What Is A Far Infrared Sauna?
A specific wave length of light from the sun (5-25-microns), Among the rays coming from the sun, the Far-infrared waves are the safest and the most beneficial.Far infrared light provides the healthy benefits of natural sunlight with none of the dangerous side effects of exposure to UV radiation. A principal property of far infrared light is its ability to heat an object directly without elevating the temperature of the air surrounding the object.
At Labalaba Wellness Centre, we use the West Coast Sauna, which is carbon based, top of the range.
Infrared Saunas assist with and/or alleviate symptoms of the following:
Benefits of the Infrared Sauna
The infrared energy released by our Sauna can penetrate up to 1.5″ deep into muscle tissue. 93% of this energy is absorbed through our skin. By heating these tissues, vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels occurs which can be beneficial in reducing muscle spasms, joint stiffness and achiness, as well as general aches and pains due to conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is also evidence that when used 24-48 hours post injury, far infrared energy can reduce the time it takes for your body to heal sprains and strains. May help to reduce pain and swelling in the body.
The skin being our largest organ plays an important role in the elimination of undesirable toxins. Some physicians refer to the skin as a third kidney. The deep penetration of our Saunas’ infrared allows removal of toxins stored in fat cells. Detoxifying in our Sauna helps your body to get rid of potential carcinogenic heavy metals such as mercury and lead, as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol. Cleanse your body with ease.
As you bask in the comforts of our Sauna, your body is actually hard at work attempting to maintain a constant core temperature. Your body does this by increasing peripheral blood flow and by sweating. In Guyton’s textbook of Medical Physiology, it states that 1 gram of sweat requires 0.568 kcal to produce. An average sauna user can produce 500 grams of sweat and burn 350 calories during a therapeutic sauna session. This is the equivalent of running 2-3 miles. Our infrared saunas can also help rid your body of cellulite which is a gel like substance made up of fat cells, water and wastes. Feel those extra pounds melt away.
Our Saunas’ infrared heat therapy is one way to achieve cardiovascular conditioning effects even without exerting yourself. During a sauna session, vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels occurs which increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. This provides a workout for your heart as the body attempts to cool itself in diverting blood from internal organs to the extremities and the skin. Research suggests that regular infrared heat therapy has been beneficial in reducing blood pressure. Relax and get your heart in shape.
Stress Relief and Relaxation
Wrap yourself in the warmth of our far infrared rays and relax in style. Feel the stress of the day melt away in your private sanctuary. Increased circulation triggers the release of endorphins, loosening tight muscles and making you feel better all over.
Beautification of Skin
Improve the tone, texture and elasticity of your skin? By sitting in our Sauna, the increased blood circulation to the skin brings fresh nutrients to the surface. At the same time, profuse sweating is assisting in the removal of toxins that accumulate deep within your pores such as make-up, dirt, lotions and conditioners. You will look and feel better.
The warmth of our Sauna will relax your muscles, increase flexibility and range of motion. Studies show, tissues heated to 130° and then stretched have exhibited an elastic elongation that persists long after the stretch is removed. This was not the case when the same tissues were stretched at normal tissue temperatures. Therapeutic benefits were also seen in working with ligaments, tendons, fascia, joint capsules and symposiums that have become scarred, thickened or contracted. Improve flexibility beyond your expectations.
What is Chromotherapy?
Also called Colour Therapy. Healing with colour.Chromotherapy has been around for centuries. It is believed by some scholars that colour therapy originates from Ayurveda which is the long held and revered natural healing system from India. In the ancient Ayurveda medicinal principles, colour and the use of colour is strongly related to the seven chakras in the human body. Chakras are qi (chi) energy sources that align with the spine, and are considered spiritual centres of the body. If chakra energy centres are in balance, then the human being is healthy, but if the chakra centre is blocked or over-stimulated, the individual may exhibit symptoms of disease.
According to the ancient Chinese, every organ in the body is not only associated with a colour, it was also associated with one of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, wood, and metal. Red is associated with the heart and small intestine as well as the tongue; Yellow is associated with the spleen, the stomach, the pancreas, and the mouth; White or silver is associated with the respiratory system, the large intestines and the nose; Purple, Blue and Black are associated with the bladder, the kidneys and the ears; Green is associated the gall bladder, liver, and eyes. Exposure to colour therapy sessions with associated organs/colors is believed to produce positive healing results.
The Actions of Various Colours
Symbolic of heat, fire and anger. It is a stimulating colour. Stimulates arterial blood and bringing warmth to extremities. A general tonic valuable in treatment of low blood pressure anaemia and rheumatism.
Symbolic of prosperity and pride, useful for stimulating blood supply. Beneficial in the treatment of kidney ailments and stimulating milk production.
Beneficial in the treatment of nervousness and emotional disturbances and insomnia.
Associated with joy and happiness. It is a stimulant to the brain, spleen and liver. Useful in the treatment of diabetes, indigestion, constipation, liver and kidney disorders.
Combine the blood warming red and the cooling antiseptic blue. Excellent stimulant without being an irritant. Useful in the treatment of constipation, disorders of the stomach and womb. It exerts a soothing effect on the eyes, ears and nervous system.
A colour of harmony, combining yellow and blue. It is a mild sedative, useful in the treatment of nervous conditions. It preserves and strengthens the eyesight. It is of great help in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.
Cool, soothing and sedative, alleviates pain, reduces bleeding and heals burns. It is beneficial in the treatment of respiratory disorders, high blood pressure and skin aberrations. At a study at the New England State Hospital in the United States, 25 members of staff with normal blood pressure where bathed in blue light for half an hour, it resulted in a universal fall in blood pressure. The blood pressure rose, when red light was applied.
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