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What is Infra-Red?
Infra-Red (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. Infra-Red light, as radiated by the Sun, lies between the Visible and Microwave sectors of the electromagnetic spectrum.
What is an Infra-Red Sauna?
An Infra-Red sauna is a sauna that heats its occupants with heaters that emit far Infra-Red radiant heat. Unlike traditional Finnish Saunas, Infra-Red saunas do not use steam, (which heats the air, and thereby the user) but instead use Infra-Red radiation to directly heat the occupant. In an Infra-Red sauna, the Infra-Red 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 Infra-Red sauna is similar to sunbathing, which gives you the radiant heat that is all your own. The far Infra-Red heat penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, Infra-Red heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in a far Infra-Red sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn. Far Infra-Red heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things.
Are Infra-Red saunas safe to use?
Infra-Red 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 Infra-Red radiation (FIR) is considered harmless for human. Infra-Red heaters are even used to heat premature babies in hospitals incubators. The Infra-Red radiant waves penetrate the body’s tissues to a depth of over one and one half inches. Its energy output is tuned to correspond very closely to the body’s own radiant energy that our bodies generate.
Infra-Red saunas expel 7 times more toxins than a tradition Swedish sauna! We are all exposed to hundreds of chemicals a day in the air we breathe, the items we touch, what we apply to our skin, and what we eat and drink. The infrared sauna stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste products through your pores, rather than having to be processed by your liver or kidneys, making it a safe and effective method of ridding your body of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, radiation, and environmental toxins.
Studies show an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories! While you relax, the body is working hard to cool itself, increasing the heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn as much calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes.
Anti Aging and Skin Purification
Infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. The infrared sauna penetrates 3 times as deep as a regular sauna, making it significantly more effective at breaking up subcutaneous fat and reducing cellulite as well as stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone.
Cell Health and Improved Circulation
To keep up with sweat production, your heart works harder pumping blood at a higher rate, stimulating the circulatory system and oxygenating the body’s cells. The increase in blood flow results in greater vitality and improved cardiovascular fitness. Improved circulation improves tone, elasticity, helps reduce cellulite and improves the colour of the skin. It has also been shown to relieve acne, psoriasis, eczema, burns and cuts as well as heal open wounds and reduce scarring.
The deep heat of the infrared sauna helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Used to treat arthritis, infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve aches and pains stemming from overuse, strain, or repetitive motion. Perfect before a Movement class as it loosens the muscles and joints to increase flexibility.
Boosts Immune system
As the sauna heats up the body’s core temperature it helps combat bacterial infections and also increases the production of white blood cells. Studies show people who take regular saunas (2-3 per week) reduce their incidence of colds and influenza by over 65%.
The first thing you’ll notice in the infrared sauna is stress relief. Infrared saunas decrease cortisol (our bodies stress hormone) and increase serotonin, as well as lowering blood pressure and releasing tension in the muscles, allowing any stress and tension to melt away as you relax in the warmth. You’ll feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored both in body and mind.