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Infra-Red FAQ

What is an Infra-Red sauna session?

An infra-red sauna session is the use of soft-heat ranging from 100-150 degrees in an enclosed environment to promote sweating and the removal of toxins from inside the body to the outer layer of the skin.  Simplified, it is a form of energy that heats objects without heating the air in between. Heat is transmitted by invisible waves of light, also known as infrared that can be seen with special cameras able to record the images on film. An everyday example of the Infra-red technology used by soft-heat in the warmth we experience from the sun without the harmful rays

How does an Infra-Red (soft-heat) sauna differ from a conventional sauna?

Soft heat penetrates deep into the body causing you to sweat more. It is capable of moving more toxins and toxic metals out of the body. Most dry heat saunas heat the body from the outside in, preventing you from staying in long enough to get the proper effect.

What are some of the benefits of an Infra-Red (soft-heat) sauna?

  •     Improved circulation – speeds up circulation by increasing the heart rate bringing nutrients to    internal organs and outer layers of the body.

  •      Increased vascular functioning – increases more blood flow into the arteries and veins thereby promoting the opening up of smaller blood vessels into the internal organs and to the outer layers of the body bringing an array of nutrients and oxygen to these areas.

  •      Detoxifies the body – removes toxins from deep inside the body. The soft-heat penetrates approximately two inches into the body opening up the pores and pushing toxins out through the surface of the skin.

  •     Aids in weight loss – speeds up the metabolic process of the vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss.

  •     Speeds up the recovery time for healing injuries – increases blood flow to the joints and other areas of the body to bring oxygen and vital nutrients to the area to promote healing.

  •      Beautifies the skin – brings blood circulation to the surface of the skin, clearing out impurities under the layer of the skin.

How long is an infra-red sauna session?

A sauna session can be anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes but can be extended to as much as 45mins. We suggest that you start off with 15 to 20 minutes and work your way up to your tolerance level. Never go beyond your tolerance level because this would only defeat the purpose of your session. We strongly advise not going beyond 30 minutes for the first few sessions.

Are there any contraindications?

Because circulation increases during infra-red sauna sessions we suggest that persons with heart condition or high blood pressure consult with their physician before doing an infra-red sauna. If you feel drained after a session it’s because you’ve stayed in too long. Doing an alternate hot/cold shower will help to increase your energy level.

How does this treatment interact with other modality of healing?

An infra-red sauna session is a great adjunct to almost any modality of healing. It works well with massage, colon hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and chiropractic sessions as well as herbal and nutritional therapies. Combined with aromatherapy it helps to relieve congestion and sinus congestion.

 What should I expect after a session?

You should feel relax but energized after an infra-red sauna. Your circulation would have been boosted and toxins released allowing for the free flow of nutrients throughout the body.

What should I wear in the sauna?

We at Geb Hetep provide the necessary wear for your infra-red sauna sessions.

How many sessions are recommended and how should I space them?

The number of session needed should be based on individual objectives. The individual should decide what is best suited for him or her. For the detoxification of metals we suggest a series of 10 to 15 sessions, 1 to 2 per week in conjunction with colonics or detox program to optimize the benefit of the sauna sessions. We also recommend a nutritional program that includes vitamin C, vegetable juices and other supplement to replenish the body after each sauna session. For maintenance regiment 1-4 sessions a month is suggested.

What is the best time of the year to do a sauna?

Saunas can be done year round. In the warmer weather the effect of the sauna would last a little longer due to the fact that when the body is heated it would naturally open the pores to cool down the body. In the winter however when the air outside of the body is colder the body would automatically close the pores to preserve the internal heat.


 Is there anything else I should know?

Taking a shower right after a session is recommended to rinse off toxic residue that has been pushed to the surface of the skin. Alternating the hot and cold water will invigorate the body.

How Do I Request An Appointment?

To request an appointment click here.

DISCLAIMER: The services we offer at Geb Hetep are Alternative Complimentary therapies and alone are not capable of curing any serious or life-threatening medical disorder. However, these services can be an adjunct to mainstream medical practices and can provide welcome relief from symptoms of a multitude of chronic and acute health disorders.

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