WHAT IS AN INFRARED SALT SAUNA?
For centuries salt has been known to have many benefits to the human condition. The ancient Greeks and Romans used salt for relaxation, rejuvenation, and to heal a variety of skin issues. Doctors from as early as the mid-19th Century recognized the benefits of dry salt for various respiratory disorders, and began instructing patients to visit salt mines for relief as a form of Salt Therapy.
Salt Therapy, also known as halotherapy, is a 100% natural, drug-free, effective therapy for treating a variety of respiratory and skin ailments. Infrared Salt Sauna combines the benefits of Salt Therapy with the healing benefits of Infrared Sauna. Clients simply relax in the warm embrace of the infrared sauna surrounded by Himalayan salt. The dry heat from the sauna combines with the natural benefits of the salt to help you relax and breathe easier. The combination of infrared heat and salt creates the ultimate healing sanctuary!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF INFRARED SALT SAUNA?
Salt has the following natural properties:
- Mucolytic effects: loosens excessive mucus and speeds up mucociliary transport
- Removes pathogen agents (airborne pollen)
- Reduces IgE level (immune system oversensitivity)
Infrared Salt Sauna can help:
- Improve lung function and capacity
- Alleviate sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath
- Strengthen your immune system
- Enhance sport performance for professionals
- Improve general health and quality of life
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 infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
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. When using Infrared Salt Sauna with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
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. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation, or those who are taking medications that might affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and 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 / Alcohol Abuse
Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize 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
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.
An individual who has a fever is recommended to not use an infrared sauna until the fever subsides.
Insensitivity to Heat
An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use an infrared sauna.
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the 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.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, it is recommended that you consult your physician if you have a concern prior to using an Infrared Salt Sauna.
Pacemaker / Defibrillator
The magnets used to assemble our wooden saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.
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