Infrared sauna in “Okzhetpes” health and wellness complex
Infrared sauna is a new type of sauna which has been gaining popularity. On the outside an infrared sauna has little in common with a regular sauna. It is a small cabin equipped with the infrared heaters.
In infrared saunas the heating occurs due to thermal radiation of the infrared heaters. It feels like a soft heat that heats the body itself rather than the air around the body. The heat waves penetrate the body almost 10 times deeper than the heat in a regular Finnish sauna. It causes increased sweating which removes toxins more actively. In a regular steam room the body releases 95% of water and only 5% of waste products. In an infrared sauna there are 4 times more released toxins and fats with the same intensity of perspiration.
The healing effect of the infrared sauna
- The studies have shown that an infrared sauna has a wide range of benefits for the body:
- it strengthens the walls of blood vessels;
- improves blood circulation and metabolism;
- lowers cholesterol;
- decreases anxiety, depression, rids of insomnia;
- improves brain activity and memory due to an increased oxygen flow to the brain;
- strengthens the immune system;
- restores damaged bones and soft tissues;
- accelerates removal of lactic acid from the muscles after intensive workouts;
- eliminates pain symptoms;
- helps to lose weight and get rid of cellulite;
- removes skin imperfections: acne, dermatitis, etc .;
- improves chronic ENT diseases.
As we like to say – enough is as good as a feast. Any medical or wellness procedure can do harm, if you use it more than recommended, and the infrared sauna is no exception. The doctors of “Okzhetpes” health and wellness complex recommend staying in the IR (infrared) sauna for no more than 20-30 minutes. If you have problems with cardiovascular or nervous system, the recommended time in the sauna is 5-10 minutes. It is best to have shorter sessions but do them more frequently.