Synergy Rehab & Wellness is proud to offer Infrared Saunas at our Staunton or Waynesboro, VA physical therapy clinics. Over the past 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have completed extensive research on infrared treatments and reported many provocative findings. In Japan, there is an “Infrared Society” composed of medical physicians and physical therapists dedicated to further infrared research. Their findings support the health benefits of infrared therapy as a method of healing.
Infrared saunas vs. traditional saunas
Now, Infrared Saunas differ from traditional saunas. Deep heating affects the muscle tissues and internal organs without putting too much burden on the heart. Infrared saunas use infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate into the body’s tissue to produce perspiration. Traditional saunas use steam to heat the air inside the sauna, which then heats your body until you begin to perspire. In order for this to be effective, the temperature would need to reach upwards of 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Our Infrared Sauna only needs to reach a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit to obtain the same effect. This lower temperature makes the environment more tolerable and allows you to breathe easier.
Benefits to using an Infrared Sauna
Because infrared rays penetrate the body through conversion, there is a deep heating effect in both the muscle tissues and internal organs without putting too much burden on the heart.
Our body reacts to the increased heating through the natural process of perspiring. Through the perspiration process, acid and waste like toxins, sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol, and potentially carcinogenic heavy metals are removed from the cells.
Especially ones like zinc, lead, nickel, and cadmium. The pores of our skin open and discharge waste products. Shedding any oil cells, leaving the skin glowing clean, with improved tone, elasticity, and texture.
Our Infrared Sauna is in a private room with a built-in shower for your use. Perfect for the days you come in for physical therapy or to exercise in our gym! Just make sure you request a free discovery session so that you won’t have to wait. Come, exercise, meet your physical therapy goals, then clean up and head back out into your day!