Infrared Sauna for Eczema-Treatment

By Chris Moheno

Today, the new treatment for skin is the infrared sauna instead of the ordinary sauna. There are many health benefits to using infrared therapy including treating skin problems like eczema. If you have issues with your skin then you might consider talking to your doctor about these types of treatments.

Infrared saunas are also known as infrared cabins because they are usually a wooden box or a small wooden room. The rooms contain infrared heaters simulating the effect of a traditional sauna because of the cabin but the heaters provide the actual infrared therapy.

Traditional saunas use heaters to warm the air and rocks in a room. When the rocks are placed over the heat source they reach extremely high temperatures. The stones help the room maintain the heat. The average temperature of traditional saunas run from 170 degrees to 190 degrees and sometimes the temperatures can reach above 200 degrees. When a person sits in these temperatures the body temperature increases also, causing the person to sweat. When people throw water onto the rocks in the traditional sauna, it is known as a steam shock.

Infrared saunas use different types of heaters causing waves from the infrared that heat the body directly, rather than from the air in a traditional sauna. The temperature in the room of an infrared sauna is usually much lower than a traditional sauna with temperatures from 110 degrees to 130 degrees. The lower temperatures are a benefit to people because they allow a person to remain in the sauna for longer periods of time. The longer the body can remain in the infrared cabins, the more they will sweat.

It is said that there are many health benefits of the infrared therapy boxes rather than the older versions of the saunas because the radiant heat is beneficial because it penetrates deep into the body as much as 1.5 inches. The theory with the infrared treatments for your skin and a healthier body is that the infrared creates a vibration in the body knocking toxins loss from the fat cells and tissues. When the body sweats, these toxins are released through the sweating. Losing the toxins in the body assist with the healing in tissues, skin cells, immune system, arthritis, and more issues.

The skin is the largest organ in the body. If a person begins a regular routine of visiting an infrared therapy sauna for treatments then they are releasing all of the toxins from the skin. When you decrease the toxin load in the body then you are contributing to a healthier body and lifestyle.

Some skin problems are also caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the skin is lacking circulation and dead skin cells begin to build-up rather than leave the body and revitalize creating new ones. Infrared is known to increase circulation in the body causing inflammation to decrease.

People who can benefit from increased circulation include people with skin problems like eczema and also diabetics. Poor circulation can be dangerous for your health.

There is some speculation about the benefits that an infrared therapy treatment can have. However, there are no known bad side effects and there are many known cases of positive healing with cases of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin related problems. Heat therapy proved to increase circulation and that can only be a positive thing for your health.

Many of the conditions that infrared sauna therapy is known to improve and treat include skin problems like eczema, burn victims, scars, and psoriasis. Because of the increase in circulation pores are cleansed deeply resulting in improved skin tones and elasticity in the skin. People who are regular users of the infrared cabins are known to have youthful and beautiful skin tones. Acne can also be treated by the use of infrared. The saunas are also known to treat issues that are not related to the skin like arthritis, sprains, neuralgia, muscle spasm, joint stiffness, and fibromyalgia problems.

There are also psychological effects of heat therapy known to calm people making them feel less stressed. It proved to allow people to think more clearly, feel invigorated, sleep better at night afterwards. Infrared therapy helps in releasing endorphins in your body that makes you feel good.

Infrared sauna therapy is clearly beneficial for the body and mind. If you have suffered problems with psoriasis, acne, eczema, and other issues then you should consider using an infrared cabin. Just see how well you feel afterwards.