I may have only vaguely touched upon sauna therapy here before. It is something I did daily in Dallas at the Environmental Health Center-Dallas (EHC-D) and then continued when I got home. I purchased my own sauna in 2002 and continued doing sauna therapy shortly after my first visit to the EHC-D.
In the beginning we were slowly introduced to the sauna only being allowed to spend 10 minutes at a time in the lowest heat sauna (140 degrees). Before getting into the sauna, we were weighed, our vitals taken, and we were given supplements to take to help the detox process. We were then given a towel to sit on (only cotton clothing was allowed inside the sauna) and a large glass jar of water which we were instructed to drink while in the sauna to replenish fluids lost during sweating. When our time was up, we dropped our towel in a hamper, grabbed a clean one and headed in for a quick shower and to get dressed. Again our vitals were taken after sauna, the amount of water consumed, documented and more supplements were given along with an oil. Once acclimated to the sauna the time was increased slowly up to no more than 45 minutes per day and the temperature allowed could be as high as 160 degrees.
In 2003 when I was in Dallas and experienced a worsening from surgery, I had to quit taking the supplements while in the sauna. I wish I had the list of supplements that were given but it has been lost somewhere along the way and before my move into my “safe” house. I intend on trying to locate that information.
Why did we sauna daily? Sauna therapy (heat depuration) is one of the safest methods of overall detoxification and is recommended by Dr. William Rea at the EHC-D to remove chemicals from the body. Dry heat sauna with FIR (far infrared) is the sauna of choice. Saunas eliminate chemicals that are stored in fat cells by heating the body to mobilize chemicals stored in fat which are eliminated through sweat. It has also been found that sauna therapy can also lighten heavy metal toxicity from the body as well.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional and anything I have talked about here referring to sauna therapy and detoxing should not be construed as medical advice. All decisions regarding sauna therapy and detoxing should be made in consultation with your physician or other licensed certified health care practitioner.