If you have wished for a sauna in your home but cringe at the thought of the expenses and renovation work needed to make that a reality, here are some good news: far infrared sauna (FIR) may just be what you are looking for,
- By using the FIR sauna just once every day for 30-40 minutes, it will soothe you with its warm gentle energy, while making you sweat a lot. Together with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes! There are reports of people losing weight and some body fat after 2 weeks – good news for people with joint pain!
- Furthermore, FIR sauna can reduce the chances of having a heart attack or stroke in people who are prone to blocked blood vessels. Regular sessions of FIR sauna stimulate the release of a substance called nitric oxide. Nitric oxide relaxes the blood vessels and prevents blockage, thus improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. FIR sauna also promotes a balance between the the release of harmful free radicals and antioxidants in your body – this is another way to help prevent blocked blood vessels
- FIR sauna can improve skin texture, firmness and tone. Fine wrinkles and rough skin can show improvement after 6 months. This is because FIR sauna stimulates our skin’s production of collagen and elastin, which can improve its strength and elasticity.
- It also helps remove toxins from our sweat, such as lead, cadmium, nickel and bisphenol A (BPA). These toxins may cause health problems – BPA can cause breast and prostate cancer, for example.
- Of course, using the FIR sauna also helps us relax and drive away stress that can cloud up your mind and affect your physical health. People with chronic pain have seen their pain become better with regular use of FIR sauna combined with counselling, rehabilitation and exercise. Better mental wellness will also help reduce your risk of depression, eating disorders and other mental issues.
How does FIR sauna compare to traditional sauna?
No special plumbing required, so it is mobile and can fit into any room in your home, Less hassle and worries!
Requires special plumbing, so once it is installed, it is a permanent fixture in your home.
It is cheaper to install compared to traditional sauna.
Installing one at home can be expensive!
FIR sauna can penetrate up to 4 cm into your skin as it uses a special waveband of therapeutic energy. This energy is safe and effective.
Studies found that traditional sauna produces hot air that only causes sweating on the surface of your skin.
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