Infrared Saunas For Home Use
Far Infrared Saunas
Infrared saunas have become very popular in recent years. So much so that personal in home saunas are practically a must have for many. Their popularity has spawned many personal sized models to come to the marketplace, while this groundswell of interest has driven down prices, making them affordable to most anyone.
Saunas are one of the best ways to improve your health and quality of life, and the positive effects of infrared therapy are undeniable. In this short blog we will briefly cover what an infrared saunas is, how it works and the benefits of regular use.
What is an Infrared Sauna?
A FAR Infrared Sauna is simply a sauna that uses Far infrared light to heat up the body as apposed to using heated air through steam or hot wood. The inner warmth felt when standing out in the sun is the infrared rays at work.
What Does Infrared Mean?
The visible light spectrum for humans consists of the colors of the rainbow or red through violet. Infrared simply means (below red) and it’s opposite at the other end of the spectrum, ultraviolet simply means (above violet). Both are invisible to the naked eye but have tremendous effects on the human body. Infrared light is associated with significant and numerous health benefits of which many are touched on below.
Infrared Sauna Heaters
Infrared sauna heaters come in two forms, carbon heaters and ceramic heaters. When looking to buy infrared sauna for your home, you should know the differences between the two basic types of heater. First, it is important to realize that both ceramic heaters and carbon heater saunas emit the same beneficial FAR infrared waves. However, ceramic heaters require you to be very close to them as the infrared waves do not travel as far as in the carbon heaters. Ceramic heaters have a much smaller surface area and are more fragile than their carbon heater counterparts. In all, the carbon heaters are more efficient, distribute heat more evenly throughout the sauna and the additional cost is minimal for the reward.
Are Infrared Saunas Safe?
Yes!, Using a Thera Pure Sauna increases blood circulation, which in turn helps improve overall body function. Infrared waves safely penetrate the skin, providing a source of heat without causing any harmful effects to the skin. The infrared waves penetrate the body to a depth of 1.5”, providing soothing relief for aches, pains and muscle tension. Infrared heat is so safe it is often used by hospital nurseries to provide warmth for newborn babies.
Dr. Oz and Infrared Saunas
Yes, even Dr. Oz chimed in and gave his opinion on infrared saunas. In an episode of Oprah, Dr. Mehmet Oz included infrared saunas as one of his picks for “Top High Tech Ways To Extend Your Life”. Dr. Oz went on to say “It makes the same rays that come from the sun and filters out the UV radiation, so it only gives you the infrared radiation.” “That radiation that’s infrared goes a little bit into your skin so, without heating you up and the external environment too much, it heats the body up.” According to Dr. Oz, “the high temperature helps lower blood pressure and increase blood circulation. It gets your heart to beat faster, and it burns calories. It raises your metabolism a little bit, and also when you sweat, you sweat out toxins through the skin.” This is what the tern “Sauna Detox” is referring to.
More articles about infrared saunas and related topics are available on the Dr. Oz website at http://www.doctoroz.com/
Next post we will dive deeper into the various health benefits associated with infrared saunas like detoxification and improvement of common ailments. I for one found the infrared sauna to be very helpful in alleviating some health issues I have as well as making me feel better everyday.