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The deep heat helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Radiant heat is a form of energy that heats objects directly, without heating the air in between. This is also called “infrared heat”
What’s the difference between far-infrared and traditional saunas? Heat and comfort
Conventional hot rock/steam heat saunas heat the air around the body with steam, which can often be unbearably hot and will cause you to only sweat at the surface of the tissue. Steam also makes the air difficult to breath.
Infrared saunas heat the body directly. Infrared heat is very gentle - the experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body.
Unlike traditional (hot rock or steam) saunas - which operate at well in excess of 90°C - infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 40°- 65°C
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The Abaton Sauna is designed to promote deep, natural, detoxifying sweat.
A 30 min Infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories as the body works to cool itself in the infrared sauna. There is an increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
Regular usage of an infrared sauna can provide a deep, productive and detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.
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Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight - in fact, infrared heat is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
The experience of an infrared sauna feels similar to sunbathing - but unlike sunbathing you can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning, so you can relax in an infrared sauna knowing it cannot cause your skin to burn
Below is some information an Infrared Sauna can help with as well as possible risks. Please read prior to booking your session so you can decide if it is the right type of therapy for you.
- Muscle pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Injury prevention
- Pre-workout warmup
- Post-workout recovery
- Sluggish immune response
Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue, not simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are more effective than traditional saunas at cleansing the body.
Infrared sauna therapy uses this penetrating characteristic to heat the body directly at the core 2 to 3 degrees, rather than simply warming the air or skin’s surface. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins versus only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna
Not only does far infrared sauna therapy provide pain relief for symptoms of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and many other musculoskeletal ailments, it eliminates toxins directly through the skin. Infrared sauna therapy is effective in removing both lipophilic (fat-stored) toxins and toxins already in the bloodstream, reducing levels of heavy metals such as aluminum, mercury, and cadmium, as well as pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, and hydrocarbon residues—all toxins commonly picked up from our environment.
Various scientific reports reveal that toxic chemicals discovered in the bodies of Canadians are associated with cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive disorders, respiratory illnesses, and harming the development of children. When one is able to reduce the toxins, their symptoms often greatly improve. Sweating in the infrared sauna takes the detoxifying load off your liver and kidneys by the direct elimination of toxins through the skin. Infrared saunas are effective in removing both Lipophillic (fat-stored) toxins and toxins in the bloodstream. A number of people are also suffering unknowingly from mercury poisoning or from other heavy metals, such as lead and aluminum. The infrared sauna has been invaluable in accelerating the removal of these toxic metals.
As the body increases sweat production to cool itself, the heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation, supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. Heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, improving cardiovascular fitness.
Since an infrared sauna helps generate two to three times the sweat produced in a conventional sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption are quite impressive. NASA concluded infrared “passive exercise” is the ideal way to keep astronauts fit during space flight.
Athletes are using the infrared sauna to warm their muscles before and after working out, to prevent injuries and also to promote relaxation. Following a work out or sporting activity, the infrared sauna helps reduce muscle tension as well as eliminate lactic acid and other metabolic waste products. Increased blood circulation delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles so they can recover faster. Many athletes find stretching in the sauna effective for increasing their range of motion.
By raising the core temperature and creating a “hyperthermia” effect, the infrared sauna also improves a number of parameters in the immune system, and stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes.
The profuse sweating achieved by infrared sauna therapy carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Skin tone and elasticity are improved. Infrared sauna therapy has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and also reduces the appearance of scarring. It can also help reduce cellulite, the gel like lumps of fat, water, and debris trapped in pockets beneath the skin, by increasing blood flow and removing stored toxins.
Relaxation and rejuvenation – feel better as the gentle infrared waves penetrate deep into the body, warming your aching muscles and melting your stresses away.
Skin improvement - the deep sweat helps the skin to eliminate the years of built up make-up, dirt and other impurities and bring the natural oils to the surface, leaving your skin glowing, soft and supple.
Improve circulation while you unwind in a sauna. Great for stimulating blood flow [Ref 1] from head to toe; a relaxing way to let go of tension from your working life.
While there are few dangers of the infrared sauna – or of any sauna for that matter – it’s important to know what they are! None of the dangers of the infrared sauna are related to the IR rays themselves. Far infrared rays do not carry the dangers that we associate with ultraviolet rays or x-rays.
A healthy person that uses common sense is unlikely to run into trouble in an infrared sauna. Millions of adults around the world use saunas uneventfully on a regular basis, after all. As for age, it’s really more a matter of how healthy you are than how old you are. An exception would be that children and pregnant women should avoid the use of saunas.
- Overheating (heat exhaustion and heat stroke)
- Using the sauna while drinking or after drinking alcohol
- Depleting your electrolytes or minerals through sweating
- The effects of mobilized toxins
It is, as well, not recommended to use the sauna during an acute illness or injury where it may interfere with the natural healing process. For example, it is recommended to avoid sauna use during the first 48 hours of an acute sprain-type injury.
- Adverse effects on certain medical conditions
- Interference with the absorption and/or effects of certain medications
- Adverse effects on some implants
In summary, the few dangers of the infrared sauna to the healthy, un-medicated person come from: overheating effects, dehydration, depleting your body' supply of minerals or electrolytes through profuse sweating (without the right kind of fluid replacement), and the effects of mobilizing stored toxins out of the body.
For people on medications and/or with medical conditions, a medical go-ahead or medical supervision is advisable.
Anyone – even the healthiest of people - can overdo a sauna and overheat their bodies, causing heat-related illness. But this doesn’t happen without warning. It is important to get out of the sauna to cool down if you suspect you’re overheating. For those in sauna detoxification programs where up to an hour or more a day may be spent in the sauna, some experts advocate keeping a thermometer handy to monitor your temperature.
Avoid sauna use completely in the case of:
- Stroke (type caused by bleeding into the brain)
- Severe aortic stenosis
- Recent myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Unstable angina pectoris
- Lupus erythematosus, if you are on steroids (interferes with blood circulation)
- Brain tumors
Avoid sauna use completely unless under the care of a doctor with expertise in sauna detoxification in the case of:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Silicone implants
Check with your doctor in the case of:
- Your specific medical condition
- Pacemakers (check with doctor and manufacturer)
- Pins, rods and other implants, such as cochlear implants (but for sure don’t use the sauna if it causes you pain or other discomfort at the site of your implant)
- Diabetes (for sure start slowly and monitor your blood sugar)
While the above are some of the conditions which may pose dangers through sauna use, definitely check with your doctor (or, better yet, a doctor experienced in sauna therapy) about your specific medication condition.
Other than in the case of severe aortic stenosis, recent MIs and unstable angina, there are no dangers for the heart.
Studies reported in mainstream medical journals have taught us that heart attacks (MI’s) are not associated with sauna use amongst healthy sauna users and that blood pressure doesn’t rise.
Since certain medications can be affected by the increased blood circulation and increased sweating of body heating, it’s best to check with your doctor (preferably a doctor knowledgeable in sauna detoxification) if your medication levels might be affected. Here are some examples of the types of medications that can be affected:
- Medicines applied by skin patches (transdermal medication). The absorption rate of a transdermal medication can change. With sweating. The adhesive may also unglue from your skin.
- Insulin! If you’re a diabetic and your doctor gives you the go-ahead to use the sauna, he’ll also be telling you to check your levels at least at first to see how body heating affects you.
If you used LSD or other psychedelic drugs in the past, you may experience a “trip” as residues of the drug are released from storage in the tissue into your bloodstream again. Or you may have a flashback to an earlier experience. You’ll need to have a responsible attendant with you if you’re planning to use the sauna with this type of history. It would be extremely dangerous to have a trip while unsupervised in a sauna.
There are a couple of things to watch out for when using an infrared sauna regularly:
You can deplete body reserves of one or more minerals and electrolytes. You can run toxins out of your system that cause you symptoms or trouble on the way out.
These are things that would only pose a problem to someone using the sauna heavily and regularly – mostly those people using the sauna for detoxification.
If your nutrition is complete and you hydrate yourself properly in the sauna, you’re not likely to create a mineral or electrolyte deficiency through recreational sauna use a few times a week. But the minute you enter into a systematic sauna detox program, you need to commit to learning about and implementing an electrolyte and mineral replacement plan.
Some chemicals we take into our bodies during daily living are overwhelming or difficult (or impossible) for our bodies to deal with and — because they are fat soluble — end up getting stored in our fat.
Any drug stored in your fat from past exposures, including, for example, anesthetics you might have been exposed to, can have effects on you as you mobilize them and sweat them out. (If you’re like most people and you think back to all the drugs you’ve taken, and any operations you might have had, you’ll recognize that you’ve been exposed to a lot of drugs over the course of time!)
Depending on the drug, this can be one of the dangers of the infrared sauna, as well as traditional saunas. This is why we believe that no-one should attempt to do a systematic sauna detoxification program on their own without really studying up on the topic and following an expert’s protocol exactly.
If you are (or suspect you are) chemically sensitive, the dangers of the infrared sauna related to toxins released from the tissues by heat will be far greater for you. You’d be best to detoxify under expert supervision.
William Rea, MD, one of the most knowledgeable doctors in the world in environmental toxicity and sauna detoxification warns: “Uncontrolled, too-rapid mobilization can have devastating effects on chemically sensitive patients.” On the other hand, chemically sensitive people can and do get rid of their toxic burdens through carefully supervised sauna programs.
What is involved with having a sauna FIR treatment?
Before your session, you will be given towels and instructions on the use of the sauna. Our 6ft long sauna is in its own private room where you will undress and enter the sauna. At that time you will sit down inside the sauna, get yourself situated and begin the heating up process. You can have the light on or off, use the colour therapy lights. You listen to the stereo, stretch or even read a book. Some people simply choose to be quiet and meditate while they’re having a treatment.
There are several things that the client is required to do for their sauna treatment:
- Drink plenty of water well before, during and after their session.
- Be prepared to get hot, sweat and detox during the session.
- Sit back, relax and enjoy every deep heating, deep tissue-detox moment.
What should I expect after the sauna session?
It feels wonderful. You should expect to feel relaxed, renewed, rejuvenated and very calm. We can provide towels for you to wipe down your body after you finish your session. If you are dehydrated you may feel slightly fatigued so please drink lots of water before your session and after your session.
Will I sweat at all during the first session?
Some people who are used to detox, saunas and/or sweating a lot, will actually sweat from beginning to end of their sauna. Others who are not used to it or dehydrated, may take 10-20 minutes in the heat of the sauna before they begin to sweat. But eventually, everyone sweats and sweats a lot. We will provide you with electrolyte Himalayan salt water for each session you have.
- *We also have different forms or electrolyte replenishers available for purchase, such as: Ener-C
How long is a session?
Each session is 30 minutes. Of course, water, music and towels are supplied.
Do I wear clothes while having a sauna session?
Not usually. You will be sweating so much, as a result from the dry high heat, that you will probably not feel comfortable wearing clothes at all. If so you choose, you may wear a pair of shorts and tee shirt, if it makes you feel more comfortable.Do you offer shower services/amenities to use? No, sorry we do not.