If someone asked how often you sweat, it might seem silly, but, it is the natural way for our bodies to detox. A good detoxifying sweat promotes improved health.

According to Dr. Rachel West, “Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently, so that we can better digest the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD, and ADHD.”

Detoxification Through the Ages

The human body is an extraordinary creation, especially our skin. It is a highly complex intelligent organ with many important functions. One of its major roles is to defend the body against bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. Not to mention, it regulates temperature, prevents dehydration, and excretes excess water. Plus, holds sensory receptors to detect pain, to name a few. In that bodily function, sweat releases toxic substances, including heavy metals.

One of the safest and most effective methods for detoxing is an infrared sauna. During the session, your body sweats out numerous toxins through pores. But not all sweats are the same, and neither are all saunas.

Renowned detoxification expert Dr. Dietrich Klinghard, determined, “Infrared Sauna Pods can be up to seven times more effective than a traditional sauna. It is commonly thought that sweat from traditional saunas is 95 to 97% water, with salt making up a part of the rest.

“The connection between far infrared saunas and the chelating agent DMPS in a heavy metal detox protocol. He states that infrared mobilizes Hg in deeper tissues (3″ down), making infrared saunas an effective solution for removing Hg from the skin. Far infrared saunas are believed to be more effective in moving toxins through the skin than traditional saunas, because in a far infrared sauna only 80 to 85% of the sweat is water, with the non-water portion being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, and uric acid.”

Skin Conditions

Aging is a normal process in human life, but unfortunately, our skin is the first organ to be affected. The skin has an important aspect of how others view us and can have a profound psycho-emotional impact on how we feel about ourselves. Another wonderful detox option to regain a youthful appearance and promote health is using dry salt therapy. Regular Halotherapy can be the most important tool to aid the healthy aging process of the skin.

The microparticles of salt can increase the integument system (skin protective layer) and hairs, providing healing and cosmetic effects. By increasing the skin cell ion channels, it activates electrophysiological activity that determines the skin’s protective properties. Salt provides pH normalization to induce regenerative processes in the derma, increases skin rigidity, stimulates growth, and improves hair health. The dry salt impacts the skin microcirculation to assist cellular membrane activity used in dermatology and enhances their effectiveness.

Common skin conditions Halotherapy can assist:

  • Psoriasis
  • Itching
  • Eczema
  • Swelling & Inflammation
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry & Flaky Skin
  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Aging


Removing Toxins

Since many people live in metropolitan cities, our bodies are exposed to excessive toxins, or pollutants such as smoke from cigarettes, car exhaust, chemicals, and heavy metals. When the body is overloaded with toxins, it can prevent hemoglobin production, which is damaging your enzymes and can accelerate aging. The issue is also linked to a lack of energy, making you feel sluggish and lowering your protection against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and antioxidants, which can lead to pain, swelling, and in extreme cases diabetes or cancer.

Benefits of Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese method for detoxing the body. As the cups are placed on the body, it causes the skin to raise inside, stimulating the nervous system reflex to the cerebral cortex, aiding in faster recovery from sickness and pain. The therapy penetrates deep into the body; approximately 4” and promotes blood circulation, thereby nourishing all the internal organs.

When localized “bruising” occurs, (sha) the body thinks it is hurt. So, the immune system sends more white blood cells to heal the area quickly. It engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which increases relaxation and promotes pain relief.

Additional benefits include hormone production, allowing the digestive tract to function efficiently.  The promotion of a healthy gut easily rids the body of toxic substances. Cupping therapy increases both the temperature and metabolism within the skin. It is excellent for facelifts and rejuvenating the complexion. When the sebaceous glands function properly, they can flush capillary beds, thus draining stagnant blood. These are just a few of the many benefits of cupping therapy.

Improved Sleep

The biggest benefit of detoxification is helping the body recharge. By regularly using a detoxification regimen, the process can increase energy, creativity, and most helpful better sleep.  Most insomniacs explain their failing sleep patterns are due to constant anxiety, nervousness, worry, or feeling wired up.

The regular use of an Infrared Sauna can reduce all these issues. Even people who don’t suffer from anxiety appreciate an infrared sauna, because it can induce a calming sense of relaxation. In general, a calmer mind generates better sleep patterns than an anxious mind.

In between using the sauna, there are other options to improve healthy sleep patterns. Many people use yoga, meditation practices, physical exercise, and deep breathing exercises. Anyone who is sleep-deprived can experience health problems and mental disorders.

By flushing toxins, you allow the free flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to parts of the body that need them, aiding in the healing process.  Studies have shown a clear link between sleep and tissue regeneration following injury or illness. People who get quality sleep regularly can help them function more effectively and allow the body to detox its way to optimal health behind the scenes.

In conclusion, the human body can defend itself well against most environmental insults and the effects of occasional indulgence. If you’re generally healthy, focus on giving your body what it needs to maintain its robust self-cleaning system — a healthy diet, adequate fluid intake, regular exercise, and sufficient sleep. However, our bodies can struggle with the detox process, so one great way to improve our health is to use an infrared sauna, cupping therapy, or halotherapy.  A Valley of Vitality Wellness Studio welcomes you to try our pampering process to help our clients achieve their ultimate health goals.