As you relax in the gentle heat, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, "in a single sauna session you may burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes". Saunas have traditionally been used by European beauticians to help eliminate cellulite. Since the radiant heat of the Infrared Sauna warms three times as deeply as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite.
Repeated Infrared Sauna treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventive role for Far Infrared Sauna use for atherosclerosis.
The Far Infrared Sauna is exceptional for burning calories, controlling weight, and removing cellulite. Weight loss occurs because body fat becomes water soluble at 100 Fahrenheit degrees and the body can sweat out fats, toxins, and heavy metal that it otherwise can't dispose of. Most patients who have attempted weight loss by many diets without success, will be pleased with their results from the FIR sauna. Often times, the inability to lose weight is associated with chemical toxicity.
The Far Infrared Sauna assists in weight loss in three significant ways:
It effectively reduces heavy metals, which have been directly related to metabolic imbalances in the body ,causing poor digestion and weight gain.
The far infrared sauna decreases fat stored (lipophilic) toxins. Often times weight loss cannot be accomplished unless these toxins are removed first.
Although weight loss due to perspiration (water loss) is quickly regained, sending more blood to the capillaries and converting fats and carbohydrates results in as much as 600 calories burned during one short sauna session.
In summary, the Far Infrared Sauna will remove excessive moisture, salt, and subcutaneous fat. Sweating is a part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body, involving substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, which consumes considerable energy.