Therapeutic Sauna

IFSMED has designed a concept of therapeutic spa which represents a selection of non-prescription modalities focused on activation of the body’s internal healing power.

The therapeutic spa protocols are highly individualized and customizable.

Patients who may benefit from the spa therapy include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic infection
  • Low back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Sport injuries
  • Stress reduction
  • Improvement of athletic performance
  • Chronic insomnia

Benefits of massage include reduction of stress and increased sense of relaxation and well being. Physically, one can expect increases in circulation, range of motion of joints, and pliability of the muscles.

Far Infrared (FIR) rays are invisible waves of energy that are capable of penetrating deep into the human body and elevate the body's surface temperature and activate major metabolic functions. The human body, including palms, radiate far infrared energy through the skin. 'Palm Healing', an ancient tradition in Asian medicine, has used the healing properties of far infrared rays for 3,000 years. FIR sauna incorporates a modern technology producing an intense stream of the infrared energy capable of stimulating body’s healing power.

FIR sauna is better tolerated by people who don't tolerate the high temperatures of the standard humid hot air saunas. This is because FIR rays do not heat the air inside the sauna, but they still heat the body. A typical duration of the FIR sauna session varies from 15 to 45 minutes. The optimal protocol includes 20 sessions within 4-5 weeks as a loading course followed by a maintenance sessions on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.  

The benefits of FIR sauna include:

  • stimulation of blood flow and tissue oxygenation
  • stimulation of sweating
  • stimulation of lipolysis (the breakdown of lipids/fat tissue)
  • weight control
  • muscle relaxation
  • normalization of immune responses
  • stimulation of regenerative processes
  • normalization of cardiovascular function
  • normalization of blood pressure
  • stress reduction

Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is a therapeutic modality that utilizes electrical energy to direct a series of magnetic pulses through body tissues and induces microcurrent electrical signals that stimulate regenerative and metabolic processes.

PEMF benefits include:

  • anti-inflammatory effects
  • pain-relieving activity
  • stimulation of soft tissue repair
  • muscle relaxation activity
  • stimulation of bone repair and improvement of bone density
  • treatment of anxiety and depression

Acupressure of the feet is based on the principle of oriental medicine that pressure applied to specific points on these extremities benefit other parts of the body. It's a method of massage that relieves tension through the application of acupuncture to the feet.

A combination of acupressure and infrared foot massage represents a powerful tool improving circulation in the lower extremities and benefiting pains in the limbs and spine.

The human body is an electric device because living cells constituting the body are miniature electricity generators. In traditional medicine, measurement of electrical potentials is utilized to assess heart function (electrocardiogram), brain function (electroencephalogram), muscle and peripheral nerve functions (electromyogram and nerve conduction) etc. Various pathological conditions and illnesses manifest in electrical dysfunctions of organs and tissues. Respectively, balancing of electrical body disturbances via application of the external electrical sources may benefit diseased conditions. The ionic foot bath generates negative ions and induces osmosis (the movement of charged particles through a cellular membrane (in this case the skin) from a higher concentration to a lower concentration) thus changing electrical potential of the body.

The potential benefits of the ionic foot bath include:

  • relieving of foot fatigue
  • treatment of leg cramps
  • detoxification
  • treatment of crystal deposits (uric acid and calcium)

The human body requires a number of nutrients that it cannot produce itself known as micronutrients. In many cases, we are able to get the micronutrients from our diets. In some cases a person will have an imbalance of nutrients that cannot be corrected by diet due to absorption issues. Direct intravenous administration of micronutrients allows us to reach therapeutic concentrations of the nutrients into the blood.

Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular therapy is a powerful adjunct technique to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and to influence function of specific internal organs or the brain. Ailments of various joints or internal organs manifest in the form of tactile or electrical changes in the correspondent ear acupuncture points. Respectively, stimulation of the abnormally active ear points with acupuncture needles, miniature magnets, laser or ultrasound can relieve pain and benefit functional disturbances.

It is well recognized that traditional medical therapy has its limitations. These limitations are based on the limited selection of available therapeutic agents and barriers due to the potential drug side effects and drug interactions. The expansion of the therapeutic horizons is based on broader use of natural products and supplements.

Our nutrition consultations analyze generated test results, patient’s medical history, current eating habits and lifestyle and formulate instruction on how to eat nutritiously within specific dietary restrictions.  In addition, we help our patients with meal and menu ideas, recipe modification and plans for eating out.

Soft laser therapy is a cutting edge medical technique in which exposure to infrared laser light is used to elicit beneficial clinical effects. Including: temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis, muscle spasm, relieving stiffness and promoting relaxation of muscle tissue.