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Detoxifying for Health with Infrared Sauna Therapy

Nov 29, 2014 02:07PM

Increasingly, scientists are finding links between the accumulation of toxic chemicals in the body and such problems as headaches, chronic pain, fatigue, persistent weight gain and allergies. One way to eliminate stored toxins in the body is through infrared sauna therapy.

Infrared rays are part of the invisible- light spectrum emitted by the sun and, unlike ultraviolet light, infrared is completely safe. Infrared sauna therapy harnesses the power of these rays in a closed environment to increase the core body temperature and promote sweating.

“Unlike other types of heat therapies or exercise producing sweat that is mostly water, infrared rays penetrate deep into the fat tissues to release stored toxins through the sweat,” says Ellen Helinski, PT, of Inner Bridges Physical Therapy & Wellness, in Cambridge. “By sweating out this type of chemical waste and exposing yourself to healthy infrared rays, you can reduce joint and muscle pain and improve circulation, immunity and weight loss.”

Inner Bridges Physical Therapy & Wellness is located at 186 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Ste. 302, Cambridge. For more information, call 617-491-7400.

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