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. 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
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
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.
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
-- 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
"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