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The Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna Treatments

The Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna Treatments

With regular visits to the Raven Spa in Santa Monica or Silverlake, rated among the top spas in Los Angeles, you may discover a number of health benefits associated with Infrared Sauna Treatments, including:

Weight Loss

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna can give your cardiovascular system as much of a boost as running. It’s a lot more relaxing, though!  The sweat will be pouring from your brow while you sit comfortably and soak up the gentle infrared heat. The heat will increase your circulation, too, and enhance your metabolism.

When actor Jeremy Davies had to lose weight for a movie role, he told the New York Times, “It was easy to do, and I know how to do it in a healthy way. The secret is using a far infrared sauna, which is at the same frequency as your body heat. It sounds wildly scientific, but basically it gets you heated much more quickly and gets you sweating faster.”

Reduced Muscle Pain

The infrared heat pumps up your circulation, that means there is more oxygen-rich blood being delivered to your sore muscles – and that means you will heal faster. The Far Infrared Rays used in the Raven Spa’s saunas produces a deep heat that even helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, further aiding your recovery from muscle and soft tissue injuries. The ability of the infrared heat to penetrate deeply also means that your muscles will be more relaxed – and easing the tension, knots, maybe even spasms, that you experience is an important part of your journey to better health.

Purged Toxins

We’ve already established that infrared heat increases blood circulation in the body. In addition to giving your metabolism a boost and speeding soft-tissue recovery, the increased flow of blood is going to stimulate your sweat glands. And as you sweat, your body will be rid of the toxins that have accumulated.

According to Dr. Sherry Rogers, Total Wellness, May 2000, “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.”

Enhanced Skin

In addition to toxins that have been absorbed into the body, all that sweating will help clear clogged pores and rinse away impurities and dead skin cells. The result will be a clearer and more radiant complexion.  The increased circulation that is a result of the time you spend in th infrared sauna is also good for your skin. It can leave your skin feeling firmer while also enhancing its tone and texture.

Strengthened Immune System

Infrared heat raises your body’s core temperature – in other words, it creates an artificial fever. When you have a fever naturally, it is the result of your body trying to rid itself of infection. The “fever” you experience during an Infrared Sauna Treatment at the Raven Spa in Santa Monica or in Silverlake, will have a similar effect, giving your immune system a boost. When you combine that will the infrared sauna’s ability to help your body eliminate toxins, you’re looking at enhanced wellness on a broad scale.

By improving your circulation and boosting your metabolism, Infrared Sauna Treatments at the Raven Spa in Santa Monica and Silver Lak may also help:

  • Relieve stress and fatigue
  • Ease joint pain and stiffness
  • Reduce the appearance of cellulite


The Raven Spa, an innovative Los Angeles day spa, would like to introduce you to the healing benefits of Infrared Sauna Treatments. Our Silverlake spa, located at 2910 Rowena Ave., is rated among the top spas in Los Angeles. The Raven Spa in Santa Monica – a popular destination for acupuncture and couples massage in Los Angeles – can be found at 208 Pier Avenue.

For your convenience, both of our spas in Los Angeles are open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.