Saunas and steam baths have been used for centuries by many world cultures to induce detoxification. Drug and alcohol by-products or metabolites are stored in the fatty tissue of the body and brain, and scientific research has shown that saunas greatly assist in the elimination of these accumulated toxins. This gentle process of detoxification allows the metabolites to leave the body and does not compromise the liver or kidney, even if their function is impaired.
Sweat bathing acts as a general toxic eliminator. The heat produces an artificial “fever” and urges every organ of the body into action. While outwardly relaxed, your inner organs are as active as though you were jogging or manually mowing the lawn. At the same time, you are being cleansed from the inside out by the skin, your body’s largest organ and its excretion – sweat. The utilization of heat stress for removal of poisons from the body dates back to ancient times. Through a variety of non-invasive detoxification modalities such as sauna therapy, nutritional detoxification and other supportive physical therapy procedures, toxic residues can be significantly reduced from the body. This is the only method of detoxification evidenced in current nutritional, medical, and bio-chemical literature capable of significantly reducing or eliminating stored toxic residue with scientifically proven safety, according to Dr. David W. Schnara, Science Advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency.Note: 20 minutes in the infrared sauna equals 24 hours work by the kidneys to detoxify them.