Infrared Sauna Therapy at Vis Clinic
Vis Clinic offers Infrared saunas as part of our Functional, Naturopathic, and Environmental Approach to medicine. Infrared Saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light can penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits. Because infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. In addition, far infrared saunas aid in blood pressure reduction & weight loss, burning up to 600 calories in one session! You will love the soothing heat of Sunlighten infrared sauna sessions. Our sauna provides a comfortable, gentle heat that is enjoyable for the entire session. You will leave feeling invigorated, light, energized, and wanting to come back for more.
Sauna Health Benefits:
Sweat out the Toxins
Boost the Immune System
Boost Metabolism & Lose Fat
Experience Bliss & Reduce Stress
Lower Blood Pressure
A Passive Cardio Workout
Heal Wounds Faster & Minimize Scarring
Questions and Concerns:
1. What do I wear?
To enable infrared to penetrate tissues as deep as possible, we recommend wearing as little as possible. A bamboo carbon body wrap, cotton towel, gym shorts or swimsuit are perfect options.
2. How often should I use the Sauna?
One session will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But like exercise, the more you do it, the better the results. Recommended use is 2-4 times per week for 30 minutes.
3. Do I need a Doctor's order/note?
No, if you have health concerns, we recommend speaking with your doctor before your sauna session.
4. Are there any studies on infrared therapy?
There are various studies on the use of infrared for a multitude of health benefits. Specifically, Sunlighten infrared saunas have been shown to increase core temperature for detoxification, lower blood pressure, relieve pain and aid in weight loss. These studies can be found on www.sunlighten.com
5. Are children allowed to use the sauna?
The Core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. When taking a sauna session with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time. A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child , but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and our children hydrated, even if you do not see them sweating.
6. Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?
Please consult with your doctor. The answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon your specific circumstances.
7. Can I us the sauna while pregnant?
Even though infrared is completely safe, it is not recommended to use while pregnant. While pregnant, the core body temperature is already elevated, and you could overheat.
8. What about Metal implants?
Metal pins, rods artificial joints generally reflect IR waves and are not heated by this system making IR saunas safe for those with metal implants.
9. Are there any contraindications for sauna use?
Pregnancy, severe inflammation, fever, communicable disease, alcohol abuse, acute bleeding, pacemakers and defibrillators.