Re-balance – Take time out to revitalise, recover, rejuvenate and relax with our Physiotherm FAR Infrared therapy sauna.
What it is:
The Physiotherm Infrared Sauna is a cabin designed to offer a controlled low temperature environment for safe, enjoyable and relaxing Infrared therapy. It works to boost circulation, detoxify and improve general health and wellbeing through constant heat treatment. Along with Infrared heat you will also experience the therapeutic benefits of Aroma therapy, Colour therapy and Music therapy during your session. These have positive revitalising effects on the mind and body. Full Spectrum Light Therapy is also a feature, it emulates natural sunlight without the harmful UV rays. It helps regulate metabolism and stimulates the production of Vitamin D, strengthening the nervous and immune systems.
Sweating is essential to maintaining a healthy body. We expel toxins from the body naturally, through breath, urine, stool and sweat. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is designed to aid in cleansing the body of impurities, particularly through sweating. The effects of infrared light on the body and skin increases blood circulation to the surface of the skin. This promotes a healthier complexion and has been found to reduce scarring and improve skin conditions such as eczema and acne. Infrared Sauna enhances the eliminative process of the skin, leaving you with a clearer and healthier complexion.
How does it work?
The body has its own self-healing mechanism, useful when dealing with inflammatory injuries, viruses and infections. Increases in core body temperature assist the body to fight off harmful intruders and accelerates the healing process.
The Infrared Sauna gently and effectively increases the core body temperature without strain.
The frequencies of FAR Infrared emitted by the cabin are absorbed deep into the body – approximately 4.5cm. The body is required to adjust to the temperature through increased circulation, cardiovascular dilation and sweat production all of which have many associated health benefits.
With regular use, you will notice a difference in your mind, body and complexion. What are the benefits? Infrared sauna aids in the alleviation of aches and pains, stimulating general cardiovascular conditioning, modulating the immune system and is highly effective in assisting your body in the removal of toxins.
Some of the many benefits include:
• Relax and de-stress
• Purification of the skin and circulation boost to improve skin tone and texture
• Breakdown and stimulation of cellulite for improved appearance
• Boosting the immune system
• Combating low mood and poor energy levels
• Increasing oxygen flow to the brain
• Support weight loss. Studies have shown that 30 minutes can burn up to 600 calories.
• Pain relief associated with tired sore muscles and aching joints including arthritis
What is the difference between Infrared Sauna and a traditional sauna?
You sweat three times more in the Infrared Sauna when it is less than half the temperature of a traditional sauna or steam room. This is because Infrared is a radiant heat that warms the body directly rather than being warmed by the surrounding air. A much greater volume of the body is warmed, so the body reacts by working much harder to maintain its optimum temperature through increased sweat production.
Traditional Sauna – a stressful heat
The recommended maximum time in a traditional sauna is 10-15 minutes. In a traditional sauna, the whole skin is heated suddenly, but the interior of the body is hardly affected at first because of physiological mechanisms regulating the temperature. The high sauna temperatures of 80-100 degrees Celsius are extremely stressful for heart and circulation. After several sauna cycles, the high heat penetration and high humidity make one feel very much in need of rest. Because of the high ambient temperature, the body is unable to radiate any warmth; even the cooling effect of perspiration is insufficient. After a certain period (up to 10 minutes) the core body temperature then climbs very quickly, which is a strain in itself. The usual way to use a traditional sauna is to plan on up to three cycles, which is time consuming.
Infrared Cabin – a gentle heat
In an Infrared cabin, the Infrared deep warmth is directed into the body from the immediate proximity. The result in a Infrared cabin is a mild increase of the core body temperature from within to outside, as well as a swift and healthy perspiration reaction. Since the body is exposed pleasantly to only warm ambient air inside the Infrared cabin and perspires more naturally and intensely because of the targeted Infrared deep warmth, a feeling of well-being follows and one feels fit in a relaxed way.
Is it safe?
Yes, absolutely! Infrared therapy is benign and beneficial to use and does not carry exposure concern that UV, X-Rays or microwaves do when used excessively. Infrared energy is literally everywhere and an essential ingredient for life. Infrared light energy has been researched and used in medical practices for over a hundred years. For example, used in maternity wards to warm babies and used by specialists in burns to enhance the healing process of skin.
How often can I use the Infrared Sauna?
Three 20-minute sessions per week is ideal to begin with. As you build up tolerance for the treatment, longer (30-40 minutes) and more frequent sessions can safely be enjoyed. Ultimately, the number of sessions will depend on your goals and body.
Please bring a towel and plenty of water.
Payment is cash only.
Ensure you are hydrated prior to your appointment. Try to sip water throughout the day in preparation for your sauna.