Dr. Kathie M. Black, PhD, CYT, RYT500
I have spent the past seven years researching and using infrared saunas. My most recent book, Need for Heat: A Complete Guide to Far Infrared Saunas chronicles my journey with infrared saunas from their origins in pre-Greco Roman Society, to current scientific research documenting their significance in improving heart health, cancer patients, and more.
Need for Heat: A Complete Guide to Far-Infrared Saunas
Your search for improving your health is saying something to you today. The Need for Heat is the only researched and current guide to far-infrared saunas ever written. Take the journey with Dr. Black through the history of saunas, including a simple description of the science behind far-infrared technology, exploration into various health benefits you’ll experience with consistent use of an infrared sauna, what to look for when purchasing, and how to properly use your infrared sauna. Using an infrared sauna offers you a healthier, more peaceful method of healing your body. Some of the benefits you will experience with consistent infrared sauna use are: softer and clearer skin; reduced muscle and joint soreness; faster healing of cuts, bruises, and acne; increased weight loss; deeper, more relaxing sleep; reduced stress and more.
Dr. Black holds: a BSc in Biology/Geology; ED in Secondary Education, and minor in Dance; an MA in Technology; and a PhD in Science Education/Physics. She worked extensively with adult students, adolescents, and children for over 25 years in sports, classrooms, and university settings. Dr. Black served as a university professor for over 17 years with a major emphasis in Physics and Science Education. Dr. Black is an active sports enthusiast, participating in downhill skiing, snowboarding, biking, gymnastics, tennis, kayaking, backpacking, and hiking. Her most recent sporting adventures have been in golf and curling. Dr. Black has an active personal yoga and meditation practice focusing on managing her own chronic illnesses. She is the author of three books, numerous academic research papers and conference presentations, and is a co-owner in Blackstone Saunas and primary owner of Ravenrock Publishing, Inc. Dr. Black is a Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500 hour), and Reiki Practitioner with a solid knowledge of science, the human body, and spirit.