The body was designed to heal itself. Though the organs pass most toxins and wastes out of the body through elimination, there is a backup plan. Poisons are passed from the body in five ways: mucus from blowing the nose or coughing, the waste system, headache, fever and sweat. What goes in must come out as well as the dirt and toxins the skin, the largest organ of the body, absorbs. Today, let’s tackle how sweat in a sauna can heal the body.
How Sweat Works
There are two types of sweat glands doing two types of job. Eccrine glands pass sweat onto the skin that contains toxins of the chemical type. The majority of chemical poisons are eliminated by the major organs, but some 1% is eliminated by upwards of 2 million sweat glands. The other type of sweat gland is apocrine. This gland secretes fluids through the scalp, armpits and personal areas. Fat cells store energy until it is burned off during exercise to strengthen muscles. Fat cells store more than energy, though, and the toxins have to get out of the body some way. When the body no longer needs the fat cells, they pass through the apocrine glands. That’s right, sweat can make you thin, so grab a seat in the sauna!
How Heat Works
Heat in a sauna is dry, just like a 105 degree day in summer. As the body temperature rises, blood races to the skin’s capillaries. This produces a flushed look. The heartbeat increases so it can handle this rise in temperature. The blood pressure, however, does not rise. As body temperature rises, the body reacts by simulating a fever. The sauna has applied heat which opens up the pores to let the sweat cleanse the dirt from the skin and carry out any chemical remainders in the body. The person enjoying this process will need to cool down naturally and not jump directly into a cool pool. Sweat also cools down the body upon evaporation, so doing this slowly and naturally will help users avoid shock.
How Saunas Work
Far infrared heat is a new innovation in saunas. It simulates the heat from the sun, which exists inside a range of frequencies. The safer ones, like infrared, hit the body and give it a feeling of wellness. It penetrates only so far in order to heal damaged tissue and increase circulation. That’s why sunbathers have a flushed appearance. Far infrared heat acts in conjunction with the body to increase body temperature. This will make people sweat, which will accomplish about 20% more than the ordinary 1% people sweat on a daily basis. Sauna users enjoy the benefits of increased circulation, better heart health and oxygenated blood being pumped into the body without targeted exercise to create the sweat that cools the body.
The saunas are constructed of basswood hypoallergenic FSC-certified timber. Made in a corner design, the units have ergonomically designed benches that can be removed. The sealing of the unit ensures no gasses or other toxins from commercially produced glues or other fastening methods will pollute the user’s atmosphere. Truly a green sauna, the unit even has bamboo carbon heater covers. Full-spectrum infrared heating is available through side and floor heaters, with 98% infrared emissivity. Units may be customised with preset wellness programmes, acoustic resonance therapy as well as biofeedback accessories. LCD touchscreen and CD/DVD technology may be included in the customisation package. Yes, sweating can be healthy and saunas are a great way to get more than the daily recognised allowance of detoxifying sweat.