Everything You Need To Know About Infrared Heat To Make The Most Of Your Infrared Sauna Experience
WHAT IS INFRARED
Infrared heat is heat that radiates from something, similar to the feeling of the sun’s rays or a bonfire’s heat on your skin.
Even human bodies radiate heat similarly. The use of infrared heat has been used by generations, from cavemen who kept themselves warm by burning fires, to modern-day infrared heat saunas.
Infrared heat radiates heat and keeps the environment warm no matter how cold the environmental temperature is.
WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT
The type of infrared that humans produce is referred to as far infrared. Water tends to absorb far infrared well and since the human skin is made up of 80% water, we are perfectly adapted for far infrared.
All objects and people absorb and emit infrared heat. If an object in an environment is warmer than you are, you will warm up from them.
If you are warmer than an object in your environment then you will radiate heat out to them and end up feeling cold.
This is also why you may still feel cold in a room with central heating since it only heats the air and not the objects in the room the way infrared heat does.
HOW DOES AN INFRARED
Our saunas are large cabins where you can sit and surround yourself with infrared heat. We recommend not wearing any clothing while in the sauna so the infrared heat penetrates your skin more effectively.
Rather than using steam or the traditional heated rocks approach, our infrared sauna heaters use the infrared spectrum to promote relaxation and other wellness benefits. In the cabins, we have black panels that are our infrared heaters. We have near, mid, and far infrared saunas.
Far infrared rays have a wavelength of 6-12 microns and are especially good for the human body. These wavelengths can penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches into the body which raises your body’s core temperature from deeper inside. Far infrared rays have similar wavelengths as those released naturally from the human body.
In our infrared saunas, the air temperature is not as important as the quality and type of infrared heat. We recommend turning on the sauna for around 15 minutes before getting in. Your body will warm up with the sauna and increase its thermal energy to induce a deep and relaxing sweat. If you use your infrared sauna at colder temperatures, you will be able to stay in longer and reap more benefits.
Get your infrared sauna today to feel energetically rejuvenated and rebalanced with improved blood circulation and instant recovery from fatigue!
Why Should I Use
The sun is the primary source of radiant energy but not all of this energy is beneficial. Too much can be detrimental. Infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.
One of the key health benefits of infrared therapy is improvement in cardiovascular health. Infrared heat increases the production of nitric oxide which is important for the health of blood vessels. It is essential in improving blood circulation which provides more oxygen and nutrients to injured tissue. It also helps relax the arteries and prevents blood from clotting and clumping in the vessel to regulate blood pressure.
Pain and Inflammation
Infrared heat therapy is an effective and safe remedy for pain and inflammation. The heat penetrates deep through the layers of the skin to the muscles and bones to promote healing. It helps ease pain, relieve inflammation, and protects against oxidative stress.
Infrared therapy improves mitochondria activity within cells to trigger the growth and repair of new muscle cells and tissues. This helps speed up the healing process after a muscle injury.
Detox helps to strengthen the immune system. It makes biochemical processes function better by improving food digestion. In infrared heat saunas, the body’s core temperature increases which leads to detoxification at the cellular level.
Potential Cancer Treatment
Infrared heat therapy is a potentially viable cancer treatment. Studies show that significant nanoparticles are activated when they are exposed to infrared radiation. This makes them highly toxic to their surrounding cancer cells. Photoimmunotherapy uses these types of antibodies that similarly bind to cancer cells and helps remove them.
INFRARED SAUNA VS. REGULAR SAUNA
The main difference between infrared saunas and traditional saunas is how they use heat. Regular saunas use heaters that heat the air and then that hot air heats the individual inside the sauna. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely warm air. Infrared saunas, however, heat the body directly with only a small percentage of heat heating the air. This results in a deeper sweat and tissue penetration and overall lower air temperature.
Infrared saunas usually operate between 100° – 135°F while regular saunas can get as hot as 195°F. Lower temperatures allow you to sweat faster and to tolerate a longer sauna session offering a greater therapeutic benefit. With an infrared sauna, you get all of the same relaxation benefits that a traditional sauna offers along with the increased health benefits that infrared heat offers. If you prefer a dry sauna experience, infrared saunas are also the better option.
Aside from the several health benefits, economically infrared saunas more efficient and cost less to run and maintain. A regular sauna is almost three times more expensive to run than an infrared sauna. It takes a traditional sauna longer to get hot which also contributes to the added electricity cost.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I
USE AN INFRARED SAUNA?
There is no one answer for the amount of infrared sauna sessions you can do per week, but we recommend 20 to 45-minute sessions once or twice a day to leave you feeling invigorated. Each individual is different so test it out to find out what works best for your specific needs.
Yes! Infrared heat is all around us. The human body emits and receives infrared heat using far infrared. Other surfaces, like a warm street or a heated vending cart, give off near and mid infrared rays.
Do you want to experience far infrared heat right now? Take your hands and put your palms together. Move your hands about 1/2 an inch apart. You will feel the warmth emanating from your palms. This is far infrared heat very similar to the infrared heat emitted from our sauna’s infrared heaters. Far infrared is all around us and is essential for human life.
Our saunas produce safe heat unlike that heat produced by microwaves. In an infrared sauna, only 20% of the energy is used to heat the air, leaving the rest of the energy to heat the body. The radiant heat can penetrate deep below the skin producing a gentle warming inside the body. The heat from our infrared saunas is in fact safer than the harmful and hot air of a traditional steam sauna, microwave, or even an oven!
What are Low EMF and Low ELF Levels
and Why Are They ImportanT?
Our far infrared heaters are the first carbon-based infrared heaters with virtually no EMF (electromagnetic fields). More and more research is being conducted on the harmful effects of EMF. As a result, our R&D department spent over two years developing patented methods to remove EMF from our infrared heaters to make your safety our priority.
Studies show that up to 30% of all childhood cancers come from excessive exposure to EMFs which is why low levels are highly recommended. We pride ourselves on having EMF levels 20 to 50 times lower than most of our competitors. With an average EMF level of less than 1milligauss (mg), when tested directly on the heater, it is well below the CDC’s recommendation of a maximum of 3mg.
Some health effects linked with EMF include:
- Memory Loss
- Loss of Energy
- Inability To Concentrate
- Weakened Immune System
- Chronic Fatigue
ELF (extremely low frequency) is also referred to as electric fields or dirty electricity. There are some people that are very sensitive to ELF and have various reactions including sleep disruption and agitation. If you are such an individual, please be sure to purchase an infrared sauna that includes ELF canceling technology.
While EMF is canceled in the heater itself, we have to go to great lengths to cancel the ELF from our saunas. We first run the electrical wires through metal conduit and then twist the wires to cancel the ELF and EMF. We protect all electronics with foil shielding. Then we carbonize and ground the fishnet mesh that covers our heaters and cancel the ELF. This is all very time consuming and expensive, but we believe it’s worth it.
READY TO BUY YOUR
Now that you know everything you need to know about infrared heat and its numerous benefits, you are all set to buy your very own infrared sauna. Browse our models to see which one would suit you best.