The infrared shiatsu massage sauna is an amazing use of technology combining several treatment techniques into one powerful healing experience. By stimulating a response from the sympathetic nervous system, the lymphatic system and the organs of detoxification, it creates a synergistic effect that is gentle and relaxing while creating an effect that you can really feel. It can be very helpful for people with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic pain or other symptoms that involve the nervous system or the immune system.
The most significant part of the experience is the spinal massage. This involves soft wheels that roll up and down, exerting gentle pressure on the paravertebral muscles on either side of your spine. The pressure runs up and down repeatedly from the base of your neck to the junction of your lower back. The most obvious effect this achieves is a deep release of the tension in these muscles, but this is just one part of how it heals.
The detox response is enhanced by infrared heat. When you lie on the massage table, a cylindrical dome slides up to the level of your neck. There are bulbs on the underside of the dome that generate the same kind of infrared heat that is used in infrared saunas around the world. This dilates blood vessels under the skin to increase circulation of nutrients and promote lymphatic drainage of toxins that are stored in the fatty tissue that lies just under the skin. With the shiatsu massage sauna, the infrared treatment is evenly distributed from neck to toe, leading to a deeply healing release of toxins in sweat.
Another important benefit of the shiatsu massage sauna is that it does not involve your head. Traditional and modern medicine would agree that heating the brain should generally be avoided. Most people reach a point where they feel uncomfortable in a conventional or infrared sauna for this reason. By keeping your head out of the dome, you are able to achieve a much deeper healing response without feeling any side-effects in your head.
Because of its effect on the nervous system, the shiatsu massage sauna is a powerful way to improve the benefits seen with other healing modalities. When combined with allergy treatment, it promotes the desensitization of specific allergies and the system as a whole. When used just before hypnosis or any other mind-body healing, it relieves tension and calms the nervous system to allow you to be more fully involved in the experience. When used in the late afternoon, it leaves you feeling deeply relaxed and ready to drift into sleep.
The new Seekers Centre was designed to allow a complete healing response from the shiatsu massage sauna. We encourage you to take a shower at the end of your session to detoxify more completely. Bring a pair of bath gloves and some non-toxic soap to lightly scrub yourself from head to toe. You will be surprised by how refreshed, relaxed, calm and happy it will leave you feeling. This truly remarkable system is recommended for everyone. It will help you get well and stay well.