Far infrared (FIR) heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. FIR heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally. FIR heat provides many of the health benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.
Instead of heating the air within the enclosure like traditional steam and dry heat saunas, FIR saunas heat the body directly. The result is a more efficient use of energy and deeper tissue penetration. In the FIR sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna. FIR saunas are safe for all ages.
FIR has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The human body can absorb FIR because of the deep penetrating ability of its wavelengths. When FIR penetrates through skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. This thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes blood vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting better circulation, raising core temperature and speeding up metabolism.
The increased metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged through sweating. The skin is often referred to as the 3rd kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body's waste. A study analyzing the chemical composition of sweat found that the sweat of participants using the traditional hot rock sauna had 95-97% water, while the sweat of those using an infrared sauna was 80-85% water--the rest being composed of cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals (such as mercury and cadmium), sulfuric acid, ammonia, sodium, and uric acid.
Want to free your body of harmful toxins that have been accumulating over time? Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate heavy metals and other toxins.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol; the body's major stress hormone.
The heat generated by the sauna can help to relax sore muscles and relieve tension throughout the body while reducing inflammation.
As your core body temperature rises, your heart works at an increased rate to cool your body, thus promoting a healthy flow of blood and increased circulation.
This increase in heart rate causes your body to burn more calories. A 30-minute session can burn up to 600 calories.
Sweating can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.