How it works
Infrared Saunas differ from traditional saunas in that they use infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate into the body’s tissue to produce perspiration. Traditional saunas use steam to heat the air inside the sauna, which then heats your body until you begin to perspire. In order for this to be effective. temperatures would need to reach in the upwards of 190 degrees Fahrenheit. Infrared saunas only need a temperature of up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to obtain the same effect. This lower temperature makes the environment more tolerable and allows you to breathe easier.
Because infrared rays penetrate the body through conversion, there is a deep heating effect in both the muscle tissues and internal organs without putting too much burden on the heart. Our body reacts to the increased heating through the natural cooling process of perspiring. Through the perspiration process, acid and waste residue like toxins, sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol, and the potentially carcinogenic heavy metals are removed from the cells (especially zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium, etc. ) The pores of our skin open and discharge waste products shedding any old skin cells leaving the skin glowing and clean, with improved tone, elasticity, texture, and color.
Those who are unable to tolerate the high temperature of a regular sauna are often able to tolerate the infrared sauna, and thus benefit from its use. Being exposed to infrared lights causes the body to heat up and produce sweat. Sweating naturally helps your body expel toxins like heavy metals. So infrared saunas can actually aid in the body’s detoxification process. Also, since the blood vessels relax and blood flow increases, this helps relieve muscle soreness and helps joints be less tense.