“Our Blackstone Sauna is the best investment we have made in a long time.”

Used alone, an infrared sauna will not give you significant amounts of weight loss, or will it? Here is a personal story from Juanita:

I never thought I would ever be the one writing a testimonial instead of reading it but once you have had a life changing experience, you want to share it with anyone who will listen. I have STRUGGLED in vain, to lose weight since my hysterectomy in 1978. When I reached 200 pounds (I’m still working on switching to metric) over Xmas 2005, I made it my New Year’s resolution, again, to lose weight. After changing my diet sensibly, using my rebounder regularly (did you know too much time on a rebounder can cause the toxins that come out of your body to give you a nasty rash that can take weeks to clear) I lost nothing, again. Then my husband and I read about the many health benefits of an infrared sauna (including possible weight loss). We got our cute little 2­seater in mid March of 2006. The first thing I noticed was softer skin. Though not what I wanted most it was a pleasant change. Then after a month or two I noticed that my sweat, which had initially smelled unpleasant during a session, was no longer noticeable. Being a skeptic I decided that I was probably just used to it, but looking back I know it was toxins being drawn out without the nasty rash part. Then low and behold by early April I had lost 15 pounds! I quickly calculated that at that rate it would take me another 4 months to lose the 75 pounds that I longed to lose. No this isn’t a miracle weight loss story, but considering the almost 30 years of continuous weight gain and dieting, sensibly or otherwise, and always having the weight come back and bring a few friends along for the ride, this was the first time in over 20 years that I have lost more than just 1 or 2 pounds without almost starving myself. It has been slow but I have lost 48 pounds to date. I thought I’d cry the other day when I could actually see and feel my shoulder and hipbones. I have also been under the care of a naturopath for 7 or 8 years for thyroid, hormone, heavy metals, weak lung linings and fibromyalgia symptoms etc. etc. Whether there’s any connection or how much or just the combination, I don’t know but for the first time they’re under control. I don’t cough continually (unless I have a cold), my eyebrows have grown back (thyroid), and my heavy metal count is down from literally off the chart to below normal. The Dr. asked me just last month how my fibromyalgia symptoms were. I hadn’t been aware of the normal skin tenderness so I pinched and poked my self and was shocked that I hardly hurt at all. It stopped so gradually; I guess I just didn’t notice. I am still under the Dr.’s care, I’m still watching my diet, exercising a little (I’m one of those people who would rather weed in the garden for 8 hours than walk for 1 hour), and using the sauna 1 to 7 times a week. When one or both of us are sore from head to toe from yard work (we’re still learning to pace ourselves) we head in, water bottles in hand and make bets on who will sweat the best and the quickest. He always wins. So there you are, a true and unbiased testimonial from someone who can say that our Blackstone Sauna is the best investment we have made in a long time.

Most sincerely, Juanita

Juanita’s story is not unique among stories we hear from infrared sauna users. What her story does demonstrate is that she uses her infrared sauna in conjunction with healthy living practices: sensible diet, rest, stretching, light exercise and hydration. Her statement illustrates strength in her marriage that becomes stronger through the shared experience of using an infrared sauna (Cession­Fossion & Lecomte, 1977, Flickstein, 2007).

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