Therapies & Programs
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Our private, Far-Infrared Dry Sauna with LED Colour Light Therapy can accommodate up to two people at a time. You may bring your own beverages, towels, and toiletries. Filtered electrolyte water, fresh towels, and aluminum-free deodorant are available upon request. Also available for purchase are; organic shampoos, conditioners, body soaps, and natural, aluminum-free deodorants.
Two personal seated back rests are available for sessions and the unit is cleaned between sessions.
Therapeutic Benefits Of Dry Infra-Red Sauna
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Burn up to 800 calories without
exercise. One 30-minute session burns up to 300 calories. One single infrared
session can raise your metabolism for the remainder of the day, providing you
with additional burning power of up to 500 extra calories,
giving a total of 800 calories burned in a given day. This
treatment is great for someone who is unable to exercise as it helps shed
pounds as well as improve cardiovascular function. You can consult with one
of our Naturopathic Physicians for recommendations.
The rays penetrate into the tissues and
stimulate the release of toxins that are stored deep within the body.
Eliminating toxins from your body helps protect you from developing cancers
and degenerative diseases. Once cleansed, you’ll have more energy to do the
things you love to do.
Improves skin conditions and helps treat
Infrared therapy has been shown to relieve
acne, psoriasis, burns, eczema and also removes roughness and decreases
scarring. The deep penetration of infrared energy aids in the breakdown and
release of stored fat from the body. Thus it helps reduce the appearance of
Improved Immune System
Infrared sauna treatments raise your core
body temperature, thus stimulating the immune system and making you stronger
at fighting off viruses, bacteria and other infections. If you feel the early
signs of a cold coming on, come in for a sauna treatment to help rev up your
immune system. This can help reduce your number of sick days. Consult one
of our Naturopathic Physicians for recommendations.
Far infrared therapy has been shown to be
effective at providing pain relief to those suffering from rheumatoid
arthritis, back pain, sprains, strains, bursitis, fibromyalgia, headaches,
migraines, and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. It is excellent for
reducing pain and soreness in muscles and joints after a workout.
Infrared therapy stimulates the
cardiovascular system, resulting in similar conditioning benefits to that of
continuous physical exercise. It has been used to treat high cholesterol, high
blood pressure, and congestive heart failure. Sauna combined with an indiv-
idualized treatment program may be able to bring your cholesterol
levels back to normal. Consult with one of our Naturopathic Physicians for
Infrared therapy has been shown to promote
total body relaxation. It balances the body’s hormones through the nervous
system, thereby reducing the negative impact of stress on the mind and body.
For those suffering from insomnia, infrared therapy can promote a deeper and
more restful sleep.
Boosts Mood & Fights Seasonal Depression
Our sauna provides Colour Light Therapy
while the person is bathed in the infrared rays for added therapeutic
affects on mood and thought patterns. The colored lights are built into the
sauna, which can help stimulate hormone balancing along with your treatment
guided by a Naturopathic Doctor.
What exactly is far infrared sauna, and how
does it work?
Infrared waves are part of the
invisible electromagnetic spectrum (EM). The human body naturally sends out
and absorbs far-infrared waves. The optimal range of wavelengths that has
regenerative effects on our bodies are between 7 and 14 microns – known as the
“Vital Range”. Our clinic is excited to offer far infrared therapy that emits
wavelengths within this “Vital Range”. Japanese medical researchers suggest
that this frequency causes water molecules to vibrate, which can accelerate
the release of toxins from the body, bringing you multiple health benefits.
Infrared saunas are superior to traditional
saunas in that they operate at lower temperatures of 30-65C (86-150F) compared
to traditional saunas that operate at 85-110C (185-230F). This allows you to
be able to breathe comfortably and enjoy the benefits for extended periods of
time. At Avisio Naturopathic Clinic, our sauna emits only soft, dry heat as
opposed to wet heat from traditional saunas that use steam. The infrared rays
penetrate up to two inches deep, giving your organs and tissues a thorough
stimulation. This induces sweating 2-3 times as much as conventional saunas.
Due to busy schedules, many of us find it challenging to engage in activities that
promote active sweating. Numerous medical studies show that deep sweating has
multiple benefits such as helping to reduce levels of heavy metals, pesticides,
herbicides, PCB's, and hydrocarbon residues – all toxins commonly picked up
from our environment. Regular bathing in our dry infrared sauna will allow you
to perspire more quickly and profusely, gaining the benefits of a good deep sweat.
Far infrared rays are safe, naturally occurring
and have many benefits to the human body. They are so safe and beneficial that
doctors use them in hospitals to warm newborn babies. To fully understand far
infrared therapy, imagine placing one thermometer in the sun and another in the
shade. The thermometer in the sun is warmed by far infrared and will read
higher, even though the outside temperature is still the same. The far
infrared sauna at Avisio Naturopathic Clinic operates in the same way as natural
sunlight, but without the harmful side effects of solar UV radiation.