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Benefits of Infrared Sauna Use for First Responders

(firefighters, police personnel, EMT’s, paramedics, and active and discharged military)

First responders have one of the highest risks for exposure to toxin overload from chemicals such as PCBs, PBBs, dioxins, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, BPA, and more. Symptoms of toxin overload include:

Fatigue

HeadacheJoint/muscle pain

Frequent colds and flu

Allergies

Hormonal imbalances

Chemical sensitivity

Sinus congestion

Psoriasis and other skin conditions

Loss of dexterity

Insomnia

Memory loss

Mood changes

Mental confusion


Infrared saunas offer a viable solution to naturally and safely removing toxins from the body. Whole body infrared saunas have been used by German physicians for over 80 years and are used extensively in Germany, other areas of Europe, Japan, and Canada. Medical research has been conducted on infrared saunas in the United States since the 1950s and Mayo Clinic reports, “no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas.”

Saunas were used as the primary treatment for toxin overload for first responders after 9/11. Sauna detox studies have long showed that saunas reduce PCBs, PBBs, dioxins, various drugs, pesticides, and heavy metals from the body. A study conducted on first responders of the World Trade Center (WTC) utilizing a sauna detox protocol found:

  • 84% of responders were able to discontinue medications used to manage symptoms related to World Trade Center exposure
  • Over 50% of responders were using pulmonary medications and 72% of them were off all pulmonary medications after detoxification
  • Thyroid function testing showed statistically significant improvement
  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ) testing showed improvement in cognitive function
  • Postural Sway Testing (balance) showed significant improvement in vestibular function

A traditional sauna was used on the WTC responders which required sauna sessions of 2 to 5 hours. Infrared saunas are 7 times more effective at removing the same toxins which allows for manageable sessions of 30 minutes.

What is an infrared sauna? Infrared saunas use infrared light waves which the body feels as heat to warm the body directly. This triggers a boost in the immune system, increase in circulation, and deep cleansing sweat. Infrared light is just beyond the visible spectrum and naturally produced by the sun and our body’s cells. Infrared saunas are designed to produce the most healing spectrum of infrared light and the technology is used everyday in NICU units to keep newborns warm.

What are the benefits of infrared (IR) sauna use? Beyond the detoxification benefits, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) reports a moderately conditioned person can burn between 300-600 calories in 30 minutes of sauna use. In a Chinese study, IR saunas showed 90% improvement in soft tissue injuries, lumbar strain, periarthritis of the shoulder, sciatica, neurodermatitis, eczema with infection, post-surgery infections, diarrhea, cholecystis, neurasthenia, pelvic infections (UTI), tineas, frostbite, and facial paralysis (Bell’s Palsy.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted a 5-year study that determined firefighters in the US suffer higher rates of certain cancers than the general public. Recent research is finding that for every 5-degree increase in temperature, the body absorption rate can increase up to 400%. Many of the new construction and household materials are being made out of chemicals that the body doesn’t recognize and process causing these toxins to build up in cells.This causes an accumulative effect over a lifetime. On www.rethinkingcancer.org, the Foundation in Advancements in Cancer Therapy has listed over 12 ways infrared saunas aid in fighting cancer. In the Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy, scientists studying cancer cells in mice found an 86% reduction of tumor volume in 30 days with infrared therapy.

Research accumulated from World Trade Center first responders and numerous studies conducted over the past 60+ years have continually showed the benefits of infrared sauna use. It is widely used in other countries with over 30 million people who have received infrared treatment in the Orient, Europe, and Australia

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Infrared Sauna

Infrared therapy is known to assist with detoxification, relaxation, burning calories, pain relief, anti-aging, skin purification, cell health, and improved circulation. That's why infrared saunas are loved by so many health, wellness and beauty experts.

Top 8 Benefits of Infrared Therapy:

Detoxification: Infrared saunas detoxify 7x more than traditional saunas; detoxifying of heavy metals, radiation, and environmental toxins.

Calorie Burn: Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.

Pain Relief: Infrared sauna heat penetrates tissues, joints, and muscles to relieve aches and pains stemming from overuse, strain, or repetitive motion.  It's perfect for athletes looking to loosen their muscles and joints before a workout to increase flexibility or after a workout to improve recovery.

Anti-aging: Infrared saunas stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone all over the face and body.

De-stress/Relaxation: Infrared saunas decrease cortisol and increase serotonin.  It's so effective at "chilling you out" that it's actually used to treat drug and alcohol addiction.

Improved Circulation and Cell Health: Stimulates the circulatory system and oxygenates the body’s cells. The increase in blood flow results in greater overall vitality - just like a workout, but... not a workout!

Skin Purification: Infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Kills bacteria that causes acne on face and body.

Wound Healing: Infrared light has been proven to kill even the most resistant types of bacteria, and allows it to initiate the killing of pathogens in a wound that has become infected.  It does this by stimulating the free radicals which, in this case, are good because they deliver oxygen that helps to destroy the nasty invaders.