As a Naturopath I’m always advocating Saunas to my clients. Sauna which is a part of the naturopathic ancient rituals is on the rise, while traditional saunas burn wood, new technology uses infrared saunas, which works faster than the traditional ones. Infrared saunas heat the body from the inside out by warming your skin tissues, expediting the detoxification process, where as traditional ones just heat the air.
The benefits are enormous, from deeper sleep to softer skin and much more.
The simple act of sweating is one way the body regulates itself, allowing one to heal and remain healthy. Saunas are designed to promote deep, natural, detoxifying sweat.
Reports from the United States Centre for Disease Control estimate that over 80% of all illnesses have causes rooted in personal environments or lifestyles. Most of us live in an industrialised toxic society, we can do little to reduce exposure to toxins in the air we breathe and the food we eat. As a result, sauna detox has become a leading treatment to achieve greater health and wellness.
My family and I can’t do without it, we use it at least once a month if not more. Sauna detoxification is a widely-used treatment in complementary and alternative medicine. ‘Naturopathy ‘endorses the use of Saunas for rejuvenation and balanced health. Recently, it has received significant mainstream attention as a result of a movement toward natural and self-directed treatments.
The leading sauna detoxification principle suggests that common illnesses are caused by the build-up of toxic substances in the body. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural sauna detox may help relieve symptoms, and allow the body to self heal, prevent future illness and increase overall health and vitality.
How does a sauna detoxify your body?
Just like light from the sun, infrared waves in saunas penetrate up to 1-1/2 inches below your skin to detoxify, revitalise your cells. The resulting deep, highly efficient sweat eliminates toxins at a cellular level.
Researchers have long known that toxic substances, including heavy metals, mercury, lead etc.. are secreted from the body through sweat. Therefore, the more one can safely sweat(while maintaining proper hydration, drinking water before and after a sauna is a must) the greater quantity of toxins will be released from the body. Sauna usage is one of the most effective methods of inducing a detoxifying sweat. In a sauna detox, sweat carries toxins out of the body through the pores. It also helps your body eliminate toxins from your internal organs. These toxins pass from the organs to the fat tissue under the skin. Then they are eliminated in perspiration. Toxins such as heavy metals, sulphuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid, BPA, and other fat-soluble toxins.
What a great way to boost your immunity & lower your risk of metabolic disease!! Anti ageing is the bonus.