For athletes with chronic pain to those of us who just need time to relax, we have what you need.
With so many health benefits, we take the basic sauna well beyond simple relaxation.
Full Body Pod
Red Light Therapy has shown amazing ability to heal the body and mind.
Great for energizing the lymphatics and circulatory systems.
Amazing for teens and adults suffering from acne and other skin issues.
Full Body Pod
Relax in the warmth of dual wavelengths
Although you may not have heard of light energy, it’s actually been around for over 40 years. There have been over 4,000 laboratory studies and over 400 controlled trials focusing on the effectiveness of light therapy. It’s currently being used by the U.S. Olympic teams and professional sports teams, as well as thousands of hospitals and clinics around the world.
Over the past few decades, Photobiomodulation (PBM) has gone through quite a few name changes. You can look up thousands of articles and studies under names like light therapy, red light therapy, and low level laser therapy (LLLT) to find all of the health benefits. The basics of PBM are that the human body is designed to function better with natural light, but many of us do not get enough to ensure optimal health and performance, so using light waves to penetrate into the cells helps boost the natural workings of the body’s systems. It was first used on NASA astronauts to reduce the effects of bone and muscle atrophy caused by zero gravity. Today, more and more people are discovering incredible results from this all-natural therapy with no drugs, chemicals, or side effects.
A growing number of pro athletes, teams, trainers, and other professionals have incorporated red light therapy into their daily workout and recovery routines. Well known athletes from U. S. Olympic teams; players from the Dallas Cowboys, the Patriots, and Phoenix Suns; top tennis pros, elite gymnasts, PGA golfers, NHL hockey players and UFC fighters are utilizing red light therapy in the gym and at home. It is not just NFL, NBA, and MLB players that are utilizing PBM though. Natural health experts, sports med pros, weekend warriors, and people of all ages and health conditions are starting to use light therapy for general health needs, enhanced performance, better sleep, and pain relief.
Muscle recovery and injury rehab
Trainers and professionals recommend PBM because of its clinically-proven performance, muscle, and recovery benefits. Many athletes find that incorporating a session before and after a workout helps them come back faster with less risk of injury. Many teams are using full-body red light therapy every day to train and recover between games, allowing them to not only rehab injuries but to surpass their pre-injury performance. Adding light therapy to your core workout routine can help with muscle recovery and decrease time out due to injuries. It will allow you to give 100% to your workout with significantly less muscle pain and soreness the next day. Injuries will be reduced and rehabbing strains and pains will take considerably less time so that you can get back to your routine.
Joint pain and inflammation
Some of the best pro athletes use PBM to overcome joint pain and inflammation, allowing them to play at the top of their game. Top tennis pros have benefited from a decrease in joint pain after practices and matches. Optimal functioning of the wrists, knees, and ankles is critical for athletes to compete at peak form amidst rigorous schedules. The everyday person can find it hard to get to the gym, have playtime with their families, and even carry out tasks at work or daily activities due to joint pain and inflammation. Light therapy significantly improves the quality of life for many people as it greatly reduces inflammation, joint pain, and arthritis pain throughout the body.
Peak performance and better sleep
Light therapy users boast a number of performance improvements including more energy to train, faster running, longer exercise endurance, stronger grip, and arm strength. Pro athletes are not the only ones seeing these kinds of results. Everyone from workout warriors and fitness trainers, to out of shape, occasional exercisers of every age are making gains with PBM. Many find their sleep is longer and more restful because red light boosts melatonin production and helps reset your circadian rhythm. Studies show that red light therapy helps reduce fat, for everyone from young and healthy exercisers trying to contour their bodies, to older obese patients trying to control their weight. The list of benefits continues to grow as clinical research in the field increases every year.
has been around on various whole body vibration machines for a very long time. This a vertical see-saw motion whereby one side of the vibration platform tips upwards, while the other side tips downwards. This movement is typical with a high degree of amplitude, meaning that the platform moves about 11 mm with each stroke, and they move relatively slowly. This particular motion may be effective for weight loss and improving lymphatic drainage.
Spiral Rotational motion
is a relatively new motion style for vibration therapy. It is considered a complex motion system since there are multiple directions of motion involved. Unlike oscillation motion, spiral rotational moves very rapidly, but with very little amplitude (only moves about 2 mm per cycle). The vibration platform moves in a circular pattern, with no actual rotation forward, then to the right, then back, then to the left and then the same pattern continues. This particular motion may be very effective for increasing circulation, muscle strength, and rehabilitation. This is also a very safe type of motion for people with concerns about their knee joints or other soft tissue.
is a combination of both Oscillation and Spiral Rotation motions. Soft Triplanar, has only a left/right and front/back motion with 2 mm of amplitude and moving at high speed. Then oscillation motion is added at low speed and high amplitude to generate the vertical movement of the vibration machine. Since the oscillation motion is operated by an independent motor the user can adjust the left/right speed separately from the vertical motion. It is considered a complex movement since the body must oppose the movements in different planes to one another. This Soft Triplanar motion is effective for multiple purposes since there are several motions occurring at the same time, with their own different characteristics. Traditionally used for strength gain while also losing weight at the same time, this motion may also help with bone density concerns.
Our skin is the first organ...
that any light waves meet when encountering our body. It protects us as well as utilizes light waves for our benefit. Such as how our skin takes in the UV from the sun to help our body replenish our stores of vitamin D.
What our skin does when Red Light waves are introduced, is amazing. Collagen and elastin, the framework for our skin’s integrity and vitality, are both stimulated and start to replicate more readily. This increased production of collagen and elastin help to repair damages caused by UV light and other injuries.
On a cellular level, what’s happening is this…
Collagen synthesis is stimulated, and fibroblasts become more prolific (another important building block in the skin). Red light also helps to reduce inflammation, which is a common occurrence in the skin for a handful of reasons. This reduction in inflammation and an increase in the production of important molecules allows for more vital energy sources to be produced in the skin.
How Does Red Light Therapy Benefit my Skin Health?
Our skin is quite literally our body armor. This large organ is so incredibly important to our overall health, which includes our confidence levels and state of mental health. Red light therapy can help to reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines that may have been influenced by harmful UV rays over the years. Reversing years of sun damage and turning back the clock on the appearance of your skin will give you a confidence boost as nothing else can.
Studies have shown promising results when red light therapy is used to treat skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, hyperpigmentation, vitiligo. All of which are incredibly common skin conditions that can have a significant impact on a person’s physical and mental state of health. Red light therapy is a non-invasive treatment with little to no side effects, that has the ability to turn back your skin’s clock by promoting healing and overall vitality. Red/Blue light combo has shown good success for specific skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, eczema. Read more about Blue light on the Blog page.
What Science is Telling Us
“In theory, red light could help to reverse some of the signs related to photoaging in the skin, says Dr. Buzney. In addition, some studies show that red light may help to restore hair for those with androgenetic alopecia, or male- and female-pattern hair loss, she says.” Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/led-lights-are-they-a-cure-for-your-skin-woes
“The photons are absorbed by mitochondrial chromophores in skin cells. Consequently, electron transport, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) nitric oxide release, blood flow, reactive oxygen species increase, and diverse signaling pathways get activated. Stem cells can be activated allowing increased tissue repair and healing.” Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803/
Full Spectrum Sauna
Thousands of environmental toxins saturate every aspect of our living environment. These toxins are unavoidable and are often absorbed into our bodies.
Since humans are bio-accumulators, the large quantities and numerous types of toxins we are exposed to overwhelm our bodies’ ability to metabolize and get rid of them naturally and thereby accumulate in our bodies. In time, the poison from toxins may result in immune symptom problems, such as chronic pain syndromes, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, migraines, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
So, how can you best get rid of these harmful toxins? Body detoxification through sweat in a Sauna!
Our Far Infrared Carbon Technology coupled with the Magnetic Flux Therapy System is the perfect solution for helping your body get rid of the environmental toxic chemicals (pesticides, heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and hydrocarbon residues). The infrared heat energy deeply penetrates tissues triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage and directly into sweat and the magnetic therapy promotes metabolic processing of toxins to help your body expel them.
Your body is your temple…it is vital that you take care of it!
Fat becomes water-soluble at a temperature of 100 F° before it begins to dissolve and enter the bloodstream to be removed from your body.
The infrared heat will increase the peripheral blood flow and remove fat through sweat. Weight loss is one of the great benefits of using a Vital Health Sauna every day.
A single therapeutic sauna session will burn as much as 300-600 calories.
Cellulite can also be difficult to get rid of. It's a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and waste that gets trapped in pockets below your skin. The infrared heat can assist this condition as profuse sweating helps clear cellulite from your body.
Magnetic Flux Therapy can facilitate the metabolism process and thereby speeds up the removal of unwanted fat and cellulite. Saunas are one of the most natural and healthy way to burn calories without exercising!
It has been proven that heat reduces pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues, and on peripheral nerves.
The Vital Rays ability to penetrate heat deep into your skin and muscle tissue, at over 1 ½ inches, helps alleviate symptoms such as back pain, sprains, strains, joint stiffness, muscle spasms and headaches as well as pain due to conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Magnetic therapy can assist in relieving the pain by blocking pain sensations. It improves blood flow and oxygen to enhance the body’s natural healing process.
The improved blood flow and fluid exchange to the injured tissue helps reduce pain and inflammation.
A heating effect deep in the muscular tissues and internal organs is caused by the infrared rays generated by Far Infrared Carbon Technology.
Our bodies respond to this deep heating effect via a hypothalamic-induced increase in heart volume and rate.
This heart stress is beneficial because it leads to a cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. Medical research confirms that the use of a sauna provides cardiovascular conditioning as the body works to cool itself and involves substantial increases in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic, while diastolic blood pressure drops for improved overall cardiovascular fitness.
Your heart is your most vital organ, take good care of it!
Studies show that tissues heated to 130° and then stretched, have exhibited an elastic elongation that persists long after the stretch is removed.
A Saunas’ infrared heat is a therapeutic haven for athletes looking for a pre-workout to warm up muscles for range of motion and increase flexibility to help prevent injury. It is also ideal for pre-warm up for physical therapy and massage therapy, or for relaxing your muscles after a long workout.
Magnetic Flux therapy has been noted to help increase athletic endurance and performance, as well as promote the healing process of body aches and inflammation reduction.
Improving your body’s flexibility is vital to living a healthy life free of injury!
Saunas are excellent for increasing blood circulation to the skin, which is essential for a beautiful, youthful, glowing appearance!
This increased blood flow brings important nutrients to subcutaneous and surface tissue, promoting cellular activity and growth. By freeing your skin from accumulated dirt and dry skin cells you will experience a new inner glow. The Vital Rays help firm and improve skin tone and elasticity. Infrared heat has been noted to reduce acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. Additionally, open wounds can heal quicker with reduced scarring. Magnetic therapy has been known to positively influence conditions of aging.
Keeping your skin healthy is a vital part of looking and feeling your best at any age!
Lower Blood Pressure
Studies show that repeated far infrared sauna treatments improve impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.
This suggests a preventative role for infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis.
Relax & Rejuvenate
Perhaps the most immediate relief you will get from basking in a Sauna is simple relaxation, as it melts away the stresses and tensions of the fast-paced life, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Infrared heat will give your body an overall massaging effect, soothing jangled nerves and knotted muscles.
Heating of muscles with infrared heat produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise.
Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. As your body produces sweat to cool itself, your heart works at a higher rate to pump blood, increasing your overall circulation.
At the same time the increased work load from your cardiovascular system helps free up harmful molecules in your blood vessels, allowing your body to flush them out through your sweat glands. Strong evidence suggests that magnetic therapy may help to increase blood circulation.
Some well-known researchers believe that infrared therapy can help stimulate the body’s immune system by elevating body temperature.
The infrared sauna’s deep heat penetration raises your body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. As it works to combat the “fever,” the body’s immune system is strengthened. The intense heat also stimulates production of white blood cells and therefore helping to target tumor cells.
Studies have shown that extreme heat protects healthy cells and makes tumor cells more susceptible to radiation. This makes infrared heat a useful addition to cancer therapy treatment as it enables the use of lower doses of radiation. Other studies have shown that breast cancer was less prevalent among women who frequently use infrared saunas.
Traditional sauna vs infrared sauna
Traditional saunas, also called rock saunas or Finnish Saunas, use various types of heaters to warm the air and stones in a room. Stones placed over the heat source attain a high temperature which heats the air in the sauna. Modern Finnish saunas have thermostatically controlled electric stoves to produce the high temperature inside the sauna. In a traditional sauna the air temperature typically runs between 169 to 190 °F, though temperatures over 200 °F are sometimes encountered. The hot air causes one’s body to heat up, and eventually results in a sweat. Because of these extreme high temperatures, it is advisable that a sauna session be no longer than 15 minutes.
An infrared sauna uses a specific type of heater that creates infrared waves that heat your body directly, instead of just the air. Infrared heat penetrates more than 1.5 inches into the body. The infrared rays help knock toxins loose from fat cells into the body which are then released through sweating. The temperature in an infrared sauna is much cooler than a traditional sauna, at around 110 to 140 °F. Because of the lower temperature, users benefit from longer sauna sessions which results in more overall sweating and more therapeutic advantages.
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