Infrared saunas warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight, providing a deeper, more purifying heat that relaxes muscles and produces a cleansing sweat, removing toxins from your body.
The infrared heating technology is entirely different to microwaves and ultraviolet radiation (UV). It uses a refined heating technology called Solocarbon®, patented to Sunlighten, which is used in day spas, gyms, training studios and health centres around the world. The eating panels are heat sealed so no wires or glues are used, ensuring there are no releases of unhealthy gases during heating. It’s perfectly safe and healthy for all living things.
While it’s great for relaxation, Infrared Saunas have a long list of health benefits;
Detoxification – the deep heat experienced in the sauna produces a deep, detoxifying sweat that cleanses your body of toxins at a cellular level.
Pain relief – infrared heat penetrates your body, getting deep into your joints and muscles to alleviate aches and chronic pain.
Improved circulation – heating your muscles with infrared rays stimulates an increase in blood flow through the body which helps to fully oxygenate your body’s cells. This allows more toxins to flow from your cells to the skin surface and out of the body, improving cell health and your immune system.
Skin purification – the near infrared wavelength used in our saunas is most effective for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of your skin, stimulating collagen production and reducing wrinkles to improve overall skin tone.
Lower blood pressure – scientific evidence shows using an infrared sauna just a couple of times a week can lower blood pressure. The heat and deep sweat induced by infrared saunas makes the heart pump faster and increases blood flow, lowering blood pressure as it improves your circulation.
Weight loss – using an infrared sauna can burn as much as 600 calories, all while you relax and cleanse your body. As your body works to cool itself your heart rate increases, speeding up your metabolic rate.
At GCHDC we take the dangers of amalgam fillings very seriously, which is why we use specialised techniques and equipment to minimise any mercury exposure during their safe removal.
Firstly, we do not use fluoride. Once inside your body, fluoride actively destroys enzymes, throwing out the natural balance that allows your body to heal itself. This is why we avoid all water and materials that contain fluoride.
A rubber dam is placed around the tooth. Both the patient and dental staff breath from a separate oxygen supply to prevent any mercury fibres being inhaled. We have high speed, specialised dental burs that remove the amalgam fillings with the least possible mercury release, and a high volume suction and extraction filtration systems to dispose of the toxic substance.
Once the amalgam fillings have been removed, we recommend sessions in our infrared sauna to further remove any heavy metals through the skin. Learn more about amalgam filling removal.
Floatation therapy is one of the fastest and most effective ways to elicit your body’s own healing and regenerative capabilities.
Floatation therapy involves floating in a dense salt water mixture within a floatation tank or pod. The water has a dense concentration of Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulphate) so your body floats effortlessly in the 30cm deep water.
The tank maintains the water at a constant, relaxed skin temperature of 34.5°C. In this temperature your nerve endings no longer perceive any sense of separation between the skin and the smooth mineral solution surrounding it. Comfortably floating with restricted sound and light, your mind and body easily enter a state of deep relaxation.
Within minutes of weightlessly floating in this environment you can reach depths of relaxation that can take years to achieve through classical meditation techniques. The sensation elicits a parasympathetic response from your body, putting it in a natural start for healing and regeneration that can normally only be achieved during deep sleep. Read our FAQs for more information.