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The Basics of Sauna Detoxification

Sauna bathing promotes clear, healthy skin,
and relaxes body & mind

Why is Sweating so important?

Since the skin is our largest organ, it plays an important role in eliminating undesirable toxins. Some physicians refer to the skin as the third kidney.

Despite many attempts to live otherwise, our bodies face a constant bombardment of toxins: Fast food, cigarettes and unnatural beverages are all obvious sources of preservatives, additives and chemicals, but the true onslaught comes from environmental pollutants in our air, water and soil. When you add poor exercise regiments to the equation, the body is simply not capable of keeping up with the removal of these modern toxins.

With sedentary living and the addition of chemicals to the skin through soaps, detergents, deodorants and lotions, the skin cannot carry out its designated functions. Sun damage also seriously impedes the skin’s capacity for detoxification. A sauna can increase circulation and oxygenate the skin, restoring its detoxifying properties.


A sauna will not only aid the liver and kidneys by assisting them with the process of detoxification, in some cases it is the only way to detoxify fat stored poisons. In essence using a sauna will loosen those stored toxins, which are then deposited temporarily into the bloodstream (this is why some people who use the sauna for the first time experience a really bad head ache from the toxins entering the bloodstream).

  • In the heat of a sauna, the core body temperature begins to rise. The blood vessels dilate, causing increased blood flow. As heat from the blood moves
    toward the skin surfaces and the core body temperature rises, the body’s nervous system sends signals to the millions of sweat glands covering the
    body. As the sweat glands are stimulated they produce sweat. Sweat production is primarily for cooling of the body, and is composed mostly of water –
    but deep sweating in a sauna can help reduce levels of lead, copper, zinc, nickel and mercury – all toxins commonly picked up from our environment.
  • At the same time, skin is cleansed and dead cells are replaced, keeping your skin in good working condition.
  • Sweat rinses bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts. Cleansing of the pores improves the capillary circulation and gives the skin a soft,
    beautiful appearance.
  • Soothes aches and pains in muscles and joints
  • Under high heat, the body releases endorphins — the body’s naturally produced pain relieving chemical. Endorphins can have a mild and enjoyable
    tranquilizing effect and the ability to quell the pain of arthritis (and muscle soreness from an intense physical workout).
  • Body temperature rises from the heat of the sauna, causing blood vessels to dilate and circulation to increase. The increased blood flow accelerates
    the body’s natural healing process — soothing aches and pains and speeding up of the healing of cuts and bruises.
  • Following sporting activity, use the heat of a sauna for muscle relaxation by helping to reduce muscle tension and eliminate lactic acid and other toxins
    in your muscles.


Thousands of environmental toxins saturate every aspect of our living environment. These toxins are unavoidable and are often absorbed into our bodies. Since humans are bi -accumulators, the large quantities and numerous types of toxins we are exposed to overwhelm our bodies’ ability to metabolize and get rid of them naturally and thereby accumulate in our bodies. In time, the poison from toxins may result in immune symptom problems, such as chronic pain syndromes, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

So , how can you best get rid of these harmful toxins? The perfect solutions for helping your body get rid of the environmental toxic chemicals (pesticides, heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and hydrocarbon residues), Is Body detoxification through sweating in a sauna. The heat penetrates tissues triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage and directly into sweat and to help your body expel them.

Fat becomes water-soluble at a temperature of 100°F before it begins to dissolve and enter the bloodstream to be removed from the body. The Sauna will increase the peripheral blood flow and remove fat through sweat. Weight loss is one of the great benefits of using a Sauna every day. A single therapeutic sauna session will burn as much as 300-600 calories. Another problematic and difficult to get rid of waste is cellulite, a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes that are trapped in pockets below the skin. The sauna can assist this condition, as profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. Saunas are one of the most natural and healthy ways to burn calories without exercising!

A heating effect deep in the muscular tissues and internal organs is caused by the sauna. Our bodies respond to this deep heating effect via a hypothalamic-induced increase in heart volume and rate. This heart stress is beneficial because it leads to a cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. Medical research confirms that the use of a sauna provides cardiovascular conditioning as the body works to cool itself and involves substantial increases in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic, while diastolic blood pressure drops, for improved overall cardiovascular fitness. Your heart is your most vital organ, take good care of it!
It has been proven that heat reduces pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves. The saunas heat penetrates deep into the skin, the muscle tissue, and alleviates symptoms such as back pain, sprains, strains, joint stiffness, muscle spasms and headaches as well as pains due to conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Heat therapy can assist in relieving the pain by blocking pain sensations. It improves blood flow and oxygen to enhance the body’s natural healing process. The improved blood flow and fluid exchange to the injured tissue helps reduce pain and inflammation. Heal your body with a Sauna!
Saunas are excellent for increasing blood circulation to the skin, which is essential for beautiful, youthful, glowing skin! This increased blood flow brings important nutrients t subcutaneous and surface tissue, promoting cellular activity and growth. By freeing your skin from accumulated dirt and dry skin cells you will experience a new inner glow.Saunas help firm and improve skin tone and elasticity. Infrared heat has been noted t reduce acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. Additionally, open wounds can heal quicker with reduced scarring. Keeping your skin healthy is an important part of maintaining a healthy body!
Studies show that tissues heated to 130°F and then stretched have exhibited an elastic elongation that persists long after the stretch is removed. A Saunas heat is a therapeutic haven for athletes looking for a pre-workout to warm up muscles for range of motion and increase flexibility to help prevent injury. It is also ideal for pre-warm-up for physical therapy and massage therapy, or for relaxing your muscles after a long workout. Sauna therapy has been noted to help increase athletic endurance and performance, as well as promote the healing process of body aches and inflammation reduction. Many Top Athletes incorporate saunas in their training.
Perhaps the most immediate relief you will get from basking in a Sauna is simple relaxation, as it melts away the stresses and tensions of the fast-paced life, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! Your sauna will give your body an overall massaging effect, soothing jangled nerves and knotted muscles. Regular sauna use can help reduce stress and enhance your body’s energy supply!
Studies show that repeated sauna treatments improve impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventative role for sauna use for arteriosclerosis.
Heating of muscles during sauna use produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. As your body produces sweat to cool itself, your heart works at a higher rate to pump blood, increasing your overall circulation. At the same time the increased work load from your cardiovascular system helps free up harmful molecules in your blood vessels, allowing your body to flush them out through your sweat glands.
Some researchers believe that heat therapy can help stimulate the body’s immune system by elevating body temperature. The sauna’s heat raises your body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. As it works to combat the “fever,” the body’s immune system is strengthened. The intense heat also stimulates production of white blood cells and therefore helping to target tumor cells. Studies have shown that extreme heat protects healthy cells and makes tumor cells more susceptible to radiation. This makes sauna heat a useful addition to cancer therapy treatment as it enables the use of lower doses of radiation. Other studies have shown that breast cancer was less prevalent among women who frequently use saunas.
It is neither implied nor should it be inferred that saunas prevent, treat or prevent any disease. DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with a sauna without the supervision of a certified physician. Hydration is an important requirement for using a sauna and it is recommended to consume water before and after use.Please consult with your certified physician before using a sauna if any of the following items apply to you

  • Prescription Drugs
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Alcohol and illegal substance abuse
  • Pacemaker/ Defibrillator
  • Joint Injuries
  • Pregnancy
  • Fever
  • Hemophiliacs
  • Other Diseases
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