Halotherapy & Infrared

Benefits for General Wellness

The day to day hustle and bustle of our lives along with the constant demands and stress can take a toll on our general wellness. Halotherapy and Infrared Sauna help with stress reduction, anxiety, and depression. Taking 20- 30 minutes 2-3 times a week can potentially positively impact your emotional and physical well being. Along with routine exercise and diet, this complement to a healthy lifestyle will greatly increase the benefits of Halo Therapy. 

Included in your session is access to guided meditation, and Chromotherapy (light therapy) to add to your Halotherapy and/or Infrared Sauna experience. Research has linked meditation and Chromatherapy  to help manage symptoms and conditions of:

  • Anxiety

  • Asthma

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Pain

  • Depression

  • Heart Disease

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Tension Headaches​

WHAT IS INFRARED SAUNA?

Infrared saunas are increasingly popular in the wellness community for a number of reasons including the numerous health benefits and they just make you feel good!  What exactly is an infrared sauna?  Before we dive into what infrared saunas are, we should first understand infrared wavelengths.

 

Infrared Wavelengths

The sun produces a combination of visible and invisible light, and one of those invisible spectrum is infrared rays. Invisible infrared wavelengths are what makes the sun feel warm (and ultraviolet wavelengths are what makes it bright). Scientists have established that infrared waves are beneficial to the human body as they increase the thermal energy in the body.  Infrared does this without any of the harmful rays of sunlight. 

There are three main categories of the infrared spectrum: near infrared, mid infrared, and far infrared.

  • Near Infrared is the shortest wavelength but penetrates the deepest. It has the distinct property that it is not captured by the water of the body allowing it to penetrate the deepest to increase you core thermal energy. Near infrared is associated with photobiomodulation which directly produces energy within the cells through ATP stimulation. 

  • Mid infrared wavelengths are also captured by water molecules

  • while temporarily increasing circulation through vasodilation,

  • promoting temporary increase in blood flow and temporarily

  • elevating heart rate and overall metabolism.

  • Far infrared is the closest of the wavelengths to the infrared heat

  • given off by our own body. Far infrared is readily captured by the

  • water molecules in the body and releasing its energy. Our bodies

  • actually give off far infrared wavelengths at about 9.4 microns.

  • Since far infrared wavelengths feel very natural and normal to us,

  • our energy is temporarily enhanced and strengthened.

Infrared Saunas Versus Traditional and Steam Saunas

The main difference between infrared saunas and traditional saunas is how they use heat. Traditional saunas use a single heater that is heating the air and this hot air heats the user.  In contrast, infrared saunas use advanced therapy to promote heat generation in the body with only a small percentage of the heat heating the air. This results in a deeper sweat and at a lower ambient air temperature. In fact, infrared saunas usually operate between 115° – 135°F, while traditional saunas can get up to 195°F.

You will get all of the relaxation benefits of a traditional infrared sauna along with the increased health benefits that infrared offers all at a much more comfortable temperature.  Infrared saunas are also dry saunas and many users find this makes for a more comfortable sauna session. 

Not only are infrared saunas extremely beneficial, but they are also more efficient and require less electricity (according to Livestrong.com, a traditional sauna is almost three times as expensive to run as an infrared sauna). That also means that the warm-up time of an infrared sauna is much quicker than a traditional sauna. 

 

 
 

Chromotherapy ( Light Therapy) Benefits:

Chromotherapy (light therapy) works with seven light colors to help balance the body’s energy and vibrations. Select a single color to work on a specific ailment or all the colors to reset your mind and body.

Red: Activates circulatory and nervous systems.

Strong Green: Provides anti-infectious, antiseptic and regenerative stimulation.

Strong Blue: Lubricates joints. Helps address infections, stress, and nervous tension.

Orange: Energized and eliminates localized fat. Helps address asthma and bronchitis.

Green: Acts as a relaxant.

Blue: Stimulates muscles and skin cells, nerves and the circulatory systems.

Strong Yellow: Strengthens the body and acts on internal tissues.

Strong Indigo: Helps address eye inflammation, cataracts, glaucoma and ocular fatigue.

Strong Pink: Act as cleanser, strengthening the veins and arteries.

Yellow: Reactivates and purifies the skin. Helps with indigestion and bodily stress.

Indigo: Activates and eliminates impurities from the bloodstream.

Violet: Relaxes the nerves & lymphatic system. Addresses inflammation and urinary illness.

Disclaimer: Results may vary between clients. While there are many clinical and scientific studies conducted on Halotherapy (dry salt therapy) throughout the world, the FDA has not evaluated the statements made on this website. Halotherapy and Infrared Sauna are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Halotherapy and Infrared Sauna are not intended to replace any medications or treatments. Any health issues should be treated by a licensed medical professional and any further questions relating to the Halotherapy and Infrared Sauna should be directed to your physician.

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