What is far infrared heater
Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in-between, through a process called conversion.
The infrared is divided into 3 segments by wavelengths, measured in microns; 0.76~1.5 microns-near;1.5~5.6 microns-middle;5.6~1000 microns-far infrared. Among these segments, only far infrared penetrates organic substances such as the human body two to three inches so that the warming effect is very uniform.
Infrared heater technology is completely healthy and safe for all living things.
The benefits of far infrared
Benefits of infrared therapy have been studied for several decades in Japan, Europe and recently in the US as well. Frequent users of infrared saunas have seen:
- Lowering of blood pressure
- Decrease of joint stiffness
- Weight Loss
- Lowering of blood sugar levels
- Increase in blood flow
- Lowering of cholesterol
- Lowering of triglycerides
- Relief of muscle spasms
- Pain Relief
- Increases extensibility of collagen tissue
- Assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates
- Help with acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and skin lesions and cuts
- Helps open wound heal quicker and with less scarring
- Improve skin tone and elasticity
- Breaks up cellulite
- Boosts immune system
- Helps reduce injuries when used for warming up muscles before stretching and exercising
How safe is it?
One of Far-Infrared light's characteristics is the ability to easily penetrate human tissue. When this happens, it creates a natural resonance, which has many beneficial properties. The Far-Infrared heat (Far-infrared light waves) penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Far-infrared heating is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
How dose it work?
Whereas conventional saunas transfer heat by circulating hot air, thereby warming your body from your head down, the far infrared heat rays warm your body directly. This allows an in-depth heat in a more pleasant temperature of 110- 138°F (43 - 60°C ) , thus providing more health benefits and a highly enjoyable and comfortable environment.
is Far Infrared?
Infrared light is part of the Sun's invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue. Infrared heater technology uses these Far infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air. The experience of a far infrared sauna is similar to sunbathing, which gives you the radiant heat that is all your own. The Far infrared heat penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, Infrared heater technology is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in a far infrared sauna it will never cause your skin to burn.
is a Far Infrared Sauna Better than a Hot Rock Steam Sauna?
Far infrared saunas increase the body's core temperature. This helps the body rid itself of harmful toxins through a deeper sweat. Conventional hot rock/steam heater saunas heat the air with steam, which can often be unbearably hot and you will only sweat on the surface. Steam also makes the air difficult to breath. A far infrared sauna uses dry far infrared heat that is well ventilated and extremely comfortable and relaxing.
Uses Less Energy
Our infrared sauna costs less to operate because it uses very little energy - about the same amount used by a hair dryer or toaster oven. And it takes only 5 to 10 minutes to preheat, not the 30 to 60 minutes required by traditional saunas.
Effective at Lower Temperature
Our infrared saunas operate at safer, more comfortable temperatures than other saunas, only 41 - 57°C. Its radiant heat reaches deep, to be absorbed by your body as much as 1.5 inches below the skin, while producing 2 to 3 times more sweat than other saunas.
Traditional saunas rely on a stove to heat the air to as hot as 95 °C. The energy they require can as much as double your electricity bill. And to be effective, this superheated air must remain tightly enclosed, resulting in a stifling, suffocating environment. By contrast, Our infrared saunas allow fresh air to circulate for ventilation and maximum comfort.
Burns Calories and Controls Weight
As you relax in the gentle heat of the infrared sauna, your body is actually hard at work, producing sweat, pumping blood - and burning calories.
in a single sauna session you may burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes. So you lose weight - not just water.
Increases Blood Circulation and Strengthens the Cardiovascular System
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation, supplying the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, for improved overall cardiovascular fitness.
"Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular systems, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of a sauna may impart similar stress on the cardiovascular system. and its regular use may be as effective as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise.... A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 gms. in sauna, consuming nearly 300 calories."
The deep heat of your infrared sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion.
Eases joint Pain and Stiffness
In Europe, radiant heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. In addition, it has been proved effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.
Infrared saunas help clear ugly cellulite, the gel-like lumps of fat, water and debris trapped in pockets beneath the skin. European beauty specialists routinely incorporate daily saunas in programs to reduce cellulite. And because the radiant heat of the infrared sauna warms three times as deeply as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite.
Removes Toxins and Mineral Waste
Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals (lead, mercury, zinc, nickel, cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and cholesterol.
The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in the infrared sauna carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean, Increased circulation draws your skin's own natural nutrients to the surface. You'll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color.
* Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
Improves the Immune System
Sauna's deep heat raises your body temperature, inducing an artifical fever. As it works to combat the "fever," your body's immune system is strengthened. Combined with the elimination of toxins and wastes produced by the intense sweating, your overall health and resistance to disease is increased.
Reduces Stress and Fatigue
Perhaps the most immediate relief your infrared sauna offers is simple relaxation, as it melts away the stresses and tensions of urban life. Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of your infrared sauna gives you an overall massaging effect, soothing jangled nerves and knotted muscles. You'll feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored in both body and mind.
What exactly is radiant heat?
No need to worry-it has nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn and damages your skin)or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb).
Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between .Radiant heat is also called Infrared Energy. The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum is divided into 3 segments by wavelength measured in microns or micrometers (a micreons = 1/1,000,000 of a meter); 0.076~1.5microns=near or close; 1.5~5.6middle or intermediate; 5.6~1,000=far or long wave infrared. The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below or “infra” to red light as the next lowest energy band of light. This band of light is not visible to human eyes but can be seen by special cameras that translate infrared into colors into our eyes. We can, however, feel this type of light that we perceive as heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Our atmosphere has a ”window” in it that allows IR rays in the 7-14micron range to safely reach the earth' surface. When warmed, the earth radiates infrared rays in the 7-14micron band with its peak output at 10microns.
Sauna manufacturers have provided a wide variety of benefits that they
claim are provided by using an infrared sauna. Most of these benefits
also be found with traditional sauna use, although many of the claims
say that the infrared sauna will provide more of the same benefits in
the same amount of time. The following are claims made by manufacturers
of infrared saunas:
Infrared Saunas to Traditional Saunas
Burns Calories and Controls Weight
Increases Blood Circulation
Strengthens the Cardiovascular System
Eases joint Pain and Stiffness
Boosts immune system
Removes Toxins and Mineral Waste
Improves the immune system
Removes stress and fatique