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What is a FAR Infrared Sauna? What is FAR Infrared?

A FAR Infrared Sauna is a sauna that employs FAR infrared light to heat you up instead of using conduction (through the hot wood) or through convection (heated air or steam.)  

Infrared light is part of the sun's invisible spectrum. Our visible spectrum as humans goes from red up through violet, the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Infra-red means "below-red" just like ultraviolet (UV) means "above-violet." A FAR Infrared Sauna uses the far part of the infrared spectrum. Our infrared sauna emits waves between 8-11 microns. The human body best absorbs infrared at approximately 9.4 microns. In either case, infrared or ultraviolet, we cannot see what appears in that part of the light spectrum.

These two parts of the spectrum, though they are both invisible, have very different effects on the body. Ultraviolet (UV) light has been associated with many health risks whether it is from laying out in the sun too much or from going to tanning salons. Infrared light is the exact opposite end of the light spectrum and is associated with many positive and healthful effects

 

Has there been any research or studies about FAR Infrared Saunas?

For years, the average consumer's familiarity with FAR-infrared came from the use of infrared heat lamps - which produce radiant heat. In the mid 1960's NASA discovered that a number of mineral oxides were also capable of generating FAR waves. NASA began utilizing FAR in the 1980's as an effective way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning for astronauts during long space flights.  

Over the past 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have conducted extensive research on infrared treatments and report numerous benefits. An infrared society has been established in Japan, composed of medical doctors and physical therapists, to further research and support the health benefits of radiant infrared therapy as a method of healing.

 

How long do I have to stay in there?

Our FAR infrared sauna operates at a maximum of 110 degrees as opposed to a traditional sauna which can be as hot as 190 degrees or more. Even though the temperature is so much cooler (and more comfortable) you will probably sweat more than you ever have before. The radiant FAR infrared rays penetrate into your body and heat you up from the inside out.  

Most peoplefeel that being in the infrared sauna for longer than 30 minutes isn't necessary. , in 30 minutes you'll sweat more than you've ever sweat before.

 

After finishing your skin may redden for an hour afterward. Take a cool or warm shower. Do not use any soap. Soap leaves a film and clogs the pores. It is important to drink around eight ounces of water after your sauna. Sit and relax for at least ten minutes. This gives your body a chance to return to normal and obtain the full benefit of the experience.

When toxins are eliminated and chronic infections heal, symptoms such as rashes, fatigue, aches, pains, and headaches may emerge. These are common healing or detoxification reactions. Although these symptoms are temporary, they are very real and can be very debilitating. If you get too sick from any detoxification method you can slow down and give yourself a break.