Infrared Sauna

I honestly can't recommend this treatment highly enough.  It is fantastic for chronic pain and so many other ailments.  Everything you need to know is below.  But please make sure you read the contraindications before you book in. 

This treatment is also great to add onto the end of another one - Reiki, KCR/CTR & Reflexology are perfect combinations.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you do have any further questions.

 

 

 

 

 

This Sauna uses True Full Spectrum infrared offering advanced near, mid and far infrared technologies. 

There are many benefits of Far Infrared Saunas. It helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins such as cholesterol and heavy metals.

The main difference between infrared saunas and the traditional saunas is how they use heat. Traditional saunas use a single heater that is heating the air and this hot air heats the user. 

In contrast, infrared saunas use advanced therapy to heat the user directly with only a small percentage of the heat heating the air.

 

This results in a deeper sweat and at a lower 

ambient air temperature. In fact, infrared saunas usually operate between 115° – 135°F, while traditional saunas can get up to 195°F.

You will get all of the relaxation benefits of a traditional infrared sauna along with the increased health benefits that infrared offers all at a much more comfortable temperature.  Infrared saunas are also dry saunas and many users find this makes for a more comfortable sauna session. 

 

Benefits  

 

Detoxification   

The skin is one of the largest detox pathways. Infrared heat will assist the body to rid 20% toxins and 80% water compared to a traditional sauna, which only assists the body in sweating out 3% toxins and 97% water. This makes the infrared sauna 7 times more effective at detoxing the body.

Weight Loss 

Studies have shown that a 30-minute infrared sauna session allows you to burn up to 600 calories. Heart rate rises with an increased cardiac output as the body works to cool itself. As the body’s core temperature increases so does metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.  Relax and boost those happy endorphins.

Boosts the Immune System 

The heat tricks your body into a state of fever by increasing your core temperature. This immune response helps to build your defence mechanism, combined with the elimination of toxins excreted via sweat, this natural process builds your resistance against infection and disease.

Stress Relief 

Infrared therapy alleviates stress and anxiety by balancing the stress hormone, cortisol in the body. Like sunbathing, infrared warmth promotes an overall feeling of wellbeing, good for the mind and body.

Pain Relief 

Infrared heat accelerates healing and supports strains and sports injuries. Heat responsive pain (HRP) research has been shown to have therapeutic benefits by relieving back pain and arthritis, increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation to the injury site. Infrared penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues as fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients reach these areas of discomfort, easing joint stiffness and pain associated with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

 

Skin Rejuvenation  

Infrared can deeply penetrate the skin helping to heal skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and scaring. The heat also reaches the hypodermic fat layer thus breaking down cellulite. Skin elasticity improves helping to fight signs of ageing, giving you a healthy natural glow.

 

Lyme Disease 

Lyme disease is on the rise and looks likely that cases will continue to increase. Infrared heat causes a powerful detoxifying effect. Lyme disease releases neurotoxins which create a wide range of symptoms, research

suggests that infrared heat removes these harmful toxins accelerating the healing process.

 

 

Chromotherapy Light Colour Benefits in an Infrared Sauna


Each of the colours of the spectrum is associated with specific healing properties. Thus, by using different colours of the spectrum one can trigger changes towards better health and overall wellbeing. It is a known fact that the human body needs light for certain metabolic functions such as absorption of certain vitamins.

Red

Energy. Affects the heart by increasing pulse rate, and the muscles by increasing their tension. Influences vitality and increases body temperature. Can be used to develop excitement and sensuality. Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. Red energizes heart and blood circulation. It builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. It energizes all organs and the senses. Use for shorter lengths of time.  

Blue
Calming. Stimulates the parasympathetic system, reduces blood pressure and calms both breathing and heat-rate. It has anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing effect. Can be used to develop personal expression, clear communication, confidence in speaking, mental relaxation, and knowledge. Blue is cooling; electric, astringent The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world.” Cools down inflammations (don’t forget rheumatic inflammations), fever, high blood pressure, stops bleedings, relieves the bursting headaches, calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria.

 

Green
Balance. Peace, love and harmony. Regulates the pituitary gland, fights depression, bulimia, and other psychosomatic conditions affecting the gastric system. It is useful in calming the nervous system, fights irritability, insomnia and can be used to assist in recovery from nervous breakdowns. Is used for stress reduction. Green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart.

 

Orange
Pleasure. Associated with resourcefulness, enthusiasm. sociability, happiness, success, sexual stimulation. Can benefit social confidence, joyfulness, enjoyable relationships, expanded interests and activities. May be useful in easing digestive system discomforts (e.g. flatulence, cramps)

 

Purple
Strengthening. Promotes enlightenment, revelation, peace, cleansing, and spiritual awakening. Holistic healthcare providers use violet to soothe organs, relax muscles, and clam the nervous system. Often used therapeutically to improve immunity, arthritis and relieve headaches.

 

Turquoise
Increases intuition and sensitivity. Works disinfecting and antiseptic. Tones the general system. It builds the skin and relaxes sensations of stress. 

 

Yellow
Cheerfulness. Mental clarity, inspiration, stimulating curiosity and interest. Increases neuromuscular tone. Purifies blood, helps digestion, and has a cleansing effect. Strongly stimulates happiness, brings on a sense of security, as well as a strong feeling of well-being. Used to ease depression, raise self-esteem, empowerment, and confidence. Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind.

 

 

Chromotherapy is the science of using wavelengths of colour light to affect your body and mind for improved health and happiness. It is the ultimate compliment to an already rejuvenating infrared sauna experience.

 

MEDICAL GRADE CHROMOTHERAPY = SANCTUARY SAUNAS


Medical Grade Chromotherapy is very powerful using an array of colours – white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHROMOTHERAPY

  • Supports Healthy Detoxification Practices of the Body

  • Supports a Healthy Inflammatory Response in the Body

  • Supports a Healthy Pain Response

  • Supports Healthy Wound Healing

  • Supports Positive Range of Motion

  • Supports Flexibility

  • Supports Healthy Circulation

  • Supportive to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

  • Supports Healthy Sleep Patterns

  • Stress Reduction

 

COSMETIC BENEFITS OF CHROMOTHERAPY

  • Healthier Skin

  • Anti-Aging

  • Age Spots

  • Acne and Scar Reduction

  • Wrinkle Reduction of Crow’s Feet

  • Stimulates Collagen and Elastin

  • Decreased Hair Loss

  • Improved Varicose Veins

 

 

Infrared Sauna is not suitable for the following or need caution: 

Contraindications

 

Medications 

Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to far infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

 

Children 

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Consult with the child’s Pediatrician before using the sauna. Persons under the age of 16 should not use a sauna 

The Elderly 

The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature.

Cardiovascular Conditions 

Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output, blood flow, in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.

Alcohol 

Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “Sweat Out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, they may not realize it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.

Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated with a Reduced Ability to Sweat or Perspire 

Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. 

Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone to Bleeding 

The use of Infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding. 

 

Fever 

An individual that has a fever should not use any type of sauna. 

 

Insensitivity to Heat 

An individual that has insensitivity to heat should not use any type of sauna. 

 

Pregnancy 

Pregnant women should consult a physician before using any type of sauna because fetal damage can occur with a certain elevated body temperature. It is advised at any stage of pregnancy to not use a sauna 

 

Menstruation 

Heating of the low back area of a women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Some women endure this process to gain pain relief commonly associated with their cycle whereas others simply choose to avoid sauna use during that time of the month. 

 

Joint Injury 

If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contra-indicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints or in any other tissues. 

 

Implants 

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect far infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system; nevertheless, you should consult your surgeon prior to using an Infrared Sauna. Certainly, the usage of an Infrared Sauna must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone implants or silicone prostheses may absorb far infrared energy or may be warmed by the far infrared waves. Since silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of Infrared saunas. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the implant manufacturer to be certain.

Please consult with GP if you have the following

 

High Blood Pressure (consult GP for consent) – if controlled

Adrenal Suppression

In the rare event, you experience pain and/or discomfort, immediately discontinue sauna use.

 

Further Information

This is a 2 person sauna, so why not book a session for yourself and a friend? You can have a catch up and benefit from the healing properties of the sauna at the same time. 

Sessions are £15. Sessions are 45 minutes long. You’ll get 30 minutes maximum in the sauna. The sauna can be used as often as you want. I offer a discount on block bookings.

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