What is A Far-Infrared Sauna?
A far-infrared sauna session is the ideal therapy to soothe aches and pains, eliminate toxins and de-stress from everyday life. Light technology on the infrared spectrum penetrates deeper into the body, cleansing the tissues much more effectively than traditional steam and hot rock saunas. The heat has a host of healing benefits, including purging heavy metals, essentially taking pressure off the internal detoxification pathways and organs.
There is a subtle yet significant difference between the two types of sauna that are used today. Notably, an infrared sauna, which is used in therapy treatments, has its predominant heat source as light, rather than hot coal. Infrared sauna treatments may be available at different levels; near, middle, and far. These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment. Far Infra-red (FIR) heat is not ultraviolet radiation but a narrow band of energy within the 5 to 15 micron level. This type of energy travels 40 – 45 mm deep into the body.
Far-infrared levels are used primarily for detoxification purposes and can promote physiological adaptations that result in increased endurance, easier acquisition of muscle mass, and a general increased capacity for stress tolerance. Studies show the composition of chemicals found in the sweat during an infrared sauna is quite different from that produced by a steam bath, traditional steam/hot rock sauna, or exercise. The sweat of people using a far infrared sauna will not only contain water but will also contain cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals (such as mercury, aluminium, and arsenic), nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and other undesirable elements. Normal sweat produced by other methods, including exercise, is mostly water and sodium chloride (salt).
Our gorgeous ihealth FIR sauna sits at a treatment temperature of 65 degrees C for 45 minutes or less, which is around 40 degrees lower than traditional coal sauna. It doesn’t heat up the air around you which means that your body will often cope better with the extreme heat for a longer period of time. You can relax and enjoy some solo time or purchase our Sauna for 2 people to share the experience with a friend.