Infrared Sauna Therapy
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​If you think having a sauna is just a luxurious recreational activity, think again. Saunas have profound health benefits. Their healing properties have been used for thousands of years by many different cultures. Sauna therapy is being rediscovered as a powerful tool for wellness promotion, and treatment and prevention of pain and disease.
Sauna Health Benefits:
  • Anti-aging
  • Detoxification 
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Improved Circulation
  • Pain Relief
  • Improved Immune Function
  • Weight Loss and Cellulite Reduction
  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation
  • Beautiful Healthy Skin

Conditions Treated with Sauna Therapy:
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries)
  • Anxiety
  • Brain Fog
  • Breast Congestion
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Drug Detoxification
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Infections (Acute and Chronic)
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • ​Pesticide, Chemical and Toxic Metal Exposure
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​Effects of Sauna Therapy

Balancing the Nervous System
Sauna therapy quiets the sympathetic nervous system and enhances the parasympathetic nervous system. This is one of the most important aspects of sauna therapy. The sympathetic nervous system controls the "fight or flight" response. The parasympatetic nervous system has to do with rest, relaxation and rejuvination. Balancing the nervous system enhances immune function and relaxes the muscles and the nervous system. 

Sweating moves toxins out of the body, cleans pores and tones skin. Infrared sauna therapy i especially effective at promoting perspiration thereby removing more of the toxins stored in the body through the skin, sparing the liver, kidneys, and other organs of detoxification and elimination. 

Improving Oxygenation
As sauna therapy increases body temperature, more blood is directed to the lungs and skin. There is an increase in both the heart rate and the amount of blood pumped with each heart beat.

Dilating peripheral blood vessels
Sauna therapy increases the delivery of health giving nutrients and oxygen to the skin, and promotes elasticity and adaptability of the vessels. 

Reducing Internal Congestion
By routing blood away from the internal organs sauna therapy helps reduce congestion and stagnation thus increasing oxygenation and reducing carbon dioxide and toxic buildup withing the body and internal organs. 

Relaxing muscles and increasing flexibility of tendons and ligaments
All sauna and heat therapies will improve the elasticity and flexibility of tissues. Infrared energy like that delivered in an infrared sauna is far more effective, as it acts directly upon the nervous system to reduce sympathetic tone and improve blood flow and elimination of toxins. Infrared sauna heat penetrates more deeply than other heating treatments, delivering the health giving infrared energy to deeper structures in the body. 

Increasing Alkalinity 
Infrared sauna therapy can help restore the the acid/base balance of the body through enhancing the elimination of certain minerals, toxins, bacteria and viruses, and the acid end products of metabolism. 

Increasing Body Temperatureh
Heating the body with infrared sauna therapy is generally considered more comfortable than other forms of body heating such as traditional sauna and hot water bathing. The air temperature in an infrared sauna is lower than a traditional sauna, allowing people to enjoy longer treatments. There is no difficulty with breathing hot air or felling that the skin is too hot. The increased core body temperature hastens the death of damaged cells, such as cancer cells, bacteria and spirochetes, fungi and parasites, virus infected cells and cells containing damaged DNA, radioactive minerals, chemical toxins, and toxic levels of metals.

Production of Heat Shock Proteins
When the body "overheats", special proteins that powerfully enhance the immune system are produced. These "heat shock proteins" are far more effective than the normal cells that fight disease in the body. 

Normalizing Enzymatic Activity
Low body temperature is very common, and impairs the activity of thousands of enzymatic reactions in the body. Heating dramatically increases enzymatic function and improves various systems, most notably thyroid function. Infrared sauna therapy is a comfortable and pleasant way to maintain a sustained elevated body temperature. 

Infrared vs Traditional saunas

Deep Tissue Heating
Far infrared energy penetrates and heats the body from one to two inches. Traditional saunas heat only the surface of the skin. Infared heating  allows more sweating at lower sauna temperatures. Many find this is a more comfortable sauna experience. 

Enhanced Activity of Water Molecules

Infrared sauna by Heavenly Heat, high quality two person sauna for detoxification
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Medical Quality Heavenly Heat Two Person Infrared Sauna at South Kona Chiropractic
Our sauna is a professional quality infrared device manufactured by Heavenly Heat. These saunas are made specifically for chemically sensitive individuals, without glues, solvents, varnish and plywood. Meticulous construction minimizes synthetic materials. Heavenly Heat saunas are used at the Environmental Health Center of Dallas, and the Nova Scotia-EHC, two of the most highly regarded medical infrared sauna detox facilities in the world. 
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