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Detoxifying for Health with Infrared Sauna Therapy

One way to eliminate stored toxins in the body is through infrared sauna therapy.

Increasingly, scientists are finding links between the accumulation of toxic chemicals in the body and such problems as headaches, chronic pain, fatigue, persistent weight gain and allergies. One way to eliminate stored toxins in the body is through infrared sauna therapy.

Infrared rays are part of the invisible light spectrum emitted by the sun and, unlike ultraviolet light, infrared is completely safe. Infrared sauna therapy harnesses the power of these rays in a closed environment to increase the core body temperature and promote sweating.

Infrared heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. Instead of raising the temperature of the air like a traditional sauna, far infrared saunas heat the body directly. This allows for perspiration while avoiding the potential harm of extremely hot air and steam, making it a suitable sauna alternative for people with asthma. As the body sweats, it eliminates toxins through the skin. Advocates propose that this process helps to improve blood circulation, aid in pain relief, improve the skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Writing at MayoClinic.org, Brent Bauer, M.D., says that preliminary studies suggest that chronic conditions including high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from the use of an infrared sauna, but more rigorous studies are needed. “On the other hand, no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas,” he writes. “So if you’re considering trying a sauna for relaxation, an infrared sauna might be an option.”

Local Resource: Halo Wellness Center is located at 968 Rt 73 South in Marlton. For more information or to schedule an appointment for an Infrared Sauna, Call 856-574-4433, or visit ElevateYourHealth.com.

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