Detoxification - Infrared Sauna Benefits  

Health Benefits of an Infrared Sauna Detox

Sweating has a lot of health benefits. Sweating is one of the most safe and natural ways of healing and maintaining good health in the body.

“Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.” –Dr. Rachel West

Sweat the small stuff with a Sauna detox.

Did you know the benefits of infrared sauna detoxification has been widely accepted as a natural treatment? As the world is moving towards more natural and self-directed treatments, more and more attention is being paid to sauna detoxification.

What's the reason? Well, the leading sauna detoxification principle states that a host of common diseases can result from the build-up of toxic substances. Eliminating the body of these toxins through a natural detox in the sauna will help alleviate symptoms, prevent future infections and increase overall health and vitality.

It is not new to detoxify. Simply better.

Researchers have long told us how toxic substances, including heavy metals, are sweated out by the body. The more you sweat safely, the more toxins you will expel from your body as long as you maintain proper hydration. And what is one of the safest and most effective ways to induce sweat detoxification? Of course, a sauna. Your body sweats numerous toxins through pores in the sauna detox. But not all sweats are the same and likewise, not all saunas are the same.

Infrared saunas are believed to be up to seven times more effective than a traditional saunas. Sweat from traditional saunas is commonly thought to be 95 to 97 percent water, with salt forming part of the rest. Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, a renowned detoxification expert, combines the use of far-infrared saunas with the DMPS chelating agent in a heavy metal detox protocol. He says that infrared mobilizes Hg in deeper tissues (3′′ down) which makes infrared saunas an effective solution to remove Hg from the body. Far infrared saunas are thought to be more effective in pushing toxins through the skin than conventional saunas because only 80 to 85 percent of the sweat in a far infrared sauna is liquid with a non-water component consisting of cholesterol, fat-soluble contaminants, poisonous heavy metals, sulfuric acid, potassium, ammonia and uric acid.1 Our sauna detox will heat your core instead of simply heating the ambient air to remove toxins.

As a result, regular sessions of a infrared sauna detox can provide a truly profound, productive sweat at the cellular level where toxins reside.

Steps to Sauna Detox

Now you are familiar with the health benefits of sauna detoxification, but do you know how to properly detoxify using an infrared sauna? While each body is different, we have created a useful guide to detoxification for our sauna sessions.

Step 1: Increase Hydration
Make sure your water intake increases every day you intend to have a session. While our far-reaching detoxification of the infrared sauna is not harsh, you still sweat–some far more than others. The sweat produced in a far-reaching infrared sauna is 80–85% water, so it's important that you drink plenty of water to rehydrate before, during, and after your sauna detox session.

Step 2: Set time limits
Depending on your tolerance and daily activity level, the amount of time spent in a sauna detox session may vary. Start with 10-15 minute sessions every other day to get your body accustomed to infrared therapy. Gradually increase in the optimal temperature range to 30 minutes of daily sessions. Listen to your body. Stay mindful of excessive detoxification. If during your sauna session you begin to experience symptoms such as vomiting, exhaustion, or flu-like symptoms, discontinue use.

Step 3: Find a comfortable temperature
Preheat sauna at a comfortable temperature and begin a session at 100 ° F. Between 100 ° and 130 ° F, the sauna experience is optimal. With our saunas, there is a detoxification program that combines far and medium infrared, starting with a high intensity to increase core temperature and then reducing it to a low, comfortable level of intensity.

Step 4: Cool off
With a towel, dry off after each sauna detoxification session. While still burning calories, letting the body cool off naturally is safest. Complete it with a cool bottle of water and you're ready for the day.


  1. Detoxification Through the Skin by Mark Sircus Ac., OMD March 6th, 2005

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