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Saunas & It's Relation to Our Lungs

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It’s officially spring on the West Coast and that means love is in the air! Well, so are a lot of other things, such as pollution, pollen, second-hand cigarette (and marijuana) smoke, and so much else!

With all of these factors fighting for air space, it’s our own lungs that can take the hardest hit. Although the number of people dying from lung cancer has slowly been on the decline, the American Lung Association states that lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths amongst women in this country.

How have humans dealt with these issues in the the past and how does that help shape how we will deal with them in the future?

Check out this excerpt from an article posted on a highly respected page dedicated entirely to saunas:

“Sweating for health benefits dates as far back as about 3,000 years ago, to the Mayans of Central America who used sweat houses, according to an article by Harvard Health Publications. The article went on to report that today there are more than one million saunas in use in the United States alone. Furthermore, Finnish Sauna sits have been documented as a type of physical therapy method for respiratory diseases for more than one hundred years, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.”

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About 3 millenniums ago humans were already starting to figure out the connection between and good sweat and their health. Now, as we have fast forwarded into the age of technology and innovation, humans have noticed the beautiful relationship between our own lungs and the infrared sauna. The infrared sauna provides us with unique benefits that traditional saunas are simply incapable of. “Typically in a traditional sauna, the surrounding air is heated up to about 185 degrees, which then heats your body up. However, in infrared saunas the temperature only reaches about 140 degrees. Infrared rays penetrate your body more deeply, which cause your body to start sweating at a lower temperature than a traditional sauna.”

Total Body Aesthetic is proud to offer their patients access to cutting edge technology such as the infrared sauna. These saunas are able to help strengthen our lungs to prevent other common respiratory diseases and infections. When it comes to the common cold, the infrared saunas at Total Body Aesthetic are great for that as well!

The New York Times published an article in which they cite an Australian research study that confirms the correlation between the common cold and the sauna. “​In one study by Austrian researchers​, for example, a group of 50 adults were split into two groups and tracked for six months. One group was instructed to use saunas regularly; the other group abstained. At the end of the study the sauna group had contracted fewer colds.”

Not only do saunas come in handy ​after y​ ou get sick, but they also help prevent you from getting sick all together! Good Health Saunas, a leading authority in the industry suggests that new sauna users should, “​spend no more between five and 10 minutes in the sauna initially, and as you get more and more used to the heat, you can slowly increase the time you spend in a sauna to up to about 20 minutes”. No need to worry the team at Total Body Aesthetic will also be there to assist you every step of the way.

Although it may be hard to fight the air when it’s outside our body, infrared saunas can be highly effective in knocking out lung related health problems!

​Total Body Aesthetic offers FREE consultations, giving patients the opportunity to sit down with a professional and make the decision that is best for them. If you are considering, or know someone who is dealing with lung related health issues, please don’t hesitate to call or email the team at Total Body Aesthetic;Tel: 714-875-2639 -

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