Halotherapy & Infrared Skin Benefits

Halotherapy is a 100% natural alternative and/or compliment to assist in managing skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne and Dermatitis. Most medications prescribed for these conditions only provide short term relief and can have harmful side effects. Halotherapy can provide immediate relief and keep your skin clearer longer. Salt is naturally cleansing and purifying, helping remove oils and bacteria that can cause skin irritation. The salt circulating during your treatment will help with redness and inflammation associated with the above conditions. The Infrared Sauna helps to naturally detox the body bringing toxins to the surface. Think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside out. The temporary increase in local blood circulation may help reduce the risk of certain chronic skin conditions. Pair a Halotherapy and Infrared Session with your next facial to rap the benefits of multiple services. 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNA:

  • Far-infrared suppresses skin photo aging

  • Effect of regular sauna on helps your skin to prevent water loss

  • Effect of far-infrared therapy increases the skin's micro circulation which helps keep your skin balanced and the ability to fight off allergic reactions, dermatosis and decreased blood pressure

  • Far-infrared promotes burn wound healing

  • Benefits are not limited to the above

WHAT IS AN 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. 

 

 

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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