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San Francisco Infrared Sauna
The infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit light experienced as radiant heat absorbed by the skin's surface. BlissfusionSF Bay Area's saunas heat the body primarily by conduction and convection from the heated air and by radiation of the heated surfaces in the sauna room. Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps (that use electromagnetic radiation) to warm your body directly. Some benefits of infrared sauna are better sleep, relaxation, detoxification, weight loss, relief from sore muscles, relief from joint pain such as arthritis, clearer and tighter skin, and improved circulation.
Red Light Therapy
Add on to your Sauna Session!
Experience powerful red light therapy as an add-on in our Clearlight infrared sauna. Only Clearlight offers a red light therapy and near infrared combination that can safely take the high temperatures of an infrared sauna. Red light therapy (RLT) is also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) and low-level light therapy (LLLT). Red and bear infrared wavelengths of natural light stimulate the photo-receptors in our skin and add measurable energy to the mitochondria in our cells. The mitochondria turn light into usable energy for our bodies through the process of cellular respiration. In the early 1990s, RLT was sued by scientists to help grow plants in space. They found that the intense light from red LEDs promoted the growth and photosynthesis of plant cells. Red light therapy was then studied for its ability to increase energy inside human cells. The human body needs to make adenosine triphophate (ATP) cellular energy to function and survive. This occurs naturally when our bodies are exposed to natural sunlight. RLT has shown positive results with the reduction of chronic and acute pain, tissue regeneration, wound healing, muscle recovery, muscle conditioning, testosterone boost and overall reduced inflammation.
Infrared Sauna Benefits
Routine sauna sessions could improve your heart health. Infrared saunas can help moderate blood pressure within healthy levels, lower cholesterol, reduce chronic pain, and be of therapeutic value to patients with chronic congestive heart disease (CHD). A study published in the Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society showed that infrared sauna therapy reduced heart arrhythmias and the symptoms of chronic heart failure in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Infrared saunas can help increase blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body. Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify the body by releasing heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) and alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds. It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to eliminate stored chemicals and toxins.
After just a few minutes, profuse sweating in a sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and clean. Increased circulation draws the skin’s natural nutrients to the surface for a natural glow. Many clients report improved skin tone, color, elasticity, and texture. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to help improve acne, eczema, and psoriasis, and aid wound healing with reduced scarring.
Fatigue & Stress Reduction
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help one feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and renewed. Many infrared sauna customers comment on how much they look forward to their sauna sessions. An infrared sauna sanctuary provides a great time to relax. Infrared saunas have been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system by putting the user in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state, allowing the body to heal and restore itself.
Joint Pain & Muscle Aches
Too much of anything can take its toll, including exercise. The benefits of infrared saunas include helping relieve inflammation, stiffness, and soreness by increasing blood circulation and allowing the deep, penetrating infrared heat to relax muscles and carry off metabolic waste products while delivering oxygen-rich blood to the muscles for a faster recovery. Infrared helps warm the muscles for greater flexibility and range of motion while relieving muscle tension and pain. Studies have also shown that time spent in an infrared sauna can bring relief from different forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has effectively treated sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness, and other musculoskeletal ailments. Regular sauna usage can lessen the normal stiffness, aches, and pains that come with aging.
Weight Loss And Metabolism
An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association states that regular use of an infrared sauna imparts a similar boost to the cardiovascular system as running. While relaxing in the gentle heat, the benefits of an infrared sauna include the body producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. This is called a “passive aerobic workout” because although the body receives all these benefits, it is not being stressed like a normal workout. The body is more relaxed and is in parasympathetic mode during that time. As the body increases sweat production to cool itself, the heart works harder to pump blood while boosting circulation. This increase in metabolism is also burning more calories. A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn somewhere between 300–800 calories.