Sauna and Ozone Therapy can provide you with much-needed relaxation. It is a vital part of any detoxification program. And it can be an enjoyable experience, helping to restore and rejuvenate you at a less tangible but equally important spiritual level. Follow these after therapy guidelines to help ensure the benefits pleasures and cleansing properties after ozone therapy.
During ozone therapy, the body endures many chemical reactions and changes that need to be addressed post therapy. While these adaptations are healthy, clients should be aware of the changes that have occurred. Rest, either lying down or sitting, for five to 15 minutes. Sweating has put your system through a rigorous workout, so you need time to normalize. If you are ill, do not cool off too quickly. For most people, this is not a problem, but some people with coronary conditions such as acute myocardial infarction may need to be more careful. If you have a heart condition, seek medical supervision before undergoing sauna therapy.
Some people sweat two quarts or more in the sauna during ozone therapy. Have water handy at all times and replenish the water lost through perspiration. The water should be properly filtered so that it is free of contaminants including microbes, detergents, chlorine, fluoride, and insoluble minerals. It’s recommended to drink 16 ounces of water for every pound lost during exercise; so this would translate to one ounce of fluid for every ounce of body weight you lose during a sauna. If you do not weigh yourself, estimate how much water you lost-or simply drink until you are no longer thirsty.
After Ozone Therapy: Replenish Vitamins, Minerals and Nutrients
Minerals are vital nutrients because they convey electrical charge in the body and are the constituents of thousands of enzymes. Without minerals, the body cannot function properly. There is some debate as to whether or not people undergo extensive mineral loss after they have been sweating on a regular basis. There is a view that after the first few times of perspiring, the mineral loss is kept to a minimum and one loses mostly water. Other sources and some companies that manufacture electrolyte formulas, disagree. Everyone is unique, so monitor the way your body responses after ozone therapy carefully.
After ozone therapy, replenish the minerals and vitamins lost through perspiration. Many minerals are indeed lost through sweating and this loss continues even with continued prolonged sweats. People lose more minerals than just sodium. The body can compensate for sodium loss after a while and retain it in the tissues, but potassium will still need to be replaced. According to some sources, three times as much potassium is needed as sodium. Most people need replacements not only of potassium, but also calcium, chloride, and magnesium. Those with environmental illness, and related conditions like fibromyalgia, may excrete more magnesium than normal.
Although it is commonly acknowledged that people lose minerals through perspiration, not enough attention is given to the loss of both fat- and water-soluble vitamins. Dr. David Root observes that copious amounts of all nutrients are excreted, along with the toxins, when one is on an intensive detoxification program. Make sure you supplement your diet regularly with mineral and vitamin supplements. It is strongly recommended that you consult a qualified health care practitioner to help you determine your nutritional needs.
Eat some nourishing, easily assimilated food. Many people find that they are very hungry on leaving the sauna, since an effective body heating session can speed the metabolism. Wait 15 or 20 minutes for the blood to return to your stomach so you can digest your food, and then eat. Rapidly absorbed food such as fruit will provide the system with immediate energy by raising the blood sugar level. But not everyone can handle even more carbohydrates after a sauna. Pay attention to what you need; it might be some concentrated animal protein.
After Ozone Therapy: Remove Toxins From Skin & Replace Lost Oils
After ozone therapy, take a bath or shower with warm or cool water, and brush your skin. You have just put your system through a rigorous workout to get rid of toxins. You don’t want to l eave these wastes on your skin to get reabsorbed. Use warm water but not hot-hot water will open the pores too much and cause the toxins and dirt to seep right back into the skin. A layer of grime sticking to your skin will also keep the heat inside your body and make you tired. There is some controversy about whether or not soap should be used. Conventional commercial soaps leave a film on the skin and dog the pores. However, there are a few cleaners on the market made from natural ingredients that do not leave a film.
Make sure the soap label does not say “anti-bacterial,” because by law any soap with that designation must contain a registered pesticide–which, by definition, is poisonous. After rinsing, brush your skin and scalp with a loofah or natural bristle skin brush. This will help maintain the health of your skin by improving the circulation.
Replenish the oils that were eliminated through the skin. Some people like to receive massage right after their sauna. It’s relaxing, helps move the lymph and flush out even more toxins, and helps replace the beneficial oils in the skin that were lost through sweating. Three popular skin oils are coconut, lanolin, and jojoba. Coconut is well absorbed into the skin. It has strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties, and even affords protection against the sun. Lanolin, which is secreted by the oil glands of sheep (and gathered without causing any pain or harm to the animal), very closely resembles human sebum (the secretion produced by the skin to protect itself). Some people are allergic to lanolin, so test one small patch of skin to make sure you can tolerate it before covering your entire body. Jojoba is not really an oil, but is pressed from the seed of the Jojoba shrub found in the desert. It, too, closely resembles human sebum, has a nice texture, and is well liked by those who do not want to use animal products. Other beneficial oils are apricot kernel, almond, and sesame. It’s worth buying organic oils, because after all, whatever is absorbed through the skin goes right into the bloodstream as though you had eaten it. Some health practitioners suggest that eating oil is a better way of replenishing the body’s stores. A balance of cold-pressed flax, olive and coconut oils, and mercury-free fish oils, is a good choice.