Saunas have been used for centuries as a way to relax and detoxify the body. Traditionally, saunas use high temperatures and steam to create a sweat-inducing environment. However, in recent years, infrared saunas have gained popularity as an alternative to traditional saunas.
Infrared saunas use infrared radiation to heat the body directly rather than heating the air like traditional saunas. This means that infrared saunas can operate at a lower temperature while still inducing sweating.
One of the most fascinating things though that perhaps speak to why Infrared Saunas are the better choice is the sweat content of individuals who have experienced both infrared and traditional saunas.
Sweat Content Comparison
One study compared the sweat content of traditional saunas to that of infrared saunas. The study found that participants in the infrared sauna group sweat about 80% more than those in the traditional sauna group. The participants in the infrared sauna group also excreted a higher concentration of toxins, including heavy metals and BPA.
The reason for the difference in sweat content is due to the fact that infrared saunas penetrate deeper into the skin and tissue, causing the body to produce a more vigorous sweat. This deeper penetration also means that infrared saunas can target a wider range of toxins, including those that are more deeply embedded in the body’s tissues.
Benefits of Infrared Saunas
The higher sweat content in infrared saunas can result in a range of benefits for the body. Sweating is a natural way for the body to eliminate toxins and waste products. When the body sweats, it excretes these toxins through the skin, reducing the load on the liver and kidneys.
Infrared saunas are also beneficial for promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The heat from the sauna can increase circulation, which in turn can lead to the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers. Endorphins can promote feelings of happiness and relaxation, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
Additionally, infrared saunas may also be helpful for improving skin health. The increased sweating can help to unclog pores and remove impurities from the skin. This can lead to a clearer complexion and a reduction in acne and other skin conditions.
From higher sweat content and detoxification benefits, pay us a visit at Soma Haus and enjoy our cedarwood, state-of-the-art Clearlight Infrared saunas.
During your sauna session, you can unplug from the world and enjoy a moment of stillness. Alternatively, you can listen to music, a podcast or read a book. This is your time to unwind. The infrared sauna experience will leave you feeling relaxed, grounded and rejuvenated.