Infrared Sauna in Gatlinburg, TN
Saunas have played a role in human wellness for hundreds of years. The sauna experience has evolved over time – the tradition has been carried across continents and generations. A traditional sauna experience generally consists of relaxing in a chamber or hut (commonly made of wood) in varying degrees of nudity. The chamber is heated to upwards of 200 °F. To balance the heat, humidity can typically be adjusted by pouring water over hot stones to create steam. Sauna-goers begin to sweat heavily, freeing their body of unwanted toxins and chemicals. The experience is often incredibly soothing and confers a variety of health benefits.
As technology has developed, so too has the sauna experience. An “infrared sauna” uses infrared heating lamps to heat the sauna-goers via convection and conduction. A typical sauna session lasts for 15-20 minutes and may be combined with other therapeutic relaxation options such as a massage or a refreshing dip in the pool. A relaxing “shvitz” is the perfect ending to a workout and a great way to start your day.
The Benefits of Saunas
While saunas may be used for relaxation purposes alone, their many healing properties should not be overlooked. When you sweat, the body expels toxins and chemical or nutrient waste. Traditional saunas are shown to be significantly less effective than infrared saunas, as the sweat induced has a lower concentration of toxins and waste. Sweat induced by infrared saunas typically contains:
The detoxifying effect of infrared saunas strengthens the body’s immune system, keeping you healthy without having to work around unwanted waste. Because of this, infrared saunas may be effective in treating or preventing a number of conditions, including:
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Chronic Fatigue
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Weight Gain
- Skin Conditions
In addition to these conditions, infrared saunas are believed to provide pain relief , promote wound healing, reduce blood pressure, and improve circulation. If you suffer from or wish to prevent any of these conditions, a relaxing sauna session may be just what you need. Request more information on infrared sauna detoxification today. Call (423) 482-8711 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury online.
AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center
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