WHAT IS AN “INFRARED” SAUNA?
An infrared sauna uses infrared light waves to penetrate deep into the body, heating it directly.
Infrared sauna treatments cause reactions in the body, including:
- increased sweating
- increased heart rate
- the same type of clarity-of-mind feelings as moderate exercise
- relaxation responses triggered by the body’s parasympathetic nervous system
An infrared sauna differs from “regular saunas” because their light directly penetrates your skin but does not warm the air around you. The results of a far-infrared sauna are produced at lower temperatures than a conventional sauna.
WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNA?
Potential benefits of far-infrared sauna may include:
- Relief of stress
- Relaxation of muscles
- Reduction of chronic pain, including pain from arthritis
- Enhanced detoxification
- Improved heart function
- Increased calorie burning
- Improved skin appearance
- Lowered side effects in Diabetes
- Reduction of coughs/colds and Influenza
- Overall improved well-being
As sweating is one of the most powerful detoxification tools of the body, anyone may benefit from infrared sauna treatments.
Some studies have shown benefits of infrared sauna therapy for people with:
- cardiovascular disease
- high blood pressure
- congestive heart failure
- rheumatoid arthritis
- chronic muscle and joint pain
- poor digestion
- chronic depression and anger
All infrared sauna therapy is not the same! There are different levels of infrared light: near, middle, and far. These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment.
While near-infrared light may be helpful for wound healing and may help to warm the body. far-infrared light penetrates deeper in the body producing more sweat. Potential benefits may include improved circulation, muscle relaxation, and enhanced detoxification. Should I be concerned about EMR (electromagnetic radiation) or EF (electrical fields)? Our Finnleo® far-infrared sauna uses Pure Infra technology, which was developed to take the worry out of unnecessary exposure to EMR and EF. Simply put, no other infrared sauna system minimizes your exposure to EMR and EF better than Pure Infra. The electrical field in a Pure Infra is less than you’d experience from a computer screen or cell phone.