Infrared saunas are great because they make you sweat, without the high heat of a regular sauna. Sweating has a stigma of being a negative side effect of heat, however, it is very beneficial. Sweating provides a natural detox for your body. It can help your body get rid of mercury and other metals, and toxins.
Dr. Aundrea Adams of the International Institute of Holistic Healing found that sweat from a traditional sauna was up to 97% water, while the sweat released in an infrared sauna was only 80-85% water. The remaining 15-20% was comprised of heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid, and fat-soluble toxins.
Not only does this process purge toxins from fat cells, including chemical residues, it is also helpful in the destruction of cancer cells, as they begin to die off when the malignant tissue reaches 104-106 degrees Fahrenheit.