Are infrared saunas safe?
Absolutely. There will always be studies that show inconclusive data for long-term effects. However, the obvious short-term benefits are not disputed. The pain management and detoxification benefits are great when used regularly and for the correct amount of time for each session. Use the infrared sauna daily for best results. Sessions should last about 20 minutes. Patients treating with infrared should consult a doctor before switching treatments. The sauna can be used as a supplemental treatment, working with their current treatment.
Is the heat used in infrared saunas dangerous?
No – the heat is not dangerous, so let us tell you what the infrared saunas actually are. Infrared saunas use far infrared light to create heat. The wavelengths for infrared cannot be seen with the naked eye, but they created the penetrating heat that warms the body. Traditional saunas use hot steam to create heat. This process only warms the air around the user, which in turn, heats their skin. Infrared heat is far more useful in that it penetrates deep into the tissue, warming the body below the skin. The heat penetrates through the skin, muscle tissue, and tendons. Infrared saunas produce the same and greater benefits as a traditional sauna with less energy, no steam, and higher safety.
Are saunas safe enough to not cause cancer?
Cancer affects millions of people in the US alone. With no cure it is possible that anyone can be affected. Infrared saunas cannot cause cancer. They can potentially slow or stop the spread in affected patients. There is no link between the soothing heat in infrared saunas and the creation of cancer.Always consult a doctor before using far-infrared saunas as a treatment for cancer.
The term Infrared Radiation, or IR, sounds dangerous. The story is as simple as a dangerous sounding description. We experience Infrared Radiation every second of every day. Quite simply, IR is heat. Heat that we feel from the sun is all around us, every hour of every day. Many people originally confused infrared radiation with ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet Radiation, or UV, can cause skin cancer or damage the eyes if looking directly into the sun. The myth stems from this confusion between the two. Remember, Infrared Rad is not bad. Ultraviolet is ultra violent.
Infrared is safe enough to use in hospitals and with newborns
Infrared heating elements have been used in neonatal beds to keep newborn babies warm for years. Doctors use near-infrared spectroscopy for noninvasive measurements, and tissue oxygenation at bed-side in intensive care. The infrared heat increases blood flow.
Infrared saunas increase blood flow to the entire body, including skin tissue, lungs, brain, heart, and more. This results from the natural reaction to heat, which increases pulse rates more than 25%. The increased blood flow rushes oxygen to the areas which in turn will aid in development of the newborn. The comparison with an adult is the exact same result. Adults need oxygen to all parts of the body and with infrared heat applied daily, the rate of flow will increase.
What other symptoms can be safely treated with infrared?
Infrared saunas have been found to be a noninvasive supplementive treatment for many conditions. Chronic heart problems can be treated with a doctor’s recommendation. The sauna will normalize the blood pressure and protect against stress caused by a lack of oxygen. This prevents the arteries from hardening. If a user has type 2 diabetes, a infrared sauna can improve their quality of life with their normal treatments. The detoxification resulting from excessive sweating helps remove impurities from the body. This keeps the arteries moving, preventing blockages. The weight-loss benefit from the heat also improves those with type 2 diabetes. Finally, patients suffering from arthritis and fibromyalgia will find that they experience far less pain while treating with an infrared sauna. The sauna relaxes stiff muscles, and joints. The painful symptoms for both conditions can be minimized with the penetrating heat from an infrared sauna. The traditional sauna they may have tried in the past will have been steam on the skin. This shortcoming of the traditional sauna is absent with infrared saunas. The invisible heat comes from light and works its way deep beneath the skin, heating the affected painful areas directly.
Safely detox the body with a sauna
Detoxing the body with infrared heat is a smart way to stay healthy. The high rate of blood flow combined with the direct heat cause the body to expel impurities. The resulting detox can improve many facets of the bodies functionality. Benefits from detox are improved sleep, clear mind, and stronger muscles. The muscles and joints are also loose. The tightness many feel after a day at work is wiped away with the penetrating heat.