Health Benefits of Near Infrared Saunas

Near Infrared Sauna Therapy Benefits - including detoxification - are supported by scientists, doctors, medical practitioners and fitness buffs.

People want the truth about near infrared sauna health benefits, and we have grown tired of reading paid articles that reinforce false information supporting better benefits from other sauna types. When it comes to our claims about the health benefits of the Sauna Fix near infrared sauna, we much prefer delivering the factual opinions of scientists, medical practitioners, the *National Institutes of Health and fitness experts. So, we have compiled a quick list out of hundreds of articles, studies, quotes and resources that prove and support the multiple ways that near infrared sauna light will detoxify your body and benefit your health better than any other sauna type. 

*Note: The term Photobiomodulation (PBM) is used in many of the reference articles and studies shared in this list, and the hundreds of other studies involving the healing properties and potential health benefits of red or near infrared light. For clarification, PMB is the abbreviation for the scientific term most used when describing the use of red or near-infrared (NIR) light to stimulate, heal, and regenerate damaged tissue. Eileen Durfee, the inventor of the Sauna Fix, describes the daily use of NIR sauna light for healing as Sauna Therapy.

Near Infrared Sauna Light for Blood Flow and Brain Disorders:

Shining light on the head: Photobiomodulation for brain disorders Oct 2016 by Michael R. Hamblin

"It has been shown that there is a brief increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in the mitochondria when they absorb the photons delivered during PBM. The idea is that this burst of ROS may trigger some mitochondrial signaling pathways leading to cytoprotective, anti-oxidant and anti-apoptotic effects in the cells. The NO that is released by photodissociation acts as a vasodilator as well as a dilator of lymphatic flow. Moreover NO is also a potent signaling molecule and can activate a number of beneficial cellular pathways"

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Near Infrared Sauna as Cancer Treatment:

Detoxification: Near-Infrared Sauna Dec. 2016 by Dr. Antonio Jimenez M.D., N.D., C.N.C.

"...near-infrared sauna helps your body detox from cancer-causing industrial chemicals. From pesticides and rocket fuel to chemical compounds in cosmetics and deodorant, a person has 700 xenobiotic chemicals in their body on average according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It’s no wonder that our bodies, having accumulated these dangerous chemicals, need the detoxification benefits of near-infrared sauna."

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Near Infrared Sauna for Detoxification:

Near Infrared Sauna: Can it Help Detoxify Your Body? July 2017 by The Detox Dudes

"A near infrared sauna uses low-level light that penetrates the skin’s surface and encourages a more passive and relaxed sweating. When you are engaged in vigorous mental or physical activity, your body responds by increasing heartbeat, inhibiting digestion, and opening up airways for easier breathing like on a fight or flight state. On another hand, when you are in a parasympathetic state, your body is calm allowing its systems to relax and repair. Therefore, NIR sauna helps you sweat out harmful substances as opposed to profusely perspiring from exercise and other activities."

Near Infrared Sauna for Muscle Recovery and Sports Performance

Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance? Nov 2016 by J Biophotonics

"PBM can increase muscle mass gained after training, and decrease inflammation and oxidative stress in muscle biopsies. We raise the question of whether PBM should be permitted in athletic competition by international regulatory authorities.."

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Sauna Fix NIR sauna Benefits

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