Understanding Infrared Saunas
Unlike traditional saunas that use steam or hot air to raise the temperature in the room, infrared saunas utilize infrared heaters to emit radiant heat that directly warms your body without significantly heating the surrounding air. This gentle, penetrating heat raises your core body temperature, inducing a range of benefits, including weight loss. At CYL, your head remains out of the infrared pod so you can comfortably breathe room temperature air during your 30 or 45 minute sessions. You will be lying down on an infrared memory foam pad with a retractable dome that covers you from head to shoulders.
One of the key ways in which infrared saunas aid weight loss is by boosting your metabolism. As your body is exposed to the infrared heat, your heart rate increases, and your blood vessels dilate, promoting better circulation. This process activates your body’s natural metabolic response, which can help burn calories more effectively.
While an infrared sauna session alone is not a substitute for exercise, it can provide a passive way to burn calories. Research shows that a 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn between 300 to 600 calories, depending on factors such as your weight and the intensity of the session. Regular sessions can contribute to a calorie deficit, an essential component for weight loss.
Detoxification and Fat Loss
Toxins stored in fat cells can contribute to weight gain and hinder weight loss efforts. Infrared saunas are known for their detoxification benefits, helping your body eliminate these toxins. By stimulating sweat production, infrared saunas assist in flushing out impurities through your skin. As a result, this detoxification process helps reduce the overall toxicity burden on your body, potentially aiding in weight loss and fat reduction, including belly fat.
Stress and emotional factors can lead to weight gain and hinder weight loss progress. Infrared saunas offer a serene environment that promotes relaxation and stress relief. As you unwind in the warmth, your body releases endorphins, which can improve your mood and reduce stress levels. By managing stress more effectively, you may be less likely to engage in emotional eating or other unhealthy behaviors associated with weight gain. You can literally relax to music, watch your favorite programs or just unplug from the world during your session!
Efficient blood circulation is vital for optimal health and can also support weight loss efforts. Infrared sauna sessions help increase blood flow and improve circulation throughout your body. This enhanced circulation can contribute to the breakdown of fatty deposits and promote the transport of nutrients to your muscles, aiding in the reduction of belly fat.