Sweat or Sauna or Heat Therapy
Throughout history, humans have used Sauna or Sweat or Heat therapy as a safe and powerful means of detoxification.
Sweat is the means by which toxic elements such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury are excreted from the body, and in addition some pesticides are excreted. Sweating is a cleansing process that rids the body of waste and helps keep the skin clean.
Our skin is the largest organ in the human body and sweating, the body’s internal cooling system, is the most natural and effective way to detoxify.
In addition, heating therapy promotes excellent cardiovascular conditioning and weight loss. This is achieved by increasing your heart rate by 50-75% while in our saunas which, in turn, burns real calories.
The heat energy deeply penetrates the skin and warms the muscles and joints. When the energy enters the body, it causes the body temperature to increase and ultimately results in perspiration.There are many medical practitioners around the world prescribe 30 minute sessions for their patients.
Heat energy we use penetrate human tissue up to 2 inches and is therapeutic because of its ability to be absorbed by our body and safely raise our core body temperature. In fact, your core body raises over 3 degrees (to over 102 degrees) after a 20-40 minutes session. This self-induced “fever” results in a healthy, deep detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside. Fevers are the body’s ultimate way of defense.
One part of the aging is getting wrinkles on your face, your sagging body, long ears, more fatigue etc. This is what you can see. But, very few people talk about cellular aging and how to prevent it. If we take care of the age of our cell, our body won’t have the above symptoms at all.
The principle of Sweat bathing or Sauna is a hot room in which people sit, generally for 20-40 minutes usually followed by a cold shower.
The skin is our body’s largest and most complex organ and plays an important role in our fitness - While perspiring you will experience deep relaxation, sore muscles are loosened, and aching joints will likely feel relief. The process of perspiration burns calories- without a doubt - sauna can be an important part of a healthy weight loss program.
An induced sweat cleanses the body from inside out, purging it of toxins from polluted environments.
The heat produces an artificial “fever” and urges every organ of the body into action. While outwardly relaxed, your inner organs are as active as though you were jogging.
During a sauna, sweating can perform the heavy metal excretion that would take the kidneys 24 working hours.
Excessive salt carried by sweat is believed to be beneficial for cases of mild hypertension.
A metabolic by-product, urea, if not disposed of regularly, can cause headaches, nausea and, in extreme cases, vomiting, coma and even death.
Sweat draws out lactic acid which causes stiff muscles and contributes to general fatigue.
Sweat flushes out toxic metals such as copper, lead, zinc and mercury which the body absorbs in polluted environments.
Properly cared for skin is better able to resist eczema, athlete’s foot, pimples and blackheads. Furthermore, combining sweat bathing and brushing with a loofah or brush removes flakes of dried skin cells that accumulate on the epidermis.
Beneath the Skin- Marvelous things happen beneath the skin in the heat of the sweat bath.
The capillaries dilate permitting increased flow of blood to the skin in an attempt to draw heat from the surface and disperse it inside the body.
The heart is pressed into a faster pace to keep up with the additional demands for blood.
Impurities in the liver, kidneys, stomach, muscles, brain, and most other organs are flushed out by the faster flow of juices.
The skin and kidneys filter the waste, excreting them in sweat and urine.
Some researchers claim that the rapid flexing of the heart and blood vessels in the heat of the sweat bath is a healthy exercise
While the surface temperature of the skin may rise as much as 10 degrees C, inner temperature increases up to 3 degrees C
As Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine observed, "Give me fever and I can cure every disease.” - it does point to the healing power of an increased body temperature. There is a saying: Give your body a good fever, and there is no disease that can survive.
It is common knowledge that many bacterial and viral agents do not survive well at temperatures higher than normal body temperature. It is also possible that damaged cells repair themselves quicker in fever conditions due to the increased metabolic rate. Recovery from illness then comes easier and quicker.
The inner temperature rise affects the function of important endocrine glands, the pituitary in particular. Located in the bottom center of the brain, the pituitary is known as the master gland because its hormones regulate both metabolism & the activity of other glands such as thyroid, adrenal, ovaries and testes. Urged by the heat, the pituitary accelerates the body’s metabolism and affects the interplay of several of the body’s hormones. Some people have gone as far to say that sex drive is increased and growth stimulated in the sweat/sauna bath.
The oxygen needs of the body increase by about 20 percent so the lungs, another important eliminator of body waste, join in the body’s quickened pace. (The lungs’ rapid exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen is hindered in some sweat baths. Clogged respiratory passages are opened by heat, giving relief from colds and other minor respiratory problems. When the body is slowly cooled, the effects of heat are reversed – the heart calms, sweat pores close, dilated blood vessels contract and body temperature returns to normal.
As you can imagine, the combination of sweat bathing and cooling conditions the body, and a well-tuned body is more resistant to colds, disease and infection. In cold weather, the warm glowing feeling lingers for hours, while in hot climates the body seems cooler than before the sweat bath.
Heat Therapy is simple to achieve. All we must do is raise cell temperature by several degrees for several minutes to activate cellular heat therapy effects. What are these cellular heat therapy effects?
Heat Shock Proteins are activated. HSPs repair misfolded and damaged proteins and also help make cellular detoxification more efficient
Increased Cellular Metabolism
When doing this in the tissues of the body’s core, we activate the whole body’s detoxification response. This is called whole-body or systemic heat therapy. It’s the full-body heat therapy that results in dramatic healing effects for the entire organism:
Increased Blood Flow to Tissues
Increased Tissue Oxygenation
Vasodilation of Blood Vessels, so Blood Pressure Decreases, even as Blood Circulation Increases
Increased Production of Human Growth Hormone
Increase Insulin Sensitivity/Reduced Insulin Resistance
Activation of Skin as Organ of Detoxification via Passive Sweating
We dramatically increasing blood-flow to the vital organs and skin, unlocking even hard to reach toxins. When sitting quietly in your sauna, sweating passively, profound detoxification begins to occur. The skin, your largest detoxification organ, is activated as a toxin eliminator.
In today’s toxic world no one can avoid exposure to harmful substances. Sauna therapy is a cornerstone of defense in the fight against toxin related illness and dysfunction.
Longevity: A recent landmark scientific study published in a major medical journal demonstrated a significant decrease in mortality (increase in longevity) with sauna use. Benefits observed included significant decreases in fatal heart attacks and deaths from other cardiovascular diseases.
Relaxation & Stress Relief : Sauna use promotes parasympathetic nervous system activity (“rest & digest” state) and decreases sympathetic (“fight or flight” state) activity. Saunas promote profound relaxation and stress relief through their parasympathetic effect. A number of factors synergistically and powerfully combine to produce these changes. Sweating, moving blood to the periphery, Heating the body, Regular use produces genuine relaxation of body and mind-improving a sense of well-being. Sauna therapy also decreases blood pressure as well as improves both oxygenation and circulation.
Skin Rejuvenation: Care for your body’s largest organ! Your skin is a major organ for eliminating body wastes through sweating. Most people don’t sweat enough. Saunas encourage sweating and unlock toxins stored beneath the skin bringing deeper toxins to the skin for elimination. Has shown to stimulate vital collagen and elastin production. Collagen helps plump the skin, while elastin firms the skin - energizes and repairs damaged cells, stimulating collagen and elastin and returning the skin to a more youthful look. Body Fat & Cellulite
Regular sauna use can reduce overall body fat and to decrease cellulite.. A study involving a group of women riding stationary bicycles demonstrated a 444% increase in weight loss for the group exposed to saunas when compared to the exercise only group.
This is a fabulous, inexpensive and a safe healing and detoxification procedure.
Regular use greatly speeds up healing. With regular use, these allow the body to eliminate toxic chemicals in a few years that would otherwise take much longer.
The sauna helps greatly to safely eliminate chronic infections. They can also dramatically improve circulation, hydration and oxygenation of the body.
Conventional saunas need high air temperatures to pull impurities from the body, our heated saunas can directly penetrate up to 45 mm inside the body. Impurities can be pushed out using lower and more comfortable temperatures. Compared to conventional saunas this means many more health benefits.
As the body temperature rises, perspiration occurs and blood circulation increases. The muscles and organs are stimulated and toxic waste (fat, heavy metals and other toxic materials) is removed from your body through perspiration.
Improves your skin tone & stimulates the production of collagen - Remove bacteria, dead skin, dirt & sweat from your skin leaving it clean, rejuvenated and acne free! Get your Sexy Glow on!
Strengthens your immune system : Because the body temperature is elevated - heat is in effect creating an artificial fever. Your immune system is stimulated and works to fight bacteria and viruses presently in your system.
Helps you to reduces cellulite - Heat is absorbed by the cells of the body, helping to break down stubborn cellulite into a water soluble substance that can now be eliminated through sweating. So while you are sweating, you not only will you burn calories, but you sweat out toxins from your body! So, basically you are detoxifying at a cellular level! And while you are sweating out these toxins, you’ll have a blast melting away any stress and worries, while burning fat and getting lean!
As the science goes, any fat heated dissolves and exits the body. Heat energy penetrates the thick layer of your skin to uproot fat cells in minutes. It penetrates up to depth of 4-5cm leading to uprooting of the fat from the body. It invigorates the cellular activities and stimulates the blood vessels resulting in substantial caloric loss and the therapy speeds up the metabolic process of vital organs.