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What You Need to Know About Infrared Saunas and Cancer

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Detoxing is incredibly important when it comes to fighting illness, and there are a few ways to do that but today we will focus on sweating. Skin is our largest organ and a great way to eliminate toxin build up in our body is to sweat and what better way to sweat than relaxing in a sauna. There are different types of saunas, Traditional Finnish Saunas, Dry Saunas, Steam Rooms, and Infrared Saunas.

We want to focus on infrared saunas here, unlike ‘traditional’ saunas which operate at very high temperatures infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature. This allows it to be considerably more pleasant, making it less likely to interfere with breathing and more likely to be manageable for longer sessions. Rather than heating the air around you, like traditional saunas, infrared saunas penetrate the skin. The experience is very much like laying in the sun on a warm summer day, feeling the heat warm you to the bones.

Using heat as a method of fighting cancer has more benefits than just helping you eliminate toxins via sweat, it also has a direct effect on cancer cells. Many cancer clinics have a treatment called hyperthermia , that is to heat the cancer cells to temperatures up to 45*C/114*F. The basic principle of hyperthermia on cancer cells is that they are much more sensitive and intolerant to excessive heat than normal cells. In fact, high temperatures alone have been shown to kill cancer cells.

While saunas are not nearly as potent as hyperthermia treatments provided in a clinic, they have similar effects and are much more accessible to the public. Saunas also have the ability to help manage stress. Sitting in a sauna can be a relaxing experience and you can use that time to clear your mind through meditation.

Infrared saunas can be purchased for a reasonable price and come in many different shapes and sizes; you can even purchase infrared sauna blankets. So, the bottom line is that infrared saunas have amazing benefits when fighting cancer and they can fit most budgets.

Before purchasing a sauna make sure to do some research you want to purchase a product with minimal toxins and low EMF emissions. We researched many companies before investing in our sauna and after speaking to the owner of Radiant Health Saunas we decided that was the sauna for us. Because like us; his life story led him to a career of helping others by supplying a vital need that simply wasn't getting met. Head over here to his website and learn more about his story, the incredible benefits of infrared saunas, and what to look for when deciding which sauna to purchase.

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