The holidays are a time of fun, family, and togetherness – but they can also be incredibly indulgent. If all the food, stress, and travel of the holidays have left you feeling less-than-healthy, you’re probably in need of some serious winter detox.
One of the most natural, effective ways to rid your body of toxic substances is with a deep, productive sweat. Traditional saunas have long been the preferred method to induce a cleansing sweat, but with air temperatures often exceeding 200°F, the atmosphere inside a traditional sauna may be unbearable for some.
Infrared sauna technology, however, can rid your body of toxins in a far more comfortable environment. Not only will it cause a cleansing sweat, but it can also help you start a new journey toward a healthier you.
Infrared sauna therapy: detoxification from the inside out
Infrared light travels via wavelengths that aren’t visible to the human eye. But the heat produced by infrared light penetrates your skin, raising your core body temperature and causing deep healing at the cellular level.
Infrared saunas harness the power of this light, directly heating your body without heating the air around you. This enables you to enjoy longer, more impactful sessions; as a result, infrared saunas are believed to be seven times more effective in eliminating toxins than traditional saunas.
The many health benefits of infrared sauna therapy
There are three different wavelengths of infrared light: near, mid, and far. Each wavelength has its own unique health benefits; by combining different wavelengths, you can customize your infrared sauna therapy to target your specific health and wellness goals. Infrared sauna therapy can help:
Studies have shown infrared heating technology can help to strengthen your immune system. When your core body temperature increases, you begin to produce more white blood cells and T-cells, leaving you better equipped to fight off impending illness and stay stronger longer.
Support weight loss
As your body temperature rises, so does your blood flow and heart rate, which can increase your metabolism and aid in weight loss – especially when coupled with a healthy diet and exercise routine. According to data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, some infrared sauna sessions have been shown to burn as many as 600 calories.
Infrared light penetrates the skin, applying heat directly to nerve endings and muscle tissue. Through increased circulation and oxygen flow, infrared sauna sessions can reduce muscle spasms and decrease soreness all over your body.
Lower blood pressure
Clinical research has shown infrared sauna therapy can dramatically reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure by dilating blood vessels and improving circulation.
The skin purification properties of infrared sauna technology can help restore and rejuvenate your complexion, improving tone, texture, and elasticity. Sessions can unclog pores to prevent acne from forming, and can also be tailored to treat acne scars or discoloration.
Relaxation is one of the most important factors in achieving good health. Your stress levels impact everything from your mental health to your physical wellbeing. The relaxation and reinvigoration of a single infrared sauna therapy session will go a long way toward helping you de-stress and decompress from the hectic holiday season.
Detox with infrared sauna therapy at Siti Med Spa in San Diego
If you’re ready to kickstart your post-holiday detox, schedule an infrared sauna session at Siti Med Spa in San Diego. We’re proud to provide service using the Sunlighten mPulse Conquer, the world’s first and only 3-in-1 infrared sauna, offering near, mid, and far infrared wavelengths to customize your wellness journey.
To experience deep relaxation and rejuvenation with infrared sauna therapy, call Siti Med Spa at (619) 717-8484.