Far infrared saunas make you sweat more and feel better, assist in weight loss, pain management, skin purification, detoxification and stress reduction. They can provide relief from arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and certain skin conditions. Far infrared sauna therapy surrounds the body and penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation.
Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal, stay healthy, and detox Sweat carries toxins out of the body and pushes it through the pores. Detox from an Infrared Sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water! In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water.
Studies have shown a 30 minute far infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories . As the body works to cool itself while using a far infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Blood flow during whole body hyperthermia is reported to rise from a normal 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.
* Bring your wetsuit/swim suit and robe
* Drink plenty of water before and after your session
Infrared Sauna FAQ
What is Infrared?
Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than that of visible light, but shorter than that of radio waves. The radiation penetrates the body and heats through a process called conversion, instead of heating the air around you.
Infrared light, as radiated by the Sun, lies between the Visible and Microwave sectors of the electromagnetic spectrum.
What is an Infrared Sauna?
An infrared sauna is a sauna that heats its occupants with heaters that emit far infrared radiant heat. Unlike traditional Finnish Saunas, infrared saunas do not use steam, (which heats the air, and thereby the user) but instead use infrared radiation to directly heat the user.
In an infrared sauna, the infrared heater produces radiant energy, which is the same as the heat from the sun, only without the harmful ultraviolet rays. Most of these heaters draw on technology developed in 1965 by Dr. Tadashi Ishikawa, a member of the Research and Development Department of Fuji Medical.
The experience of a far infrared sauna is similar to sunbathing, which gives you the radiant heat that is all your own. The far infrared heat penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, Infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in a far infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn. Far infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things. In fact, far infrared heat is so safe it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
Are Infrared saunas safe to use?
Infrared saunas use safe and effective radiant heat just like the sun’s soothing warmth. Radiant heat is more efficient because it warms you, not the air around you. Your body directly absorbs as much as 93% of the heat generated by our Carbon Fiber heaters.
Far infrared radiation (FIR) is considered harmless for human. Infrared heaters are even used to heat premature babies in hospitals incubators. But some people with certain illnesses and conditions should not use an infrared sauna or should use it with great caution.
The infrared radiant waves penetrate the body’s tissues to a depth of over one and one half inchs. Its energy output is tuned to correspond very closely to the body’s own radiant energy that our bodies generate.
At what temperature setting should I have the infrared sauna?
The recommended temperature is between 120 and 140 F. If a sauna is following safety guidelines, the temperature control will not allow settings above 140 F, beware otherwise.
Your Infrared sauna operating temperature will vary depends on the room temperature. Generally speaking, if the room temperature is over 64°F the operating temperature should be between 122-140°F. The sizes of the saunas play a major role in how fast the sauna can reach certain temperature. Average pre heating time is 30-45 mins, while a 4 person corner unit could take a little bit longer than a 2 person sauna.
The ideal temperature for an infrared sauna is between 110°F to 130°F. Remember, temperature is not important; the fact that you are receiving far infrared heat is.
Here is a helpful tip for getting the most of your infrared session:
First of all, once the sauna reaches the temperature set by the user,the heaters will not work at full capacity because they will cycle on and off once they reach their set temperature. We recommend that you start using the sauna before it reaches the set temperature in order for you to get the most infrared benefits and to maximize the output of the heaters.
If you set the sauna to 130(an ideal setting), then you should start using it around 115 or 120 while the heaters at full capacity, you will sweat more this way. Another option is to set the sauna to maximum temperature setting of 140 which will make the heaters operate at full capacity most of the time, you may not reach 140F during your sauna session but that is not important, getting the most infrared benefits is more important.
How long should I sit in an infrared sauna?
Not exceeding 40 minutes at a time.