Toxins are found in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, cleaning products, and even makeup. In other words, our world is full of toxins. Our bodies are structured to filter out toxins through a detoxification system led by the liver. People with thyroid disease are vulnerable to developing liver issues impairing their body’s ability to eliminate toxins. One of the most effective ways to shed toxins is to sweat. (Most of us don’t sweat enough.) Far infrared saunas don’t just help you sweat out water and salt from your body.
2. Reduce Inflammation
There is good inflammation and bad inflammation. Typically, your body will become inflamed when it senses an illness or threat to your immune system. This is how your body keeps you healthy. The problems start when your body remains in a chronic state of inflammation. (Most people battling an autoimmune disease like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are in a chronic state of inflammation.)
A 2003 study from the Department of Dermatology and Institute of Medical Research found that using near-infrared heat therapy helped alleviate inflammation in the body.
3. Stimulates Weight Loss
Burns calories and enhances metabolism, and heat therapy can increase natural HGH levels to help burn fat and build muscle. We could ALL use this. In a 2009 study, Sunlighten saunas were shown to help lower weight and waist circumference in just a three-month period.
4. Pain Relief
Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation, and generating more oxygen flow to injured areas of the body. The heat flushes out lactic acid, helping muscles to loosen, reducing soreness, minor aches, stiff muscles, and muscle spasms. Infrared saunas can help people with a thyroid condition suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines, arthritis or joint pain.
5. Cardiovascular Health
Saunas have been shown to reduce complications and improve cardiac performance in heart disease patients. When the autonomic nervous system is in chronic stress mode, the heartbeat becomes less variable. Normally, there is a subtle variability between beats. If there is more variability in the beat-to-beat rhythm, your heart and nervous system are healthier.
6. Body Temperature
Slow thyroid function can also cause people to experience chronically low body temperature. Lowered body temperature can cause a series of health concerns including frequent infections candida, or worse tumor growth. Regularly sitting in on sessions will help boost your temperature and white blood cell function.
7. Emotional Release
It can feel impossible to sit still and relax in a world that goes a million miles a minute. However, if your body is under attack, now more than ever you need to allow yourself time daily to unwind. Use infrared saunas as a place to practice meditation, relax to destress, and balance your hormones. (If you struggle with sitting still or relaxing, look into the saunas with acoustic resonance therapy.)
8. Combat Infections
One of the hallmark symptoms of hypothyroidism is increased vulnerability to infection. For some women, they get frequent UTI’s (urinary tract infections) while others experience sinus or throat infections. During a short 30-minute session, your body temperature will increase by 3 degrees. The increase in body temperature enhances your white blood cell function, helping your body fight infections.
9. Skin Purification
The skin is the body’s largest organ and often is in contact with toxins. Infrared saunas unlock toxins trapped beneath the skin by encouraging your body to sweat. Infrared saunas have been known to help dry skin, acne, eczema, and psoriasis. But, it can also make you look younger!
10. Low Levels of EMF’s
We haven't talked about this very much. Electrical frequencies are everywhere around us from cellphones, wifi, and electric appliances.
Senstive people can be affected negatively by these frequencies. Infrared light therapy emits very low levels of EMF’s making them much safer than other sauna treatments.
UTK is engaged in a fast-growing healthy industry. Our vision is to make a healthy lifestyle accessible and affordable to everyone. UTK heating pad combines Hot Stone Therapy, Far Infrared Therapy, Negative Ions Therapy & Photon Light Therapy to reduce aching, inflamed muscles, and to relieve pain, which will give you a tremendous wellness-boosting experience.