Holistic Nursing Services

Freddie WindRiver, Licensed Nurse                                                 Shutesbury, MA  (413) 259-1416

Holistic Nursing Services

Colon Hydrotherapy

Getting a colonic

Taking a Sauna

Giving yourself an enema


Sauna History

    The dictionary definition of “Infrared” is: Electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength just greater than that of red light but less than that of microwaves. 

    Your body emits infrared light.  Infrared light is heat, the same as the heat your body gives off.  More than half the Sun's power output is in the form of infrared light, though much of it is absorbed by the Earth's atmosphere.

    Hot air baths have been used by many cultures for thousands of years.  Among them are Mayan sweat houses, the Mexican temescal, the Islamic hammam, the Russian bania, Japanese mushi-buro, the Native American sweat lodge, as well as hot air baths in India and Africa.  The best known Euyropean sauna users are the finns, although they are also common among greeks, Romans, Germans, Turks, and others.  Settlers in American brought their saunas with them...Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, MD, was the best-known nineteenth century American sauna proponent.At his Battle Creek Sanitarium he carefully researched various dry and wet heat baths to assess their use as healiing modalities.  A favorite was the electric light sauna employing the (then) new incandescent light bulb...

                    Excerpts from Sauna Therapy, by Dr. Lawrence Wilson, pp 1-6