Far Infrared Saunas
Is it completely safe?
Yes, far infrared rays are completely safe, naturally occurring and beneficial to the human body. They are so safe that doctors use them in hospitals to warm newborn babies. To fully understand far infrared rays, imagine placing a thermometer in the sun and one in the shade. The thermometer in the sun is warmed by far infrared rays will read higher, but the outside air temperature is still the same. Infrared heaters in the sauna operate the same way as natural sunlight but without the harmful side effects of solar radiation.
How do infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas?
Infrared saunas operate at a temperature of 30-60 degrees Celsius, compared to a traditional sauna that operates at 85-110 degrees Celsius. This allows you to be able to breathe comfortably and enjoy the benefits for extended periods of time. Because the infrared rays safely and comfortably penetrate the skin up to 2" deep, even your organs and deep tissues are stimulated. This induces sweating 2-3 times as much as a conventional sauna.
What is infrared?
Infrared refers to electromagnetic waves whose wavelengths lie between visible light and microwave. Depending on the wavelength, infrared can be further classified as near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared. The far-infrared range has the longest wavelength and highest efficiency among the three. In fact, far-infrared is widely considered a solar panacea for all modern men's and woman's illnesses.
What kind of health conditions can benefit from an infrared sauna?
Pain Relief: Far infrared therapy has been effective in providing pain relief to those suffering from back pain, sprains, strains, bursitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and many other muscular-skeletal ailments.
Weight Loss and Control: One 30 minute session burns up to 300 calories and an increase of up to 800 calories for your daily caloric burn.
Cellulite and skin disorders: Infrared therapy has been shown to relieve acne, psoriasis, burns, eczema and also removes roughness and decreases scarring. Beauty specialists are now utilizing infrared treatments in programs specifically designed to reduce cellulite. The deep penetration of infrared energy aids in the breakdown and release of stored fat and toxins through the skin.
Stress Relief: Infrared therapy has been shown to promote a rebalancing of the body's hormones through its effect on the autonomic nervous system, thereby reducing the negative physical impact of stress on the body.
Improved Immune System: An infrared sauna session raises your core body temperature resulting in an artificial fever, as a result your body's immune system is stimulated and strengthened.
Detoxification: Removes stored toxins from your body by sweating 2-3 times more than a traditional sauna at temperatures from 30-60 degrees Celsius.
Heart Health: Infrared therapy stimulates the cardiovascular system supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. It has been used to treat high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, and congestive heart failure.