The benefits of a steam sauna on the
immune system and disease processes have been well documented.
In addition to being relaxing and soothing, a sauna and the
accompanying induced hyperthermia on the body, mimics the
beneficial effects of a fever, without the discomfort. At 104
degrees F., for example, the growth rate of the polio virus is
reduced up to 250 times; at 106 degrees pneumococcus, a
bacterium responsible for pneumonia, dies.
Although the effects of this artificial
method of increasing the body temperature are not as
comprehensive as a natural fever, there are definite system wide
effects. There is evidence that artificial fever works as an
immune system stimulant by increasing the number of white blood
cells in the body. In a 1959-review of studies on the effects of
heat treatments, Mayo Clinic researcher Dr. Wakim and colleagues
cite findings indicating that the number of white blood cells in
the blood increased by an average of 58% during artificially
induced fever. Researchers also have found increases in the
activity of the white blood cells during induced fever.
Apart from the
immune system-stimulating effects of steam sauna sweat therapy,
many thought it as one of the most effective and painless
detoxifying treatments available. Sweat contains almost the same
elements as urine, and for this reason, the skin is sometimes
called the third kidney. It is estimated that as much as 30% of
bodily wastes are eliminated by way of perspiration, and during
a steam sauna, the body perspires profusely.
Ozone Infra red Sauna (LONG WAVE THERMOTHERAPY)
The Ozone / Infrared
Sauna is an amazingly effective yet simple unit with all the
features of steam heat, ozone gas, and long wave infrared.
Ozone, a highly active form of oxygen, possesses unique
properties which are being defined and applied to biological
systems as well as to clinical practice. As a molecule
containing a large excess of energy, Ozone manifests
bactericidal, virucidal, and fungicidal actions which makes it a
treatment in many conditions. Ozone application for infections,
burns, dental, intestinal conditions, and circulatory disorders
is a most effective and safe way of treating these problems.
Research shows that it maybe effective in improving:
endocrine, neurological, metabolic and hormonal systems.
and/or destruction of viral, bacterial, fungal, and yeast
The use of clinical
Ozone has great adjunctive benefits in the treatment of many
common disorders. Used routinely, it can dramatically improve
The sun is the main source of all the earth’s energies and it
only makes sense that heating devices to warm and treat the body
should be based on the same principles. That was the rational of
the medical doctors of the Orient, and hospital studies have
long proved them right. In fact, long wave infrared (IR) is a
technology of the future.
Due to the deep
penetration, over one and one-half inches into the skin, these
deep IR waves warm the internal organs with substantial
increases in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate.
This translates into the following benefits to ailments
associated with poor circulation and thus have responded well
according to hospital studies performed in China:
In China, where it is estimated that over
700,000 long wave IR units are in use, researchers have shown
• Decreases in inflammation and edema from soft tissue
• Relief of pain from arthritis and rheumatism.
• Promotion of healing.
• Help in skin disorders and fostering hair growth in
cases of baldness.
• Balancing of the autonomic nervous system.
• Promoting digestion and tranquility.
And lastly, all researchers have shown significant increases in
metabolic rate. The burning of calories can increase to up to
250% in a 15 minute, single sauna session. As a result, regular
use of an IR sauna can play a pivotal role in both weight
control and cardiovascular conditions. This is most valuable for
those who don’t exercise.
By adding ozone into
this environment, the ozone is easily absorbed into the skin and
lymphatic system because of the open pores. This provides an
excellent detoxifying effect and it is also reported that the
effects are once again not limited to detoxification, but may
induce the desirable system wide effects that is desired in the
medical use of ozone therapy: oxygenation of all the tissues,
organs, and cells of the body, boosting the immune system,
stimulation of the release of anti-cancer substances from the
white blood cells of the immune system, enhancement of blood and
oxygen delivery throughout the body.
It is very important
to point out that the steam sauna used for this "Ozone Sauna"
treatment is of the type where the individual's head protrudes
from the top of the sauna, and the individual is therefore not
breathing the ozone / steam mixture. Concentrations used for
this type of treatment are usually approximately 40ug/ml, and
the ozone is introduced into the sauna at a rate of 1/4LPM.
Using the steam sauna is one of the most popular methods of
taking advantage of this therapy. The steam ozone sauna system
for applying ozone has many advantages:
It is a relaxing and non-invasive approach to ozone therapy. It
cleanses the skin, pores, and lymphatic system. The user will
take advantage of 2 therapies at the same time: sweat therapy
and ozone therapy (both individually with their own health
benefits). You feel clean, refreshed, and rejuvenated.