Infrared Sauna’s are one of the most effective and efficient ways to detox. We come into contact with toxins on a daily basis. Fumes from cars, pollutants in our air, foods we eat, products we use on our bodies, even the water in the tap. The result? A severe toxin buildup. According to a recent study, “there are over 500 chemicals stored in our body, and the average person has at least 7 pesticides in their urine”. The accumulation of these toxins can disrupt hormones, brain development, and even lead to chronic disease.

While there are definitely ways to limit and avoid daily toxin exposure, we will never be immune. This is why detoxification is so vital! Specifically, detoxification through infrared saunas.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna for Detoxification

Luckily, regular Infrared Sauna sessions can help rid harmful substances from our body. In fact, sauna’s are one of the most effective resources for detoxification! it’s important to note that not all saunas are created equal. When making the investment in an infrared sauna, all research pointed toward Clearlight Infrared. Why? When it comes to detoxing, infrared sauna’s are 7x more effective at detoxing than the traditional sauna! Crazy.

With the amount of sweat expelled during a traditional sauna session, how is that possible? Well, 95 to 97% of that sweat is water. During an infrared session, only 80-85% of sweat is water. What does the remaining sweat consist of? Heavy metals and toxins.

A different kind of sweat

Keep in mind, detoxification occurs on multi-levels when you use a full-spectrum infrared sauna (making it the best sauna, in my humble opinion). Due to the way infrared saunas heat the body, it’s not uncommon for it to take upwards of 20 minutes to break a sweat. But trust one, once the sweat comes, it pours! Why is this so? Infrared sauna’s directly heat the body, drawing out toxins from the inside out. This differs from a traditional sauna, which directly heats the air causing an immediate sweat.

While the skin is the largest organ and responsible for one fourth of our daily detoxification, a lot of detoxification occurs internally.

“Many people are unaware that only 70% of the detoxification effect of using a far-infrared sauna is from sweating. Researchers have found that 30% of detoxification happens internally due the effect of the infrared rays’ resonant frequencies penetrating the tissues. This causes the cells to detoxify, and the toxins are then processed through the organs of elimination and out through the stool and urine.”

What does this mean? Whether or not you’re sweating in your infrared session, you are detoxing! Just another reason to make the investment in an Infrared!

How Often Should I Sweat?

Like most things, consistency is key for best results. Routine sauna sessions will deliver a deep detoxification at the cellular level, where our toxins are stored. If you want to detox, sweat often. If you want to maximize your sweat session, amplify your detox.

Yes, you can enhance each sweat session even further! A few tips and tricks will help you enhance your sweat session and amplify your results when it comes to detoxification

Amplify your sauna detox and maximize each sweat session


It is crucial to stay properly hydrated before, during and after each sauna session. Hydration encourages sweat. The more sweat, the better detox! Remember, 80-85% of the sweat during an Infrared Sauna session is water – it’s essential to hydrate before your session and rehydrate after. Most of us need 8-10 cups of day, at a minimum; more when we factor in sweat and activity level.  A good rule of thumb is to take your body weight (in lbs.) and divided by two. Drink that number in oz daily. It may be beneficial to replenish lost electrolytes as well. Pure coconut water is a great natural electrolyte filled alternative! 

Ginger tea

Do you struggle with sweating? You may benefit from opening up your detox pathways. A hot beverage such as ginger tea can help dilate your blood vessels and kickstart your sweat.   

Dry Brush

Before your next sauna session, give dry brushing a try. This DIY lymphatic treatment is a quick and effective way to amplify your detox. Dry brushing increases blood circulation, stimulating the lymphatic system and encouraging the detoxification process. When the lymph system is stimulated, toxins become more readily available to be excreted. 

Before your sauna session, take a dry body brush and gently but firmly brush from your feet toward your heart. You can use long strokes upward, or work in a circular motion. Aim to hit each area 2-3 times. When you hit your belly, work in a clock wise motion. Designate 3-5 minutes to brushing.

Supplement with a binder 

During your sweat session you’re going to be releasing toxins. The goal is to rid your body of them! The best way to ensure you’re doing so? Take a binder. Before your sauna session, take a natural binder such as chlorella or activated charcoal. Binders help support the body’s natural detox process, ensuring toxins are properly eliminated rather than reabsorbed into your tissues. You may be wondering, what exactly is a binder? Binders are substances that mobilize and bind to toxins, helping to remove them from the body.

* It’s important you talk to your health care provider before taking a binder to prevent any other medication from being absorbed and pulled out of your body along with the toxins. It is typically advised that binders be taken at least 2 hours away from any other medications or supplements 

Wipe off your sweat 

The sweat your body releases during an infrared sauna session is very different from the sweat released during a workout, or even a traditional sauna. The FAR infrared wavelengths penetrate your skin on a cellular level, which is where your toxins are stored. When you sweat you are releasing these stored toxins, which is why it is important to wipe your sweat away during your session! This prevents reabsorption back into your tissues. 

Rinse off 

Immediately after your session, take a cool shower. This closes your pores, stopping you from sweating and reabsorbing the toxins you just released.

While an infrared sauna can definitely be an investment, given the science and search, I would say it’s a worth while one. I have the Clearlight One Person Sanctuary Sauna, and use it every single day.

Investing in your health is an investment in yourself. Without your health.. what do you have?!

Special to my readers, I have a discount on your Clearlight Sauna purchase through Heal with Heat!

Please contact Jen at jen@healwithheat.com to receive an extra $100 off your sauna + a free Aromatherapy Diffuser! Jen can also be reached at 800-317-5070 x300. Be sure to share code LEXY to receive your bonus discount and free gift!

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