Weight Loss with the Infrared SaunaPosted by healthyspaces on Jun 7, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments
We almost blew it. We came close to investing a lot of money in a system that claims to offer weight loss through the use of infrared wraps. The rep for the company was even willing to let us have the system for a two month trial period and we figured we had nothing to lose. Or did we?
We have been saying for years that the infrared sauna burns calories. The amount per session varies depending on one’s state of health, level of hydration etc. What is different about the infrared wraps?
When I posed that question to the rep, I was sent some research attributed to Dr. Aaron Flickstein. I knew that name, but from where? I eventually recalled that he authored a little booklet we used to give out to prospective customers at trade shows and home shows years ago when we began selling infrared saunas. The data was the same – nothing updated in all these years. The more we challenged this guy, the more I began to realize that he had nothing to offer besides the basic research that was done on sweating using infrared in 1994. “In Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology, we find that producing one gram of sweat requires 0.568 kcal. The journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) states; “A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams in a sauna consuming nearly 300 kcal, which is equivalent to running 2 ~ 3 miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600 ~ 800 kcal with no adverse effects. While the weigh of the water loss can be regained by drinking water, the calories consumed will not be.” Since an infrared thermal system helps generate two or three times the sweat produced in a hot-air sauna, the implications for increased caloric consumption are quite impressive”
So…..we could have wasted a lot of money but more importantly could have lost our credibility with our clients. We said it then and we will say it now. An infrared sauna is a great way to boost your weight loss program. It all comes down to diet and exercise and we don’t believe there are shortcuts but sometimes we need to jump-start the process.
We know the marketing of the infrared wraps is intriguing but here is our deal and we invite you to choose:
Wraps – $60 per session, climb into a plastic body suit and slip into a rubber sleeping bag with your head and feet sticking out. Sweat while you lie like a mummy and potentially reabsorb all those toxins.
Far infrared Sauna – Sit comfortably and read a book or listen to music. $25 for a 45 minute session. Your face is inside and gets the benefit of cleansing your pores and and improving your skin tone. Towel off – no plastic suit to squeeze out. Enjoy our beautiful healing sanctuary and burn a few calories in the process. Relax your muscles and reduce your pain. Give us a call to book your session at 503-655-3565.