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Heavy metals, often overlooked for their harmful effects, are gaining significant attention in the world of wellness. These toxic substances, such as lead, mercury, and arsenic, can accumulate in the body over time, leading to a range of health issues. Recognizing the importance of detoxification, many of our clients are actively seeking our services to help them safely and effectively eliminate these heavy metals from their systems.

What Are Heavy Metals?

Heavy metals are naturally occurring elements found in the Earth's crust. Mercury, lead, chromium, cadmium, and arsenic are examples of heavy metals that, when present in high levels, can be toxic to the human body. While some heavy metals are essential for human health in trace amounts, excessive exposure can lead to serious health issues.

Unfortunately, human activities have significantly disrupted the natural cycles of heavy metals in the environment. This disruption affects how these metals are distributed in the Earth's crust and how they interact with living organisms. This disruption also impacts the composition of our food and the overall health of ecological systems. It is crucial to be mindful of the sources of your food and your environment, including soil, water, and air quality. Keeping track of these factors can be challenging, but it is important to remain aware of their impact on your health and the environment.

How Do Heavy Metals Accumulate in Our Bodies and What Are the Effects?

The accumulation of heavy metals in the body beyond healthy levels is often a result of exposure through various sources such as food, water, and industrial chemicals. While certain heavy metals like zinc, copper, chromium, iron, and manganese are essential for bodily functions in small quantities, excessive amounts can be harmful.

Excessive accumulation of these substances in the body's soft tissues can lead to serious health issues, including heavy metal poisoning. The severity of this condition depends on the type of metal, the duration of exposure, and the symptoms' persistence. Long-term or chronic exposure to lower levels of heavy metals can cause symptoms that develop gradually over time, such as headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and constipation.

High levels of heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium, and tin can be toxic to various bodily systems, including the immune, nervous, reproductive, and digestive systems. They can also put stress on the body's filtration organs, particularly the liver and kidneys.

While there are no definitive statistics on the prevalence of high levels of heavy metals in individuals, researchers are increasingly studying this issue. Given the presence of chemicals in the environment and changes in our food due to soil contamination, it is important to consider mitigation strategies such as using infrared saunas to help detoxify tissues and the bloodstream from heavy metals and other toxins.

How to Detoxify the Body from Heavy Metals

Utilizing Reset Big Sky's infrared sauna therapy is a highly effective approach to stimulate detoxification through sweating, facilitating the removal of toxins via the skin's pores. The deep-penetrating infrared heat aids in releasing toxins stored in the fat layers just beneath the skin, allowing these substances to move from the organs to the subcutaneous fat tissue, eventually being expelled through sweat. 

Infrared sauna therapy significantly expedites the detox process by elevating the body's core temperature and warming tissues several inches deep, inducing cellular vibration. 

Am I Detoxing If I Don’t Sweat?

This question comes up often! If you're not sweating, there's no need to be concerned. Many individuals, post-sauna session, exhibit a healthy glow, indicating that they are indeed sweating and their bodies are actively detoxifying. It's important to stay well-hydrated to support the elimination of heavy metals through urine. We recommend using the small towel provided to wipe your skin, which can encourage further sweating. Additionally, dry brushing before your sauna session is a beneficial practice!

Looking for More Heavy Metal Detox Options?

  • Hocatt Ozone Sauna
    • Reset Big Sky is lucky to have one of the only Hocatt Ozone Saunas in Montana. It has been shown to support 7 times the detoxification in 30 minutes as an infrared sauna as it stacks multiple modalities in each session. 
  • Medical Grade Massage and Compression Chairs.
    • Our medical grade chairs support compression therapy in your arms and legs, a deep full body massage and foot reflexology all in one session.  The lymphatic system is stimulated supporting a  natural detoxification process in your body.

If you're interested in learning more about any of these services or booking an Infrared Sauna appointment, please contact us today! 

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