The Benefits of Infrared Sauna

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sweating your cares away in an infrared sauna. It’s the perfect way to rest and recover while improving your overall wellness.

What is an infrared sauna?

Infrared light is the natural warmth you’ve felt your entire life. When you sit near a fire or feel the sun’s warmth on your skin, you are feeling infrared. 

Visible light and infrared (invisible) light are part of the electromagnetic spectrum, a continuum of light waves organized by how they interact with matter. Scientists explain infrared is a safe, gentle form of light that can benefit the earth and the body in various ways. The energy it delivers helps your cells stimulate warmth, growth, and release. 

Traditional saunas use high temperatures that can be a lot to handle. An infrared sauna offers the same benefits as a sauna without extreme heat. 

Infrared saunas use infrared lamps that use electromagnetic radiation to warm your body directly. An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature, between 120˚F and 140˚F, while a traditional sauna is typically between 150˚F and 180˚F. In infrared saunas, the heat penetrates more deeply than warmed air, allowing you to experience more intense sweat at a lower temperature for a much more tolerable, relaxing experience. 

The Benefits of Infrared Saunas 

Detoxification 

One of the main reasons people choose to use an infrared sauna is because it helps sweat out toxic substances naturally. 

Infrared saunas promote a deep, detoxifying sweat that will leave you feeling cleansed, refreshed, and energized!

The infrared sauna used at The Beauty Within is highly efficient and provides the best detoxification experience possible. It is clinically proven to raise core body temperature by three degrees, so you experience a deep, productive sweat from the cellular level. 

The infrared waves penetrate your skin and heat your core to expel toxins, rather than sitting in hot, ambient air that only heats your outer skin. Altogether, this creates a more enjoyable experience and a more productive sweat.

Relaxation 

If you’ve tried an infrared sauna before, you already know how relaxing it can be. Our clients always comment on how renewed they feel after a sauna session! 

Stress impacts not just the mind but the body as well. An infrared sauna provides an enjoyable place to receive the full-body benefits of relaxation. 

Mindful meditation 

Practicing mindful meditation while in a sauna can help with stress reduction. Many studies show the benefits of meditation for fighting inflammation, reducing cortisol, and increasing calm. Combining the two will double the benefits, providing increased relaxation and stress reduction. 

Balance the body

A few minutes alone in a warm, quiet room is enough to make anyone relaxed. However, infrared saunas take it a step further. Infrared saunas help balance your body’s cortisol level, relax muscles, and relieve tension and have been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, and a negative mood.

Skin Health 

Healthy, glowing skin is one of the many benefits of consistent infrared sauna use. 

Infrared saunas can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines while improving overall skin tone and texture. 

Reduce the appearance of acne 

The build-up of oil on the skin causes acne and breakouts. Infrared saunas may help reduce acne and improve the appearance of acne scarring by stimulating sweat to help clean out clogged pores at a cellular level. 

Detoxify your skin 

Infrared saunas are clinically proven to reach deeper levels into your skin, removing environmental toxins naturally. The infrared sauna used at The Beauty Within uses SoloCarbon technology to heat your body to the core, triggering your body to release toxins clogging your pores. When you sweat out your impurities, toxins, and dead skin cells, you are left with fresh, glowing skin.

Promote glowing skin 

Infrared saunas help to increase the production of collagen and elastin fibers, which reduces and prevents wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. In a 2006 study, research examining the impact of infrared on collagen and elastin found that both collagen and elastin increase after exposure to infrared. All patients reported enhanced skin texture, less roughness, and improved tone. 

Reduce the appearance of scars

An infrared sauna increases circulation to draw your skin’s natural nutrients to the surface. Circulation also works to deliver oxygen to injured or damaged areas, helping with cell turnover and aiding in the appearance of scars. Studies using NASA LED technology show that NIR LED light promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing, and human tissue growth.

Immune Support 

We all want to do everything we can to support our immunity and keep our bodies well. 

An infrared sauna has natural preventative properties to support your immune system and your overall health and well-being. 

Increase body temp

An infrared sauna raises your core body temperature, rising and strengthening the immune system, acting similarly to a fever. A higher body temperature signals the body to come to the rescue. 

Infrared Sauna Therapy in Orange County and Tustin CA

At Beauty Within, we show you that it is possible to achieve your most beautiful state using natural modalities that do not involve toxins, foreign agents, or going under the knife. We believe achieving internal balance in your health can ultimately help you look beautiful on the outside.

Our Infrared Sauna Therapy is just one of the many services we offer at our Orange County clinic. We offer 30-minute infrared sauna sessions for couples or individual use. Before and after your session, be sure to drink plenty of water. We recommend 2-4 sessions per week for best results. 

To book your next session, or explore many healing modalities, book your appointment online

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