“We all know the power of a good sweat, but lately we’ve noticed the health-obsessed turning up the heat by incorporating infrared sauna treatments into their fitness formulas. So what exactly is an infrared sauna? We talked to Cara-Michele Nether, owner of Strength & Vitality Wellness Center in Mt. Washington, to get the lowdown on this popular light-based therapy.
“What is an infrared sauna? Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that use light to create rays that we naturally experience from the sun. There are three different types of rays that the sun emits, called far, near, and mid rays. Each type has its own particular healing properties. Far rays heat the body directly and product a deep sweat, which can help with weight loss, detoxifying, and blood pressure reduction. Near rays have a shorter range and benefit the epidermis layer of the skin, which helps with skin rejuvenation, wound healing, and pain relief. Mid rays penetrate the body on a deeper level and help with circulation and stimulating blood flow. Infrared saunas can emit one or all three rays at the same time.”
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Strength & Vitality Wellness Center is a Mt. Washington wellness clinic providing nutritional family care and acupuncture in Baltimore, MD. We are led by a licensed Baltimore acupuncturist, whole foods nutrition counselor and certified personal trainer Cara-Michele Nether, who has over a decade of experience in acupuncture treatments, alternative medicine and health coaching.
Based in the Mt. Washington area of Baltimore, we offer acupuncture to those in the Baltimore, Towson and surrounding areas. Many of clients come from Baltimore, Timonium, Hunt Valley and other parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania, some traveling as far as Annapolis.