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Infra red sauna

infra-redAn infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit infrared radiant heat which is absorbed directly into the human body, unlike traditional saunas which heat the body indirectly via air or steam.

A study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis showed a reduction in pain, stiffness and fatigue during infrared sauna therapy.

Another benefit claim is that since saunas increase perspiration, they purportedly liberate undisclosed "toxins."

Saunas have been recommended for this ostensible reason to people who are told they have high levels of "toxicity" in their body. Saunas may be useful to those who cannot sweat from exercise due to their health problems, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Only if the sauna uses far-infrared technology, the sauna might be more tolerated by patients who don't tolerate the high temperatures of the standard humid hot air saunas. This is because far-infrared rays do not heat the air inside the sauna, but they still heat the body. However, most infrared saunas in the market do not use the expensive far-infrared panels, which can be touched because they remain always cold, but much cheaper low and medium-infrared heaters, which remain very hot when used and also heat the air of the sauna.

The infrared sauna delivers the same benefits of traditional saunas – and more – without the use of steam.  Read on to find out more about how they work and how you could benefit.

 

What is an Infrared Sauna?

 

An infrared sauna is a sauna that heats a person or people using heaters that emit far infrared radiant heat.  They are different to a normal sauna in that they do not use steam to heat the air.  Rather, they use infrared radiation to directly heat the person.  The infrared waves penetrate into the body, raising the body temperature.  This causes sweating which in turns eliminates wastes from the body.  The infrared heat penetrates deep into pores and cleans out dirt and debris, as well as clearing the organs of toxins, and strengthening the immune system.

 

What Infrared Saunas can be used for

 

Infrared saunas can remove the accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, and cholesterol.  Wherever toxins accumulate, the blood circulation is blocked, due to the acidic nature of the toxins.  The saunas expand the clogged capillary vessels and dissolve the toxins into the bloodstream where they then leave the body through sweat, urine, etc.  As well as this amazing detoxification, infrared saunas can also be used to help with weight loss, cardiac problems, skin problems, acne, and many other health issues.  They are also fantastic for relieving stress.

 

Infrared saunas require 90 percent less energy than traditional saunas and also heat up much faster.  The calories used during half an hour in an infrared sauna is more than what would be used by a person running for the same amount of time.  An infrared sauna can be used by a person with respiratory problems as the air itself is not heated like it is in a traditional sauna.

 

Benefits of the Infrared Sauna

 

The infrared sauna has many health benefits including:

 

• deep relaxation
• reducing muscular stress, tension, and physical fatigue
• aids in increasing heart rate, cardiac output, and helps with faster calorie burning
• improves skin tone, texture, and colour
• allows for deep cleansing, eliminating impurities and removing dead skin cells
• detoxification
• increased energy
• improves healing time from injuries, as well as relieving pain
• by creating an “artificial fever”, the sauna actually improves the body’s immune system, as the function of the immune system is increased during a fever state
• increased muscle growth
• reduced cellulite
• raises growth hormone levels

 

Why Infrared Sauna?

 

Tests have shown that the energy output is tuned so closely to the body's own radiant energy that our bodies absorb as much as 93% of the far infrared waves that reach our skin.
By comparison, conventional saunas must rely only on indirect means of heat: first, on convection (air currents) and then, conduction (direct contact of hot air with the skin) to produce its heating effect. Infrared Sauna is best used at temperatures between 100 to 125F versus 180 to 220F for traditional hot-air saunas. Since conventional saunas require 30 to 90 minutes of warm-up before use, electricity costs are reported to be a lot higher than those of Clearlight Infrared Saunas which are ready to use in 10-15 minutes.

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