Infrared Sauna at Progressive Medical Center in Atlanta

Detoxification Through Sweating

Let’s discuss the benefits of detoxification through Far-Infrared Sauna Therapy. One of our body’s three main mechanisms of detoxification is sweat, but not all sweating methods are created equal. Normal exercise or heat-initiated sweating is beneficial but far-infrared heat that we normally receive from the sun’s rays has a deeper more detoxifying effect. Far-infrared personal saunas carry the benefits of deep tissue cleansing in the comfort of lower temperatures (130-140 degrees) that allow you to sweat for 30 minutes to an hour vs. normal radiant heat saunas where temperatures can exceed 180 degrees. 
Some studies have suggested that far infrared saunas can help reduce chronic pain by increasing blood circulation, relaxing muscles, and reducing inflammation123456This may be especially beneficial for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or other pain-related conditions1236. However, the effects may vary depending on the individual and the frequency and duration of sauna use.
Some studies have suggested that far infrared saunas can benefit cardiac health by improving blood flow, reducing blood pressure, enhancing blood vessel function, and lowering inflammation12345This may be helpful for people with heart failure, hypertension, or other cardiovascular problems134
Some studies have suggested that far infrared saunas can help lower blood pressure by relaxing the body, regulating weight, and detoxifying pollutants123.
Far infrared saunas may reduce stress by increasing your body temperature, which can trigger the release of endorphins, the natural painkillers and mood boosters12They may also help you relax by providing a quiet and comfortable space to unwind and detach from your daily worries13.
Progressive Medical Center as part of their functional and integrative medical clinic in Atlanta have Far Infrared Spas available for use under the supervision of our doctors so that you can give them a try and see if they are right for you. Many people find them more effective and more comfortable than a traditional spa. 
Seating can be a great way to shed toxins, and help stimulate the body, but you also don’t want to overheat yourself. FIRS are the best of both worlds.