Infrared: The Wave of the Future
Infrared sauna technology has become essential to the healing process for many individuals, and it has jump-started weight loss for people who can’t lose an ounce even with fasting. More than all the healing properties that FAR Infrared provides, it’s the relaxing time-out from the world that makes this the choice of business executives, overworked mothers and even worried brides-to-be. It is the wave of the future. Infrared saunas are being used in many spas and clinics to enhance the detoxification process essential to healing. Infrared light provides one of the most comfortable sauna processes available without difficulty breathing or heaviness that is common with steam saunas. In this way, even people with serious illness can enjoy the effects of heat. Infrared light is best known for its effects on the skin which is not the case with traditional saunas. Clinical studies reveal that it reduces wrinkles and improves the tone and elasticity of the skin. It reduces cellulite and makes scars less visible. These effects are in addition to the traditional use for speeding the healing of open wounds and preventing bacterial infections of the skin. It also has been shown to reduce acne, psoriasis, eczema and all without any possibility of a sunburn because there is no ultraviolet light.
But not all infrared is the same. The wavelength is most important to achieve the maximum effect. Wein’s Law of Displacement is the scientific theorem that the longer the wavelength of the light introduced against the body, the deeper the penetration. So FAR infrared is the most desirable for this effect. It allows a raising of core body temperature so that sweating is more intense and more effective for detoxification. In traditional saunas, you will lose 3% toxins and 97% water in sweat. In a FAR Infrared sauna that increased to 20% toxin loss and 80% water loss, making every minute substantially more healing and detoxifying.
In fact, it is this increased detoxification effect that is the power behind weight loss studies conducted with infrared technology. 30 minutes will burn up to 600 calories, while increasing metabolism, enhancing hormonal circulation and providing passive cardiovascular conditioning. Clinical studies have even shown something truly amazing; that infrared exposure in a sauna actually reduces blood pressure and improves blood vessel function in patients with diabetes and high cholesterol, preventing arteriosclerosis. This is completely different from traditional saunas which raise blood pressure.
But infrared is still sought after for its oldest purpose... pain relief. Infrared has been used for years in the treatment and reduction of pain syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back pain, even menstrual pain. One 30 minute session can cut pain by as much as 50% and will last far beyond the end of the sauna session.
Infrared sauna technology has become essential to the healing process for many individuals, and it has jump-started weight loss for people who can’t lose an ounce even with fasting. More than all the healing properties that FAR Infrared provides, it’s the relaxing time-out from the world that makes this the choice of business executives, overworked mothers and even worried brides-to-be. It is the wave of the future.