- Sweat away toxins and heavy metals
- Clear cellulite, improve skin tone
- Aid weight loss
- Safe far infrared rays ease pain
- Easy-to-breathe temperatures of 30°C – 45°C
- Hypoallergenic materials for your comfort
Sweating helps detoxify your body, by removing the accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium and cholesterol. Profuse perspiration deeply cleanses the skin, creating beautiful and improved tone, texture, and colour.
“Perspiration therapy”, sometimes referred to as “heat stress detoxification” is not new. It dates back before the Romans and their baths. In fact, virtually every society including the American Indian sweat lodge has used ” heat stress detoxification”. If we are not perspiring we are missing as much as 27% of our body’s ability to rid itself of toxins.
Weight Control Our Detox Box is exceptional for burning calories, controlling weight and removing cellulite. A single sauna session will burn as many calories as you would rowing for 30 minutes or a 10k run.
Detoxifying the body helps in weight loss. People who have unsuccessfully tried many diets often find success with far infrared saunas because they are able to eliminate chemicals stored in the fat cells. This makes weight loss easier.
Weight loss occurs because body fat becomes water soluble at 43ºC and the body can sweat it out. The most immediate effect you’ll notice to your health is immense relaxation. Read, listen to music or meditate in the comfortable warmth while stress melts away leaving behind a feeling of total rejuvenation.
The Detox Box assists in weight loss in three significant ways: 1. It effectively reduces heavy metals which have been directly related to metabolic imbalances in the body causing poor digestion and weight gain. 2. It decreases fat stored (lipophilic) toxins. Often weight loss cannot be accomplished unless these toxins are first removed. 3. Although weight loss due to perspiration (water loss) is quickly regained, sending more blood to the capillaries and converting fats and carbohydrates results in as much as 600 calories burned during one short sauna session.
Because cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and waste products trapped near the surface of the skin, The Detox Box is very beneficial. It is particularly effective in cellulite removal when used in conjunction with a program including diet and massage.
Far infrared heat can help relieve pain by dilating (widening) blood vessels. This causes increased blood circulation and allows more oxygen to reach injured areas. It also helps reduce pain and speeds up the healing process. Far infrared heat has also been used extensively in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and muscle spasms.
The body’s natural reaction to heat is to cool itself. It does this by diverting blood from internal organs to the extremities and skin. This increases heart rate, cardiac output and the metabolic rate. Medical research indicates that use of The Detox Box may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning as regular exercise. This is especially important for those individuals who are not physically capable of exercising. NASA concluded in the 1980’s that far infrared stimulation is the ideal way for astronauts to maintain cardiovascular conditioning during long space flights.
Works your heart similar to a 10 kilometre run. If you take a 30 minute sauna in The Detox Box, you perspire the same amount as if you had run 10 kilometres. Clearly for people not in a position to take such regular exercise this sauna is a viable alternative.
Immune System Improvement
A typical sauna session will cause a brief 1 to 2 degree Celsius increase in body temperature. Fever is the body’s defence against bacteria, microbes and consequent infection. This beneficial side effect triggers the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T cells by your thymus. The result is immune system improvement. Your immune system is strengthened because when your body temperature is raised, your systems fight this “artificial fever”.
Continuous strain on the autonomic nervous system often leads to a high level of stress, one of the elusive causes of many chronic diseases. By facilitating the expansion of capillary vessels thereby improving circulation, stress levels are reduced.
The Detox Box removes toxins, such as heavy metals (see sweat analysis chart above), that accumulate due to sluggish elimination. It increases the eliminative, detoxifying, and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulating the sweat glands.
It’s a Toxic World
Today more than 77,000 chemicals are in active production. Our exposure to these chemicals is greater than at any time. More than 3,000 chemicals are added to our food supply. More than 10,000 chemicals in the form of solvents, emulsifiers and preservatives are used in food processing and storage. When ingested these chemicals can remain in the body for years, altering our metabolism, causing enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, creating hormonal imbalances and lowering our threshold of resistance to chronic disease. We are continually subjected to poor air quality, chemically contaminated food and water, household cleansers, paint fumes, pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, heavy metals (including mercury) and the list goes on and on. Today, studies show that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies. These chemicals and heavy metals make up the “total toxic burden”. When our bodies exceed the limit that we can excrete, we begin to store these toxins. This bioaccumulation seriously compromises our physiological and psychological health and leads to chronic disease.
The following symptoms are often related to toxicity: allergies, acne, anxiety, burning skin, brain fog, chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivities, depression, eczema, frequent colds or flu, feeling “sick all over”, insomnia, loss of dexterity, low body temperature, memory loss, mood swings, muscle and joint pains and poor concentration.
Detox, Detox, Detox
“Studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Furthermore, as the first generation of man exposed to such an unprecedented plethora of daily chemicals, we have learned that stored or undetoxified chemicals can mimic any disease. “Incurable” chronic diseases that were thought to have no known cause often disappear once toxic chemicals are gone. Since the far infrared sauna is the safest, most efficacious and economical way of depurating stored toxins, this makes it a household necessity.”
Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., Northeast Center for Environmental Medicine Internationally known expert in environmental medicine Author of; Detoxify or Die, Tired Or Toxic? , Total Wellness, Wellness Against All Odds, Depression Cured at Last, Pain Free and No More Heartburn
Our methods of eliminating toxins in the body are few. We are limited to the faeces, the urine, perspiration and respiration. When the liver, kidneys and lungs have been damaged by chronic exposure to environmental toxins our ability to rid our bodies of toxins becomes severely limited. Through various methods we can cleanse the liver and kidneys, which will help us address future toxins, but we are still left with the fat-stored (lipophilic) toxins and heavy metals stored in connective tissue and the brain.