theory, you absorb these minerals when you breathe the salty air.
Infrared heat increases your blood circulation and stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built up toxins in the body. Perspiration is a natural way of expelling these toxins from the body and infrared sauna generate a sweat nearly 7 times more detoxifying then a traditional or steam sauna. Detoxification via infrared sauna therapy is commonly recommended for those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities (also known as environmental illness), and fibromyalgia.
Pain relief and muscle recover
The deep heat of an infrared sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, Bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscle, so they recover faster. Muscle are also able to relax more readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Infrared heat relieves muscle tension. thereby helping your body to make the most of its intended healing abilities. Infrared heat reduces soreness on the nerve ending s and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.
Cardio health and weight loss
As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart will work harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism will burn calories. According to the journal of American Medical Association, “Many of us who run do so to place demand on our cardiovascular system, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise.
Relaxation and Improved Sleep
Saunas also increase serotonin, a powerful hormone associated with relaxation and sleep. Following a sauna, people show more brain waves related to deeper, more restful sleep. As soon as you take a seat or lie down in one of our IR saunas, FAR infrared waves begin to penetrate 2 to 3 inches into your body. These waves create a deep heating action, which activates the sweat glands. Sweat glands function in our body to naturally eliminate and expel waste materials and toxins. Since skin is the largest organ in the human body, the deep heating of the sweat glands allows for a deep detoxifying sweat.