• Savanna McDavid

What can Far Infrared Light do for you?

Infrared light is one of the invisible spectrums of light produced by the sun.

Infrared light is what makes your skin feel warm when you are out in the sun, and the skin easily absorbs these wavelengths. This particular form of light has significant therapeutic benefits.


Far infrared rays, which are completely invisible to the naked eye, are capable of penetrating deep into the human body (literally right down to your bones) where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate major bodily functions.

(Don’t worry; far infrared rays are 100% safe. They’re NOT the ultraviolet rays that cause sunburn and skin cancer).


The healing rays heat your muscles, blood vessels, nerves, joints, and bones. At The Salt Oasis Kingpsort, we have many ways to enjoy Far Infrared Light. One that you are able to take home with you is the Infrared Heating Pad. We've seen this pad help so many people! There are so many priceless Far Infrared Heating Pad benefits such as reducing inflammation, pain and more.


While it may seem counterintuitive to use a heat-based therapy for inflammatory conditions, but a majority of inflammatory and pain conditions are caused or made worse by impaired circulation. The use of far infrared heat therapy is an exceptional way to improve blood flow, and has helped our patients with the following conditions:

  • Joint pain, muscle pain and arthritis

  • Nerve pain, numbness and tingling

  • Edema, water retention, bloating

  • Toxic exposure

  • Withdrawal from drugs, chemotherapy, and medications

  • Chronic fatigue, brain fog

  • Obesity

  • High blood pressure


Another wonderful way to enjoy Far Infrared Light here at The Salt Oasis Kingsport is the Infrared Sauna. Infrared saunas are a relatively new introduction to the market, but they are quickly gaining in popularity for many good reasons. The use of sweat bathing or “hot air baths” has been a common relaxation and detoxification strategy among people all over the world for centuries.


A traditional sauna works by heating the air inside a closed room using a conventional heater. Infrared saunas work differently. Instead of using a heat source to warm the air, they use infrared lamps to warm your body directly. This results in a cooler sauna experience (between 120- and 140-degrees Fahrenheit) than a conventional sauna (which can be close to 200 degrees Fahrenheit). In an infrared sauna, 80 percent of the energy used goes to heating the skin with the remaining 20 percent heating the air.


There are many conditions and illnesses that can benefit from exposure to infrared therapy, and we explore many of these below. In addition to improving your health by healing and eliminating diseases, using a sauna is also a relaxing, enjoyable experience which has mental and emotional health benefits, as well.


Infrared Saunas Enhance Detoxification

While conventional saunas are excellent for helping to detoxify the body, infrared saunas may be even more effective. Sweating is your body’s natural way of eliminating toxins and pollutants from your skin, blood, and tissues. This excretory pathway is more effective at removing heavy metals than urine or feces. Infrared therapy draws out more heavy metals like aluminum and mercury than other forms of sweat bathing. Infrared treatment also helps you sweat out higher levels of lipids, alcohol, nicotine, and other toxins.


Sauna Use Boosts Your Immune System

Regular use can improve the function of your immune system. When you raise your internal temperature by exposing your body to heat stress, such as from infrared rays, you are mimicking the effects of having a fever, which provides a little “workout” for your immune system. The more often this occurs, the fitter your system is when it comes to fighting diseases. Those who use an infrared sauna regularly can reduce the occurrence of infections and diseases substantially. Many studies show as much as a 50 percent reduction in colds with regular sauna use. This included a reduction in the frequency, duration, and severity of these common infections.


Infrared Sauna Use Reduces Pain and Inflammation

Far infrared rays increase your production of several critical immune cells, including t-cells and white blood cells. These wavelengths also help to reduce muscle spasms and soreness while also reducing pain and inflammation. Those with rheumatoid arthritis can see improvement in their range of motion and pain when they use an infrared sauna regularly.


Infrared Therapy Helps Treat High Blood Pressure

Use of infrared therapy can help lower blood pressure, too. While we need further research to confirm this, there is initial evidence to show that FIR therapy, such as what you receive from an infrared sauna, can decrease overall blood pressure, cardiac ejection resistance, and total peripheral resistance.


Improve Blood Circulation with an Infrared Sauna

Sitting in an infrared sauna can boost your blood circulation, which can supply more oxygen to your cells and tissues. When your cells receive more nutrients, you will experience better relaxation, reduced stress, improved sleep, and less pain.


Infrared Waves Boost Weight Loss

Sitting in an infrared sauna burns calories, and single 30-minute sessions can burn as many as if you were rowing or jogging for the same amount of time. These wavelengths penetrate your body deeply, accelerating the breakdown of cellulite and fat in your tissues, and these types of tissues more readily absorb this energy.


Using FIR Can Help Decrease Cellulite

Cellulite is pockets of fat trapped within your tissues, which then results in dimples on the skin, which many believe to be unsightly. Cellulite is more common in women than men and often appears on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. Even those who are physically fit can have cellulite. The radiant heat produced by infrared saunas penetrates deeper and creates higher internal temperatures than a conventional sauna. This boosts your metabolic rate and helps you burn excess fat more readily, including that which results in cellulite.


Using Infrared Saunas Improves your Well-Being

The combined effects of using an infrared sauna mean that you can enjoy better health, improved well-being, and more positive health outcomes over time. The combination of reduced inflammation, better circulation, fewer pollutants, and improvements in other symptoms means that you will feel better, sleep more soundly, and enjoy life more. Regular use of an infrared sauna even boosts your mood.


While using a sauna regularly has many proven health benefits, the use of an infrared sauna promises even more wellness advantages. This technology uses invisible light rays to warm your body directly, instead of heating the air around you, and infrared wavelengths provide many specific health benefits for those who use this form of therapy regularly. Infrared saunas help relax and ease stress while also helping to boost healing and disease prevention. You can enjoy less pain and inflammation with regular use. Far-infrared rays (FIR) improve many health conditions, including diabetes, nerve damage, allergies, and certain heart conditions.


Using an infrared sauna can even improve the appearance of your skin and help you lose weight. This safe and effective form of therapy is something you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home with our Infrared Heating Pads. You can also enjoy the benefits of an Infrared Sauna in our brand new Far Infrared Sauna.

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