In Blog, Detox, Health & Wellness, Infrared Sauna

Sweating is good for you! Its one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. Regular infrared sauna use will give you a deep, healthy sweat and the best detoxification.

Sauna detox helps you sweat the small stuff.

Did you know that infrared sauna detox has been widely embraced as a healthy treatment in alternative and complementary medicine? As the world moves toward more natural and self-directed treatments, infrared sauna detoxification is getting more and more attention.

Why? Well, the leading principle of sauna detoxification states that the build-up of toxic substances can lead to a host of common illnesses. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural sauna detox may help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness, and increase overall health and vitality.

“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

Detoxification isn’t new. Just better.

Researchers have long told us how the body sweats out toxic substances, including heavy metals. As long as you maintain proper hydration, the more you sweat the more toxins you’ll expel from your body. What is one of the safest and most effective methods for inducing a detoxifying sweat? An infrared sauna, of course. In infrared sauna detox, your body sweats out numerous toxins through pores. But not all sweats are the same.

Our full spectrum infrared saunas are up to seven times more effective than a traditional sauna. It is commonly thought that sweat from traditional saunas is 95% to 97% water, with salt making up a part of the rest. Infrared saunas are believed to be more effective in moving toxins through the skin than traditional saunas. This is because only 80% to 85% of the sweat generated in an infrared sauna is water. The remaining non-water portion is cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid.

Our full spectrum infrared saunas are highly effective for detoxification because of highly-efficient infrared heating technology – proven to raise core body temperature by two-to-three degrees. Rather than simply heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, our sauna detox will heat your core to expel them. As a result, regular usage of a full spectrum infrared sauna detox will provide a truly deep, productive sweat where toxins reside, at the cellular level.

4 Steps to Sauna Detox

Now you know the health benefits of infrared sauna detoxification. But do you know how to use an infrared sauna to properly detox? While every body is different, we have created a helpful guide to detoxification using our infrared saunas.

Step 1: Hydrate
Each day you are planning to use infrared sauna, make sure your water intake increases. While our infrared sauna detoxification isn’t harsh, you are still sweating – some much more than others. It is important that you drink plenty of water to rehydrate before, during, and after your sauna detox session.

Step 2: Set Time Limits
The amount of time spent in a sauna detox session may vary depending upon your tolerance and daily activity level. To get your body accustomed to infrared therapy, you may want to start with 10-15 minute sessions every other day. Gradually increase towards our standard 40 minute session in the optimal temperature range. Listen to your body. Be aware of excessive detoxifying. If you begin to feel symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, or flu-like symptoms, then shorten your session or reduce the temperature of your session.

Step 3: Find a Comfortable Temperature
Preheat sauna and begin session when your sauna reaches at least 100°F. The optimal sauna experience occurs between 100° and 135°F.

Step 4: Rinse Off
After each sauna detoxification session, dry off with a towel. It is best to let your body cool off naturally while still burning calories. Finish it off with a cool glass of water or NOOMA organic electrolyte drink (available cold in our studio) and you are ready to take on the day.

For more information, read our blog post on how to achieve the ultimate infrared sauna experience.

Still wanting more? Visit us on the web at, or give us a call at 704-313-8678. We are happy to discuss the many benefits of infrared sauna and book a sauna session for you!

Disclaimer: Respira Vita is proud to feature Sunlighten Full-Spectrum Infrared Saunas. The information provided in this blog are excerpts taken from the Sunlighten blog and/or website.

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