How Far Infrared Sauna Helps Detoxify the Body

How Far Infrared Sauna Helps Detoxify the Body

Feeling tired, worn-down, and out-of-whack? You might be in need of a good detox

One of the ways to release excess toxins from the body is to sweat it all out. And, a popular method of getting nice and sweaty are saunas.

Traditionally, saunas were heated by steam, typically by heating rocks and pouring water over them. But, thanks to modern technology we are able to use infrared light and heat to more efficiently heat not only the sauna but also the body.

How does an infrared sauna work?

Instead of heating the air around you, an infrared sauna heats your body directly by using infrared heaters and light. This means infrared saunas can heat the body more efficiently than traditional saunas, which rely on heating the air. The heat from an infrared sauna is soaked up by the skin, which raises body temperature deep inside the core and promotes a deeper level of detox than ordinary saunas can provide.

This deeper level of detoxification helps rid the body of excess toxins ranging from heavy metals, chemicals, radioactive particles. It can help relieve symptoms of common illnesses, prevent future illness, and increase overall health and vitality.

If you’re looking to use a sauna for detoxification, you’ll want to choose a sauna that is capable of full-spectrum infrared light, which includes near, mid, and far infrared technology.

There are many benefits to using a full spectrum home sauna. Each infrared technology provides different benefits and when combined together, you get the full benefits of this holistic healing method.

Here are the full-spectrum infrared light benefits:

Near Infrared:
  • Cell Health/Immunity
  • Wound Healing
  • Skin Purification
  • Pain Relief
  • Pain Relief
  • Improved Circulation
  • Weight Loss
Far Infrared:
  • Weight Loss
  • Detoxification
  • Blood Pressure Reduction
  • Relaxation

What happens during an infrared sauna session

When you’re using an infrared sauna, each session should last about 15 to 20 minutes. Of course, the goal is to sweat. It will be warm and should feel relaxing.

During a session, you might notice:

  • Increased sweating, even heavy sweating
  • An increased heart rate
  • A feeling of mental clarity
  • Full body relaxation responses

You might want to sit on a towel to absorb sweat. Most people wear athletic shorts and a loose shirt or bralette. Some people like to use the sauna in the nude. That’s fine too, we just highly recommend the towel in that case!

Once you’re done, take a quick rinse and then drink a glass of water. Some people report feeling a little lightheaded. It’s always a good idea to rest for a little while afterward. It should be pretty easy since you probably feel nice and relaxed.

The benefits of full-spectrum infrared saunas for medical conditions

Improves heart function

There is some evidence that infrared sauna treatments can normalize blood pressure levels, which could effectively treat congestive heart failure. How amazing is that!

Lowers chronic pain

There have also been studies showing that infrared sauna treatments can lower chronic pain, especially from arthritis. It may also help with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Improves blood pressure

Using an infrared sauna has also been shown to lower both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In a study of far infrared sauna therapy conducted by the University of Missouri, Kansas City, systolic blood pressure decreased from an average of 130.5 before the study to 124 at the completion of the study.

Helpful for those with diabetes

People who have diabetes often have other complications and symptoms, including pain, chronic fatigue, and heart problems. An infrared sauna can help minimize these symptoms.

Improves muscles aches and joint pain

As part of the deep relaxation and detoxification, an infrared sauna can also help alleviate pain from sore muscles and joint pain.

Detoxification of harmful chemicals

For people who are often exposed to harmful carcinogens and chemicals, an infrared sauna can be an excellent way to purge the body. For example, firefighters are now frequently taking advantage of the benefits of saunas to minimize harm from the exposure of burning buildings.

Reduces inflammation

In addition to pain relief, a 2018 study conducted by the Department of Dermatology and Institute of Medical Research showed that use of near-infrared heat therapy helped the production of white blood cells to alleviate inflammation and reduce swelling.


Healthlighten® Mini Infrared Saunas

Healthlighten® mini infrared saunas offer an experience that will aid your body with the immune-boosting benefits mentioned above and more. These spa-like, hand-crafted sanctuaries provide you with a luxurious retreat in your home. With an array of infrared sauna sizes and styles available, you are sure to find the perfect sauna to suit your home. Learn more and get yours in time for the cold and flu season.

Fall brings with it many things. Illness does not have to be one of them. With proper care and preparation, your immune system can stand up to the cold and flu viruses that seem to be waiting until the cooler months to attack. The use of an infrared sauna strengthens your immune system by increasing white blood cell production, triggering the immune system, releasing impurities, improving blood circulation, regenerating cells, and promoting relaxation. With a strong defense system, you are free to enjoy life in full health.



1. Effect of post-exercise sauna bathing on the endurance performance of competitive male runners Scoon, Guy S.M., William G. Hopkins, Simon Mayhew, and James D. Cotter. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 10, no. 4 (August 2007): 259–62. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2006.06.009.

2. Effects of Recombinant Human Growth Hormone Therapy on Bone Mineral Density in Adults With Growth Hormone Deficiency: A Meta-Analysis. Maya Barake, Anne Klibanski, Nicholas A. Tritos
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 99, Issue 3, 1 March 2014, Pages 852–860,

3. Effect of a Single Finnish Sauna Session on White Blood Cell Profile and Cortisol Levels in Athletes and Non-Athletes. Journal of Human Kinetics

4. Sauna may be as good for the heart as exercise. WebMD.

5. Hussain J, Cohen M. Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018;2018:1857413. Published 2018 Apr 24. doi:10.1155/2018/1857413

6. Janssen CW, Lowry CA, Mehl MR, et al. Whole-Body Hyperthermia for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2016;73(8):789–795.

Older post Newer post