Recommended Infrared Sauna Therapy Protocol

For all sauna protocols, water intake should increase prior to your session to help you sweat and not dehydrate too quickly and after your session to help remove toxins that are broken up, as well as to rehydrate tissue. It is also important to rinse off after sauna sessions to ensure that your body does not reabsorb the toxins that are on the surface of your skin.

Performance-care / cellular health protocol: The sauna should be used three times per week for four to six weeks.

This is the recovery and performance enhancing protocol to aid those patients who are attempting to increase their metabolism, strength, post-workout recovery, energy levels, and muscular endurance.

IR therapy has demonstrated the ability to excite the mitochondria of the cell, thus producing an increase in ATP (energy), which aids in increased metabolic function. As the body’s core temperature elevates, the heat elicits the release of growth hormone, which in turn increases muscle hypertrophy, lipolysis, and calcium retention.  Additionally, cellular oxygenation occurs cleansing the circulatory system.

Increases have also been seen in integrins, gap junction proteins, and other regenerating genes with exposure to IR therapy, suggesting that it accelerates tissue recovery. In studies, white blood cell production and collagen growth have been stimulated with near infrared. 

Blood-pressure protocol: The sauna should be used two to three times per week for four weeks.

When attempting to promote a healthier circulatory system, it is important to understand that the deep heat of IR therapy causes a hypothalamic-induced elevation in both heart rate and cardiac output. It is believed that this additional stress placed on the heart leads to conditioning of the myocardium, which eventually lowers blood pressure. Also, the release of nitric oxide promotes vasodilation of the circulatory system and enhances blood flow to the periphery.

Clinical research shows infrared sauna therapy to provide a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Both are key factors in maintaining a healthy heart.

As part of a blood pressure therapy program, regular use of an infrared sauna is good for your heart! In the U.S. alone, one in three adults suffers from heart disease, stroke or some other form of cardiovascular disease in their lifetime. High blood pressure increases your risk of getting heart disease, kidney disease or serious stroke.

Our sauna has been clinically determined to provide one of the best, natural ways to lower blood pressure. In a 2005 clinical study by the University of Missouri Kansas City, blood pressure was lowered through a program of 30 minute infrared sauna session 3 times per week. The study concluded that infrared sauna therapy dilated blood vessels and reduced the volume of their inner lining, thus increasing circulation to promote healthy blood pressure.

Additionally, a Japanese study published in the October 2008 issue of The Journal of Cardiology examined the clinical effectiveness and safety of infrared blood pressure therapy, as compared to standard therapies for patients with chronic heart failure. The report concluded that far-infrared sauna therapy is both safe and effective at improving clinical symptoms and cardiac function as well as decreasing cardiac size in chronic heart failure patients. Repeated infrared sauna treatments improved impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventive role for infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis.

Weight-loss protocol: In this instance, the sauna should be used three times per week for eight to twelve weeks.

In the mood to lose weight? Our sauna promotes weight loss by detoxifying the body and burning calories while you relax in total comfort.

The secret is out on sauna weight loss.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. That’s no secret. In fact, a 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine discovered that the circumference of your waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death. In other words, by maintaining a healthy weight, you may be able to live a longer, healthier life.

That’s where we come in with our brand of weight training: sauna weight loss. Using infrared heat technology to burn calories, our sauna is clinically shown to aid weight loss. In a 2009 study, our infrared sauna was shown to help lower weight and waist circumference in just a three-month period. The common theme among subjects in the study was that far infrared sauna use was similar to moderate exercise but “much more relaxing”.  Therefore, infrared saunas can be an effective lifestyle adjuvant for those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems.

In addition, according to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories. During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase. The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. And blood flow rises, increasing from 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute.

Plus, regular use of a sauna may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning. That’s right, using infrared weight loss therapy is like giving yourself a passive cardio workout – wherever and whenever you need it!

Proper dietary changes, exercise, and supplementation can lead to long term weight management.

Pain-and-inflammation protocol: For this, use the sauna two times per week for six weeks.

IR therapy provides a deep penetrating heat that helps reduce pain and promotes increased circulation to areas of discomfort. IR therapy may also reduce and prevent the formation of scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.

Full spectrum infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, our infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally.

For years, doctors have recommended infrared saunas because of proven relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions.”

A recent Japanese study published in the journal, Internal Medicine, showed that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after the first session of infrared sauna therapy. Pain scores also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period. Researchers concluded that infrared heat therapy is effective for chronic pain treatment.

Additionally, in a NASA study done by Dr. Whelan with near-infrared heat, it was determined that LED technology allows for deep penetration of tissue and increased cell growth from the inside. Our sauna offers LED-based near infrared heat at this proven level.

Finally, a 2003 study conducted by the Department of Dermatology and Institute of Medical Research showed that use of near-infrared heat therapy helped the production of white blood cells to alleviate inflammation and reduce swelling, two key factors in easing bodily pain. Our sauna is scientifically proven to deliver these types and levels of therapeutic near-infrared wavelengths.

Detoxification protocolUtilize the sauna two to three times per week.

Sauna detox helps you sweat the small stuff.
Did you know that sauna detox has been widely embraced as a healthy treatment in alternative medicine? In fact, as the world moves toward more natural and self-directed treatments, sauna detoxification is getting more and more attention.

Why? Well, the leading principle of sauna detoxification states that the build-up of toxic substances can lead to a host of common illnesses. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural sauna detox may help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness and increase overall health and vitality.

The United States Center for Disease Control estimates that the root causes of more than 80% of all illnesses are found in personal environments or lifestyles. In other words, the world around you can make you sick. It’s in the air we breathe, and in the food we eat. There’s very little we can do to reduce exposure. We can, however, use sauna detox as a treatment. Sweat the small stuff in a full spectrum infrared sauna, and sweat yourself to better health and wellness.

Detoxification isn’t new. Just better.
Researchers have long told us how the body sweats out toxic substances, including heavy metals. As long as you maintain proper hydration, the more you safely sweat, the more toxins you’ll expel from your body. And what is one of the safest and most effective methods for inducing a detoxifying sweat? A sauna, of course. In sauna detox, your body sweats out numerous toxins through pores. But not all sweats are the same; and neither are all saunas.

In fact, our sauna is seven times more effective than a traditional sauna. Our detox sauna uses far infrared heat to generate sweats with a toxin ratio of nearly 20%. In traditional saunas, you might get a 3% ratio. We’re able to offer this incredible rate of detoxification because of highly-efficient and proprietary infrared heating technology – the only technology proven to raise core body temperature by two-to-three degrees. Rather than simply heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, our sauna detox will heat your core to expel them. As a result, regular usage of a sauna detox will provide a truly deep, productive sweat where toxins reside, at the cellular level.

Skin Rejuvenation Protocol: Utilize the sauna 3 times per week for 12 weeks

As part of a sauna skin therapy program, Full spectrum infrared saunas help restore skin to a youthful appearance.

Forgo expensive cosmetic treatments that may have limited effects or questionable long-term safety. Instead, rejuvenate your skin while also receiving all of the other health benefits associated with our full spectrum infrared sauna therapy.

A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness. Additionally clients have experienced complexion getting better, a healthy glow and the fine lines on their faces lessened too. Skin is reported much suppler without having to add moisturizers.

Sauna skin therapy is essential to well-toned, healthy, great-looking skin.