The near-infrared wavelengths are the most effective wavelengths for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Near-infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone. Far infrared wavelengths target deeper down, removing toxins that can have a negative impact on your skin. Follow a sauna session with a facial and you will be feeling five years younger!
Sweating is good for you. Seriously, sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. Infrared saunas are specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat. If you’re feeling a typical Midwest cold coming on, GET IN HERE NOW!
Near infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenates the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system. A salt pod is very similar and if you do both, you’re totally set!
Studies have shown that the benefits of an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories. Hands up, sign me up!
Blood Pressure Reduction
Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Scientific evidence shows the infrared sauna benefits using an infrared sauna a couple times a week lowers blood pressure.
Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and to speed up recovery time.
As an antidote to personal and societal demands, multi-taking and over-stimulation of the senses, floating can help you effectively and quickly let go of stress. Stress drains the body of magnesium and increases levels of adrenaline. When dissolved in warm water, Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin and replenishes the level of magnesium in the body. The float chamber environment induces and sustains the relaxation response of the Autonomic Nervous System. Floating also normalizes physiology, reducing stress related hormones and increasing “feel good hormones” – this could encourage a sense of euphoria. This all occurs without you having to work at it – or DO anything. So let go of your stress and feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
The float tank is filled with approximately 1000 lbs of Epsom salts dissolved into the warm water. By soaking in this high concentration of Magnesium-Sulfate, The sulfate helps flush toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances. Talk to us about adding infrared sauna therapy to help increase your detoxification results
Many acute and chronic pain sufferers report a significant reduction in pain. Some even report being pain FREE – sometimes for the first time in months – even years! The uniquely supportive float environment may serve to release pain induced protective “body armor,” induce feel good endorphins and re-establish homeostasis.Chemically, the Magnesium-Sulfate (Epsom salt) when absorbed through the skin can bring magnesium directly into the bloodstream which can have a relaxing effect and increase functionality in the entire body. Magnesium is an essential part to muscle function. Epsom salt bathing is known to ease pain and relieve inflammation, making it beneficial for sore muscles and migraine headaches. The effects can also be cumulative, lasting a number of days post session.
There are studies and indications that floating helps specific conditions such as hypertension, fibromyalgia, neurological and endocrine disorders, structural imbalance, sleep disturbances,
Anxiety and depression
Beyond addressing physiological imbalances, floating helps in building upon what is already functioning well. Over time your float sessions can gently move you toward a state of heightened health and optimal well-being.
Floating can be of great benefit in athletic training. By promoting optimal utilization of resources to support focus, as well as physical and mental recovery, it effectively allows the body to regain a state of homeostasis. Many athletes utilize floating and its neutral environment to visualize their performance and goals. Individuals report floating as an effective means to unite the mind and body in practice and performance.
The combination of reduced sensory input, a nurturing, supportive environment, limited influence of gravity, and saturated magnesium sulfate, allows the autonomic nervous system to drop into deep, sustained relaxation. The magnesium helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. The mind can slip into a meditative brain wave state of Theta and Delta (between waking and sleep), typically without losing consciousness. It is a deep, pleasurable release into a safe, comfortable place, potentially more profound than most other experiences in your life.
Many skilled meditators proclaim floating to be the “fast track” to meditation. Within as little as 10 minutes, floating can induce a deep meditative state. Floating can be passive or active, depending on the purpose. You may perform silent meditation, mantras, or self-hypnosis. Floating allows the body to relax. As the body relaxes, the mind becomes highly susceptible to any thought or feeling during these states and can easily enter the information into the subconscious.
Floating is a perfect complement to any treatment, traditional and alternative, accelerating and amplifying the healing process; Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually. Floating has the possibility to capitalize on the body’s utilization of resources for detoxification and restoration. Many individuals suffering from acute and chronic conditions report the floating experience to be important, even instrumental in their personal healing journey.
Lucid dreaming is the conscious perception of one’s state while dreaming, resulting in a much clearer experience and sometimes enabling direct control over the content of the dream. In other words, dreaming while knowing that you are dreaming- you are in the driver’s seat! Floating will give you a shortcut to lucid dreaming. And many clients remark how much more vivid their dreams are after a session in a floatation tank.
Many religious beliefs speak of solitude as a way to be in the most spiritual space. Many people utilize the float tank as a time for prayer and reflection. For some, it is the only time they get to be by themselves and really let go of fears and distraction.
Although the precise mechanism is not yet fully understood, it is apparent that floating triggers a “reset” for the body’s and mind’s homeostasis– so in whatever way you may be out of balance – structural, neuro-chemical, metabolic, floating helps you to come back towards your particular baseline center. Although there are no guarantees – floating maybe an important element in your unique healing process.
Studies and anecdotal evidence suggests that floating helps relieve many addictive behaviors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and overeating. Not only has this worked in the short term but many report maintaining abstinence years later. This may be in part because floating stimulates the body to release its own “feel good” bio-chemicals – one can feel euphoric, as on a ”natural high”. It also may be from the environment that encourages being present and possibly offering time of reflection and inner exploration.