Priority Health’s Chiropractic infrared sauna differs from a conventional sauna in that it uses infrared waves to heat the body rather than circulating hot air. The infrared rays are totally safe and penetrate over 1.5 inches deep to create a heating effect in the muscle tissues and internal organs without putting a high burden on the heart. The body reacts to the heating process by perspiring. Through perspiration, acid and waste residue like toxins, (sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol) and potentially carcinogenic heavy metals are removed from the system. The skin sheds many dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and with improved tone, elasticity, texture and color. Through the process of producing sweat, the body also burns calories. In one sauna session, a moderately conditioned person can burn the same number of calories equivalent to running 6-9 miles.