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Ozone, or “activated oxygen”, is introduced into a special personal steam cabinet, where it then is absorbed transdermally (across the skin) of the occupant. The result is a health effect on the occupant that combines the beneficial oxygenation and detoxification effects of both Ozone and Steam.
There are two basic things that the body needs in order to heal itself. One is nutrients. The other is detoxification. Briefly stated detoxification is the removal of toxic materials that have accumulated in the body. These materials are called toxic because they interfere with the activity of the cells. Toxins come from two sources. First of all, humans are by their very metabolisms producers of toxins. These toxins are byproducts of normal human metabolism. The other source of toxins is the environment. They can come in the form of pesticides, artificial chemicals in our foods, chemicals that we place on our bodies or inhale. They also include many drugs. The worst of all of the environmental toxins are the heavy metals.
The use of an Ozone steam cabinet should be an important part of any detoxification program. The steam increases the eliminative, detoxifying and cleansing capacity of the skin by stimulation of the sweat glands and also promotes healthy skin tone and texture due to increased blood circulation. Using the steam cabinet with ozone allows the steam to surround the body and ozone can be introduced through the skin. Humid heat opens the pores, which allows the ozone through the skin to the bloodstream, where it can travel to the fat and lymph tissue. It is very important to cleanse the lymph tissue of toxins and the Ozone Steam Cabinet is the easiest and best way to accomplish this.
Artificially induced hyperthermia (rising body temperature results in the destruction of bacteria and viruses) combined with heavy sweating and a cleansing effect initiated by ozone will result in elimination of toxins accumulated mainly in the lymphatic system relieving the liver from the difficult task of dealing with them. Through the centuries, men and women have used steam to purify the skin, soothe sore muscles, boost circulation and to simply relax. The combined action of moist heat and ozone cleanse the lymphatic system, which carries 90% of the body’s fluids. Ozone brings oxygen to the tissues for enhanced health and vitality. The combination of steam and ozone is a natural, effective way to promote a refreshing sense of well-being. We believe that a an Ozone Steam Cabinet represents a pleasant and easy to follow form of body cleansing.
As your body is cleansed from toxins, you can anticipate your skin to appear and feel better, digestive system to improve, nasal congestion to clear, mental clarity and memory to improve, and emotional and hormonal fluctuations to return to normal. A by-product of removing the toxins from the body may result in weight loss.
Important issues to consider when determining if Ozone Detox is for you:
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using the ozone steam cabinet because fetal damage can occur with a certain elevated body temperature.
Lactating women should not use the Ozone Detox because toxins being released into the mother’s system can transfer to the baby.
If you are being treated by a physician for heart and or blood pressure conditions, written permission from your physician is required before using an Ozone Steam Cabinet. Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output, blood flow, in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.
If you are being treated by a physician for Diabetes with Neuropathy, Parkinson’s, MS or Lupus, written permission from your physician is required before using an Ozone Steam Cabinet. Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
It is important to prepare the body before ozone detox in order to achieve optimal results from the Ozone detox session. These rules and tips to consider before the detox session can ensure pleasant, rejuvenating and a successful session. Once a session has begun, we will make sure everything is perfect, but clients need to play a role in making the body ready before the session begins.
Do not eat a large meal for at least one to two hours before ozone detox. But make sure that there is some food in your stomach. When heat is applied to the body, much-needed blood is diverted away from the digestive organs to the capillaries at the surface of the skin. Once this occurs, your food will tend to simply lie in the stomach and ferment. The conflicting agendas of digesting and perspiring help explain why many people do not feel hungry on very hot days. They also help explain why people who eat large meals before entering the steam don’t sweat as easily as those with emptier bellies. The body prioritizes its needs; so when food must be digested, it doesn’t easily give up its blood supply to the surface of the skin.
On the other hand, it is common for one to feel faint (and even nauseated) if one uses steam without having any food at all in the stomach, because blood sugar levels can dip too low. If you feel hungry just before entering the steam cabinet, eat a small amount of something that is easily digestible (generally a carbohydrate, such as fruit, raw vegetables, sprouts, nuts, or sprouted bread). Some health care professionals believe that faintness in steam can be caused by electrolyte imbalance; so make sure your mineral intake is sufficient.
Do not consume alcoholic beverages before Ozone Detox Sessions. Just as it is unwise to drive a car or operate heavy machinery when under the influence of alcohol, you should not drink before ozone detox sessions. Alcohol increases the concentration of stress hormones in the blood and urine. Since sauna use by itself causes the body to increase its production of certain hormones, the higher hormone levels from the two sources combined can produce undesirable and unknown effects. The changes induced by alcohol in the balance of hormones, neurotransmitters, and other bodily substances alters the function of the entire cardiovascular system. This can cause elevated or low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and/ or irregular heartbeat. Whereas steam bathing is therapeutic partly because of its intensified effect on the cardiovascular system, when combined with alcohol consumption, the work load on the heart is so dramatically increased that rapid heart rate or even heart failure may occur. Finally, alcohol is a diuretic. The last thing you want to do before entering steam is deplete your body’s water stores. If you have been drinking, wait at least 24 hours, until the effects of the alcohol have worn off-and then use the steam to detoxify.
Do not take “recreational” drugs. Tranquilizers, stimulants, and hallucinogens alter the body’s metabolism and may not interact well with the heat of the steam. Also, your responses to both your inner and outer environments can be dangerously altered so that you are unable to respond appropriately. If you are taking prescription medications, consult your pharmacist and your doctor to make sure you can use the steam cabinet.
Do drink plenty of water beforehand. Don’t wait until you’re dehydrated before replenishing your bodily fluids. Begin before entering the steam. Studies have shown fluid loss of only 2 percent of body weight caused reductions in arithmetic ability, short-term memory, and the ability to visually track an object by 20 percent compared to their well-hydrated state.
Alcoholic, caffeinated, and carbonated beverages don’t count as part of your fluid intake since they can act as diuretics and actually cause water loss. Naturally or synthetically sweetened juice doesn’t count either, since it too is a diuretic. In addition, a high chemical or sugar content directs the blood flow to the stomach at the expense of lessening the blood volume to the muscles elsewhere.
Remove all jewelry: watches, necklaces, rings, earrings, body piercing metal. If metal gets hot enough, it can burn your skin. Also, tissues swell when the body is heated, so you may find that your rings will hurt or even become stuck on your finger.
Shower or bathe before ozone detox. Your sweating experience will not be optimal if your skin is already covered with a film of toxins.
During ozone detox sessions, clients are closely monitored to maintain a safe and healthy environment. While the technician is ultimately responsible for ensuring a safe and successful session, the client also has a role to play. Only the client fully understands and is in touch with the internal sensations and other feelings they are experiencing. By understanding these during detox session guidelines, clients can play an active role in their own health and the success of their Ozone detox session.
Follow these guidelines for the best outcome during an ozone detox session:
1. Leave the steam cabinet if you feel uncomfortable. This is subjective, based on your tolerance and wellness quotient. A little discomfort in the steam cabinet is to be expected, especially if you are very toxic. However, be aware of signals of needing to leave. You might be suffering from either dehydration or moderately severe heat exhaustion if you have the following symptoms: breathing problems, dizziness or light-headedness, energy loss or weakness, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, muscle cramps, nausea, nosebleeds, or thirst.
2. If you bring a washcloth with you, your technician will keep it nice and cool with cold water to place over your face.
3. If you have long hair (longer than chin length), hair needs to be covered with a turbi towel or put up with a scrunchy to avoid the fan catching your hair.
4. Exit the steam cabinet slowly. Systemic heating has brought much more blood than usual to the body’s surface. This, with the slower-than-usual return of the blood to the heart, means less blood supply to the head.
During detox with ozone, toxic waste is being released from the cells, it enters the bloodstream in the form of excess mucous and proteins. This is normal and necessary, but can cause a temporary thickening of both the lymph and blood. This condition can influence circulation to such an extent that standing up too fast might cause a delay in oxygen reaching the brain. If you are experiencing dizziness, stand up very slowly, keeping your head down as you rise. These symptoms should subsides after frequent cleansing.Many people, though not all, feel markedly better after their sauna sessions. You might feel worse from the re-circulating toxins and need to remain in the steam cabinet to pass this discomfort point. With high levels of toxicity, clients will probably need more than one session to feel relief.
Ozone Detox with Steam 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 session guidelines to help ensure the benefits pleasures and cleansing properties after ozone detox.
During ozone detox sessions, 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.