WHAT IS IT?
An Infrared sauna produces the same infrared heat produced by the sun. Infrared heat is required for all living things for optimum health.
In our current environment of polluted air, over treated, impure tap water and the thousands of chemicals used in food and drink processing, it’s no wonder that our bodies are totally overloaded by harmful toxins, heavy metals, carcinogens and pathogens.
With Infrared Therapy we can detoxify our bodies and re-establish proper metabolic balance simply, through regular sweating. Detoxification of the entire body is a cornerstone of responsible health maintenance! An Infrared sauna helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins such as cholesterol and heavy metals.
Our Infrared sauna heat surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation. As a result, there is an array of health benefits you can experience with regular visits.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FAR INFRARED SAUNA & A TRADITIONAL SAUNA
A traditional sauna relies on high heat and steam to induce sweating. Infrared saunas operate at a lower temperature using infrared technology that penetrates the body and produces a dry heat.
Traditional saunas heat up rather quickly and cause the sweat to pour profusely from your body, which is uncomfortable for some. The heat in an infrared sauna builds up slower, isn’t as high, safely penetrates deep into joints and muscles and doesn’t create the “drenched in sweat” result of traditional saunas.
Infrared has a deeper reach within the skin and is a less ‘oppressive heat’ since it heats the body not the air. That said, Infrared is able to increase the body’s core temperature, causing a much deeper, more detoxifying sweat from the cellular level of the skin where many toxins are housed. An Infrared operating temperature is much cooler, between 90-135°F, compared to a traditional sauna which requires temperatures of 169-200°F. This is important because one can withstand longer therapy sessions, resulting in increased sweat production.
In sweat content analysis, it has been determined that Infrared sauna use produces sweat containing 80% water and 20% toxins whereas traditional sauna use produces sweat containing 97% water and 3% toxins.
Infrared have all the benefits of natural sunlight without the harmful UV rays so your metabolism gets a boost and your cardiovascular health improves.
Dramatically renew elastic-collagen tissues while crow’s feet, forehead lines, wrinkles, age spots, scars, varicose veins and stretch marks naturally fade away. Look younger while you cleanse your body from the inside out.
Immune system benefits
Bulletproof your immune system. Increased production of white blood cells and toxin removal through sweating combines to improve immunity against chronic infections, flu, sinus, allergy symptoms, germs and bacteria. Realize health benefits as the body produces special heat shock proteins, which are powerful immune system stimulators.
Real, lasting relief for nerve damage, arthritis, muscle pain, carpal tunnel, joint pain and fibromyalgia. Infrared sauna heat penetrates directly to the source of your pain to heal and soothe naturally.
Relax, eliminate tension and melt away the buildup of daily stress and the tension of the workday grind. Feel the glow of deep penetrating infrared heat as it soothes and heals your body naturally. Say “goodnight,” to sleep apnea and insomnia. Sleep like a baby!
Relax, unwind and lose up to 10 pounds in 30 days with regular infrared sauna use. Far infrared radiant heat can burn more than 600 calories in a 30-minute session! Sweat off pounds and inches!
Reduced recovery time
Reduce the healing time for damaged tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve endings, increase blood circulation and vasodilation of blood vessels. Speed beneficial nitric oxide and healing oxygen to the distressed areas, while removing toxins and lactic acid from strenuous exercise. Enhanced cell regeneration will give you more energy, stamina and mental clarity.
Medical studies demonstrate sauna health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, improved circulation and enhanced metabolism. An infrared sauna session is a genuine passive cardio workout – without exercise!
Whole body detoxification
Far infrared sauna therapy is one of the safest and most efficient detoxification methods for expelling harmful environmental toxins, insoluble chemical residues and dangerous heavy metals from the human body. Whole body detoxification is one of the cornerstones of responsible family health maintenance.
SKIN CARE: Dramatically renew elastic-collagen tissues while crow’s feet, forehead lines, wrinkles, age spots, scars, varicose veins and stretch marks naturally fade away. Look younger while you cleanse your body from the inside out.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BENEFITS: Bulletproof your immune system. Increased production of white blood cells and toxin removal through sweating combines to improve immunity against chronic infections, flu, sinus, allergy symptoms, germs and bacteria. Realize health benefits as the body produces special heat shock proteins, which are powerful immune system stimulators.
PAIN RELIEF: Real, lasting relief for nerve damage, arthritis, muscle pain, carpal tunnel, joint pain and fibromyalgia. Infrared sauna heat penetrates directly to the source of your pain to heal and soothe naturally.
STRESS RELIEF: Relax, eliminate tension and melt away the buildup of daily stress and the tension of the workday grind. Feel the glow of deep penetrating infrared heat as it soothes and heals your body naturally. Say “goodnight,” to sleep apnea and insomnia. Sleep like a baby!
WEIGHT LOSS: Relax, unwind and lose up to 10 pounds in 30 days with regular infrared sauna use. Far infrared radiant heat can burn more than 600 calories in a 30-minute session! Sweat off pounds and inches!
REDUCED RECOVERY TIME: Reduce the healing time for damaged tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve endings, increase blood circulation and vasodilation of blood vessels. Speed beneficial nitric oxide and healing oxygen to the distressed areas, while removing toxins and lactic acid from strenuous exercise. Enhanced cell regeneration will give you more energy, stamina and mental clarity.
CARDIOVASCULAR WORKOUT: Medical studies demonstrate sauna health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, improved circulation and enhanced metabolism. An infrared sauna session is a genuine passive cardio workout – without exercise!
WHOLE BODY DETOXIFICATION: Far infrared sauna therapy is one of the safest and most efficient detoxification methods for expelling harmful environmental toxins, insoluble chemical residues and dangerous heavy metals from the human body. Whole body detoxification is one of the cornerstones of responsible family health maintenance.
BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE
Other Ailments where relief may be experienced
Improves Skin Health
Ear, Nose & Throat
WHAT SETS OUR SAUNA APART?
Zero Rated EMF Nano-Carbon™ Infrared Emitters
Tested to produce the most infrared energy within the desired spectrum for maximum absorption by your body. Large, thick Carbon Panels blanket the walls, front bench and floor areas giving you more surface area exposure than any other manufacturer.
Which means MORE RESULTS in LESS TIME!!
Air temperature inside the infrared sauna is 20-70 degrees Fahrenheit lower than conventional saunas making it a more comfortable environment and easier to breathe. Plus, you will sweat twice as much due to the radiant heat produced by far infrared.
Our Zero EMF Rated Nano-Carbon™ Heater Panels are the safest, most efficient and cost-effective method of detoxifying your whole body.
New! Medical Grade Chromo-Max™ Color Therapy Light System:
An Alternative healing method using colored LED lights which impact specific organs, body systems & Chi energy centers. Color Therapy Benefits include enhanced relaxation, energy balance, improved healing and emotional well-being. CLICK for Chromotherapy Sauna Benefits.
Oxygen Ionizer/Ozone Generator
Ionizer cleans sauna cabin air. Ozone Generator destroys odor causing bacteria and sanitizes sauna.
Our ergonomic vertical backrests allow you to lean back on the wall panels in total comfort without becoming too hot during infrared sauna therapy. You still receive 100% of the infrared heat being produced.
EMF/ELF Protective Shielding
All 110v and 220v Wiring are triple shielded for maximum safety protection.
3 Way Dimmable Interior Reading Lights:
Two reading lights with three separate light settings will maintain a soft comfortable ambiance.
All Rocky Mountain Saunas have been rigidly tested and certified to meet the highest standards of electrical safety and workmanship, and carry the approval seal of four separate independent testing laboratories.
Frequently asked questions
When you first begin, start slowly with 20-minute sessions. You may not sweat the first 2-3 sessions, as we’ve trained our bodies not to sweat. As the body continue to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective.
Do not overheat during your first few sessions. If you feel light headed, have a queasy stomach or start to get a headache, terminate the session immediately.
On average, most people do 30-40 minute sessions 3x/week for optimal health. Your body needs about ten minutes to begin sweating and you want 20-minutes minimal of active sweating.
* You may have some relief after one session; however, for the best results we recommend a series of treatments.
Sit back, relax & breathe.
Stretching: By stretching your arms, legs, neck, back, etc. during your session, you can achieve increased body flexibility, range of motion, and reduce chronic stiffness and problem areas. Massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas as well.
It’s ok to not sweat the first few sessions. We actually train our bodies not to sweat. After a few sessions, your body will adjust and begin sweating again. Continually wipe sweat off your body. If you’re sweating out toxins, we want to make sure to not reabsorb those. Place layers of towels on the bench seat to absorb perspiration. Far infrared will penetrate clothing and towels.
Wait for an hour or two after a meal before engaging in infrared sauna therapy. Infrared Therapy right after a meal may interfere with proper digestion and cause mild stomach cramps.
Infrared Saunas are safe and beneficial for the vast majority of people, worldwide. The following caveats list some of the precautions and recommendations for a prudent and productive Infrared Sauna experience.
“Moderate sauna use is safe for most older people. Diabetics or anyone being treated for heart conditions, circulatory issues or prescription medication should check with their doctor.” Dr. J. Halperin, M.D., Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Age is not a contraindication for infrared sauna use. We have clients in their 90’s who enjoy the benefits of regular infrared sauna sessions.
Young children have a high metabolic rate and are less adaptable to higher body core temperatures than adults, due to their limitations of circulatory adaptation and body temperature regulation (sweating). Ages 6 – 12 should spend no more than 20 minutes in an infrared sauna, and be accompanied by an adult. Start with lower temperatures and work up gradually as child demonstrates the ability to perspire freely. Ages 6 and under should avoid sauna use unless prescribed by a doctor. Teenagers may safely use an infrared sauna, taking particular care to hydrate liberally and not become overheated.
PREGNANT OR LACTATING WOMEN
If you are pregnant, limit your sessions to 10 minutes with a maximum of four sessions per week. ***** NOTE: Exposure to intense heat during the first trimester of pregnancy may slightly increase the risk of birth defects. Consult your physician, as opinions on infrared sauna use during pregnancy vary.
Breastfeeding: There is insufficient empirical evidence to establish whether or not toxins are released, during infrared sauna use, that could enter into breast milk. It would be prudent to reduce or avoid intense sauna therapy during the breastfeeding period.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this may occur, she can choose to allow herself to possibly experience this short-term effect without worry or to simply avoid infrared thermal system use at that time of her cycle. Many women do report relief of other common symptoms related to menstruation including relief of bloating, cramping and headaches.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and thus are not heated by the infrared sauna; nevertheless, you should consult your surgeon prior to using an infrared thermal modality. Silicone does absorb some infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed slightly by the infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees, it should not be adversely affected by the usage of an infrared thermal system and is considered safe in most circumstances. Saline implants may warm slightly as the body core temperature elevates, but infrared sauna use should be safe and without discomfort or problematic symptoms. **** We always recommend that you check with your surgeon and/or the product manufacturer’s representative before using an infrared sauna. ****
It is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature too high in someone with adrenal suppression and systemic lupus or multiple sclerosis, by some authorities. For patients with these health considerations, some physicians recommend shorter infrared sauna sessions at lower temperatures with a friend nearby in case a physical weakening may occur. We have had good reports from our clients with lupus and multiple sclerosis. Mild radiant body heating produces a wonderful cardiovascular improvement, carrying increased amounts of healing oxygen throughout the body, even if clients do not sweat profusely.
Individuals with total Heat Insensitivity or who lack the ability to perspire or sweat or to emit body heat should probably refrain from infrared sauna use. As always, Check with your Doctor first.
If you have a sprain, bruising, laceration or surgery, the affected area(s) should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury OR until the swelling has reduced. Start with short sessions of 15-20 minutes at a lower temperature (115-120 degrees) and work your way up. Mild stretching exercises work wonders for rehabilitating injuries like ACL and Rotator Cuff surgery. Proper Infrared Sauna Therapy speeds healing of wounds and injuries dramatically.
Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid infrared thermal system usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation or stimulated circulation, which can increase the tendency to bleed.
Start your infrared sauna program slowly and monitor any unusual changes in blood sugar. Infrared sauna use does not increase the blood sugar level or the body’s consumption of glucose.
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Using an infrared sauna does not normally raise blood pressure. You may use a blood pressure monitor during your session to observe BP rates. Although the heart rate is increased during infrared sauna use, vasodilation of all the blood vessels in the body and increased blood circulation actually allows for a lowering of blood pressure in many users, both short and long term. Regular infrared sauna use is a highly effective, passive cardiovascular activity for folks with limited physical exercise capability.
STINTS AND PACEMAKERS
In many instances, clients with stints and pacemakers may use the sauna safely. Check with your Physician and/or the manufacturer of the particular product.
If you are using any prescription drugs, check with your physician for any possible change in the drug’s effect due to any interaction with infrared heat. Very rarely does heating the body alter the properties or effects of a prescribed medication. Corticosteroids may be a contraindicated substance. Some antihistamines contain ephedrine and may increase heart rate inordinately during sauna use.
ELIMINATION OF MEDICATIONS / HEALING REACTIONS
During infrared sauna therapy, it is common for the body to eliminate residues of prescription and “over the counter” medications… even those ingested many years past. Such residues can include ingredients found in antibiotics, narcotics, sedatives, stimulants, chemotherapy, cold medicines, sleep and allergy aids, etc. Occasionally, the release of these substances can result in temporary effects similar to the action of the drug when first taken, i.e., Novocain expulsion may temporarily produce a slight numbness in the jaw from a previous dental injection. Purging your system of antibiotics can sometimes alter digestive bacteria balance and constipation or diarrhea may be a symptom. In most instances, these effects pass quickly as residues are excreted. “According to Dr. L. Wilson, M.D. and Homeopathic Practitioner, “Healing Reactions are temporary symptoms associated with eliminating toxic substances, healing chronic infections or due to other metabolic changes in the body. They are an important part of all deep healing.” As some toxins are mobilized from storage sites throughout the body, they are transported by the blood to the liver, primarily. Toxins must be processed by the organs of elimination, including the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin. The metabolic process of expelling toxins sometimes results in mild and short lived “flare ups” or experienced symptoms of a previous illness, virus or physical trauma. Most healing reactions are mild and pass quickly. Symptoms may include diarrhea, constipation, aches, pains, muscle cramps, sinus discharges, odors, minor rashes, headaches, irritability and fatigue. Mood swings and emotional reactions may occur on rare occasions and are the result of changes in body chemistry and neurotransmitter levels.”