"Patients that come in with compromised immune systems during cold and flu season really see a benefit not only because of the warm environment which feels great, but also because the immune system is being encouraged to stimulate itself through blood flow and increased lymphatic drainage."
Dr. Shelby Entner- Medical Research and Development Division
Immune Systems and Far Infrared Sauna Therapy
Far infrared sauna therapy (FIRT) works in many ways to help strengthen the immune system. The gentle heat from the far infrared sauna raises the internal body temperature which mimics a a fever. This “fever" stimulates the body's immune system to produce white blood cells like neutrophils, lymphocytes, macrophages, eosinophils and basophils our body's defensive army. This is a similar process that occurs when you take an antibiotic, but the infrared sauna boosts the immune system naturally without the dangers associated with antibiotic usage.
At the same time, the far infrared sauna stimulates detoxification of the body, (see detoxification). The far infrared heat opens the pores which allows the toxins to be flushed out with perspiration. Every system in our body performs better when it is free of toxins including the digestive, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems.
Regular far infrared sauna therapy promotes a normalizing of the body's hormones thus encouraging the body's immune system to systematically strenthgen itself.