How Infrared Saunas Help Firefighters Stay Well
Everyone knows that fire fighting is an inherently hazardous profession. Injuries, and tragically, fatalities are just part of the job. Every department trains continually to minimize the number and severity of these all too common incidents. But what about the ones that don’t present themselves until years or even decades after the event?
A broken bone can be diagnosed and treated immediately. But what about more insidious diseases common to those who dedicate their professional lives to saving others and their property?
The fact is, first responders face life-threatening diseases at rates that far exceed those of the general population. Every year, researchers learn more and more about them, and therapies that can help mitigate their long-term effects. Across the United States, chiefs and departments now understand that disease prevention is as essential as quality training and ongoing maintenance. The health and wellness of the fire fighter is now a primary ‘part of the job.’
Infrared Sauna Detox Benefits
- Remove Toxic Chemicals – Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, & Mercury-
- Prevent Chronic Illness
- Boost Immune System
- Reduce Stress/Anxiety/Depression
- Relieve Muscle/Joint Pain
- Promote Weight Loss
- Increase Metabolism
- Improve Blood Pressure
- Reduce Skin Conditions
Jenerate Wellness is a Clearlight Infrared Sauna Studio & Wellness Center located near Madison, WI, dedicated to bringing awareness to safe, natural health & healing along with restoring quality of life to those who serve.
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“Take care of yourself. I believe that self-care can be as difficult as any fire drill. Being able to identify and address physical and mental health concerns in a culture that is shy to new ideas takes grit. We need to give credit to those who are struggling. We can do that by standing with them, supporting them, and taking care of ourselves to prevent future harms.”Jen Rudis
INFRARED SAUNAS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Jenerate Wellness partnered with FFCF to provide the education and tools needed to safely detox the body using Clearlight Infrared Saunas. Our saunas are proven to be an effective tool for reducing body levels of fat-stored chemicals and resolving the adverse effects associated with toxic body burden.
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What Is Infrared Heat?
Light’s visible spectrum goes from red (longer wavelength) up through violet (shorter wavelength), the colors of the rainbow. Infrared means “below red” just as ultraviolet (UV) means “above violet”.
Ultraviolet (UV) light has been associated with many health risks such as laying in the sun too much or excessive exposure in tanning salons. Infrared light is at the exact opposite end of the visible light spectrum, and is associated with many positive and healthful benefits. It is completely safe when used appropriately and healthy for all living things. One can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. In fact, infrared is so safe, that it is what is used in hospitals to warm infants.
The heat energy generated by an infrared sauna heater can penetrate human tissue up to 2 inches deep. This wave-length of energy is therapeutic because of its ability to be absorbed by the body, and can be used to safely raise the body’s core temperature. In most cases, your core body temperature will rise 2-3 degrees Fahrenheit (to over 102 degrees) within a 30-minute session.
“After a fire, the guys used to complain that they smelled of smoke for three days. Plus, they took the toxins/chemicals home and exposed their families. Now if they go in the Infrared Sauna they sweat it out in a few minutes.”Chief Kraig Biefeld
That post-fire smell? Gone.
As with any new therapy, there are bound to be skeptics. But there’s one very interesting side effect some fire fighters have noticed after a single session in an infrared sauna after working a fire: the smell is gone.
They are talking about that multi-day, ‘can’t get it out of my nose’ smell that many fire fighters notice. Some have mentioned that what in the past took a week’s worth of showers to get rid of is simply gone after a single session. While it’s impossible to say that every fire fighter will experience such relief so quickly, it’s pretty compelling personal evidence that the decontaminating effect of infrared saunas actually works.
As a profession exposed to high-levels of toxins on a daily basis, first responders need to fight back against growing toxin-caused cancer rates. Every year, hundreds of fire fighters across the country are diagnosed with cancer. Researchers say that fire fighters are more at risk for the disease because crews are consistently exposed to contaminants and toxins from debris, smoke, and flames.
Homes and buildings aren’t made up of just wood anymore. They’re a combination of synthetic fibers and harsh carcinogens that our bodies were not designed to process or be burdened by. Dangerous and sometimes deadly toxins are released during fires, and the hotter the temperature, the more toxins are absorbed into the body.
Illnesses can be caused by the build-up of toxic chemicals, pathogen, and carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol. Ridding the body of these toxins can help relieve symptoms, prevent illness, and increase overall health and vitality.
- True Wave Heaters – Clearlight saunas are equipped with proprietary True Wave™ high output hybrid carbon-ceramic far infrared heaters designed for the deepest sweat.
- Full Spectrum Heaters – True Wave™ Full Spectrum infrared heaters with the highest output of near, mid, and far infrared available.
- Ultra low EMF – Clearlight offers the first independently tested ultra low EMF heater.
- ELF Shielding – Just as important as eliminating EMF, Clearlight is the only infrared sauna company in the industry that shields against ELF (extremely low frequencies).
- Doctor Designed – Clearlight Saunas are designed by a doctor, not simply endorsed by a doctor. Find our more about our founder, Dr. Raleigh Duncan on our website.
TOOLS FOR FIRE FIGHTER MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Color Light therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying color to the body. Its history is rooted as far back as the Mayan culture.
Light Therapy has been valued throughout history as a remarkable source of healing. Today, the therapeutic applications of light and color are being investigated in major hospitals and research centers worldwide. Results indicate that full-spectrum, ultraviolet, colored, and laser light can have therapeutic value for a range of conditions from chronic pain and depression to immune disorders.
BENEFITS OF COLOR HEALING:
- Reduce Stress/Anxiety
- Combat Depression
- Reduce Joint/Back Pain
- Improve Sleep
- Boost Immune System
- Reduce Skin Conditions
- Reduce S.A.D.
- Decrease Inflammation
- Accelerate Wound/Burn Healing
- Improve Circulation
- Reduce Arthritis
- Improve Overall Mood