Heavy metals can be detoxed/released from the body via the sweat and urine. Far infrared can help in breaking down the toxins stored in the fat tissue.
"In individuals with higher exposure or body burden, sweat generally exceeded plasma or urine concentrations, and dermal could match or surpass urinary daily excretion. Arsenic dermal excretion was several-fold higher in arsenic-exposed individuals than in unexposed controls. Cadmium was more concentrated in sweat than in blood plasma. Sweat lead was associated with high-molecular-weight molecules, and in an interventional study, levels were higher with endurance compared with intensive exercise. Mercury levels normalized with repeated saunas in a case report. Sweating deserves consideration for toxic element detoxification. Research including appropriately sized trials is needed to establish safe, effective therapeutic protocols." (Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury in Sweat: A Systematic Review)
Another study shows benefit for chronic pain and also for illness related to environmental toxin exposure;
"Studies document the effectiveness of sauna therapy for persons with hypertension, congestive heart failure, and for post-myocardial infarction care. Some individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic fatigue, chronic pain, or addictions also find benefit. Existing evidence supports the use of saunas as a component of depuration (purification or cleansing) protocols for environmentally-induced illness." (Sauna as a valuable clinical tool for cardiovascular, autoimmune, toxicant-induced and other chronic health problems)
Japanese study shows increases in patient's mood after sauna use. They also cite detoxing of heavy metals. (Psychological Characteristics after Far-infrared Hyperthermia Evaluated Using the Profile of Mood State (POMS) )
Firefighters use infrared saunas to detox after being exposed to toxins in smoke
Firefighters are exposed to many toxins from smoke and debris. Using an infrared sauna is one important way they can eliminate these toxins. (IFD firefighters sweat out dangerous toxins to fight back against growing cancer epidemic)
Sauna detoxing has been used on people who were exposed to toxins on 9/11. Here is a report about detoxing which includes dioxins.(Health Status of Rescue Workers Improved by Sauna Detoxification)
Study shows far infrared reduces pain and increases tissue repair in wounds. (The Application of Far-Infrared in the Treatment of Wound Healing)
Mary shows us how many metals and chemicals are detoxed using saunas.
Our report on heavy metal detoxing. A relax sauna user named Karen Russell had heavy metal toxicity issues and was able to reduce her heavy metal blood levels back to safe levels. Read her story here(Relax Sauna Detox Testimonials)
Here are some more research studies;
A Quest to Harness the Power of a Natural Hot Spring
The Relax Sauna is made in Taiwan. The Electrical company that makes the Relax Sauna was commissioned by the Japanese government about 30 years ago (about 1980 – 1985) to try to create an energy that was similar to the Hot Springs in Southern Japan, where the warriors in ancient days would go after battle to heal. The hot springs had a particular energy that was very healing. We have since learned that somehow Far infrared energy is generated by the rocks near the springs. Taiwan is the world leader in producing semi-conductor chips, and as it turns out, approximately 94% of the world’s semi-conductor chips that are made, are made in Taiwan.
It was quite a challenge, to somehow transform electricity so that the energy generated by the created device would generate this “hot springs” kind of energy.
It took Dr. Chang, and his team of scientists 10 years to perfect a way to – find a device that would transform electricity into that particular kind of energy that would have the healing effect that the hot springs in Southern Japan had. They found a way to create what is called a semi-conductor chip which is made out of ceramic chip, has holes in it, has heat components in it, and has far infrared materials embedded in the chip. The reason for the holes is that the chips get very very very hot, and in order to keep the temperature down, the holes were essential. If it were not for the fans that blow the heat off of the semiconductor chips, the radiator would get too hot, and like a computer, whose fan goes out, the radiator would shut down. Here is a picture of the 3 components that make up the Relax Semi-conductor chip:
The purpose of the semi-conductor chip is to filter out the non-healing energies. We have an excellent video, made in Taiwan, over 15 years ago that explains a little bit about the technology.
By watching the video over and over again, one can start to understand what the Relax Sauna energy is able to do. The Industrial Technological Research Institute of Taiwan (semi-conductor experts) was able to test and prove that the Relax Energy generated by the semi-conductor chips was able to be very easily absorbed by the body.
The semi-conductor chip has an automatic temperature control mechanism which can slow down or speed up the electric current in order to keep the temperature at a safe level at all times.
So as you can see, it is the patented far infrared generators that only the Relax Sauna has which makes it unique among all infrared saunas.
Try it out and you will immediately notice the difference like many people have in our many testimonial videos.
Therasage Infrared Saunas Compared to Relax Far Infrared Saunas
A very well known holistic doctor was selling the Therasage. He sent it to an independent laboratory who tested it for far infrared output. And he found out that it had about the same amount of far infrared output as the cheap Amazon $200 saunas.
EMF compared - The carbon panel design has wires running throughout, so that they EMF is all around the body, in contrast the wires for the Relax sauna are outside of the tent. The far infrared generators are below the feet and away from the body, thus minimizing EMF exposure. The Relax sauna has a safe EMF report. Where we have hardly any EMF above the radiators since we have no electricity above the radiators.
The Therasage is not dangerous. It's a nice sauna. But it can't do anything close to what the Relax sauna can do in the same amount of time. You are guaranteed to have faster and more profuse sweats due to the faster heat-up times and stronger far infrared in the Relax sauna.
It's warm up time is about 10-15 minutes and just like the Amazon saunas it has its worth. But for what it does it is over priced.
We had a lady with Lyme disease where in 12 minutes her nephropathy disappeared. She has used another portable sauna for years for an hour at a time numerous times and this never happened. The Relax Sauna is very effective where other saunas are not.
Full spectrum infrared is a made-up bogus term admitting that they do not have a whole lot of far infrared energy emitted.
It is only far infrared energy that resonates with the cells of the human body and pulsates them. And this is what helps create the magic in the Relax far infrared sauna that many can feel.
Other saunas with a lesser percentage of far infrared just don't have the pizazz(effectiveness) that the Relax sauna has.
The EMF scare has been fueled by Dr. Mercola. Sad because so many don't realize that the earth generates EMF, healing magnets generate good EMF. There is a big difference between neutral EMF and "bad" EMF such as WiFi, microwave, cell phones, smart meters etc . House hold appliances have been used for decades with very little negative effects. Massage tools, led light bulbs, hair dryers, refrigerators, computers, TVs, juicers and blenders all have higher levels EMF emission than does the Relax Sauna.
We focus on the amazing invention of the Relax Sauna semiconductor chip which has won numerous international awards for their amazing invention. Here is a page showing the certifications of the Relax sauna far infrared generators.
Here are two pages which include a letter we received from a man in Colorado who bought the Therasage sauna and our sauna at the same time. And he sent me a very nice testimonial by email comparing the two.
Below are people telling how different the Relax Sauna feels compared to other infrared saunas.
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Many studies have shown the benefits of sweating
A study in Finland found that people who regularly use saunas live longer and have fewer fatal heart problems.(S)
What is Hyperthermia… ?
Hyperthermia is heat treatment – the carefully controlled use of heat for medical purposes.
In ancient Greece and Rome many physicians shared the opinion that knowledge of how to control human body temperature allowed them to cure all diseases, including cancer, whose pathology was well known and described in those days. For example, the Greek philosopher Parmenides (ca. 540 – ca. 470 B.C.) was deeply convinced of the effectiveness of hyperthermia as evidenced by the words: “Give me the power to produce fever and I will cure all diseases”.
Here is all the research that confirms what the great healers of the past already knew about the benefits of using a Sauna! You can read this later if you want to.
Dr. Bill Akpinar, (author of “NO Sweat, KNOW Sweat”) (Medical Doctor, Holistic DDS, Oriental Medical Doctor, and Chi Gong master) highly recommends the Relax Sauna as the most effective Far-infrared Sauna to many of his patients Thousands of doctors and/or oncologists prefer the Relax Sauna because it sets up in 4 minutes, works & feels wonderful INSTANTLY, takes 20 minutes for a Complete Sweat, and is so effective that many who own $5000 wooden far-infrared saunas buy the Relax Sauna as an upgrade. When Experienced, the Difference is Amazing. We get a call from one of Bill Akpinar every week for his clients wanting a Relax Sauna.
Many doctors have discovered the benefits of far infrared saunas
A letter to a sauna reviewer from the owner of Relax Saunas of Momentum
There are many companies putting out scare tactics about EMF and reports of out-gassing chemicals in order to discredit the Relax far infrared sauna. The truth is that tests done on the Relax Sauna shows it to be very safe and to have one of the most powerful far infrared generators of any sauna.
In the following letter, Phil Wilson addresses these concerns in a letter to a sauna reviewer.
I came across many of your webpages today, and I was impressed that you truly are unbiased. I read a little bit about your history, how you were introduced to Saunas after having your mercury amalgams taken out.
I had my mercury amalgams taken out in 1984. I got involved in fasting in 1971, and had a similar "wow" experience about my sinuses clearing. I started selling herbal mineral vitamin products part time in 1973, full time in 1976, and opened up a health food store and distributing company of unique holistic health products (green foods, algae products, Chinese herbal combinations, etc.) and massage tools to health food stores and health professionals in 1980 .
In 2002, I purchased a portable sauna from one of my massage tool distributors. I couldn't believe I could have a portable sauna in my home. I used it for a year, and totally loved it. Then I received a phone call from the Relax Sauna company in Taiwan. They told me theirs was more effective. I agreed to purchase it. It came in 2 days. Everyone at my store and office was very much impressed. So we started marketing this sauna, instead of the other one. In the first year, we sold 24 Relax Saunas (compared to 6 of the Hot House sauna we had sold the previous year -- Big time marketing? eh ? ) ...
At any rate. We have pretty much put the Relax Sauna on the map. There are over 700 video testimonials we have on YouTube - I was the one doing all of the interviews. We have a following of thousands of health professionals, many whom sell the Relax Saunas to their patients. And they pretty much have excellent results.
Since the Relax Sauna uses the tent as a mirror to reflect the Far Infrared Light, we only have electricity by the feet. Our EMF report, done by an independent lab, gave us readings of 46 on top of our radiators, 24 in front of them, 5 on the floor in the middle our two radiators. The EMF readings by the neck was about .5, on the chair in the middle, about 1.5, and on the chair closer to the radiators 2.5. We advertise our sauna as a low-emf sauna, since the vital organs of the body all are in the presence of Way less than 3 milligauss.
However, we focus our advertising and our communications about the Relax Sauna on our advanced technology that gives a much Greater percentage of absorbably Far Infrared Energy than other saunas. I believe that the Relax Sauna generates (we also use 1500 watts) far more far infrared energy than any other infrared sauna. We also get results that other saunas do not appear to get. We focus on the positive far infrared Energy that our patented semi-conductor chips generate, since only Far Infrared Energy pulsates the water molecules. There, as you know, is much research on the benefits of Far infrared energy. The book, Detoxify or Die, by Dr. Sherry Rogers is a testament to the benefits of Far infrared Saunas. This was written in about 2001, and EMF did not appear to be a problem then. We did not have cell phones then, or wi-fi, or smart meters.
Dr. Bill Akpinar, chi gong master, and author of the book "No Sweat!, No Sweat ?", calls the Relax Sauna the "Chi Gong Sauna."
I have become friends with and have spoken to many "EMF home consultants" at conferences about EMF, and the Relax Sauna, and have my concerns. We can talk later about this. I know that massage tools, massage chairs, juicers, blenders, and most household appliances have much greater EMF than the Relax Sauna generators. We even have some of our interviews with individuals very sensitive to EMF , who can feel them EMF at the feet, but also have experienced that energy totally dissipating, and having no negative effects. So they only experience the wonderful effects of the Relax Sauna energy. This sort of validates the research in Japan that indicates that Far infrared Energy antidotes not only EMF, but also Nuclear Energy, and Sunburn. (We also have a couple videos of people with sunburn paid of 6 or more totally getting rid of their pain after being in the Relax Sauna for only 5-7 minutes.)
We know of one doctor who had been selling another portable sauna, supposedly much more effective than the $200 saunas, who sent the sauna to an independent lab, and discovered that they had pretty much the same amount of Far infrared energy as the cheaper saunas. He was rather upset, and quit selling that sauna.
I would recommend testing the Far Infrared Input from Saunas as a Positive, in addition to what you are doing in measuring the negative aspects of the materials used (glue, plastics, emf, etc.)
...Check out the Relax Sauna reviews on YouTube: search for "Relax Sauna testimonials"
Again, It was refreshing to see someone reviewing infrared saunas who has a very balanced outlook. I have appreciated your story on how you were introduced to infrared saunas, and your observations.
I have demonstrated the Relax Sauna to about 100,000 individuals at about 300 conferences and expos over the last 15 years, and have witnessed bout 20,000 minor or major miracles in 5-10 minutes.
I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.
Phil Wilson, Relax Saunas of Momentum
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Sports medicine professionals are using far infrared to help athletes perform better and speed healing/recovery.
Far infrared for athletes
Far infrared is valuable for athletes for numerous reasons. Far infrared improves circulation and loosens muscles. Here are some of the ways sports medicine professionals are using far infrared. These include;
Speeds recovery and recovery
"a 2015 study from the Journal of Athletic Enhancement, which sought to test the effectiveness of far infrared therapy with a group of 10 male athletes from track and field, gymnastics and baseball, found that the use of FIR heat for 40 minutes improves muscle recovery after intense training as compared to passive recovery methods." (S)
"FIR therapy has been shown to accelerate recovery of maximal strength, improve well-being and reduce pain more than passive recovery intervention."(S)
Speeds healing of injuries
"The heat from the infrared rays is able to go deep into the joints of an ailing athlete. As the heat relaxes the muscles around the joint less strain and pressure is placed on the region. This helps overcome the issue of low d circulation that exists in the body's joints and in-turn improves their ability to repair and heal.
Athletes with serious injuries such as sprains should follow the normal process of cold/compression after immediate injury. After the normal treatments have been administered the deep penetrating infrared heat will speed and ease the pain of recovery." (S)
Increases Nitric Oxide
Nitric oxide expands the blood vessels, increasing blood flow and decreasing plaque growth and blood clotting.(S)
Studies show that far infrared increases nitric oxide production(S) Another study.
An average sauna session causes the release of half a liter of sweat and burns over 500 calories!
Builds anaerobic capacity
Far infrared sauna use increases the body's capacity for aerobic respiration which increases stamina. (S)
Micheal came to the conscious life expo 2017 with some respiratory problems from bronchitis and pneumonia. He did a long sauna session the day before and came back the next day raving about his experience. The Relax far infrared sauna can work wonders for lung and upper respiratory issues do to viral infections.
Many people at health expos try the Relax far infrared sauna for the first time and are quite surprise by its therapy. Here we have a 20 second quick review of the sauna getting rid of back pain!
When people who try the Relax Far Infrared Sauna for the first time that are usually surprised on how good it feels. You feel very attuning and at good at getting back into a good vibration and over all well being. In this case Nina had a hang over and was totally rejuvenated by the Relax Sauna.
Phillip Wilson and the Relax Sauna Team. Phil has been marketing the Relax Sauna for over 10 years and has owned a natural health store, Momentum98, since 1980. Phil has put approximately 10,000+ people in the Relax sauna at conventions all across America.