Light therapy has been reported to reduce swelling, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, accelerate open wound healing and greatly reduce overall recovery after medical or surgical procedures. Patients have demonstrated increased range of motion, decreased muscle tension and spasm, and improved circulation. The therapy can be used for pain management such as joint and back pain, sore or torn muscles, sprains, arthritis, post-surgical scars, burns, wounds and more. When used with infrared technology, light therapy is one of the most effective and non-invasive ways to repair the body.
Light therapy is also a growing treatment for anti-aging. Many individuals have seen a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and age spots. Chromotherapy can be a great way to revitalize skin as it energizes cells and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin; resulting in a youthful glow.
During an hour-long session, you will have the option to listen to your own music and control the color of light desired. Each of the colors are associated with specific healing properties. Therefore, by using different colors of the spectrum, you are healing different targets. You will be provided with a towel, water, and refrigerated eucalyptus towels.
Why Infrared Sauna?
As your core body temperature rises, an increase in blood flow will naturally follow. Infrared sauna therapy, especially in the far-infrared level, is shown to improve muscle recovery and aid in pain and inflammation in the muscles, making it a great post-workout routine!
A rise in core body temperature will cause an increase in heart rate as well, similar to what is experienced during exercise. As your body works harder to maintain a steady temperature, your body will inevitably burn more calories. An article released by the Journal of the American Medical Association, called the Effect of Sweating, found that only 30 minutes of infrared sauna therapy can burn up to 600 calories.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.
The heat generated by the infrared sauna helps balance your body’s level of cortisol, a primary stress hormone. This therapy relaxes muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, making it one of the best ways to relax and de-stress.
Sweating is one of the most natural ways to expel toxins, and infrared saunas work to eliminate about seven times more toxins than the average sauna!
By simply increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles, infrared saunas effectively relieve inflammation, muscle aches, and joint pain.
Infrared sauna therapy purifies and reinvigorates the skin by eliminating toxins and increasing circulation. Just one session will result in noticeably clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
The increase in core body temperature associated with infrared sauna therapy acts as a sort of “artificial fever,” which naturally strengthens and accelerates the body’s immune response. This improved immune system function, paired with the enhanced elimination of toxins, greatly increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
Chromotherapy Light Therapy Benefits
Each of the colors of the spectrum is associated with specific healing properties. Therefore using different colors of the spectrum we can trigger changes towards better health and overall wellbeing. It is a known fact that the human body needs light for certain metabolic functions such as absorption of certain vitamins. Light Therapy has been reported to reduce swelling, relieve pain and decrease inflammation. Also used for pain management such as joint and back pain, sore or torn muscles and arthritis. Light therapy is also used to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and is also a growing treatment for anti-aging. Many individuals have seen a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and age spots.
Information supplied by Evolution Health, Natural Standard and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): A division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services dedicated to research Selected Scientific.
Energy. Affects the heart by increasing pulse rate, and the muscles by increasing their tension. Influences vitality, and increases body temperature. Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. Red energizes the heart and blood circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. It energizes all organs and the senses. Use for shorter lengths of time.
Pleasure. Associated with resourcefulness, enthusiasm, sociability, happiness and success. Can benefit social confidence, joyfulness, enjoyable relationships, expanded interests and activities. May be useful in easing digestive system discomforts (e.g. flatulence, cramps)
Cheerfulness. Mental clarity, inspiration, stimulating curiosity and interest. Increases neuromuscular tone. Purifies blood, helps digestion and has a cleansing effect. Strongly stimulates happiness, brings on a sense of security, as well as a strong feeling of well-being. Used to ease depression, raise self-esteem, empowerment, and confidence. Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind.
Balance. Peace, love and harmony. Regulates the pituitary gland, fights depression, bulimia, and other psychosomatic conditions affecting the gastric system. It is useful in calming the nervous system, fights irritability, insomnia and can be used to assist in recovery from nervous breakdowns. Used for stress reduction. Green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart.
Calming. Stimulates the parasympathetic system, reduces blood pressure and calms both breathing and heat-rate. It has anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effect. Can be used to develop personal expression, clear communication, confidence in speaking, mental relaxation, and knowledge. Blue is cooling; electric, astringent The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world.” Cools down inflammations (don’t forget rheumatic inflammations), fever, high blood pressure, stops bleeding, relieves the bursting headaches, calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria.
Strengthening. Promotes enlightenment, revelation, peace, cleansing, and spiritual awakening. Holistic healthcare providers use violet to soothe organs, relax muscles, and clam the nervous system. Often used therapeutically to improve immunity, arthritis and relieve headaches.
What is an Infrared Sauna Session and what are the Benefits?
Infrared saunas are different to traditional steam saunas as the heat from an Infrared Sauna directs heat deep inside the body instead of the room. The direct heat penetrates the skin on a deeper level than traditional saunas and is great for flushing out the toxins that build up in your body.This can help you to burn between 400-600 calories in just one 30-min session. You will often see celebrities on social media raving about the benefits of infrared saunas ranging from muscle repair to weight loss to just a general sense of wellness. In addition to giving your body a detoxifying workout, Infrared sauna sessions are great for purifying most skin types, leaving your skin with a healthy natural glow. With your session usually set at a temperature of between 110-150F, increased sweating occurs and results in a simple acceleration of one of the body’s natural mechanism for ridding itself of impurities and unwanted virus intruders leaving you feeling amazing again. When you visit us for your session you will be able to use the saunas music feature and just pop in your iPod or an audio book. Or you can just sit back and relax…the choice is yours!
How to Prepare
You may want to bring some loose clothing to change into after your sauna session. Although we do not have showers or lockers at our spa, your sauna is in a private room where you can change and store your belongings. Other than that, we provide you with everything you need to enjoy your infrared sauna session.
The sauna itself will have two towels freshly placed before each session and we’ll be sure you have a full body towel. Again, since you are in a private room for your sauna session, you can choose to undress and just wear the towel in the sauna, wear a bathing suit, or wear workout type clothing. Most choose to just use the towel. We also provide plenty of water for you to drink to help top up your fluid levels and a little aromatherapy spray for you to use during or after your session to help keep you cool. Feel free to bring your phone to plug in your favorite music, headphones provided.
What to Expect
Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. Our infrared saunas use ceramic infrared heaters to penetrate the skin on a deeper level, providing all the health benefits of natural sunlight, without the dangerous effects on the skin. The infrared sauna is a great way to remove toxins, relax muscles, improve blood circulation, increase your heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, soften skin, relax and rejuvenate your mind leaving you with an amazing sense of Wellness…enjoy your sessions!