Blog 002 - Detoxification with Infrared Heat
In last week's blogpost, we discussed the many benefits of infrared energy. Among them, we listed three general ones:
- Improved blood circulation
- Enhanced natural detoxification
- Reinforced immune responses
Detoxification was a particular topic of discussion in last weekend's webinar, hosted by Dr. Lee Cowden of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM). During the course of the presentation, our CEO Robby Besner and Dr. Paula Strait spent over an hour discussing the possibility of neuro regeneration with infrared energy.
Infrared therapy is seen as a powerful means of complementing conventional medicine and treatment, not as competing with either of them. In this harmonious spirit, Robby and Dr. Strait explored both the science of light therapy and the application of the infrared light spectrum to human healing, recalling that healing is a process that always involves a certain amount of detoxification. They didn't hesitate, moreover, to affirm that infrared therapy provides the best possible natural detox.
Now, the majority of the body's toxic load is stored in fat, muscle, soft tissues, and our vital organs.
Detoxification: What Is It?
But, what exactly is detoxification?
As everyone certainly realizes, our environment is becoming increasingly more toxic. Unfortunately, our bodies retain many of these poisons, which we ingest through the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.
When toxins are present in the human body, blood circulation gets blocked. This, in turn, results in impaired cellular energy, since our cells depend upon our blood for both the intake of vital nutrients and the removal of toxic waste. As circulation slows, this nutrient delivery and toxic removal processes slow. This results in sickness. If they stop altogether, the result is death.
Now, the majority of the body's toxic load is stored in fat, muscle, soft tissues, and our vital organs. One of the great benefits of massage is the release of these toxins from some of these areas. But, what about the rest of the body? And, what do we do if massage is not an option?
Enter Infrared Therapy
Fortunately, infrared therapy offers a powerful method of detoxification. We've already noted its beneficial effect upon the circulatory system. Additionally, as the infrared heat warms our bodies from the inside out, we begin to perspire. Toxins are released in that excreted water, thus removing them from the body. This is why it is so important to take a warm, soapy shower right after sitting in an infrared sauna.
Next week, we'll have a closer look at circulation. For now, keep well, and if the sun is shining in your part of the world, get outside and let it energize you!
The Therasage Team
- Melody Besner