For years Brio has utilized infrared heat lamps intra-treatment as a method of warming the body for comfort, as well as for its therapeutic healing benefits. Infrared heat penetrates both the superficial and deeper layers of the body to aid circulation, relax the body, and decrease pain.
Benefits of infrared sauna
Weight loss – Infrared heat penetrates more deeply than warmed air, therefore playing a role in increasing metabolic rate. It also promotes increased sweating at a lower temperature as compared to a traditional sauna, making it a safer option for a number of health concerns.
Detoxification of the body – The body releases toxins through sweat and respiration. Toxins can weaken your immune system, contribute to poorly functioning cells, and leave you more susceptible to fatigue. Utilizing an infrared sauna regularly will assist with detoxification, promote improved functioning of the cells, leading to a stronger immune system and an increased overall sense of well-being..
Cardiovascular and heart health – The infrared heat brings on sweating, increased heart rate, and increased cardiac output. This response within the body produces similar results to that achieved by walking at a moderate pace.
Stress relief – When experiencing prolonged levels of stress, our bodies often overproduce cortisol and adrenaline. The overproduction of these hormones is damaging your immune system, may cause you to retain more fat cells, or contribute to a variety of hormonal imbalances that may result in depression or insomnia. The warmth absorbed by the body in the infrared sauna helps to relax your body, and in conjunction with acupuncture treatments, supports a natural rebalancing of hormones.
Pain Relief – The heat produced by infrared saunas penetrates joints, muscles, and nerve endings. This heat also stimulates the production of white blood cells, which support the body’s management of inflammation. The increased circulation caused by infrared saunas not only alleviates pain and promotes healing, but also plays a role in resolving any accompanying symptoms such as anger, depression, and insomnia. Research has shown that regular infrared sauna treatment helps regulate mood.