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Why Should You Detoxify The Body?

In our highly polluted world, toxins build up in the body due to anything from stress increasing your toxic load to pollution that is inhaled through the air and consumed through our food. Such toxins can prove damaging for your body, thus flushing them out can improve your health, skin and joint pain and even promote weight loss.

Are Toxins Dangerous for the Body?

There are two types of sweat or ‘perspiration’: the Sudoriparous glands and the Sebaceous and Apocrine glands. The latter are generated by the decomposition of fats, heavy metals and dioxins stored in the body. Dioxins are a family of extremely toxic chemical pollutants generated by industrial processes and incinerated waste which we inevitably consume through our food chain. 

Toxins may not only disrupt normal bodily functions but also lead to severe health problems. In fact, the World Health Organisation has disclosed that dioxins can cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and even cause cancer. 

Do Toxins Cause Body Weight Gain?

Put simply: yes. 

Toxins and heavy metals that make their way into our bodies can be incredibly harmful, so the body retains water in an attempt to dilute them. Before reaching a saturation point, the body will produce fat which leads to weight gain. The toxic heavy metals cannot mix with water so are assimilated into the fat cells in our bodies.

What Is Traditional Japanese Detox?

For over 300 years, the Japanese have practiced ‘Suna Ryoho’ to detoxify their bodies. This traditional therapy involves burying oneself in the sand of certain hot springs. Both the sun and the heat defused by the underground water warms the sand and the properties it contains. As one sweats, toxins are expelled from the body, leaving it cleansed. 

In 2004, the Iyashi Dôme Infratherapy sauna was designed to imitate Suna Ryoho to make this wondrous treatment for the body and mind accessible outside of Japan. The Iyashi Dôme uses infrared rays to penetrate the body by up to 40mm, helping your body to sweat out toxins from the bloodstream. 

By ridding the body of toxins, the Iyashi Dôme therefore counteracts the weight gain and health issues caused by toxic overload. The revolutionary infrared therapy produces perspiration which makes it possible to purify, regenerate and become slimmer by rebalancing the body.

What Are The Benefits of This Traditional Japanese Detox?

  • Burn calories: The Iyashi Dôme can help to refine and improve your silhouette as you burn up to a whopping 600 calories per session!
  • Radiant, younger-looking skin: The treatment has an anti-aging effect as it makes your skin softer and appear younger. In fact, a recent clinical trial showed the Iyashi Dôme led to a decrease in wrinkles, more luminous skin complexion, brighter skin and a reduction in dark spots.
  • Improve joint pain: This traditional Japanese detox is great for joint pain and muscular relaxation.

How Effective Is The Iyashi Dôme?

One 30-minute Iyashi Dôme session produces the same amount of sweat as walking more than 20km (when the body begins to draw from deep fat reserves), but without the negative effects, such as cardiac risks.

How Often Should I Use The Iyashi Dôme?

While you will see and feel the benefits if you do it little or often, for optimal results you should treat yourself to this traditional Japanese detox therapy 2 or 3 times a week.

The Bottom Line

Enjoy the relaxing sensation of doing nothing and burning up to 600 kcals with Greenwich Spa’s very own Iyashi Dome. A traditional Japanese method using modern technology, the Iyashi Dome infrared sauna will draw sweat from deep within to rejuvenate the skin, eliminate toxins, reduce muscular and joint pain, and tone your silhouette. Book your appointment today!

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