Infrared Sauna

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What is Infrared Sauna?

anisaunaInfrared light therapy provides many of the health benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation. The temperature inside is adjustable to your comfort. This allows you to perspire faster and to tolerate a longer period of time inside the sauna. Typical sessions in a FAR Infrared Sauna last 30 to 60 minutes and can be repeated to maximize the benefits.


FAR Infrared Saunas benefit all your organs of elimination, from your lungs to your liver to your kidneys to your skin. When heat penetrates your body, you will experience a refreshed mind, relaxed mood, reduction of aches and pains, improved metabolism, and leading to an overall feeling of wellness.The infrared heat strengthens the body’s immune response, resulting in increased resistance to disease. Recent studies show cold and flu symptoms are reduced dramatically if treated early with infrared heat. Infrared sauna benefits include strengthening of your immune system by raising your white blood cell count.

The lower heat range is safer for people with cardiovascular risk factors or fragile health because lower temperatures don’t dramatically elevate heart rate and blood pressure. Use of the sauna enhances blood circulation, stimulating the perspiration process and in turn increasing the body’s heart rate and overall cardiac output. This achieves a similar cardiovascular conditioning as vigorous exercise.

Pain-reliever: increased blood circulation improves nearly any condition. The delivery of oxygen-rich blood to all muscles and joints stimulates the healing process for all joint and muscle related ailments.

Infrared energy is a natural phenomenon. The sun emits infrared energy. Most living creatures emit infrared rays (that is why they can be seen with infrared night viewers). Infrared waves penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and assist cell replacement and deep cleansing of your skin. Other effects include purging clogged pores of deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells. You will be amazed by your glowing radiant skin. The increased blood circulation encourages a healthy flow of nutrients to your skin that helps relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis and burns. Saunas will also encourage the healing of lesions and minor cuts.

The warm soothing effect of the radiation will provide immediate benefit to tightened and knotted muscles, leaving the user feeling refreshed and invigorated.

The deep penetration of the infrared rays into your body and the resonance with your body tissue cells ensure quick removal of body toxins. Your body’s natural sweat reaction in the infrared sauna ensures that your skin is deeply purified and that toxins find their way out. Efficiently. In a study performed by U.S. researchers, the sweat of people using a conventional sauna was found to be 95 to 97 percent water, while the sweat of those using a far infrared sauna was 80 to 85 percent water with the non-water portion being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, and uric acid.

The radiant heat has been shown to be especially beneficial to people with sports injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions. Use of the FAR infrared sauna can help promote rebuilding of injured tissues by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells necessary for the repair of injury). It can also help increase growth of cells, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis, all of which is necessary during tissue repair and regeneration.

FAR Infrared heat can penetrate into the skin about 1.5 inches to 2 inches deeper than a traditional sauna to help to dissolve fat deposits under the skin since toxins may be stored in the fat. It can also help clear cellulite (gel-like lumps of fat), water and debris trapped in pocket beneath the skin. A 20 to 30-minute session in a FAR Infrared Sauna can burn as many calories as a six-mile run – up to 900 calories in just one 30-minute session.

Here are how many calories a 150-pound person normally burns up in 30 minutes of exercise:
Rowing (peak effort) – 600
Swimming (crawl stroke) – 300
Jogging – 300
Tennis (fast game) – 265
Chopping Wood – 265
Cycling (10mph) – 225
Golfing (without a cart) – 150
Walking (3.5mph) – 150
Bowling – 120
Vigorous Racquet Ball – 510
Marathon Running – 593

FAR Infrared Saunas are now used in a variety of health facilities for a range of health problems such as menopause, ulcers, insomnia, asthma, bronchitis, ear infections and allergies just to name a few.



Ensure that you are adequately hydrated prior to using the sauna. This means that you should drink. Please drink water. Your infrared sauna will assist in weight loss, but it’s not a good idea to replenish the lost calories with high-calorie drinks. Drink water.

Most people allow their sauna fifteen to twenty minutes to reach the desired temperature when they turn it on. You can start using the cabin during the time when it is heating up. This allows your body to get used to the increased temperature.

Place towels on the bench seat and under your feet to absorb perspiration and maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the unit.

Limit the use of lotions or oils prior to using the sauna, as these products block pores and limit perspiration.

Do not use the sauna when you are menstruating.


This information is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, or treat a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for medical care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, you should consult your primary care provider.

Please make sure you have eaten prior to using the infrared sauna.

DO NOT use cell phones, ipods or any other kind of electrical or battery operated device in the sauna as they may overheat and melt or explode!