There’s nothing quite like a minimum 20-minute sweat session in a sauna. You feel more relaxed and rested after you’re done, and the heat helps relieve sore muscles and improves your overall health and well-being. It's no wonder our clients keep coming back for more and more.
But if the high temperatures of a traditional sauna are just too much for you to handle, an infrared sauna may offer the benefits of a sauna without the extreme heat.
What is an infrared sauna?
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
“These saunas use infrared panels instead of conventional heat to easily penetrate human tissue, heating up your body before heating up the air
Supporters of infrared saunas say the heat penetrates more deeply than warmed air. This allows you to experience a more intense sweat at a lower temperature.
This environment is more tolerable, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer while increasing your core body temperature by two to three degrees
What is Chromotherapy?
Chromotherapy, also called color light therapy, is the process of restoring balance to the body by applying color. Many people use chromotherapy lights in an infrared sauna to achieve the wellness benefits of color light therapy.
As you might know, sweating is a great way to burn calories and rid your body of unwanted toxins. But how do you sweat when you’re injured, or unable to exercise?
Color light therapy relies on the premise that each color is associated with a different bodily response. For example, red is typically associated with stimulation, while blue is considered a mentally relaxing color.
Color has been used to treat all kinds of medical conditions since ancient times. Color light therapy history dates back to ancient Egypt, India, China, and even as far back as the Mayan culture. Now, the medical benefits of color light therapy are being investigated and implemented in major hospitals and medical research centers worldwide.
Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals. The benefits don’t stop there. With infrared sauna technology, you can also lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin.
10 Benefits of Color Light Therapy
Color light therapy has many benefits, ranging from emotional to physical. These chromotherapy benefits can help with:
- Reduced Swelling and Decreased Inflammation
Applying color light therapy to swollen or inflamed areas has been known to help soothe the area and catalyze healing. This kind of chromotherapy treatment helps to relax the muscles and reverse irritation.
- Pain Relief
Because color light therapy helps reduce swelling, inflammation, muscle tension, and other conditions typically associated with pain, the treatment often provides relief to patients.
- Accelerated Healing
Color light treatment helps accelerate the body’s reparative efforts. Rejuvenative LED light therapy has been used to catalyze the healing of post-surgical scars, burns, wounds, and more.
- Increased Range of Motion
Treatments that utilize chromotherapy lights help lubricate joints and relax the surrounding muscles, resulting in increased range of motion. This results in many benefits, including improved flexibility and injury prevention.
- Decreased Muscle Tension
When applied to tight and tense muscle areas, color light therapy helps dissolve knots and tension to relax the body. As a result, reduced stress is a collateral benefit of color light therapy.
- Improved Circulation
Since different colors vibrate at different frequencies, certain colors can have similar effects as heat and can affect your body’s circulation. This chromotherapy benefit is enhanced when used in conjunction with an infrared sauna.
- Regulated Mood
Each color in the spectrum elicits a specific feeling or response, one of which is regulated moods. Using light to stimulate our endocrine systems naturally regulates hormonal imbalances, mood changes, and even depression.
- Improved Sleeping Patterns
Mood regulation and muscle relaxation can result in improved sleeping patterns among persons that participate in color light therapy. Combining chromotherapy with sauna use can enhance this benefit even further.
- Relief of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
We all have an internal biological clock that helps us adjust to the cyclical nature of days and nights. With SAD, which is typically triggered in the winter months, that internal clock is thrown off by shorter days and lack of sunlight. That’s where color light therapy comes in. Certain color treatments can help to offset the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder, which, in turn, helps regulates mood and improves sleeping patterns.
- Anti-Aging Benefits
Color light therapy energizes skin cells and reinvigorates inactive skin cells. This results in a boost in collagen production. A boost in collagen gives the skin a smooth appearance and improves its elasticity.
So come on in and try it for yourself!!!
You cannot use a far infra-red sauna if you:
- Are using Warfarin or other blood thinning drugs
- Suffer from a cardiovasular condition such as hypertension/hypotension, congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation.
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- If you suffer from a chronic condition or a disease associated with a reduced ability to sweat or perspire such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or Nervous System Tumours.
- If you have a fever
If in doubt, please consult your doctor before using a far infra-red sauna.
- Far Infrared Sauna Single Session (30-60 minutes per person): $25
Color Light Therapy Chart
The color light therapy chart shows key benefits You can also read our more in-depth breakdown of chromotherapy benefits.