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With a traditional sauna, heat is transferred by circulating hot air, meaning very high air temperatures are required to heat the body. In an infrared sauna, the far infrared heat rays warm your body directly. This allows a penetrating heat at a more pleasant temperature of 110 - 150°F (43 - 66°C), thus providing more health benefits and a far more enjoyable and comfortable environment.
Traditional saunas need high air temperatures to pull impurities from the body, but infrared heated saunas can directly penetrate up to 45 mm inside the body, quickly raising your core body temperature. Impurities will be released using lower temperatures for a more comfortable experience.
A typical conventional sauna requires a power supply of up to 7kW, therefore, an electrician will be needed to install the heater. Our largest infrared sauna needs a power supply capable of delivering 2.4kW and can be run directly from a domestic 3 pin socket. Because there is no steam, no venting is required and the infrared sauna cannot cause condensation or damp.
The infrared lamp sauna was first used about 100 years ago. The electric light bulb had just been invented by Thomas Edison. Early units made use of 40 small regular bulbs. It was found to remove toxins faster than the traditional saunas available. However, it is not well known or understood well at all.
The following is a brief overview into a large subject, for more in-depth information, more complete plans, protocols, cautions, case histories and much more, we highly recommend the book 'Sauna Therapy' by Dr Lawrence Wilson.
Infrared Saunas are a safe, low-cost method of removing toxins from the skin. Some of the benefits of infrared saunas include:
Over time, dirt and sweat, exposure to synthetic clothing, chlorinated water and various chemicals can lead to a build-up of toxins in the skin. The heat from the sauna allows for the removal of these toxins from the skin through increased heat and perspiration, leaving a healthier looking complexion.
Infrared sauna therapy has also been known to promote wound healing through growth hormone stimulation. Many even believe regular sauna sessions to have anti-ageing properties.
Medical studies show that most toxins in the body can be removed through the skin which helps reduce the load on the liver and kidneys. Heat from far infrared wavelengths will encourage perspiration. This process gradually aids the removal of heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Sweating through exercise alone is not as effective for the detoxification process. In comparison, saunas are fantastic for detoxifying the body
One of the most significant benefits of infrared sauna therapy is to the cardiovascular system. Using saunas regularly can have many exercise benefits including improved blood flow and oxidation of the tissues without expending as much energy. Repeated use can help to lower high blood pressure and increase the elasticity of the arteries.
When the body is heated, blood rushes towards the skin and blood vessels expand to help control the heat, this helps to decongest internal organs, improving circulation.
Infrared saunas are shown to aid:
Those with low body temperatures can struggle to overcome some chronic infections, raising body temperature has been shown to aid the body to kill bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses
We have a wide range of infrared home sauna models from one-person models through to four-person models. All models are easy to install, quick to heat up, consume a low amount of energy and are easy to clean.