My favorite portable FIR sauna!Apr 18, 2023
Infrared sauna is one of my favorite health-promoting modalities with so many benefits to one’s health. It is something I incorporate into my own health regimen at least three times a week.
Perhaps its best-known property is boosting detoxification in the body. It does this by mobilizing toxins out of both adipose (fat) cells, and organs and tissues; switching on the sweat glands, and using our skin as the organ of elimination.
We all are exposed to a myriad of toxins ranging from heavy metals to mold toxins; toxins from medications; and toxins from bacteria, parasites, viruses and yeast; toxins in our food and water. Infrared sauna has the potential to help eradicate all those toxins.
Opening detox pathways inside the cells is crucial to allow the body to naturally produce healthy antioxidant enzymes such as glutathione, catalase, and amylase – all substances that support phase 1 and 2 liver detoxification.
We know that toxins create more oxidative stress. Toxins also damage the mitochondria, the little powerhouses in our cells that produce our energy units, or ATP. By stimulating detoxification, infrared sauna can both reduce oxidative stress by clearing the damaging substances that create more free radicals; and improve mitochondrial function giving us more ATP, and thus more energy.
Infrared sauna can help boost immune function, support serotonin production, and boost metabolic rate, to name just a few of its potential benefits.
One of the limiting factors in people being able to access sauna historically was the cost, and the size of the traditional wood infrared saunas. Not everyone has space for a big box in their home! Traditional wood saunas are lovely, don’t get me wrong, but there are also much more portable and practical options now for those who can’t house a larger sauna.
One of my favorites is the FIR Sauna Blanket by Higher Dose. It is reasonably priced, extremely well made and will store easily in a cupboard between uses. It still gives all the benefits of traditional FIR saunas for a fraction of the cost and space. It also contains a layer of charcoal, clay and magnets, and crystal therapy, and is grounded in low EMF.
If you want to sweat out toxins, boost your energy, getting glowing radiant skin and burn some calories while you’re doing it, the Higher Dose Sauna Blanket has everything you need.
It’s something the whole family can use and benefit from. Learn more about it here.