The Benefits of Infrared Heating

Pain Relief

Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and to speed up recovery time.

Anti-Aging and Skin Purification

Infrared heat wavelength (sometimes referred to as Red Light Therapy) is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.  Infrared heat stimulates collagen production to improve overall skin tone.

Cell Health

Near infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.


Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal & stay healthy. Far infrared does not heat the room but penetrates muscles and connective tissue directly without benefits the body causing a rise in core temperature resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.


Unlike traditional formed air heat systems which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep. Infrared heat therapy helps you relax while receiving an invigorating deep tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed after each session.

Lower Blood Pressure

Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Scientific evidence shows the infrared sauna benefits using an infrared sauna a couple times a week lowers blood pressure.

Weight Loss

Studies have shown that benefits of an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.

Improved Circulation

Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared heat use can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate. Scientific research has concluded that near infrared therapy greatly enhances the skin’s healing process by promoting faster cell regeneration and human tissue growth.

Practicing Yoga in Far Infrared Heat

For more than 15 years Prana Yoga Center has continuously offered a traditional and authentic experience when it comes to practicing yoga. This commitment will continues September 2017 as Prana Yoga Center is one of the first studios in North America to offer group classes in their new state of the art infrared heated studio.

This system, called Far Infrared Heat Therapy, has proven to have a multitude of benefits for all yogis alike. Unlike traditional hot yoga heating systems, far infrared heat heats the body rather than the room. Infrared heats you from the inside, creating a warming atmosphere similar to how it would feel practicing outside on a hot summer day. This type of heat is safe and more efficient, helping to create a more comfortable environment to practice.

When you practice yoga in an infrared heated yoga center, you will immediately feel the therapeutic benefits that it has to offer.


 Practicing under an infrared heating system is a safe, therapeutic, and comfortable way to enjoy yoga. Prana Yoga Center offers you all of these benefits, and welcomes you to join us this fall to experience them yourself.

  • Increased Flexibility Infrared can penetrate up to 3 inches into the body and under the skin, enhancing the delivery of oxygen to soft tissue, which helps relax the muscles and allows for a greater range in motion.
  • Increase Circulation As the infrared heat increases your heart rate, the capillaries in your blood open to stimulate blood flow in our bodies. The increased blood flow can help to lower blood pressure, oxygenate the organs, and rid the body of toxins by delivering oxygen and nutrients all over the body while removing what is not needed.
  • Pain Relief Infrared heat directly penetrates tissue, muscles, and joints, allowing them to heal and regenerate. This is again due to the increase in blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Infrared heat can treat both minor and chronic ailments, and has been the preferred pain relief method of physical therapists, saunas, and yoga studios around the world.
  • Clears Skin Issues Heat enlarges skin pores and allows for the easy removal of dirt and toxins through sweating. Infrared light waves also gradually repair skin damage over time. It minimizes fine lines, scars and blemishes, and improves the skin’s natural elasticity to increase the overall appearance of your skin tone.
  • Detoxification Infrared heat helps flush out the body’s toxins by raising your body’s temperature from the inside out and forcing you to sweat. Research shows that perspiration under infrared heat contains 90% toxins rather than just water loss. As your body absorbs infrared heat, water molecules begin to vibrate, which cases them to wring out impurities from the cells and expel them into the blood. These impurities will then be released from your body as you sweat, creating a deep, detoxifying cleanse on the cellular level.
  • Calorie Burn Our body is set up to regulate our temperature at all times. When the temperature in our body increases, our body’s regulating system works very hard to bring it back to equilibrium and kick starts its natural cooling system. This requires energy, which burns calories. Through infrared heat therapy our body temperature rises 2 or 3 degrees. The heart is strengthened, and calories are burned at about the rate of a moderate run.