In the Radiant Health Saunas™, the deep heat helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Radiant heat is a form of energy that heats objects directly, without heating the air in between. This is also called “infrared heat” (never to be confused with ultra-violet light). Infrared heaters are used by hospitals to warm premature infants. Safety first.
In Europe, radiant heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. In addition, far infrared therapy in Japan has been effective for relief of pain associated with backache, bursitis, fibromyalgia, headache, sprains, strains, and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated in the infrared saunas.
A cocktail of harmful toxic chemicals was detected in every individual tested in a cross Canada study of pollution in people conducted by Environment Defense.
The groundbreaking report, Toxic Nation: A Report on Pollution in Canadians, reveals that toxic chemicals, such as DDT, PCB’S, pesticides, stain repellants, flame retardants, mercury, and lead are contaminating Canadians. Many of the chemicals discovered in the bodies of Canadians are associated with cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive disorders, respiratory illnesses, and harming the development of children.
The report is the first in Canada to test for a broad range of chemicals in average Canadians from across the country, and it demonstrates that toxic chemicals contaminate people no matter where they live, how old they are, or what they do for a living.
60 of the 88 chemicals tested for were in fact detected, including 18 heavy metals, 5 PBDE’S, 14 PCB’S, 1 perfluorinated chemical, 10 organochlorine pesticides, 5 organophosphate metabolites, and 7 VOC’S.
In many cases when someone is dealing with a chronic health problem it is often a toxicity issue. A number of Doctors now believe that the “toxic load” of these patients is very high and their detoxification pathways are often compromised. When one is able to reduce the toxins in these patients, their symptoms often greatly improve. Sweating in the infrared sauna takes the detoxifying load off your liver and kidneys by the direct elimination of toxins through the skin. Infrared saunas are effective in removing both Lipophillic (fat-stored) toxins and toxins in the bloodstream.
A number of people are also suffering unknowingly from mercury poisoning or from other heavy metals, such as lead and aluminum. The infrared sauna has been invaluable in accelerating the removal of these toxic metals.
As the body increases sweat production to cool itself, the heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation, supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. Heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, improving cardiovascular fitness.
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), August 7, 1981:
“A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 gms in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal (the equivalent of running 2-3 miles). While the weight of the water loss can be regained by rehydration with water, the calories consumed will not be”
Since an infrared sauna helps generate two to three times the sweat produced in a conventional sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption are quite impressive. NASA concluded infrared “passive exercise” is the ideal way to keep astronauts fit during space flight.
Athletes are using the infrared sauna to warm their muscles before and after working out, to prevent injuries and also to promote relaxation. Following a work out or sporting activity, the infrared sauna helps reduce muscle tension as well as eliminate lactic acid and other metabolic waste products. Increased blood circulation delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles so they can recover faster. Many athletes find stretching in the sauna effective for increasing their range of motion.
By raising the core temperature and creating a “hyperthermia” effect, the infrared sauna also improves a number of parameters in the immune system, and stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes.
The profuse sweating achieved by infrared sauna therapy carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Skin tone and elasticity are improved. Infrared sauna therapy has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and also reduces the appearance of scarring.
Infrared sauna therapy can help clear cellulite, the gel like lumps of fat, water, and debris trapped in pockets beneath the skin, by increasing blood flow and removing stored toxins. European beauty specialists routinely incorporate daily saunas in programs to reduce cellulite.
People are using Radiant Health Saunas for existing health problems or to prevent a toxic build up in their bodies. It is crucial to our company, to make sure that our saunas are completely non toxic. The heaters and all the materials used inside our saunas have been independently tested showing they are completely non toxic. (measuring zero VOC’S – volatile organic compounds).