Every once in awhile it’s good to review how something you are interested in actually works. Every day I try to find really interesting items to share about the many benefits of Far Infrared sauna therapy. I highlight the construction, maintenance, health perks and long term effects. But how does a Far Infrared sauna actually work?
Far Infrared saunas offer a modern twist to an ancient experience; a steam sauna. Traditional steam saunas elevate the temperature of the air in order to warm your body. Far Infrared saunas heat differently. They do not heat the air within the sauna cabin, Far Infrared emits a wavelength that heats only your body.
Because the infrared rays are absorbed directly into your body, you are able to work up a sweat with a less intense temperature. A Traditional steam sauna is used with the temperature ranging from 185 to 195 degrees F. A Far Infrared sauna ranges from 100 to 150 degrees F. Far Infrared heat is a natural form of energy heating objects with the use of direct light conversion.
The Far Infrared sauna heats the object, or body, only. It does not raise the temperature of the surrounding environment. Imagine yourself outside on a warm summer day with the sun overhead gently warming you. Your body becomes heated from the sun, however, if the sun is blocked you will feel cooler, though the outside temperature hasn’t really changed. This is your body being heated by the sun and it’s infrared rays. Far Infrared saunas heat your body in the same manner. Far infrared heat is perfectly natural. Far Infrared saunas do not produce ultraviolet radiation but a narrow band of energy within the 5.6 to 15 micron level. This type of energy travels up to three inches into your body to increase circulation and repair damaged tissue. Far Infrared sauna therapy heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous side effects of our sun’s radiation.
Far Infrared sauna therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally. The most efficient Far Infrared saunas utilize the technology combining both carbon and ceramic heating technology. The EMF output is lowest and the benefits, from the infrared heat, are superior. Most Far Infrared saunas are constructed of cedar, hemlock, or spruce. The cedar is the favorite by far, however, many prefer the white woods with zero smell, as it cannot not irritate the lungs.
Far Infrared sauna therapy is natural, comfortable, inexpensive and wonderful for your health. Now you know what it is and how it works so go get one, use it and begin to reap the huge health benefits afforded by Far Infrared sauna therapy!