Saunas for Health
Learn How Infrared
FAR Infrared Saunas
Infrared heat primarily warms only
objects in its direct path and has a lesser effect on temperature
of the surrounding air.
understand how infrared heat works, picture yourself outdoors
on a summer day with the sun beaming overhead. Your body feels
warm from the sun and you become hot. Then a cloud passes
overhead, blocking out the sun. The temperature outside has
not changed, but you feel cooler in the shade. The Sun’s
infrared rays were heating your body.
Infrared heaters warm the body in
the same manner as natural sunlight. Infrared emitters
in the sauna mimic and intensify this effect. All life requires
heat from the sun.
FAR Infrared heat is not ultraviolet radiation
but a narrow band of energy within the 5.6 to 15 micron (µ)
level. This type of energy travels only 2-3" deep into
the body to increase circulation and nourish damaged
The sun is the primary source of radiant
energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Sunlight
also contains harmful solar radiation. Although life needs
energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin.
heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight
without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.
FAR Infrared heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible
and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the
Infrared, the healthy part of sunlight:
Sunlight is part of a wide spectrum of frequencies,
including ultraviolet and infrared rays. Visible sunlight
is in the middle of this spectrum.
At a higher frequency, visible light changes
to ultraviolet rays that can cause sunburn. At a lower frequency,
however, sunlight changes to gentle infrared rays. It is these
rays that allow the sun to warm you, even on a cold winter's
Varying in wavelength from 0.76µ to
1000µ, Infrared light is everywhere, even in the palm
of your hand; as infrared heat is produced as a natural by-product
of energy production within the body.
The Saunafin Frequencies:
this wide spread of frequencies the 5.6-15 micron range is
the most therapeutic to the human body. Split evenly between
the 9.4 µ pivot point of peak human output. Saunafin Infrared elements
are designed to operate within this range to maximize the
effectiveness of your therapy.
Increases blood circulation and strengthens
your cardiovascular system:
As your body increases sweat production
to cool itself, your heart works harder pumping more blood,
achieving the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise.
By widening your blood vessels and enriching your blood with
oxygen you feel more energetic and your skin gets a beautiful,
use of a sauna may impact a similar stress on the cardiovascular
system as running, and its regular use may be as effective
[at] burning calories."
- Journal of the
American Medical Association.
Infrared, ideal for detoxification
Dr. Toshiko Yamazaki, M.D. owns a clinic
in Japan where she has done extensive research on the therapeutic
uses of far infrared. In her book, "The Science of
Far-Infrared Therapies", she explains that one of
the reasons FIR (Far-Infrared) has beneficial results in a
variety of illnesses is the ability of FIR waves to remove
toxins, which are often at the core of many health problems.
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