The importance of a good sweat

I have this discussion with my cousin all the time.  She hates to sweat and wears antiperspirant. I tell her it’s an important function of the body and rubbing antiperspirant into your skin is actually dumping toxins into your body rather than what should be happening in your underarms – elimination of toxins.  Men don’t wear that crap. And women are the ones who carry babies. It is even more vital that we sweat correctly. Most women (me too) have been made to feel like they should not sweat. She is not alone in this. We are pushed these products and then everyone is out there wondering why so many people are sick.
Here’s some info about elimination:

http://www.ndhealthfacts.org/wiki/Elimination_of_Toxins

And a blog specifically about the benefits of infrared sauna:

An Infrared Sauna Has the Power to Change Your Life!

People don’t seem to worry about their skin (save for wrinkles) even though it’s our largest organ. I normally try to sweat out toxins in my epsom salt baths but i think I just found a new thing to add to my arsenal for detox (and for pain). 

Yesterday I did my first infrared sauna. I chose a place that uses a normal-type sauna rather than one of those freaky pods. This was the first time for infrared sauna but a long time since my last sauna at all. I lasted 44 of the 45 minutes and it was amazing. A few years ago i sweat ALL the time and now i don’t as much. I’m usually cold. I wonder if the extra detox assistance will help me.  It felt so good to sweat like that and, honestly, my face looks so much healthier!  It calmed me and i only paid $20!  Not sure how the spa owner felt about me spending so little money there… I asked if she minded and she said we can work out a package deal for me. The massages there cost twice what i currently pay but they are supposedly done by healers so I might go for it every now and then if they are nice enough to let me just come for the sauna. I might try to make the sauna a weekly thing.

 

 

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