Cellular Health - Infrared Sauna Benefits  

Naturally Boost your Immune System

Infrared Sauna therapy activates cellular health, enabling the heart to beat more rapidly and the blood vessels to dilate, helping to clean the circulatory system and to oxygenate the cells of the body more fully. Improved circulation of the blood ensures more toxins flow from the cell level to the surface of the skin to boost cell health, aid muscle recovery and boost the immune system.

Immunity and Cell Health with Near Infrared

Research shows that infrared heating technology can help strengthen the immune system. Similarly, a NASA study showed the same near infrared therapy, which is transmitted deep into body tissue by LEDs, can quadruple cell health and growth of tissue¹.

Several studies have shown that LEDs (such as those used in the saunas) stimulate the development of white blood cells and the growth of collagen by increasing cellular energy.

A study conducted at the Wisconsin Medical College found that near infrared (NIR) LED-produced helps promote cell health and regeneration².

A study conducted by the American Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society found that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and decreases cell death by half².

“Regardless of the extent of the injury, someone who regularly uses this type of sauna will recover faster…It doesn’t add additional stress to the body or the injury. It actually works with the body to heal.” -Dr. Jeffrey Spencer – University of Southern California

As per The Doctor’s Prescription for Health Living, infrared energy is one of the best treatments for sprains, strains, muscle spasms and other sports-related injuries, as it works by reaching joints, muscles and tissues, speeding up oxygen flow and increasing circulation.

What is the Difference Between Near and Far Infrared?

Infrared heat is the unseen component of the sun's spectrum, which has the ability to penetrate human tissue gently and safely and create a host of health benefits such as improving the immune system. Infrared light appears in several various forms as well. Each form offers unique health benefits that provide a holistic approach to healthy mind and body together. Discover how near infrared is different from far infrared, and how you can benefit from each.

Near Infrared
The near infrared technology used in saunas is close to that used in cosmetic and healing products. The LED technology produces near infrared consistently without extreme heat or light, making it a safe option for near-infrared use. Near infrared waves have a smaller range of frequencies and penetrate the skin's epidermis surface. This is how near-infrared can affect the cellular level of your body, encourage tissue growth, accelerate muscle recovery and strengthen your immune system.

Far Infrared
Because far-reaching infrared sauna therapy actively heats the skin instead of merely heating the air, it increases the core body temperature and creates a hot, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level where most toxins reside. Your sweat then forces the toxins out, cleanses your body and rejuvenates your skin. Far infrared also helps to reduce blood pressure and weight loss, along with a wide range of other health benefits.


  1. Harry T. Whelan, Ellen V. Buchmann, Noel T. Whelan, Scott G. Turner, Vita Cevenini, Helen Stinson, Ron Ignatius, Todd Martin, Joan Cwiklinski, Glenn A. Meyer, Brian Hodgson Lisa Gould, Mary Kane, Gina Chen , James Caviness. NASA Light Emitting Diode Medical Applications From Deep Space to Deep Sea. CP552, Space Technology and Applications International Forum-2001, edited by M. S. El-Genk. Copyright 2001 American Institute of Physics 1-56396-980-7/01.

  2. Margaret T.T.Wong-Riley, Huan Ling Liang, Janis T. Eells, Britton Chance, Michele M. Henry, Ellen Buchmann, Mary Kane, and Harry T. Whelan. Photobiomodulation Directly Benefits Primary Neurons Functionally Inactivated by Toxins: Role of Cytochrome C Oxidase. JBC Papers in Press. Published on November 22, 2004 as Manuscript M409650200. Copyright 2004 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

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