Health Benefits


If there was a way to increase energy, lose weight, decrease stress, detoxify the body and purify the skin while elevating the immune system to fight off everything from the common cold, circulation, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions to serious life quality threatening illnesses, what would it be worth?

What if all a person had to do to receive such benefits was relax and sit down for 15 to 30 minutes a day, three or four times a week, listening to music, reading a book, watching TV or talking on the phone - now what would that be worth?

What the Experts Say

"The Far Infrared sauna is the safest, most efficient and economical way of eliminating stored toxins, making it a household necessity. I am convinced that the Far Infrared sauna is something that everyone should incorporate into their lifestyle to restore health. The Far Infrared sauna is far safer and more tolerable than a conventional sauna because it uses a heat energy that penetrates into tissues, triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage, directly into the sweat."
(Sherry A. Rogers, M.D. Centre for Environmental Medicine)

It has become well known that people who take regular saunas (2-3 per week) reduce their incidence of colds and influenza by over 65% (a study by the British Medical Association).

While many people use saunas primarily for relaxation and stress reduction, the other health benefits are increasing the popularity of saunas. The reduction and removal of body toxins through the sweating process is becoming a highly regarded benefit of the sauna.

Hundreds of years ago, people discovered and turned to heat therapy as a source of natural healing for many illnesses and discomforts. Far Infrared saunas are growing in popularity and are naturally rising to the top of health regime requirements.

What are the main health benefits?

  • Helps purify fat cells and controls weight
  • Effective way to burn calories (up to 600 calories in one session)
  • Detoxifies heavy metals, hydrocarbon residues, alcohol, nicotine, sodium and cholesterol
  • Strengthens the cardiovascular system with deep Far Infrared penetration
  • Effective for treating sprains, muscle spasms and joint stiffness
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Improves and clears cellulite
  • Improves skin tone and complexion
  • Helps scars and burns, acne, psoriasis and eczema
  • Sharpens senses and relieves stress and fatigue
  • Stimulates endorphins of the brain and ‘feel good’ hormones
  • Improves your immune system and kills organisms like bacteria and parasites
  • Increases overall health and resistance to disease

Is the Far Infrared Sauna good for weight loss and burning calories?

There is the obvious weight loss that is associated with burning calories. Most importantly, however, is the weight loss that occurs in those users with chemical toxicities. These are the people who have tried many diets with little or no results. Toxic chemicals are stored in the fat cells and the body will not let go of the fat unless the toxins are removed from the cells. The body very cleverly binds up these toxins in the fat to preserve other organs. Once the toxins are removed, the weight gain associated with high acidity/mal-absorption is also solved.

As you relax in the gentle heat of the infrared sauna, your body is actually hard at work, producing sweat, pumping blood – and burning calories. In a single sauna session you may burn as many as 600 calories, similar to exercising for 30 minutes.

Detoxify and lose weight

Scientific studies have shown that a thirty minute session in an infrared sauna can result in the loss of toxins and stored fats in the body by up to six times the level a traditional sauna or exercise alone can achieve. Infrared is the only heat that penetrates deep enough into the tissues of the body to melt away cellulite and fats and the unique light wavelengths act to break down dangerous toxins and acids in the body. Compared to a session in a traditional sauna, you can perspire up to three times more, resulting in these fragmented impurities being safely eliminated by the body through perspiration. An added health benefit of using an infrared sauna is weight loss. Your body will use up to 600 calories in just 30 comfortable and relaxing minutes.

Why does the SaunaMed Infrared Sauna removes up to six times more stored fat and toxins from your body?

This is due to the radiant heat stimulating the deep tissues and organs to release stored fat and accumulated toxins. The SaunaMed Infrared Sauna range gives the body an opportunity to release toxins through the skin, which is often referred to as the third kidney because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating up to 30% of the body’s waste.

How do I burn calories and get a cardiovascular workout by sitting in a SaunaMed infrared sauna?

When our body heats up, the heart pumps blood faster around the body and to the extremities of the body. Muscles worked during exercise produce heat, and the body needs to compensate. The best defence the body has to overheating is sweating because sweat evaporates from the skin taking the heat with it. Our body expends energy to produce sweat - 1g of sweat requires 0.586 calories. A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off up to 1000gms or more in a single sauna session - the equivalent in sweat to run 10 -15kms.

So, by sitting in a SaunaMed sauna your body will start to sweat, raise the heart rate and dilate the capillaries and other parts of the cardiovascular system, offering many of the cardiovascular benefits of physical exercise.

NASA has also concluded after lengthy trails in the 1980`s that infrared therapy is the best way for astronauts to maintain cardiovascular fitness on long cramped space flights.

Keep your Heart Healthy

Far Infrared saunas have a stimulating effect on the cardiovascular system. As you perspire, your heart works harder to pump blood through your body. A 30-minute session in a SaunaMed infrared sauna is equivalent to walking or jogging for 10 to 15 kilometres. Take advantage of these amazing benefits without leaving the relaxing warmth of your own spa, and without any dangerous impact on your joints.

The sauna also increases heart rate and blood circulation, both crucial to maintaining health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin without heightening blood pressure. It is a great means of exercise for those who cannot physically exert themselves.

Is the Sauna really effective for pain relief?

Relief from arthritic joints and lower back pain is a common benefit for many people. Research has also shown infrared therapy to effectively manage all manner of muscular and skeletal aches and pains, and even improve posture.
One of the main reasons for this is its ability to dilate the capillaries in areas associated with pains, allowing oxygen-rich blood to bathe the area and flush away metabolic waste that builds up and contributes to the pain, soreness and stiffness, this also brings relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, so that they recover faster. Many people who have had trouble sleeping from pain and stress have found deep restful sleep through regular use.

Due to the deep penetrating heat from infrared, health professionals and Sports Medicine have used infrared lamps for many years to treat muscle and joint problems.

How does regular use of the Sauna reduce cellulite?

European beauty specialists regularly incorporate sessions in programmes to reduce cellulite. Because the radiant infrared heat penetrates three times as deeply as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at breaking down hard to move cellulite and promoting a more youthful, beautiful complexion.

How will using the Sauna benefit my skin?

Infrared Heat penetrates deeply into the layers of skin. Perspiration removes the deep impurities, toxins and dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws your skin`s own natural nutrients to the surface. Together with Infrared heat`s cleansing effect, you will see a noticeable improvement in your skins texture, complexion, tone and elasticity.
Studies concluded that Infrared Heat has been beneficial in the healing of acne, eczema, rashes, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
The skin is often referred to as the third kidney because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating up to 30% of the body’s waste.

How does a sauna reduce stress and fatigue?

High levels of stress put continuous strain in the autonomic nervous system and are one of the elusive causes of many chronic diseases. Heat therapy relaxes the muscles and relieves muscular aches and pains. By facilitating the expansion of capillary vessels, thereby improving circulation, physical stress levels are reduced.

The infrared rays also clear away build up of lactic acid and carbon dioxide around the muscles, by removing the toxins muscle and joint stiffness disappears. Besides these physiological effects, a sauna session also contributes to stress reduction by stimulating the endorphins of the brain, and simply by providing a peaceful and relaxing environment away from it all.

Boost your immune system

Combat the effects of daily stress and wake up your immune system. Deep radiant infrared heat results in a rising of your body’s temperature, identical to the body`s defence mechanism against bacteria, microbes, and infection. The beneficial side effect of this induced temperature increase is immune system improvement resulting from increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T-cells by your thymus. When toxins are present in our body blood circulation is blocked and cellular energy is impaired. The body’s immune system is inhibited, which makes it difficult for the body to fight disease.

Combined with the elimination of toxins and wastes from your body, your overall health and resistance to disease is noticeably improved so you feel and look better.

How can your sauna benefit me with my exercise routine, and my before and after workouts?

Our saunas are definitely an investment in your fitness regime. Lactic acid, a by-product of muscle metabolism that causes soreness and stiffness after exercise, is significantly reduced after infrared sauna therapy. Use of our sauna before exercise can also benefit, as it helps increase blood circulation and acts as a warm up before activity.

My doctor says a Far Infrared sauna is very effective for detoxifying mercury without adding to my total toxicity. Is this true?

Absolutely. This has been proven true in test after test.