Infrared saunas will help the body heal by beneficially increasing the body temperature to burn up the bacteria and viruses. It is good to take deep breathes to get the hot air into the lungs. The infrared sauna detoxifies the body of heavy metals and toxins that are locked up in the fat cells. Heavy metals and toxins are known to promote an environment in the body that is a microbe heaven. They cause over cooling of the body, hypersensitivities and allergic tendencies, and direct toxic effects on the body as a whole. When many people hear the word “sauna,” they immediately conjure up images of steamy sweat rooms that are intensely and uncomfortably hot. Infrared saunas are nothing like the old steam or dry convection heat saunas. Infrared saunas operate from between 100° F to 130°F, which is still very comfortable for most people, compared to the intense heat of traditional saunas which operate between 180° F to 235° F. Infrared saunas work by emitting far infrared energy, which penetrates the body just over 1 ½ inches! The deep penetration of heat is much more efficient than traditional saunas. Infrared is a fascinating technology. Scientific research has now resulted in saunas that emit a finely tuned infrared energy output that closely matches the body’s own radiant energy. What this means is that almost 93% of the infrared waves are absorbed into the body. With this much absorption of the infrared waves, the body heats up, but the air in the sauna remains cooler. The cooler environment of the sauna is much more pleasant to sit in, and air is not so hot to breathe. My friend has an “hot house” that you can put right over the chest and lay under it. Many people have them in their homes. There are many different prices and sizes on infra-red saunas. Needless to say, this is an incredible tool to finally send that cold or flu packing!