Far Infrared Sauna Gone Wrong
So it’s a no brainer that Infrared Sauna’s are beneficial for detoxing and very good for the Lyme patient. My husband is very supportive of me and thought it would be great for us to purchase our own Infrared Sauna for our home. Better yet, Costco has it on sale and it ends next week! But before dropping $1500 on this, he suggested that I go and try it out. I quickly made an appointment with a local Naturopathic clinic that has one. My friend had gone the day before me to “test” it out for her own reasons and when I talked to her after, she warned me of the Milk Thistle that they make you drink. Apparently it will make you feel really loopy.
So off I went to this place, got ready and all to go in and the lady hands me the glass of milk thistle with diluted water and said to drink while in the sauna. I thought, hmmmm should I? given the details from my friend. But I knew I had to so I did. About 15 minutes in, I started to feel like I was drunk. I’m hoping this is the effect of the milk thistle and NOT the sauna because this would sway me into not buying one. By the end of the 30 minutes at 140 degrees, I stepped out of there like I had just overdosed on Ativan. I didn’t think that I was even able to drive home. But I managed. “Hello Officer! No, it wasn’t alcohol, it was Milk Thistle, I swear.”
So my symptoms when I got home were really bad nausea, hung over, drunk feeling, head spinning, headache and heart palps. I managed to get in the shower and then when I got out, I could barely get dressed, so I sat in my towel on my bed and started to google.
Hello Mr. Herxheimer. I didn’t think it was a possibility to herx on an infrared sauna treatment or a shot of milk thistle. What are your thoughts? Either way, I need to make a decision on this infrared sauna because the sale ends next week.
Cost of the Sauna
To justify why I would be shelling out $1600 for this, think about it. Clinic rates are $1.00 a minute. That’s $30 for 30 minutes. If you do this 3 x a week, that’s $360 a month. By 4.5 months, you would have paid your sauna off in full. Not to mention that you entire family can use it. There are also nice sauna’s that go for $999.