What is Infrared
- Far-infrared heats the body directly, not the air, allowing the body to absorb most of the infrared energy.
- Far-infrared heat penetrates the body to 1.5" deep, promoting circulation internally as well as in superficial tissues.
- Deep heating propels your body's perspiration mechanism and allows profuse sweating at much lower temperatures (100°F to 130°F) than traditional saunas (up to 200° F).
- Far-infrared's deep heating may induce 2–3 times more sweat, in a comparable session, than a conventional sauna; increasing the detoxification process in the body, stimulating circulation and speeding up metabolism.
- Far-infrared's useful range is approximately 5 microns to 10 microns. According to many sources, the optimum health benefits are achieved when the wavelength centers between 7 and 9 microns – exactly the wavelength the Saunex heaters emit.
- Far infrared mobilizes and removes more toxins than hot air or steam saunas. In one study, sweat from people using an infrared sauna had 5 times the quantity of non-water content (toxins) as the sweat from people using a steam sauna. This is probably accounted for by the internal heating and stimulation that infrared accomplishes but that hot air cannot.
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Advantages of Infrared
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