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The ChillRx Far Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

The ChillRx Clearlight Far Infrared Sauna is completely safe and produces the same far infrared heat produced by the sun—but without harmful ultraviolet waves. Far-infrared heat is required for all living things for optimum health. The radiant heat from our Far Infrared Sauna surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. Using the Clearlight Far Infrared Sauna helps to remove impurities from your cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins such as cholesterol and heavy metals. When used properly, the Clearlight Far Infrared Sauna will help provide a lifetime of healthful living. Just as visible light has a range of wavelengths (running from red to violet), so does infrared light: longer wavelength infrared waves are thermal, while short or near infrared waves are not hot at all, in fact, you cannot even feel them. It is the far infrared energy that is most beneficial, penetrating the skin and increasing circulation to help rid the body of harmful toxins.


1. Weight Loss & Increased Metabolism

The ChillRx Clearlight Infrared® Sauna is the only infrared sauna specifically clinically tested for weight loss.  Binghamton University (SUNY) in New York used a Clearlight Sauna® for their weight loss trial with remarkable results.   Heat therapy benefits the body in numerous ways and one of the biggest benefits is weight loss.  Many gyms and health spas include saunas as part of their amenities because of the weight loss benefit.

Sauna Weight Loss Studies

A two-phase, sauna weight loss study conducted by Binghamton University in New York revealed that an increase in core body temperature resulted in a decrease in body fat. It concluded that people who used a Clearlight Infrared® Sauna three times a week for 30 minutes per session dropped an average of 4 percent body fat over a four-month period. For a 175-pound man, that represents a reduction of seven pounds of weight. Participants who experienced infrared sauna weight loss did not change their exercise or diet patterns during the study. Control groups in the study who did not use the Clearlight Infrared® Sauna showed no drop in weight. The study findings illustrate the significant boost that infrared therapy provides for our weight loss goals.

Benefits of Sauna Weight Loss

According to the Obesity Action Coalition, a weight loss of 5-10 percent greatly benefits a person’s overall health. This achievable goal can improve cholesterol levels, alleviate hypertension, prevent diabetes, aid in combating sleep apnea and inflammation of the body, and reduce stress. Stress is often a hidden contributor to struggles with losing weight. High stress levels contribute to the fat we hold in our mid-sections, especially the belly, hips, and thighs which makes us feel sluggish and quite literally weighs us down. When stress contributes to weight loss, it cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise alone. By using a far infrared sauna as part of a comprehensive weight loss plan, you may experience a noticeable difference in how you look and feel and you will notice your stress melt away.

Weight Loss by Sauna Type

Traditional saunas ease sore muscles and increase blood flow in a room typically heated to 180-220°F.  This provides a great environment to relax and unwind. While beneficial, traditional saunas heat only the room you are sitting in and not your body directly.  This makes weight loss by a traditional sauna limited when compared to an infrared sauna.  This is an important distinction as the body stores toxins in fat cells and this may affect your body’s ability to lose weight. Infrared saunas target these toxins. In contrast, an infrared sauna session heats your body directly raising your core body temperature as your body absorbs the infrared heat.  This boosts your cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems creating a fat based sweat to help your body detox.  Using your infrared sauna you are able to eliminate toxins while energizing your body in a safe, comfortable way.

Far infrared heat has also been found to slightly increase human growth hormone production (HGH) and lower cortisol levels which aids in greater weight loss and overall better health. The end result is safe and effective infrared sauna weight loss and lots of additional health benefits.

Toxins and Weight Loss

In addition to hindering weight loss, too many toxins can make the body feel fatigued, cause muscle aches and pains and lead to skin reactions like acne breakouts or rashes. Dr. Raleigh Duncan of Clearlight Saunas®  explains the direct relationship between weight loss and the toxins called obesogens as well as the chemical BPA. He explains that as a fat cell becomes toxic the cell cannot lose the fat even when you are eating really well and exercising. Dr. Duncan states, “The sauna gets the toxins out and then the fat will start to come off. That’s how the whole system works.”

2. Muscle Pain Relief

Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster. Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension and the deep heat of far infrared saunas help peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries.   Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.

3. Immune System Boost

The deep heating from the Clearlight Sauna True Wave II™ infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection. This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.

4. Detoxification

One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.   Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.   “It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals, including heavy metals. In fact, sauna is one of the detoxification procedures used in the Environmental Units in Dallas (Dr. William Rea) and North Charleston (Dr. Allan Lieberman) where the sickest of folks go to heal.” Dr. Sherry Rogers, Total Wellness, May 2000.

5. Improves Appearance of Cellulite

Cellulite refers to superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 90% of post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men. Common but not exclusive areas where cellulite is found are the buttocks, thighs, and the abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, and the appearance of cellulite is not always reduced by weight loss. Since the far infrared radiant heat of the Clearlight Sauna® warms three times as deep as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite. There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells. Sauna use and far infrared heat can increase heart rate and localized blood circulation, which essentially reverses the above-mentioned trends towards the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

6. Relieve Joint Pain & Stiffness

Time spent in an infrared sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.

7. Stress and Fatigue Reduction

Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed. Many Clearlight Infrared Sauna customers comment on how much they look forward to their Clearlight sauna session, as it’s a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress. It’s like having a day spa in your home, open all the time for your convenience. Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal.

8. Improves Skin

The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in your Clearlight Sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface.   You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.

Medical Grade Light Therapy

The ChillRx sauna provides medical grade light therapy (chromotherapy) which has been shown to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, accelerate open wound healing and greatly reduce overall recovery after medical/surgical procedures. Patients have demonstrated increased range of motion, decreased muscle tension and spasm, and improved circulation.

Light therapy can be used for pain management such as joint and back pain, sore or torn muscles, sprains, arthritis, post-surgical scars, burns, wounds and more. When used with infrared technology, light therapy is one of the most effective and non- invasive ways to repair the body.

Light therapy is also used to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder, helping individuals sleep better and regulate their mood. Light therapy is often used to relieve depression, insomnia, mood swings, menopause and PMS.

Cryotherapy and Far Infrared Sauna

These two modalities work incredibly well together! We recommend using the infrared sauna first for 30 to 40 minutes prior to cryotherapy. The sauna initiates intense detoxification through the vasodilation of blood vessels—toxins are released from cells, muscles are relaxed and circulation is enhanced. After the sauna, clients dry off thoroughly and wait 15 to 20 minutes prior to cryotherapy.  Cryotherapy vasoconstricts blood vessels throughout the body, effectively evacuating the released toxins and inflammation that were mobilized by the sauna. Clients feel absolutely amazing after this sequence—their skin, organs, joints and mind are incredibly stimulated and detoxified.

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