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A New Way to Detox

May 03, 2013 12:59PM

Consider far infrared sauna as an option for detoxification, relaxation, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, pain relief, and blood purification. According to Restorative Medical Center in North Port, FL, detoxing in a far infrared sauna is seven to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna because it operates more effectively at temperatures 60 to 80 degrees lower than conventional saunas.

In far infrared saunas, the average person sweats out 20 percent toxins and 80 percent water, as compared to a conventional sauna that produces on average 3 percent toxins and 97 percent water in the sweat.

Studies have shown a 30-minute far infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories, primarily due to heating the muscles. This produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise.

Infrared heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema (excess fluid) and toxins. The increased peripheral (limbs) circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema, which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.

Another benefit is that the heat is lower than traditional saunas. Even those who have shown heat sensitivity to other saunas are able to sit for 30 minutes in the far infrared sauna, and the cost is much lower, as well.

For more information: restorativemedicalcenter.com or 941-625-0304.

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