Near Infrared Sauna and Healing


The ancients knew it, indigenous peoples knew it, anyone who lived close to Earth and was in tune with the functioning of the human body knew the powerful benefits experienced with use of sauna therapy.

Healing the body and ridding it of imbalances through raising the body's temperature - hyperthermia, whereby profuse sweating is induced, is one of the most ancient natural healing practices.  It continues to be used as an integral part of body health maintenance in many countries and cultures worldwide.  And in recent times, as an increasing number of people have become disenchanted with contemporary medical treatments and its use of copious amounts of pharmaceuticals and are turning to natural forms of healing, this ancient and effective treatment is rapidly gaining interest and popularity.

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Hyperthermia - raising body temperature, though not conventional in its use, is a well-researched therapy for cancer. Hyperthermia also helps kill other types of abnormal cells as it hastens their death.  For example, tumors tolerate heat poorly.  It is not only the heat which assists the body in hastening the death of abnormal cells, it is also the process of oxygenation which occurs with the raising of body temperature.  This is particularly enhanced when using the Near Infrared Sauna in the manner used in a Nutritional Balancing Programme and as described in Dr Lawrence Wilson's book Sauna Therapy.

Equally, raising body temperature powerfully assists the body to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses responsible for a variety of infections, both acute and chronic.   Due to a low body temperature, many people cannot get rid of chronic infections.

Through regular use of a Near Infrared Sauna, the process of sweating will increase dramatically, thus facilitating supreme detoxification through the skin.  Medical studies demonstrate that most toxins can be eliminated through the skin.  This relieves the burden on the kidneys and liver.   Excessive sympathetic nervous system activity and emotions such as fear, anger and guilt cause blood to be withdrawn from the skin, contributing to an inactivity or at best sluggish activity of the skin.  Regular sauna use gradually restores the skin's powerful eliminative function.

Near Infrared Sauna therapy is one of the most cost effective, safest and most powerful ways to eliminate toxic metals, toxic chemicals and chronic infections from the body.


Throughout the world, different forms of saunas are being used.  From sweat lodges, practised regularly by Native American Indians, and many other indigenous cultures, to steam saunas and Far Infrared Saunas.

While each of the above has its beneficial effects, the Near Infrared Sauna is today considered to be the easiest to use and least toxic to the body.

Near infrared wavelengths are an antioxidant nutrient, they activate the cells, support metabolic processes and decouple toxins from water molecules.   Near infrared is helpful for wound healing and cellular regeneration as well.

Compared to other saunas, the near infrared lamp penetrates deepest.  This is due to the fact that the heat source is concentrated onto a small area, and less so because of the frequencies of the energy used.  Although the rays may penetrate up to three inches or so, the ambiance temperature remains coolest when compared to the remaining types of saunas in use today.

The Near InfraRed Light Sauna uses incandescent infrared heat lamps which emit mainly near infrared, some middle infrared and perhaps a tiny amount of far infrared energy.  While traditional saunas require high temperatures for copious sweating, infrared penetrates the skin and heats from the inside, as well as from outside.  This means that although the ambiance temperature remains cooler, the body temperature rises, prompting sweating at a lower, more comfortable temperature.  While some people enjoy the intense heat of a traditional steam sauna, many find the heat difficult to tolerate, especially when feeling unwell.

This type of sauna also provides warming and stimulating color therapy. The lights emit a small amount of red, orange and yellow visible light.  These particular frequencies draw energy downward in the body and can assist the digestive and eliminative organs to some degree.

An important effect of the Near Infrared light is its ability to activate the Parasympathetic branch of Autonomous Nervous System.  This allows for a deeply relaxed state, where the body heals and regenerates itself much faster, whilst naturally facilitating the body's own detoxification processes.  This supports a faster recovery from many types of ailments, including tumors, radiation poisoning and mutated cells.

Some of the Benefits of Near Infrared Energy include:

- Improving circulation whilst Oxygenating and Hydrating cells and organs

- Activating the Parasympathetic branch of the nervous system, while simultaneously inhibiting the Sympathetic branch;

- Hyperthermia helps kill abnormal cells mutated by radiation or damaged by other toxins;

- Fever therapy kills organisms causing infections, common sites of infections being the sinuses, ears, eyes, bladder, throat and intestines;

- Decongesting the internal organs as blood is shunted toward the skin to dissipate the heat.  Whilst powerfully stimulating circulation, this decongests the internal organs.  Sinuses, joints and many other tissues benefit greatly.

- Exercise benefits as through enhanced circulation and oxidation of the tissues, saunas provide many of the benefits of exercise with much less energy expenditure.  Sweating during exercise is not nearly as effective for detoxification as exercise activates the Sympathetic branch of the nervous system, which in turn inhibits detoxification;

- Repeated sauna use can lower elevated blood pressure and improve the elasticity of the arteries and is excellent for Cardiovascular rehabilitation;

- Arthritis, allergies, skin conditions and chemical sensitivities all greatly benefit from sauna use;

- Enhanced sweating.  A by-product of applying heat to the body, the sweating process gently and safely helps eliminate all heavy metals and toxic chemicals;

- Skin rejuvenation.  Although the skin is the largest organ of the body and is also a major eliminative channel, it is inactive in most people and is therefore congested and toxic.  Numerous factors damage the skin, eg. sun exposure, use of synthetic clothing, use of chlorinated water, exposure to innumerable chemicals, etc.:

- and numerous others...


Continue prescribed medication while taking saunas, unless directed otherwise.
Pregnant women and children under five should avoid saunas, while young children must be accompanied by an adult.

It may be worthwhile to note that Near infrared frequencies can also act as amplifiers of other frequencies that are in the vicinity of the heat lamps.