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Infrared Jade Sauna Offers Benefits Inside and Out

Nov 04, 2016 07:29AM ● By Daralyn Chase

RejuvaTrim Aesthetics, which specializes in nonsurgical skin and body treatments, has harnessed the combined effects of jade stones and infrared lights with the Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna. Owner Rika Edge says the sauna offers several benefits at once—boosting immunity, eliminating toxins and enhancing the appearance of the skin.

“The jade stones, which lie across the bed providing comfort and relaxation, have tremendous healing and balancing effects when paired with the infrared lights,” she says. “The sauna is comfortable, soothing and therapeutic, and it will never overheat the body. I can attest that it’s a perfect scenario for an unexpected nap, and you feel amazingly relaxed afterward.”

Safer than Standard Saunas

Far-infrared (FIR) heat therapy warms the body in much the same manner as natural sunlight, which uses the full spectrum of visible and invisible light. Infrared light is invisible, but unlike ultraviolet light, it is completely safe. 

Edge says FIR heat therapy is preferable to traditional steam saunas, which warm the body by raising the air temperature around it to a very high level. Some people have difficulty breathing in such extremely warm air. 

“Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, FIR saunas heat the body directly,” she says. “The result is deeper tissue penetration. In the FIR sauna, the body perspires and receives all the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.” FIR saunas are safe for all ages.

The Vivo sauna’s design is also more conducive to health because the head is positioned outside the sauna capsule, allowing the client to breathe fresh air rather than inhaling airborne toxins, as he or she would in a traditional sauna room.​

Fever Power

FIR heat therapy boosts health from the inside as well, creating an “artificial fever” to enhance immunity, much like the human body does in response to a virus or bad bacteria. 

“Most illnesses are accompanied by a fever, and fevers are often misunderstood,” says Dr. Brian Clement, medical director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach. “During a fever, the body heats up to eliminate viruses and attack foreign agents. It’s a natural stage of the immune system’s healing process and is one of the best ways to rid the body of chemicals and unwelcome visitors.” 

The FIR-induced “fever” painlessly activates the immune system so that the body wards off invading organisms much more easily, he says. “Recent studies also show that colds and flu-like illnesses are reduced dramatically if treated in the early stages with FIR heat therapy,” he adds.

Detox Therapy

While our toxin exposure can vary depending on our home and work environment, there’s no question that almost all of us absorb unhealthy chemicals every day—whether that’s by breathing polluted air, ingesting chemical-containing food or drinks, or using cosmetics or body products that contain harmful ingredients that are absorbed into our skin. 

“Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol, mercury and carcinogenic heavy metals—like cadmium, lead, zinc and nickel—accumulate in the body during modern daily life,” Clement says.

Cleansing the body of these toxins has become standard procedure for those seeking a natural path to health, and the infrared jade sauna is another good tool for achieving that goal, he says.

“The body eliminates most toxins naturally by sweating, but the process is sometimes too slow,” he says. “FIR heat therapy stimulates the sweat glands that cleanse and detoxify the skin. The technology simply speeds up the body’s natural process.”​

Visible Results

As esthetics are the primary focus of RejuvaTrim’s services—it also offers noninvasive alternatives to face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction and cellulite removal, as well as M’lis Body Contour Detox Wraps—Edge was quick to recognize the Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna as an obvious complement to those services.

“Far-infrared heat improves circulation, expels dirt and chemicals and removes dead cells on the surface of the skin,” she says. “All of these benefits lead to a more soft and firm complexion. The skin appears tighter, and the appearance of cellulite is reduced.”

Through infrared jade heat therapy, she says, it’s possible to look better while feeling better too.

RejuvaTrim is located at 210 E. Intendencia St., Pensacola. For more information, call or text 850-725-8746 or visit

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