Far Infrared Sauna

As a holistic practitioner, I take a strong personal interest in searching out the best ways to heal the body and help maintain a premium health status.  I only take in modalities that are safe, affordable and do what they claim to do.  I have no interest in wasting my time or yours in health practices that do not deliver.

 We have incorporated Far Infrared Sauna in our practice because of the absolutely wonderful health benefits that come from this type of healing and detoxification modality. This type of aid for healing many diverse conditions is truly impressive to me.

Shocking statistics reveal that in North America alone there are over 77,000 chemicals being produced.  3,000 of them have been added to our food supply.  It has been reported that many of those chemicals cannot be metabolized properly by our bodies.  What happens to them?  They get stored in our fat cells where they continue to accumulate.  

Research has shown most people have between 400 and 800 chemical residues in their bodies which include PCB’s, dioxins, xylene and dichlorobenzene.  The infrared sauna therapy is one of the safest and most powerful ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals and chronic infections.

The Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Therapy Include:

Skin Restoration.  

Sauna use slowly and effectively restores elimination through the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and one of the body’s main elimination routes. In most people the skin is inactive, congested and toxic. Sun exposure, use of synthetic clothing, bathing in chlorinated water and exposure to hundreds of chemicals damage the skin. Excessive sympathetic nervous system activity and emotions such as fear, anger and guilt cause blood to be withdrawn from the skin, contributing to inactivity of the skin.  The far infrared sauna helps to restore this organ to a state of optimum performance.

Enhanced Sweating.  

Sweating in a sauna is a by-product of applying heat to the body. The sweating process gently and safely helps eliminate all heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Medical studies demonstrate that most toxins can be eliminated through the skin, relieving the burden on the kidneys and liver. Sweating increases dramatically in most people after several months of daily sauna use.

Sweating during exercise is not nearly as effective for detoxification because exercise activates the sympathetic nervous system. Sympathetic nervous activity inhibits toxin elimination.

Exercise benefits. 

Saunas provide many of the benefits of exercise with much less expenditure of energy. These include enhanced circulation and oxidation of the tissues. Repeated sauna use can lower elevated blood pressure and improve the elasticity of the arteries. Saunas are most helpful for cardiovascular rehabilitation, arthritis, allergies, skin conditions and chemical sensitivity.

Decongesting the internal organs. 

Heating the body powerfully shunts blood toward the skin to dissipate heat. This decongests the internal organs and greatly stimulates circulation. Sinuses, joints and many other tissues benefit greatly.

Fever therapy (hyperthermia) for infections. 

Raising body temperature powerfully assists the body to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Many people have a low body temperature and, for this reason, cannot get rid of chronic infections. Common sites of infections are the sinuses, ears, eyes, bladder, throat and intestines.

Tumors, radiation poisoning and mutated cells. Hyperthermia also helps kill other types of abnormal cells. Tumors, for example, tolerate heat poorly. Raising body temperature hastens their death. Though not a conventional method, hyperthermia is a well-researched therapy for cancer. Heat also disables or kills cells mutated by radiation or damaged by other toxins.

Inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system. 

This is tremendous benefit not offered by many therapies of any kind. It enables the body to relax, heal and regenerate itself much faster, causing recovery from many types of ailments.

Oxygenating and hydrating the cells and organs, and improving circulation.

Sauna Session Preparation and Detox Tips

  • Drink 8-16 ounces of spring water before a sauna session.
  • Do not wear much clothing in a near infrared sauna so that the rays will penetrate the skin. A bikini bathing suit is fine, however, if needed. Otherwise do not wear clothing.
  • Begin with only 20 minutes in the sauna. After a few weeks, only if you feel well enough to do so, you may increase to 30 or even 40 minutes. Never begin with sessions longer than 20-minutes once a day because this can cause massive healing reactions that are unpleasant and even dangerous.
  • If debilitated or very heat sensitive, begin with 15 minutes or less in the sauna. Wipe off your sweat every few minutes if you wish with a small towel. Always leave a sauna at once if you feel very faint, if you stop sweating, or if your heart starts to race.
  • Shower off or you can towel off after your sauna session.  Do not use any lotions or soaps as this can clog your pores.
  • Always relax after a sauna session to allow the body to readjust. Always rest for 10 to 15 minutes after a sauna session. Do not go right back to daily activities.
  • Always consult a health professional if you have a chronic illness and are not sure about sauna use. However, we have found no problems with using a sauna with people who have diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. Far infrared sauna sessions are fabulous for those with cancer. To read more about this, read Cancer And AlternativeTherapies.
  • Pregnant women should avoid saunas.
  • Continue prescribed medication while taking saunas, unless directed otherwise.
  • Use a sauna twice a week to twice a day. However, always begin with a maximum of one session daily for no more than one-half hour. If one is very debilitated, begin with once a week. Work up to daily use as you are able to do so.
  • Healing reactions are temporary symptoms that occur as toxic substances are eliminated and chronic infections heal. Symptoms vary from mild odors, tastes or rashes are very common and usually pass quickly. Some people feel great fatigue after sessions and this is normal. Some people have bowel changes, aches, pains or headaches.
  • Old infections may flare up as they are healed due to repeated sauna use. Usually only rest and natural remedies are needed to help infections resolve faster.
  • Almost all healing symptoms are benign and will pass quickly. Consult a knowledgeable practitioner if any cause concern.  

Much more about sauna protocols, cautions, contraindications and other information is found in Sauna Therapy by Dr. Wilson, available from his website or from other book sellers.

I usually write all of my own original material for the InternaPure website.  However, the research and writings of Dr. Lawrence Wilson, MD are so wonderful that I have used excerpts from his book Sauna Therapy for your information here on this website.  You can read his excellent protocols and information at www.drlwilson.com.


35 Minute Sauna Session  
(includes free Sunwarrior Liquid Light Electrolytes, upon request)
 ~  $35.00
SPECIAL Combo Price of $25 when your Far Infrared Sauna Session is done in combination with any of our other detox services (ie. colonic, ionic footbath or detox body wrap)

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