What is Infrared Light Therapy?
Infrared light is the invisible part of the sun’s light spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue, giving a soothing natural warmth. It is naturally occurring from the sun and is the basis for infrared sauna therapy. Full spectrum Infrared technology is therapeutic because it is 95%-99% efficient at heating the body directly rather than simply heating the air. It raises the core body temperature to produce a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level where most of the toxins reside.
How Safe is Infrared?
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output from the sun but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
History of Infrared Therapy
Historically, heat treatments have been used to heal the body for thousands of years. “Hot air baths” and sweat lodges were used for busting stress, increasing relaxation and detoxification among Native Americans, Eastern Europeans, and in Ancient Chinese Medicine.
Many years ago, before the invention of focused light therapy, basic saunas were created by building a fire directly under an enclosed sitting area. The sauna was heated with hot rocks and other materials burning on a fire that carried heat and smoke up to the lodge.
About 100 years ago, advancements in sauna therapies were made when “light-near infrared lamp saunas” were first created by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. Since this time, they have come a long way and today they’re used by holistic practitioners and various healers around the world.
Evidence- Based Health Benefits of Infrared Light Therapy
- Full Body Detoxification
- Burns Calories promoting Weight Loss
- Relieves Pain (joint/muscle/nerve
- Boosts Immunity
- Enhances Heart Health
- Reduces Blood Pressure
- Improves Chronic Fatigue
- Reduces Stress (Anxiety/Depression/Insomnia)
- Accelerates Healing
and much more!