Working Up A Good Sweat For Health
The Native American Indians introduced sweat lodges and Traditional Chinese Medicine encourages the taking of herbal concoctions and hot baths, check it. In Sweden and Turkey, heat and steam based saunas have long been enjoyed for their health giving properties.
A new form of sweating therapy has been working it's way onto the Australian market over the last few years, Far Infra Red rays have been applied to a cabin, warming the user without heating the air in between the heat source and the user. The air is warm and dry, as opposed to controlled by high heat or steam as in traditional saunas. The result is that this new 'smart' Far Infra Red sauna is comfortable, easy to breathe in and particularly well tolerated by sufferers of heart complaints.
The Far Infra Red rays are safe and naturally occurring as part of the light spectrum. Far removed from harmful ultraviolet rays, the Far Infra Red rays have been used in the NASA space program to assist astronauts to maintain cardiovascular fitness and even in humidicribs to warm premature babies. Many have felt the effects of infrared as the deep warmth that one gets from the sun on an early winter's morning. The Far Infra Red sauna has been used to achieve incredible results at the Mayo Clinic with end stage heart patients. Japanese researchers also agree as to the sauna's life saving properties.
Improves Cardiovascular System
Whilst you calmly relax in the soothing warmth of the Detox Box, your body is hard at work. A 30 minute sauna creates approximately the same amount of perspiration as a 10 kilometre run. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to boost circulation, thus improving your cardiovascular system. Clearly for people not in a position to take such regular excersise this sauna is a viable alternative. (It should also be noted that increased circulation has been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts. Open wounds heal faster, reduced scarring. Peripheral blood vessels dilate to help heal muscles and soft tissue whilst delivering oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles.)
Strengthens Immune System
Your immune system is also boosted because, as your body temperature rises, your systems fight this "artificial fever". A typical sauna session will cause a brief 1-2 degree Celsius increase in body temperature. Fever is the body's defense against bacteria, microbes and consequent infection. This beneficial side effect triggers the production of white blood cells (leucocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T cells by your thymus. The result is immune system improvement.
Provides Important Detoxification
Far Infra Red helps detoxify your body by removing the accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals and chemicals. Today more than 77,000 chemicals are in active production. Our exposure to these chemicals is greater than at any time. More than 3,000 chemicals are added to our food supply. More than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers and preservatives are used in food processing and storage. When ingested these chemicals can remain in the body for years, altering our metabolism, causing enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, creating hormonal imbalances and lowering our threshold of resistance to chronic disease. We are continually subjected to poor air quality, chemically contaminated food and water, household cleansers, paint fumes, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, heavy metals (including mercury) and the list goes on. Today, studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat of our bodies. These chemicals and heavy metals make up the "total toxic burden". When our bodies exceed the limit that we can excrete, we begin to store these toxins. This bio accumulation seriously compromises our physiological and psychological health and leads to chronic disease.
Relieves Pain - Whole Body Therapy System
Far Infrared heat can help relieve pain by dilating (widening) blood vessels. This causes increased blood circulation and allows more oxygen to reach injured areas. It also helps reduce pain and speeds up the healing process. Far Infrared heat has also been used extensively in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and muscle spasms.
Benefits The Skin
Profuse perspiration also deeply cleanses the skin, creating beautiful and improved tone, texture and colour.
Assists In Weight Control And Removing Cellulite
The Detox Box is also exceptional for burning calories, controlling weight, and removing cellulite. A single sauna session will burn as many calories as you would rowing a boat for 30 minutes. Weight loss occurs because body fat becomes water soluble at 43C and the body will remove it through sweat. Most people who have attempted weight loss by dieting without success will be pleased with the results from the Far Infrared Sauna. Often the inability to lose weight is associated with chemical toxicity.
Provides Immense Relaxation
The most immediate and noticeable effect is tremendous relaxation. Relaxation alone can have a profound effect on your health. Read, Listen to music, Carry on a pleasant conversation with a
friend or relative, or meditate. In the comfortable warmth your stress will melt away leaving behind
a feeling of total rejuvenation.
You should investigate “The Detox Box” therapy if:
-- You are struggling with heavy metal or multi-chemical toxicity.
-- You have allergies, fibro myalgia, chronic fatigue, mercury poisoning, candida, brain fog, depression or any of the other symptoms associated with these diseases.
-- You are being treated for a chronic disease and wish to detoxify the body.
-- You have the inability to lose weight.
At Coffs Natural Medicine we have installed a Far Infrared Sauna and offer testing for chemical
toxicity and heavy metals, as well as providing supplements to assist the detoxification process.
Sweating therapy has long been recognised as a valid way to reduce the severity of illness and encourage good health. The applications have evolved over time, however the health benefits
still continue to impress, surviving hundreds of years of advancement in medicine.
"An hour after the sauna I feel like I've done a good day's physical work or played a game of football and I'm totally relaxed and feel really well." - Ian Davey
"After using the sauna I felt like I used to when I could still feel things." - David Grubb