Mildly freaking out! You know us and our never ending desire to tell you about ways you can pamper yourself – and this is something I personally cannot wait to try out.
I don’t remember what kinda trashy TV I was watching the other day… or it may have been a Buzzfeed video but neither here nor there. I vaguely remember being introduced to far infrared sauna therapy when Hollywood celebrities said it was all the rage a year or so ago. Sometimes I tend to think things are a trend or fad and move along without looking back. However… it came into my life again & this time I couldn’t ignore it. Have you guys heard of it? Or maybe you remember celebrities being underneath heavy looking blankets, with red lights, sweating their arses off! Yup, you got it, that’s the one.
Well, I am SO TRYING IT and I would toats recommend y’all try it out too! And who would have thought Tucson of all places actually has a sauna that offers it!? We are big into healing here so….maybe that’s why…but either way, it made my heart happy!
Infrared sauna technology can help with a host of things you may be ‘dealing’ with, including:
- Unwanted pain
- Inability to lose weight
- Lymphatic drainage issues
- Stored toxins
- Lack of collagen production
- Decreased blood flow
- Skin issues
- Poor sleeping
- High blood pressure
- Sore muscles
- Poor immune system
- Slowed metabolism
- Proneness to skin infections
Need I go on? How does it work?
Far infrared sauna therapy is an ancient technique that basically helps your body perform better! Far infrared radiation (FIR) heat reaches deeper into the tissues than the heat from a traditional sauna, and causes more toxins to be released with the sweat. It also works by, more specifically –
- Slimming: Deep warmth can help your body decompose fat rapidly
- Poison discharging: Stimulating capillary vessel can help your body get rid of unwanted toxins and stimulate collagen
- Eliminating body fatigue, improving sleeping & potentially relieving symptoms of arthritis
- It helps activate body cells to promote metabolism and strengthening of the immune system
- Activating the organisms within the body & improving their functions
- Speeding up metabolism
- Enhancing nutrient absorption
- Alleviating anxieties & stress
- Improving the autoimmune system
- Eliminating pain and inflammation
#FunFact Far infrared heat is used in the incubators that keep premature babies warm!
Note: If you are pregnant, experiencing menstruation, heart issues or are using certain prescription drugs, you may want to avoid this therapy & we strongly suggest to consult your doctor. If you have silicone implants, be sure to tell your provider as they can ‘warm’ during the technique, but you shouldn’t have major issues.
The BEST part of all of this, well it’s a GREAT part, is the price. I’ve poked around and it’s about $35 for 45 minutes (you can go for 10 minutes even if you’re anxious, & it’ll be cheaper)! I found that some people do this in the privacy of their own home every day… However, if you don’t have the luxury of an at-home system, it’s recommended twice a week. If that seems a little much, once or twice a month can do wonders too! It’s just such a great excuse to treat yourself all while getting amazing benefits.
If you want to see it in action, watch this clip from CBS News! Have questions?! Just let us know in the comments section. I’ll be sure to update you when I get my appointment!