“The newest addition to my practice is an Infrared Sauna from my friends at Higher Dose Infrared, Katie and Lauren. I can’t tell you all how much I love the sauna and how healthy it feels to sit in it 1-2 times per week.

Infrared is my new favorite way to enjoy the energy and healing benefits of the sun in a very safe way.”

By Dr. Gabrielle Francis And Higher Dose Infrared Saunas

far infrared saunaWhat is infrared?

Infrared light is the invisible part of natural sunlight. although it is actually light, it is experienced as soothing warm radiant heat. It is completely safe and healthy for all living things and one can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Although infrared light is a naturally occurring wavelength of the sun, it does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

How does the FAR Infrared Sauna work?

The idea behind infrared therapy is to heat your body directly with far infrared heat. In a traditional sauna you are just sitting in a hot room – 180-220 degrees. In an infrared sauna, the heat is heating your body directly and only 20% of the heat is heating the air. You want to heat your body core, meaning your front core and your back core. Your body absorbs the infrared heat and reacts to it. The infrared heat raise your core body temperature and stimulates your lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system. Your bodies response to that is to sweat profusely. In addition to the infrared heat triggering a profuse sweat, the water in our bodies also resonate with far infrared heat and this also helps with the detoxification process. With this in mind, you now understand why we stress the importants of both front and back wall heaters in an infrared sauna. If you do not have front heaters in your sauna, you will not raise your core body temperature as well and you will not receive as much of the desired effect.

Benefits of FAR Infrared Saunas

benefits of infrared saunas

How does infrared impact the body?

Infrared light heats the body, which activates water molecules, which increases bloodflow and vitality.

How does infrared impact the body


Another “Far- Out” fact about Infrared Sauna’s is that they have been measured and found to raise the levels of all our happy hormones such at Serotonin, Endorphins, Dopamine, and Oxytocin. Plus it lowers the stress hormone, cortisol. This is incredible news and it is really palpable after you have had a 45 minutes session.

How can I experience the Infrared sauna?

We are offering intro visits and various packages for the sauna at The Herban Alchemist, my office in Soho. Come by and try. We would love to see you sweat!

Even better… you can contact Katie or Lauren at Higher Dose and purchase you own sauna for your personal space or yard. They have a great special to make purchasing your personal sauna a educational and affordable adventure. Please let them know you are referred by Dr. Gabrielle Francis for a 10% discount.

Enjoy getting Dosed on Far Infrared Sauna energy! Far Out, Man!

Contact Higher Dose Infrared

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