Infrared Sauna Therapy in Bend
At High Desert Hydrotherapy we strive to offer our community in Bend and Central Oregon a variety of health, beauty and wellness options. One such option is the use of our Infrared Sauna. Activated by heat, our infrared sauna penetrates cells at a deeper level thus aiding in better blood circulation thus aiding in relief from achy muscles or tightness.
Your skin is often referred to as your third kidney because it is believed to aide in eliminating toxins from our body, one of those ways is through sweat. Sitting comfortably in our sauna for 20-30 minutes may help. If your wanting a little help with your detox program or just want to burn a few extra calories, infrared sauna therapy might be just the thing to help.
Potential Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy
- It may help you relax and can aid in endorphin release.
- Relaxing can help with stress and overall well being.
- It can help with Pain relief by increasing the blood circulation thus helping you to relax.
- It may also help with inflammation.
- It may help in the hypothermic effect which may cause your body temperature to increase a bit possibly killing some viruses and bacteria.
- It can help stimulate your metabolism thus helping to release some toxins through sweat.
Infrared Sauna Therapy Pricing
20 minutes $30.00
What is Far Infrared?
The Mayo Clinic website states that an infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. This type of sauna is sometimes called a far-infrared sauna. “far” describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you.
The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions similar to those elicited by moderate exercise, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.
“Full spectrum” refers to the entire infrared spectrum: near infrared, mid infrared and far infrared.
“Near Infrared” is the shortest wavelength, and will be absorbed just below the surface of the skin creating a sweat that promotes healing and revitalization.
“Mid infrared” is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue increasing circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.
“Far infrared” is the longest wavelength which penetrates the fat cells causing vasodilation, where the fat cells vibrate to expel toxins, resulting in the greatest levels of detoxification and stimulate your metabolism to aid in weight-loss.
Among the infrared waves, the far infrared rays, which have a wavelength of 6-12 microns, are especially good for the human body. These waves have the potential to penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches or more into the body allowing for deep heat and raise your core body temperature from deep inside. The far infrared rays consist of similar wavelengths as those emitted naturally by the human body. This is one potential explanation of why many feel energetically rejuvenated and balanced from contact with far infrared waves. It is also believed that far infrared waves help improve blood circulation and recovery from fatigue.