Infrared Saunas fight Illness and Colds

Prepare your body for flu season by building up your immune system with repeated use of infrared sauna therapy.

What is a cold?

Cold or the common cold is a very common infection of nose and throat. Starting with a sore throat, it slowly develops into sneezing, runny or blocked nose, coughing and/or a headache. Sometimes these conditions couple with fever and body aches. Although these irritating conditions cause illness even in healthy persons, they normally will disappear within a few weeks. However, they continue to persist in those with weakened immune systems and lead to further respiratory disorders.

How can you combat cold and associated illness?

A cold with an accompanying fever and body aches are mainly due to a weakened immune system. Strengthening of the immune system increases the body’s resistance to the common cold. When you are free from colds, you will not have to worry about finding natural sleeping pills that work to take before going to bed.

How can Infrared Sauna Increase Body Resistance?

Infrared sauna uses infrared rays, which increase body temperatures to as high as 130 degrees Fahrenheit. These rays penetrate deep into body and create an artificial fever like situation but without any pain or illnesses. High temperatures kill germs, bacteria and viruses, which are mainly responsible for colds and associated infections and illness.

Infrared sauna use also increases the white blood cell count in blood, strengthening the immune system and developing a stiff resistance to infections. Some doctors also feel that artificial building up of body temperatures to a feverish pitch works as a therapy for terminal diseases like cancer.

Another important outcome of infrared sauna use is the formation of perspiration and elimination of toxins through sweat. First, perspiration is essential to cool body temperatures and regulate them to suit outside conditions. Second, it cleanses the body by throwing out waste materials. The kidney is the main excretory organ. Body wastes filter through kidneys and excrete out as urine. Normally, kidneys can filter around 2,000 liters of blood daily.

However, increasing toxic deposits in the body due to pollution and other factors has put pressure on kidneys. It is not able to clean blood and impurities sufficiently. Perspiration then helps kidneys by eliminating toxic substances. Heat of infrared sauna dissolves solid waste materials, which then come out as sweat. Excretion of waste materials purifies the body and activates the immune system to fight away cold and associated infections like flu.

Common Treatments for Cold and Illness

A common and effective treatment for colds is inhalation of steam with nasal decongestants like eucalyptus. When you read about the top rated infrared sauna reviews, you will realize the accessories help to heat the interior of your body while maintaining outside temperatures at comfortable ranges. Invisible infrared rays come out of infrared emitters at different locations within a sauna. These go deep into your body and clear infections by killing bacteria and germs.

Another treatment for common cold is through color bulb therapy of infrared sauna. Different color bulbs like orange and green offer protection from outside infections and strengthen immune system. Orange color bulb is effective against colds and bronchitis while green removes obstructions, heals fevers and inflammations, and is a good disinfectant against bacteria and germs.

An Australian woman with very low blood pressure levels found significant increases in blood pressure through regular usage of bulb sauna therapy. Her blood pressure levels were static at 80/60 for over two decades. They rose to 110/70 within ten weeks of bulb sauna therapy.

Ernst, Pecho E., Wirz P., Saradeth T.; “Regular sauna bathing and the incidence of common colds.” Ann Med. 1990; 22(4): 225-7.


Positive Activities for the young

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POSITIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE is a sub- group of SAVVY who aim to provide positive activity programmes for the young people in Saxmundham and the surrounding villages.The sub-group has a joint working partnership with the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), Catch 22/Positive Futures, Club Sax with their local youth outreach workers, Brook Farm Residents Association, Arts & Sports Suffolk Coastal District Council, Saxmundham Town Council and local young people.
The sub-group acknowledged that there is a critical lack of youth provision within the area and, as a result, young people are bored, understimulated and unchallenged. They have no real facilities, nowhere to hang out without fear of being moved on and some young people sadly resort to nuisance and anti-social behaviour.

With the help of local youth workers we are able to work closely with the young people to ascertain what they would like to happen locally. SAVVY aims to source funding for these activities and work with providers to make these things happen.


The sub group’s recent football project “Teenage Kicks” ran for 16 weeks during the 2011 summer period. The project which was aimed at 13-19 year olds provided FREE football sessions every Thursday night at the Memorial Field, Saxmundham for 2 hours. Funding was also provided to have qualified coaches and youth workers at the sessions enabling a close interaction with the young people. At the end of the project a football tournament was organised with medals for the winning team and certificates awarded to specific young people who showed their best abilities throughout the project.

Funding is currently being sourced to provide 2 further projects throughout the winter months. SAVVY aims to provide street dancing and boxing sessions twice a week Tuesdays and Thursdays until February then to continue with the successful “Teenage Kicks” Projects during the summer months again.

Since “Teenage Kicks” started in May 2011 it has attracted over 50 young people who enrolled in the project with over 350 attendances at the weekly sessions during the 16 weeks. Over 52 hours of outreach work was achieved by volunteer youth workers in support of the project, who have emphasised that there has been a clear level of engagement by the young people, and that there has been increased use of the “Go with The Flow Bus” that comes to Saxmundham on a Friday evenings, and also increased attendance at Club Sax that is held on Tuesday evenings at The Resource Centre.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team has reported there has been a considerable decrease in problems of anti social behaviour at Carlton Park with a marked decrease in reports of nuisance and unacceptable behaviour at Brook Farm.

This shows with continued effort we can improve social interaction by working with the young people to achieve things that they want to be involved with, therefore if you would like to volunteer your time towards helping the young people within your local community or to assist with any funding please contact SAVVY.

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Skate Park Project

Skate Park

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The skate-park sub group meets monthly at Club Sax, the Resource Centre, Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham. The group includes young skaters and BMXr’s, Youth Workers, Police, Councillors, Youth Council members and local residents.

The group have been meeting regularly to move things forward and have a core group of 8 young people, though other young people attend the meetings on an ad hoc basis. We have consulted three skate park design and build companies – Maverick, Bencrete and Gravity, who have each met with the sub group and discussed design options.

The companies have been given a design brief and wish list so that they can incorporate what the group wants in the final proposal design. The group have stipulated that the park should suit skate boarders, BMX, scooters, and bladers alike.

Once the design is agreed and approved by the committee through consultation with the local young people, detailed specifications and costings will be required so that funding can be sought.

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So far the group have fund raised in a number of different ways holding stalls at different events, completing a sponsored abseil down Stradbroke Church and this summer the whole group are organising a sponsored bike ride around Saxmundham and the Villages SAVVY aims to serve.

The group has already secured over £11k funding for the Teen Shelter on the Seaman Avenue Play Park from the Youth Opportunity Capital Fund, and held two successful Skate Jams working with Soundwaves at Leiston Skate Park. At the Skate Jam in August last year there were competitions for skaters, BMX’s and Scooters along with live bands and a DJ. This will be replicated this year and SAVVY will again have the chance to promote what they are doing and raise funds with a BBQ.

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S.A.V.V.Y Community Action Group

Constitution – Revised at Strategic Management Committee Meeting 13 April 2016



The name of the group shall be S.A.V.V.Y Community Action Group, hereafter referred to as the Group.



The Group aims to work with young people, communities and other local partners to develop new and improved youth facilities in and around Saxmundham.



The objects of the Group shall be:

1 to consult and engage young people and their communities to identify needs

2 to develop new and improved facilities for young people and their communities in and around Saxmundham

3 to foster community spirit and develop civic pride.



In furtherance of the objects, but not otherwise, the Management Committee may exercise the power to:

a. Promote the health and wellbeing of the residents of the area and to work together as residents irrespective of age, sex, ethnicity, ability, religion or political view.

b. Promote environmental improvement and conservation by educating, encouraging and assisting the local population in environmental practice, working in partnership with similar groups and organisations.

c. Invite and receive contributions and raise funds where appropriate, to finance the work of the Group, and to open a bank account to manage such funds.

d. Publicise and promote the work of the Group and organise meetings, training courses, events or seminars etc.

e. Work with groups of a similar nature and exchange information, advice and knowledge with them, including cooperation with other voluntary bodies, charities, statutory and non-tatutory organisations.

f. Employ staff and volunteers (who shall not be members of the Management Committee) as are necessary to conduct activities to meet the objects.

g. Take any form of action that is lawful, which is necessary to achieve the objects of the Group.



a. Membership shall be open to anyone who has an interest in assisting the Group to achieve its aim and is willing to adhere to the rules of the Group.

b. Where it is considered membership would be detrimental to the aims and activities of the Group, the Management Committee shall have the power to refuse membership, or may terminate or suspend the membership of any member by resolution passed at a meeting. Members shall have the right to appeal via an independent adjudicator determined by mutual agreement of the management committee.

c. Any member of the association may resign his/her membership by providing the Secretary with written notice.



a. The Group shall be administered by a management committee of no less than four (4) people and no more than fifteen (15), who must be at least

18 years of age. Members will be elected for a period of up to one year, but may be re-elected at the Group’s AGM.

b. Young people under the age of 18 will be invited to attend committee meetings, to keep their ideas at the forefront of the meetings.



a. The Group shall have a committee consisting of:

The Chairperson

The Treasurer

The Secretary

and any other additional officers the Group deems necessary at the meeting required to carry out the required activities. Young people will shadow the three key roles as above, to develop

their learning and expertise.


a. The committee shall meet at least three times a year. Meetings shall enable the Group to discuss actions and monitor progress to date, and to consider future developments.

b. All members shall be given at least fourteen (14) days’ notice of when a meeting is due to take place, unless it is deemed as an emergency.

c. A minimum of four (4) committee members with at least two (2) officers must be present in order for a meeting to take place.

d. It shall be the responsibility of the Chairperson to chair all meetings or a designated deputy in his/her absence. All meetings must be minuted and accessible to interested parties.

e. The AGM shall take place no later than three months after the end of the financial year. At least fourteen (14) days’ notice must be given before the meeting takes place.

f. All members are entitled to vote at the AGM. Voting shall be made by a show of hands on a majority basis. In the case of a tied vote, the Chair-person or an appointed deputy shall make the final decision.



a. Any money acquired by the Group, including donations, contributions and bequests, shall be paid into an account operated by the Management Committee in the name of the Group. All funds must be applied to the objects of the Group and for no other purpose

Who We Are

Saxmundham And Villages Voluntary Youth Action Group (SAVVY)

Who are we? – A group of local volunteers, both adults and young people, who are committed to developing facilities for younger people in Saxmundham for the benefit of the town and surrounding parishes. SAVVY includes representatives from the following organisations: Saxmundham Town Council, Kelsale Parish Council, Club Sax Youth Club, Saxmundham and Framlingham Safer Neighbourhood Team, Brook Farm Residents Association, Saxmundham and District Community Interest Company and local interested residents.

What are we doing? – We hope to develop facilities for young people and local families to enjoy in and around Saxmundham. Our first main project is to refurbish and develop a new play park area and our young people identified that this should be done for the whole community. The following lists proposed actions for the group –

1. Refurbishment of the Seaman Avenue Play area. This involves updating the present outdated/tatty play equipment. We have received proposals and will be seeking grant funding from Suffolk County Council and other funds.

2. Provision of a Skate/BMX Park. This will be sited on the Memorial field. We have revised and updated the original proposals and are seeking grant funding and arranging fund raising events. A team of young people are working with skate-park design companies who will then supply detailed plans and costings. The estimated costs are in the region of £150k.

3. Positive Activities for Young People – this sub group is looking to provide new and varied activities for local young people to enjoy in Saxmundham at the Memorial Field and other local venues.

4. Fund Raising – for all projects and activities.

Other suggestions include

1. Provision of an All-Weather Play Surface – for soccer, basketball, hockey and other field sports on an area adjacent to the new skate-park on the Memorial Field.

2. Clearance of the overgrown area – between Seaman Avenue and the Water Tower for the development of a fitness trail and wildlife area.

3. Establishment of a sensory garden – in the area alongside the driveway leading up to the Scout/Guide hut in the memorial Field.

We are seeking support and comments from the community so please contact us via the website or contact the SAVVY Secretary – Diane Walters, 2, New Hall, Carlton Park, Saxmundham IP17 2NJ

Tel; 01728 606691