Years ago, while on my search for the best Far Infrared sauna, I quickly discovered the heaters within the sauna were the most important component. There are several types to choose from so it is necessary to determine which is best for you. I remembered why I wanted Far Infrared heat in the first place. While traditional saunas heat the air and everything in the sauna, Far Infrared heats only you. Infrared rays penetrate far more deeply than the radiant heat produced by a traditional sauna. Far Infrared uses invisible light on the far infrared spectrum and travels in the same way that light does – in a straight line. It penetrates into your skin while raising your core body temperature from the inside out. This rise in body temperature, even only by a few degrees, produces a sweat capable of excreting toxins and heavy metals. It only made sense to find out everything I could on the different sauna heaters on the market.
This caused me to immerse myself into the carbon versus ceramic Far Infrared heater controversy. For the last several years the debate is whether carbon or ceramic heaters are better. While carbon heaters produce a higher quality, longer wave infrared heat, they typically do not produce much of it. Ceramic heaters, while powerful, emit a great deal of heat but the wavelength is shorter so not as effective or therapeutic. I finally discovered a company who combined the two and seemingly solved several problems. The heaters are the True Wave II Far Infrared heaters. They combine both ceramic and carbon to produce unmatched, healing, infrared heat.
Not only does the carbon in the True Wave II”s heaters allow for a longer infrared heat wave it penetrates deeper into your body and is easily absorbed. The ceramic in the heater’s gives them a powerful infrared output when compared to traditional carbon heaters directly concentrating the heat on your body. By combining both types of heaters you can also enjoy almost zero EMF (electromagnetic fields). Using patent-pending technology the True Wave II heaters are the only carbon based heaters with virtually zero EMF. The process of combining both the ceramic and carbon heaters enables them to cancel out EMF levels that remain virtually undetectable. These are definitely my number one choice for superior Far Infrared heaters. By combining carbon and ceramic together, you get a more emissive heater than carbon at a much cooler temperature than ceramic. You also get a longer, deeper penetrating infrared wavelength. Because the chemical properties are now mixed, you get a blackbody absorption rating between that of carbon and ceramic combined—.95 (carbon) – .99 (ceramic) = .97. So what is the reason for a combination carbon and ceramic heater? An even distribution of infrared light around your body and a more tolerable temperature to allow you to remain in the sauna longer.
Controversy solved! Rather than using either carbon or ceramic heaters get the best combination heaters on the market today; True Wave II. You will be happy you did!