Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared light is the invisible part of natural sunlight. Although it is actually light, it is experienced as soothing, warm radiant heat (and sometimes referred to as infrared heat). It is completely safe and healthy for all living things and one can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Although infrared light is a naturally occurring wavelength of the sun, it does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
While in our suites, infrared light can penetrate human tissue up to 2 inches and is therapeutic because of its ability to be absorbed by our body and safely raise core body temperatures. In fact, your core body temperature increases over 3 degrees (to over 102 degrees) after each 40-minute session. This self-induced “fever” (as we call it) results in a healthy, deep and detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside.
Our skin is the largest organ in the human body and sweating, the body’s internal cooling system, is the most natural and effective way to detoxify. In addition, infrared light therapy promotes excellent cardiovascular conditioning and weight loss. This is achieved by increasing your heart rate by 50-75% while in our suites which, in turn, burns real calories.
In the last 35 years, extensive research has been conducted by European and Japanese doctors on the therapeutic benefits of infrared radiant heat. In addition, methods to induce fevers and sweating have been used for centuries to bring improved health and relief from disease.
Infrared vs. Traditional Hot Rocks
Infrared light (heat) is very gentle and soothing. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional saunas (hot rock or wet/steam) which operate in excess of 180°F, infrared saunas have the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 120°-150°F.
Traditional saunas simply heat the air in the cabin (versus raising core body temperature), making the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe. Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue vs. simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are 7 times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxification. By raising the body’s core temperature over 3 degrees, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.
Whole Body Vibration
10 Minutes is equivalent to 1 Hour in the Gym!
By far the most popular new addition to the passive exercise category is whole-body vibration or WBV. An outgrowth of a program used to train Russian cosmonauts and later utilized by NASA, it quickly spread through Europe and Japan, then hit U.S. shores.
Movements performed on a Whole Body Vibration (WBV) oscillating platform have been shown to be four times more effective than equivalent exercises performed on a stationary surface. When standing on the platform of a WBV machine, the body experiences vertical oscillating vibrations, a side-alternating rocking movement. The energy from the oscillating vibrations is safely transferred without impact, deeply stimulating the cells of the body’s muscle, bone and soft tissue. Because the amplitude and intensity of the vibration can be controlled, WBV is intended for users of all types and all fitness levels.
WBV activates an average of 97% of all muscle groups and produces up to 30 involuntary reflexes per second, all of which results in the burning of fat and the building of muscle. There is no stress on the joints, ligaments or tendons compared to other resistance training. The result is more benefit in less time.
- Increased muscle strength
- Toning and firming of muscles
- Improved flexibility
- Increased metabolism
- Decrease of cellulite visibility
- Assistance in weight loss
- Improved mobility
- Improved coordination
- Massaged muscles
- Low impact fitness
- Tones and firms
- Decreases weight
- Relieves Stress
- Stabilizes mood
- Improves sleep
- Decreases cellulite visibility
- Increases metabolism
Chromotherapy: Healing with Color
Light Therapy has been valued throughout history as a remarkable source of healing and all our saunas come equipped with it. Some of the benefits include:
- Anti-aging benefits: reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and age spots
- Energizes skin cells, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, giving skin back it’s youthful look
- Reported to reduce swelling, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, accelerate open wound healing and increase circulation
- Relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD effects individuals when the lack of sunlight results in seasonal depression. Phototherapy helps with SAD by resetting the internal biological clock (Circadian rhythms), helping individuals sleep better and regulate their mood.
- Pain management such as joint and back pain, sore or torn muscles, sprains, arthritis, post-surgical scars, burns, wounds and more
Activates the circulatory and nervous systems.
Activates and eliminates impurities from the blood stream.
Acts a cleanser, strengthening the veins & arteries.
Energizes and eliminates localized fat. Helps address asthma and bronchitis.
Reactivates and purifies the skin. Helps with indigestion and bodily distress.
Strengthens the body and acts on internal issues.
Acts as a nerve relaxant.
Provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation.
Stimulates muscle & skin cells, nerves and the circulatory system.
Lubricates joints. Helps address infections, stress and nervous tention.
Helps address eye inflammation, cataracts, glaucoma and ocular fatigue.
Relaxes the nerves & Lymphatic system. Addresses inflammation and urinary illness.