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Glowing skin has been the name of my game for going on 6 years now and each day I seek knowledge I can share with you. Something that will truly be worth your time and effort to pay attention to. If you follow my Instagram you know I am regularly going to Body Essentials of Ojai for Infrared Sauna Treatments. Particularly, treatments for detoxification. I am utilizing Sunlighten Saunas 3-in-1 system for optimal results.
Within weeks my skin (all over my body) is changing for the better, tighter and firmer, smooth and glowing, detoxification is seriously happening. Why I love this sauna, Solocarbon far infrared technology creates optimal wavelengths for precise healing. Near-infrared technology used in Sunlighten Infrared Saunas is similar to the infrared used in cosmetic and healing devices. The LED technology used allows the heaters to produce a consistent near infrared without extreme heat or light, making it a safe option for near-infrared use. Near-infrared waves have a shorter frequency range and penetrate the epidermis layer of the skin. This is how near-infrared is able to impact your body at the cellular level, encouraging tissue growth, speeding up muscle recovery and strengthening your immune system. Because far infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. Your sweat then pushes out the toxins, cleansing your body and rejuvenating your skin. Far infrared also aids in blood pressure reduction and weight loss, along with a wide range of other health benefits. Real results for effective healing inside and out. The best part is these treatments are less than 50 minutes long and cost a fraction of what you think they would. Making this biohacking treatment something everyone can afford. Build Immunity, restore from a cellular level and have a clearer mind with a pain-free body yes, please!
What I drink before my treatment, is a tonic of fresh pressed juice I make at home:
I try to use organic veggies when possible due to my autoimmune sensitivity.
- 3-6 stalks of trimmed and washed celery
- 1 peeled whole lemon
- 1 knuckle of ginger trimmed
- 2 washed cucumber
- 1 bunch of washed cilantro
- 2 washed granny smith apples
During my session in the sauna:
I take mineral water with freshly squeezed lemon, and a few tears of mint or basil or you can use lime. I drink at least 16oz while my session is ongoing. I like to stay hydrated and the citrus is uplifting and keeps me interested in drinking the water.
Post-sauna it is equally important to stay hydrated. I love herbal teas with no caffeine. I look for blends that are relevant to the way my body may be feeling. Sometimes I may need more immune support, energy or liver support. Listen to your body and adjust to what you might need. I find natural food stores have wonderful resources with knowledgeable staff to guide you on the right selections. Personally, I pick up most of my blends at our local farmers market.
Wishing you good health and success on your wellness journey.