RELAX. UNWIND. SWEAT. DETOX. FEEL LIGHTER
Detoxification is fundamental to optimal health and at True Foods Nutrition we pride ourselves on providing a complete detox experience that now includes a state of the art Infra Red Sauna cabin at our Sydney clinic.
Our 2 person Infra Red Sauna is by Clearlight and is considered the best on the market.
It is very low in EMF, has light therapy (optional during treatment), made from 100% natural cedar wood (meaning zero chemicals and nasty smells when heated) and is ergonomically designed for a super comfortable sauna experience.
Put on your favourite music, sip on purified water and unwind completely after a long day.
For more info and expert reviews of the amazing Clearlight saunas can be found at Clearlight Infra Red Saunas.
CLINIC: 239A Military Rd, Dover Heights, NSW, 2030
QUESTIONS? Phone 0466 802 058
The short answer is….Everyone! Today’s environment has become polluted to such a degree that for most people it overwhelms their detoxification organs. The liver and the kidneys become overburdened with everyday toxins from:
traffic, our water supply, our food (think pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals in the soil), personal care products and household cleaners made with chemicals, heavy metals and PCBs in fish and seafood. Homes with flame retardants on furniture and mattresses, out-gassing paints and new kitchen cupboards…..the list is endless.
We all live with toxins every day. Studies on newborn babies routinely find over 200 chemicals in their blood from the moment of birth. 180 of these are known to directly cause cancer in humans.
There simply isn’t anybody who is not impacted by chemicals and heavy metal pollution today unless you live in an oxygenated bubble. Basically, if you eat, drink, work and breathe your ability to detoxify is impaired every day.
Additionally, there are many of us who have sub-optimal genetics (such as MTHFR and many other genes) that predispose to slower detoxification.
Please note, infra red sauna is NOT recommended for: pregnancy, severe chronic fatigue, small children and those with diagnosed heart conditions.
Every day we are all exposed to numerous pollutants:
-from the air we breathe full of car exhaust and smog, second hand cigarette smoke
-the water we drink full of antibiotic residue, prescription medication residue, heavy metals and pesticide run-off from farms and council spaces
-the chemicals we inhale in our homes from out-gassing furniture materials and household cleaners
-chemicals we put on our skin via make up (more on that here), shampoos and shower gels, deodorants and various other personal care products
-pesticides and herbicides on non-organic foods
the list can go on and on….
Our organs of detoxification- the liver and kidneys- are overwhelmed by this onslaught of man-made chemicals, the vast majority of which didn’t exist 60 years ago in all of human history. Many of my clients are so toxic they experience many common symptoms of toxicity, such as:
-headaches, sensitivity to smells/noises/lights, irritability, insomnia, poor energy, gut problems and mood issues
It is vital to do something active every day to improve our detoxification function and ensure our organs are functioning optimally to avoid modern diseases.
Infra red sauna provides a deep all over body detox that is very complimentary to True Foods Nutrition holistic approach to health. At TFN we create a combination of dietary and lifestyle strategies designed to address your individual needs to improve your metabolic, hormonal and detox functions and achieve optimal health.
Infra red sauna is a detox method I personally use and have benefited from immensely when addressing heavy metal toxicity (copper, mercury) and improving metabolic thyroid function. I have also found the sauna to be beneficial as part of an overall weight loss strategy.
Infrared sauna produces the same infrared heat produced by the sun. The heat penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation. As a result, there is an array of infrared sauna health benefits:
One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.
Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
“It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals, including heavy metals. In fact, sauna is one of the detoxification procedures used in the Environmental Units in Dallas (Dr. William Rea) and North Charleston (Dr. Allan Lieberman) where the sickest of folks go to heal.” Dr. Sherry Rogers, Total Wellness, May 2000.
2. Weight loss and improved metabolic rate
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system to running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism will contribute to burning calories.
For more information: clinical studies on infra red sauna and weight loss.
3. Relief from muscle and joint pain
If you frequently do strenuous exercise, stand at work, hunch over a keyboard, or pick up and look after small children you are bound to build up some muscle fatigue and tension. Sauna increases blood circulation thereby carrying off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension. The deep heat of far infrared saunas help peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat also reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.
4. Boosts immune system
The deep heating from the sauna’s infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial ‘fever’. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
One of the most common issues I see in clinic is very low body temperature (even when the person gets ‘hot flushes’!). This is due to exhausted adrenals and poor thyroid function. Virtually every woman I see between 30-60 y.o has lowered body temperature. Increasing body temperature allows the immune system to begin to fight off fungi (such as Candida), viruses and bacteria that underlie so much chronic disease.
5. Relieves muscle and joint stiffness
Time spent in an infrared sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.
6. Reduces stress and fatigue
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.
Many sauna users comment on how much they look forward to their sauna sessions, as it’s a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress. It’s like having a day spa in your home, open all the time for your convenience.
Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal.
7. Improves skin condition
The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in your Clearlight Sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface.
You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
Infra red saunas are different to traditional steam sauna which use convection and conduction to heat the surface of your skin. Infrared saunas heating panels emit light that penetrates deep into the body.
After an infra red sauna experience, there is a feeling of a deep cleansing without being breathless and tight in the chest.
I have personally never been able to even step into a traditional sauna without nearly fainting from the humidity and heat. Infra red sauna is totally different and completely comfortable throughout the session.
You will feel sweaty, cleansed, detoxified and very relaxed. Evening times are great to undertake a sauna treatment to ensure a restful sleep that most people report afterwards.
ARE THE SAUNA ROOMS PRIVATE?
Yes, our sauna room is 100% private and there is plenty of room for your belongings.
WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR DURING YOUR SESSION and WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
The room is completely private so we welcome you to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in – which can be nothing at all. Please bring 2 bath sized towels- one for sitting on, one for toweling off sweat (there will be plenty!). We ask that you bring your own towels to maximise the cleanliness for other users.
Please bring 2 bath size towel, change of clothing (loose clothes are best for after sauna as skin will expand with heat and tight clothes are hard to put on afterwards). We have towels for hire for $3 so if you forget, don’t stress!
We will provide plenty of water for your experience.