What Is An Infrared Sauna Good For and What Can A FAR Infrared Sauna Do For You?
As a supplier, we take pride in sourcing the right products from the best vendors possible, across multiple categories. Recovery spaces and product solutions are increasingly growing in popularity, and for the right reasons. In fact, most of our designs now feature some kind of designated recovery or stretching area, where the space permits, and we are noticing more requests for saunas, specifically ones using infrared technology.
Infrared saunas have been booming in popularity over the past few years, and as more and more information and studies come out on the health benefits and safety of using them, the more the category will continue to grow. If you have ever asked yourself- what is an infrared sauna good for, we have you covered below.
**The below information is provided by Golden Designs Inc (one of our suppliers) and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information. Individuals should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.
As with any sauna, overheating, dehydration, and dizziness may occur. Please make sure to drink enough fluids before and after using.
What is infrared and how does it work?
Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Think of the sun’s rays on a brisk spring day. The actual temperature may be cold, but until the sun goes behind a cloud, it feels warm out. In many ways it feels like being outside and feeling the warm soothing heat of the sun. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in between through a process called conversion.
Infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas as they use infrared energy to directly penetrate the body’s tissue to produce perspiration. Traditional saunas use steam to heat the air inside the sauna, which then heats your body until you begin to perspire. For this to be effective, temperatures would need to reach in the upwards of 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Infrared saunas only need a temperature of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to obtain the same effect. This lower temperature makes the environment more tolerable, while also allowing you to breathe easier.
Are infrared saunas better than traditional saunas?
Not necessarily, however the heat from infrared saunas will penetrate at a much deeper level than traditional saunas. Studies performed indicate that the heat will penetrate 1 – 1.5 inches into your muscle tissue. Traditional saunas about 1/8 of an inch. Thus, much better penetration with infrared. Any time you can get heat into your muscle tissue of 1 – 1.5 inches, there are multiple health benefits that come from this.
Is FAR infrared heat safe?
Infrared energy is not only safe but is also highly beneficial for our bodies. Far infrared heat has been actively used in the medical field around the world for decades. Physicians, surgeons, pain management clinics, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, etc., have all used infrared heat to help their patients with a variety of health issues for many years. Infrared saunas have become mainstream in the health and wellness field and its popularity among health care professionals grows each and every year.
Are Pro6 saunas safe and do they have any certifications?
They have been scrutinized and tested at the highest levels and have all the major certifications which include ETL, CETL, and CE. All of Pro6’s saunas are 100% wood, no laminates and contain no toxic glues. In fact, the interior of their saunas are blind nailed (no nail heads showing) and smooth sanded by hand. In addition, Pro6 belongs to the ISO 9001 quality control program.
Why are carbon fiber heaters better than ceramic heaters?
Ceramic heaters can burn to the touch, carbon heaters do not do this. In addition, there are no “hot spots” with carbon heaters, and the heat is evenly distributed throughout the cabin. This gives you a much better and even heating session, allowing the far infrared rays to be absorbed into more of your body, which makes it much more enjoyable to use.
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