January 20, 2019

Sweat Benefits: Why Infrared Saunas Benefit Mind + Body

Come sweat with us for the hottest way to a healthier you!

Whether you’re new to sweating in an infrared sauna or visit us weekly, we think it’s always important to know the benefits that infrared heat therapy has on your mind and body. Infrared light is part of the Sun's invisible spectrum and has the ability to easily penetrate human tissue providing a natural warmth similar to laying in the sun. Don’t worry though, you’ll never burn your skin and infrared light is completely safe and healthy to use. This creates a natural and deep detoxifying sweat, which has many beneficial properties to the body. Infrared saunas are 7x more detoxifying than traditional saunas and believed to be more effective in releasing toxins through the skin like cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid to name a few. Infrared heat from CYL saunas are the only technology proven to raise your core body temperature and draw out toxins from a cellular level  rather than just heating air around the body.

Sweating is your body’s natural way to heal and stay healthy. We’re here to help you sweat the small stuff and benefit your body with each sweat! Infrared saunas are the hottest way to a healthier you!



The EPA estimates that the average American has over 700 chemicals in his or her system. Infrared saunas release around 20% of toxins with each sweat session compared to only 3% of toxins released in a regular sauna. A buildup of toxins in our bodies can lead to chronic illness, so sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to rid these toxins and increase the body’s health and overall wellness. Even if you eat healthy and exercise, your body will not be able to release and sweat out toxin buildup the way infrared saunas are able to release them during a sweat session.


Metals, pollution impurities, makeup, and toxic chemicals are all released during a sweat session helping to purify and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. The skin is our bodies largest organ and sweating in an infrared sauna will show improvements to the skin in as little as 12 weeks! Infrared saunas are clinically proven to stimulate collagen production in your body which over time will reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and improve your overall skin tone, increase elastin, and benefit your complexion. Acne, blackheads, and inflammation can be helped by improving circulation, reducing bacteria on the surface, and opening pores through sweating in an infrared sauna. A quick rinse of your face after a sweat will go a long way!


Exercise and diet are always important, but adding CYL sweat sessions to your routine will  help speed up your weight loss process. Sweating in an infrared sauna helps you burn calories, around 300-600 per session! The body’s core temperatures increases and has to work harder to cool itself during and post sweat. Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, allowing the body to burn more calories and assisting in weight loss. Infrared saunas are beneficial for cardiovascular conditioning similar to results from regular cardio exercise. Here at CYL Sauna Studios we like to get our heart rates up while laying down.


Sore from that workout yesterday? Infrared sauna heat penetrates joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow throughout the body. The heat reduces soreness on nerve endings, muscle spasms, lactic acid build up, and helps the body heal at a faster rate. Sweating in an infrared sauna will benefit the body pre or post workout to help your muscles recover, joint pain, and stiffness.


Life will never be stress free, but we can help you unplug and unwind. Stress affects the mind and body at cellular a level. Infrared saunas help balance cortisol levels and stimulates the circulatory system to increase norepinephrine to help eliminate stress. The heat from the infrared sauna relaxes the muscles to reduce tension and stress your body carries around daily. Less stress means better sleep, focus better, less anxiety, and overall better health. Long-term stress is the cause of countless physiological effects on the body, including increased blood pressure, weight gain and weakening of the immune system. Heat from infrared saunas will help the mind and body fully relax with each session, just 30 minutes to a better less-stressed you! Better yet, less stress means better sleep and maybe even tossing out those sleeping pills.


Heat relaxes muscles and joints to help with stiffness and tension, removing toxins and lactic acid trapped in muscles, and alleviates inflammation and swelling. Muscles are provided with more concentrated oxygen and blood flow so they are able to recover at a faster rate. No pain with all the gains.


Infrared saunas have been clinically shown to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure with regular use, both of which are key factors to having a healthy heart. High blood pressure increases risk of heart disease, kidney disease or a serious stroke. Lower blood pressure means lower stress, better sleep, and helping your body run more efficiently. Continued use of infrared saunas improved impaired blood vessel functions in individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests using infrared saunas can lead to a healthy heart.


Your muscles get heated from infrared rays which increase blood flow similar to regular exercise….all while laying down. Blood flow during an infrared sauna session has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. Even after your sweat session, your blood flow will still be stimulated significantly. Better circulation leads to your body functioning better and a better detox pre, during, and post sweat. Increased circulation also helps with cellulite reduction on the body! Can we get an AMEN!


Infrared heat allows more blood and oxygen to enter your muscles, which is exactly what they need to recover from the cellular level. Studies conducted by NASA concluded that light from infrared saunas significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing, and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155%-171% in some cases and wound size decreased by 36%. Faster cell growth means your body will heal itself from the inside out at a more effective and efficient rate when using infrared heat to help speed up the healing process.


Boost your immune system naturally with infrared heat. The circulatory system will be stimulated, causing the heart to beat faster and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and provide more oxygen to cells. Better circulation means more toxins flow from cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery, and strengthen the immune system overall. For years, doctors have recommended infrared saunas because of proven relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions. Individuals have even noticed how infrared heat helps alleviate seasonal allergies along with immune boosting properties!

Let’s face it, all good things in life make you sweaty….especially 30 minutes in one of our infrared sauna pods. Come experience the many benefits sweating at CYL Sauna Studio has to offer to better your mind, body, and soul. Change your life one sweat at a time. Sweat memberships available online and in studio. For further information about all the benefits of infrared saunas, check out this link: https://www.sunlighten.com/infrared-sauna-health-benefits/



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