Infrared Sauna Treatment provides deep heat to help your blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to your muscle and soft tissue injuries. At SW Massage and Wellness Centre, we are pleased to offer our patients the many benefits Infrared Sauna Treatment.
In Europe, infrared heat is widely used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Also, infrared therapy in Japan has been effective for the relief of pain associated with back pain, bursitis, fibromyalgia, headaches, sprains, strains, and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated with Infrared Sauna Treatment.
Traditional saunas operate at 1800-2100F while an infrared sauna operates at only 1100-1300F. Infrared heat — also known as radiant heat — is a form of energy that heats objects directly, without heating the air in between. Radiant heat is absorbed by your body to a depth of over 1.5 inches below the skin. When infrared heat is used in a sauna, we are able to create a safer, lower temperature, which makes breathing more comfortable.
Studies have shown that the infrared saunas improve a number of parameters in the immune system and help to stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes. Infrared Saunas eliminate harmful toxins from the body because 2 — 3 times more sweat is produced in an infrared sauna leading to the detoxification of heavy metals including lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, and fat soluble toxins.
Infrared Sauna treatment is used for:
Session in our Infrared Sauna is scheduled for 45 minutes. If you are sensitive to heat, we also offer shorter ‘mini’ sauna sessions. Most healthy individuals do not have trouble with this length of session, even on their first visit.
We ask all Infrared Sauna clients to come to their appointment well hydrated because a hydrated body can produce sweat more quickly and efficiently. Remember, sweat is your body’s cooling system so being well hydrated also contributes to a more pleasant experience during your South Calgary Infrared Sauna Treatment. Please refrain from alcohol before your session and discuss any recent medications or drug use with us before your treatment to avoid any adverse effects.
We will provide you with a towel to sit on and to wipe the sweat away from your face. We also provide a towel to wrap yourself in, should you choose, but it is best to not cover your skin with clothes or thick material as this will inhibit sweating and cause you to overheat quickly!