Infrared Sauna Therapies in Ojai

infrared_sauna_benefitsThe Lymphatic Health Institute offers Ventura and Santa Barbara counties Infrared Therapy, Infrared Sauna, Chromotherapy, and Vibrational Sound Therapy. These services are available individually or in conjunction with one another.

Definition of Infrared Therapies

Infrared therapy is a method that uses light to treat acute or chronic pain, improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system. It is a simple and painless therapy that is being used in various fields of medicine. Infrared light penetrates to the inner layers of the skin at about 2 to 7 centimeters deep. Hence, it reaches the muscles, nerves and even the bones. Many studies have shown that a frequency of infrared light, with wavelengths from 700 to 1,000 nanometers, is best used for healing inflammatory conditions.

Cell Health, Muscle Recovery & Immunity

Stay healthy with the natural preventive properties of heating technology, which aids in cell health, muscle recovery and overall immunity defense. Infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.

Natural Pain Relief

One of the most compelling reasons for infrared sauna therapies are the natural pain relief associated with them. Infrared therapy heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, our infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally. For years, doctors have recommended infrared saunas because of proven relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions.

“Infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits. They increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal.”
– Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, University of Southern California

Skin Purification and Rejuvenation

As part of a sauna skin therapy program, infrared saunas help restore skin to a youthful appearance while also receiving all of the other health benefits associated with infrared sauna therapy. A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.