Sauna Detoxification

You might not be familiar with the concept of sauna detoxification. Whilst it’s not a new alternative therapy, more people are now beginning to see the fantastic benefits of sauna.

Even if we don’t realise it, sweating is one of most natural and safest ways to heal and maintain good health. If we lead inactive lives, we won’t be sweating very much meaning the pores of our skin are likely to become clogged with toxins.

Just imagine how many environmental pollutants we breathe in through our skin, these build up over time causing harm to our health. When we sweat, we literally sweat all of these toxins out, cleansing our bodies; it’s very good for your well-being!

Here at Asana Lodge, we offer sauna detoxification to assist with a variety of physical or psychological conditions. We encourage you to try it out, the results really do speak for themselves.

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  • Benefits

  • Removes Harmful Toxins

  • Increases Energy

  • Reduces Stress

  • Improves Overall Physical & Psychological Health

Sauna is a fantastic alternative therapy

Sauna detoxification is now becoming a widely accepted alternative therapy all around the world. By removing this natural build-up of toxins from your body by sweating them out, you’re reducing the risk of catching common illnesses. Overall, sauna detoxification increases your energy, reduces stress, and improves your skin care quality. What’s not to like?

We know that our skin is the largest organ in our body, but what wellness therapies really focus on improving our skin and consequently our general health. Our skin gets easily clogged up so it’s important to open up these pores to release dead skin cells and unwanted bacteria. The heat and humidity caused by sauna successfully pushes these toxins out and increases circulation, literally detoxing your skin.

There are so many pollutants that enter our skin without us even knowing, heavy metals and other toxins can go into our skin through the food we eat, the water we drink, even the air we breathe. These effects can be heightened if you live in a built-up city, particularly if you’re near an industrial site. Sauna is the most effective way to cleanse your skin and improve its vitality, potentially even improve its elasticity as you enjoy the great benefits of your purification journey.

Sauna detox can have positive effects on both your physical and psychological health. As the heat from the sauna increases, your heart rate will gradually increase with it. At the same time this is happening, your blood vessels will expand as you become more relaxed and your heart will work harder replicating the effects similar to a physical workout. All of this significantly improves your circulation, making you feel more relaxed, easing stress, which benefits your mental health. The more we sweat, the more toxins we’ll remove from our bodies. As long as we maintain a good level of hydration, sauna is the safest way to achieve this purification.

Sauna detoxification can also be beneficial in creating an immune response which fights off harmful fever microorganisms in your body. The natural heating of your body helps to remove invasive bacteria, viruses, and even potential tumour cells. There really are so many fantastic reasons to utilise sauna detoxification.

Sauna Detoxification Therapy at Asana Lodge

How to use sauna detoxification effectively

There are so many benefits associated with sauna detoxification, but you must know how to use an infrared sauna correctly in order to fully benefit. Firstly, you must ensure you’re completely hydrated. You should increase your normal water intake on the days you wish to use the sauna. Whilst sauna detoxification isn’t tough on your body, you’re still sweating more than usual so you need to replenish yourself. Typically, by using an infrared sauna, you’re sweating around 80-85% water, highlighting the importance of increasing your water intake before, during and after your sauna detoxification. It’s crucial that you stay hydrated to enjoy a safe detox.

Some people may become uncomfortable in sauna after a certain amount of time. How long you spend in there is entirely dependent on your tolerance and normal activity levels. We would recommend gradually acclimatising your body to the sauna, beginning with short sessions up to 15 minutes every other day. If you’re comfortable with increasing the duration, you can then move towards staying in the sauna for around 40 minutes every day at the optimal temperature. It is possible to detox in the sauna too much, this excessive detoxing could cause you to feel nauseous, fatigued, or even experience flu-like symptoms. Any of these signs indicate that you need a break from sauna detoxification, you must listen to your body to ensure you’re safely detoxing.

It may take you some time to find the right temperature which you’re comfortable with. It’s a good idea to preheat your sauna and begin your detox session at around 100°F. This is a safe temperature to start at as you build towards to optimal detoxification temperature at around 100°F to 130°F. There are infrared saunas available which give you the ability to combine far and mid infrared, so you begin your session at a higher intensity before reducing the temperature to a comfortable level.

Of course, after each sauna session, it’s important to dry off with a towel and let your body naturally cool whilst still burning calories. Replenish yourself with a big glass of water and you’ll feel revitalised, refreshed, and well-looked after.

How do you start detoxing using sauna?

Hopefully, you now know the benefits of sauna detoxification and how to effectively use an infrared sauna. Your options to start detoxing could be to join a local spa which has a good quality sauna for you to use or you could buy one for yourself. If you’re interested in buying yourself a sauna, here’s some features to look out for. Whilst there is a wide variety of sauna available, typical traits of a good quality sauna include near, mid and far infrared heaters, multiple wellness programmes operated by a smart device, healing lights (chromotherapy), acoustic resonance sound therapy, and of course an excellent exterior and interior made from Basswood, Cedarwood or Eucalyptus. These are the features to look out for in a high-quality sauna to get the best results from detoxification.

Image of Sauna used as part of detoxification process at Asana Lodge

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"The Sauna Detoxification part of my treatment was key to calming down my mind and making me feel more like myself again. I did not realise how effective detoxification through sweating was in healing my problems with stress and addiction, it really worked wonders for me and I'm thrilled with the results. "

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