Infrared sauna at malibu health club

Health Benefits

Weight Loss
A 15 minute session is estimated to be the equivalent of a 3 mile run, burning about 700 calories and stimulating your metabolism. Because fat becomes water soluble at 110 degrees, subcutaneous fat can be released from cells along with toxins. You may also loose up to 5 lbs in water weight, so you must drink plenty of water.

Detoxification
Reported to stimulate the body to release fat soluble toxins and heavy metals in a reaction process called resonant absorption. This is different than sweating from regular exercise which works via the sympathetic nervous system which is said to inhibit toxic elimination.

Chronic Pain Relief
Users have reported relief from Arthritis, Bursitis, Low back Pain, Shoulder Pain and Muscle aches. Accelerated healing of sprains and strains have also been reported.

Cardiovascular Conditioning
Infrared Sauna increases blood circulation and heart rate through dilation of the blood vessels as the body diverts blood for cooling. The beneficial effect is cardiovascular training and conditioning including lowering blood pressure and increasing the metabolic process.

Immune Enhancement
An infrared sauna session will cause a brief rise in body temperature which provides the same effects as a fever. This side effect is believed to trigger production of white blood cells and T cells which enhances the immune response.

Additional Benefits

Cellulite Reduction
Cellulite is a gel like substance made up of fat, water and wastes, which are trapped in pockets just below the skin. Profuse sweating during an infrared sauna session followed by a series of cellulite specific massages can improve this condition.

Skin Appearance
Improvements in skin problems including acne, rash, eczema and psoriasis have been reported.

Stress Reduction / Depression
Stress and depression are believed to be the hidden causes of many chronic diseases, infrared therapy before a relaxing massage can be the equivalent of a mini vacation for your mind and body.