The difference between an infrared sauna and the traditional saunas is that the latter heats you up from the outside in. The infrared sauna heats you from the inside out. Steam baths are great for detoxifying your water-based organs.
“… One of the primary biological factors is you have to eliminate waste from your body. [A]ll of us live in an invisible cesspool, and we don’t know it; air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the clothing we wear…” states Dr. Brian Clement, medical director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, which is one of the world’s oldest complementary health centers.
Infrared saunas can significantly expedite the detoxification process. It heats your tissues several inches deep, which can enhance your natural metabolic processes. It also enhances circulation and helps oxygenate your tissues.
Your skin is a major organ of elimination, but many people do not sweat on a regular basis. Sedentary living and sun damage also inactivate your skin. Repeated use of the sauna slowly restores skin elimination, which can help reduce your toxic load significantly. Not only will it help rid your body of heavy metals and chemicals, it will also help kill off viruses and other microbes—even cancerous cells, according to Dr. Clement.
According to Dr. Clement, infrared saunas help release every type of toxic contamination you have in your body; most notable of which are mercury and lead. However, calcium is another. We’re not talking about natural calcium here, but the types of calcium added to many processed foods that your body cannot process.