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Dublin Chiropractor | Dublin chiropractic care | CA | Infrared Sauna

  Widenbaum Holistic Health Center

 San Ramon

Functional Medicine, Clinical Nutrition, Allergy Elimination, Pain Relief, Metabolic Weight Loss, Non-Surgical Disc Decompression and Massage Therapy all under one roof!


Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna


The infrared sauna is the gift of the sun without the damaging ultraviolet rays. Infrared radiation warms its object without warming the air around the subject. This is the same technology of the sun. The suns rays are 80% infrared. Thus, your treatment experience is extremely effective, comfortable and dry compared to traditional saunas. Plus, the FDA has approved saunas as a therapeutic device.

What are the health benefits of our infrared saunas?

• Assists weight loss: In 30 minutes of exercise by walking you burn around 180 calories and using a rowing machine you can burn up to 300 calories. In a single infrared session (depending on your surface area) you can burn between 300 and 600 calories. Infrared increases blood flow, challenges temperature regulation, conditions the thyroid and increases perspiration all resulting in burning calories and in boosting metabolism. Further, the 1.5 to 3 inches of heat penetration as compared to 1/3 inch penetration of an old fashion sauna, softens cellulite and increases the flushing of fat from the body.

• Detoxification:
 According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), toxic chemicals are the worst environmental problem in the nation, responsible for up to 80% of cancer deaths. Infrared saunas are the most effective way to release unhealthy toxins like chemicals and heavy metals (e.g., mercury) from the body through perspiration because of the direct heating process of infrared (1.5 to 3 inches deep). Also infrared assists the release from fat cells are organic chemicals (food additives and solvents) and biological toxins (fungi and bacteria). Medical studies demonstrate that most toxins can be eliminated through the skin, relieving the burden on the kidneys and liver.

• Skin rejuvenation:
 Infrared saunas slowly restore elimination through the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and a major elimination channel. In most people, their skin is primarily inactive as a detoxifying channel due to being congested and overwhelmed with the toxic effects of issues like ultraviolet sun exposure, use of synthetic clothing, bathing in chlorinated water and exposure to hundreds of chemicals which damage the skin. Further, excessive sympathetic nervous system activity (e.g., physical exercise) and emotions such as fear, anger and guilt cause blood to be withdrawn from the skin, contributing to inactivity of the skin. Infrared induced sweating which opens clogged pores improving skin tone and texture while reducing breakouts and acne resulting in the beautification and overall healthiness of the skin.

• Exercise benefits:
 Saunas provide many of the benefits of exercise with much less expenditure of energy. These include enhanced circulation and oxidation of the tissues. Repeated sauna use can lower elevated blood pressure and improve the elasticity of the arteries. Saunas are very helpful for cardiovascular rehabilitation, arthritis, allergies, and many other conditions.

• Pain Relief:
 Along with the relaxing heat, the far infrared light penetrates deep into the tissues and organs, reducing swelling and inflammation which help the body heal in a safe, relaxing and non-invasive way. Further, the infrared heat reduces the stress response which results in less painful clinching around pain.

• Decongesting the internal organs:
 Heating the body powerfully shunts blood toward the skin to dissipate heat. This decongests the internal organs and greatly stimulates circulation. Sinuses, joints and many other tissues benefit greatly. The sauna also stimulates the generation of new red-blood cells from the bone marrow (an important energy booster), especially for those whose immune systems are weak or who are anemic. Thus, saunas improve circulation and relieve internal congestion.

• Boosts Metabolism:
 Radiation and other toxins often affect the thyroid and adrenal glands resulting in a slow metabolic rate. This condition affects over 90% of adults and causes fatigue, impaired carbohydrate tolerance, food cravings, allergies, obesity, elevated cholesterol, learning disability, chronic infections and other conditions. A low body temperature impairs sweating. This hinders elimination and interferes with tissue regeneration. Supporting sluggish thyroid and adrenal glands help, but is often not enough. By heating the body, saunas activate and enhance many metabolic processes and boost energy.

• An Anti-aging Therapy:
 Metabolism slows as one grows older. Many older people exercise less over time. As a result, sweating occurs less often, impairing elimination of toxins and increasing the risk of major diseases. Since sauna therapy helps reverse all these conditions, it is a prime anti-aging and stress reduction therapy.

• Enhanced Immune system:
 Raising body temperature through the use of the infrared sauna can powerfully assist the body to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. This is the essence of fever therapy (hyperthermia) for infections. Many people have a low body temperature and, for this reason, cannot get rid of chronic infections. Common sites of infections are the sinuses, ears, eyes, bladder, throat and intestines.

• Cancer Treatment:
 While we do not purport to treat cancer with our infrared sauna, it is worth noting that research supports that tumors, radiation poisoning and mutated cells can all be issues assisted for those using infrared sauna treatments. Inducing increased body temperature or Hyperthermia also helps kill other types of abnormal cells. Tumors, for example, tolerate heat poorly. Raising body temperature hastens their death. Though not a conventional method, hyperthermia is a well-researched therapy for cancer. Heat also disables or kills cells mutated by radiation or damaged by other toxins.

Dublin Chiropractor | Infrared Sauna. Dr. Dr. Jonathan Widenbaum is a Dublin Chiropractor.