Far Infrared Sauna:
The ultimate detoxification tool
When you are going to war against toxicity in the body, you need to assist your vital organs to expel things like heavy metals, chemical residues, and other toxins. Starting April 12th, 2014, we are offering luxurious infrared sauna sessions at The Vidya Centre! Renovations are under way to provide you with access to our new SAUNARAY brand infrared sauna. It is a medical grade, Canadian-made sauna handcrafted from the finest toxin-free materials. Sessions include use of shower, and are one hour in length. Please bring your own towels (multiple) and lots of water and/or coconut water. If you forget your towels, for $5 you can rent a set of 3 organic towels from us. A shot of wheatgrass or fresh pressed juice from our Elixir Bar is recommended after your session. The one hour session includes time to change and shower. Please book sauna sessions via email.
Single session (1 hour, including shower) $35 - Single session for 2 - $50
Package of 4 sessions (1 hour, including shower) $115
Package of 8 sessions (1 hour, including shower) $175
Towel Rental - 2 organic cotton bath towels + face cloth $5
Sauna & Dinner Date Night Package - Infrared Sauna for two plus dinner and wine at Vidya’s Veggie Gourmet $95
*does not include server gratuity, includes 2-course meal with appetizer choices of soup of the day or (GF) corn bread along with choice of entree, plus one glass of wine each. May upgrade to bottle of organic red/white wine for $20.
How is the Far Infrared Sauna Different?
By Sherry A. Rogers, M.D.
Let’s look at the energy that comes from the sun. It is responsible for photosynthesis, the process by which plants make energy to grow. In essence, solar energy is responsible for all of life (since animals must have plants to eat or there are no animals).
The spectrum of energy from the sun is classified according to the length of the waves. The shortest (and most damaging) rays of the solar spectrum are gamma rays. Think of a gamma gun in a sci-fi movie that vaporizes assailants in an instant. The next longer rays of the sun are x-rays (carcinogenic), then ultraviolet (causes sunburn, corneal and lens damage and skin cancer), and then visible light. After that is the infrared spectrum, then radio waves.
At the far end of the infrared spectrum are the longest and most healing rays, the far infrared (FIR) spectrum, spanning from 1000 to 4 microns. Between 4-14 microns in the FIR spectrum, fall most of the rays that are responsible for most vital to health and healing. They are responsible for photosynthesis, without which there would be no life on each.
Even our bodies radiate infrared energy through our skin between 3-50 microns, mostly around 9.4 microns. this is the basis for infrared glasses allowing special forces to see the enemy at night. Palm healing and other hands-on therapies are based on the healing properties of natural far infrared rays, which our palms emitting infrared energy at between 8-14 microns. Our bodies absorb 93% of the infrared waves presented to us, the basis for similar heaters being used to warm premature infants in nurseries.
The FIRS (Far Infrared Sauna) uses a patented zirconium ceramic infrared heater, emitting between 2 and 25 microns, with a third of the output in the 2-5.6 micron range for deepest penetration, about 1.5”. Patented in 1965, it was used predominantly in Japan, and then use extended to the U.S. since 1981. Safer, more economical to operate, lower in EMF, and inducing 2.3 times the sweat volume, while allowing a much more tolerable and safer operating temperature, makes it my preferred tool for purifying and detoxifying the body. Naturally nothing stands alone, and a clean diet, environment and soul are, of course, critical components to healing the impossible.
Far infrared wavelengths have other beneficial properties. They lower lactic acid, stimulate endorphins, or ‘happy’ hormones, of the brain, and kill organisms like bacteria and parasites. More important, they penetrate tissues, detoxify cells by vibrating ionic bonds, stop swelling, improve lymphatic flow and blood circulation, and attract calcium to cell membranes where it is needed for healing.
Far infrared wavelengths also decrease the size of water clusters, giving them greater mobility and penetration in and out of body tissues. For it is when these hyperactive or energized water molecules move in and out of cells that they also carry toxins that previously were stuck. FIR energy actually causes a resonance dance between the water and chemical molecules to mobilize and unite them.
The lungs, urine, stool, and sweat are the main vehicles the body has for getting rid of nasty chemicals. But by far the sweat is the most effective. And mayo Clinic studies show that FIR is the safest way to induce healing sweat, using the most heat-sensitive cardiac patients as proof (Tei).
In studies published in circulation and the journal of cardiology, both respect cardiology journals, physicians at the famed Mayo Clinic used the worst classification of congestive heart failure patients to demonstrate the safety and therapeutic value of the far infrared sauna. The NY Heart association (NYHA) classifies the most debilitated heart patients with the highest numbers, III and IV. The study used patients who were end-stage heart patients who were maximally medicated and unable to walk across the room without shortness of breath, and unable to tolerate warm baths, much less tolerate a sauna. There were no further therapeutic options available. They had reached the end of their ropes.
But not only did these serious end-stage heart patients all tolerate the FIR sauna, but they had no side effects from it. Furthermore, in getting rid of chemicals that were the underlying causes of their diseases, they improved their heart function, something that the latest in surgery or drugs was powerless to do for them. the FIR sauna literally saved their lives.
During the sauna, no patients has shortness of breath, angina, or arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), nor complained of excess heat. There were no side effects, something that never happens with drugs and surgery. Diastolic blood pressure (the low number) decreased but systolic pressure (the top number) was unchanged. This means they did not get hypertensive, and in fact the work of the heart was lessened. Furthermore, the stroke volume and ejection fraction increased, meaning the heart beat more efficiently with less effort.
Contrast this with warm baths that caused an increase in systemic blood pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance. Warm baths, by raising blood pressure cause more work for an already failing heart. And in a regular sauna the arrhythmias increased 20% whereas in the FIR sauna, arrhythhmias decreased or disappeared entirely. Other cardiovascular improvements unique to the FIR sauna that would impress cardiologists include decreased pulmonary arterial and capillary wedge pressure as well as right atrial pressure, and in some cases the disappearance of mitral regurgitation. the ECHO (echocardiogram) showed smaller left ventricular and left atrial dimensions, and epinephrine elvels did not change, but norepinephrine increased. And FIR actually increased the core and intrapulmonary arterial temperature to 38.2/-.04c (normal body temp is 37 degrees)
Because FIR sauna has so many physiologic benefits that improved cellular detoxification without making the rest of the body toxic or sick in the process), no side effects were observed with the FIR sauna, even at 140 degrees F. Meanwhile, warm baths adversely increased cardiac work for heart patients, as did regular high heat saunas which triggered arrhythmias in over 20% of patients at 194 degrees F. FIR sauna can generate a total of sweat at 120F and less, providing the opportunity for even longer and more tolerable therapeutic time in the sauna.
Iin regular high heat saunas, plasma norepinephrine (related to adrenaline) increased 100-160% accompanied by subjective discomfort and intolerance. Adrenaline can, of course, trigger arrhythmias or a heart attack. In contrast, FIR sauna was extremely well tolerated and did the impossible. It improved the cardiac status of folks who were at the end of their therapeutic ropes. Even though medicine had nothing else to offer, congestive heart failure was reversed by the FIR sauna.
FIRS Cures the Most Mysterious Cases
The bottom line is that folks with the most severe forms of heart disease and resistant to all medications, tolerated the FIRS with no side effects. Most importantly, it improved their heart health in this Mayo Clinic study within 3 short weeks. Of course, if is recommended to continue longer, say a year of daily or every other day saunas for an hour or less to more completely lower stored chemicals that cause disease. Then it is necessary to do them at least once a week for life, since the world will never run out of ways to poison us.
It should not surprise you by now that mysterious joint pain in war veterans exposed to Agent Orange also disappeared, as did a host of other pain syndromes. This study also showed that no only did sauna reduce body levels of HCB and PCB’s in electrical workers, for example, but it did this even though the men were continually exposed at work.
This is important because if means that if your livelihood depends on an occupation with continual exposures, you still have a chance of being able to tolerate it more safely.
Sweating is a god-given mechanism, but it must be done properly and safely to be successful. The far infrared sauna is something that you will benefit from for a lifetime. It is a major tool not only in your detox program, but also in your anti-aging program.
Solar waves or energy
*Gamma, shortest rays, most destructive to life
*X-rays = penetrate tissues, carcinogenic
*Ultraviolet = sunburn, corneal and lens damage
*Infrared: contains at the lowest end of the spectrum, far infrared (FIR):Far infrared = lowest = 100-5.6 microns; the rays most vital to healing are 4-14 microns, also are the majority of the sun energy or photons (safest and most beneficial) responsible for photosynthesis; lowers lactic acid, stimulates brain, kills organisms, penetrates tissues, stops swelling, improves lymphatic flow, attracts calcium to cell membranes; detoxifies by vibrating ionic bonds and reducing the size of water clusters; by creating a resonance dance between water and chemical molecules, it facilitates water in moving stored toxins out of the cell and into sweat.
*short wave radio waves
*broadcast radio wavelength