Infrared is an invisible form of energy that is accepted by the body as heat. It is that deep inner warmth feeling when standing in the sun. Our visible spectrum goes from red up through violet, the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Infra-red means “below red” just like ultraviolet (UV) means “above violet”. A FAR infrared sauna uses the far part of the spectrum. These two parts of the spectrum, are both invisible, yet they still have a very different effect on the body. Ultraviolet (UV) light has been associated with many health risks such as laying in the sun too much or excess exposure to tanning salons. Infrared light is the exact opposite end of the light spectrum and is associated with many positive and healthful benefits. It is completely safe and healthy for all living things and one can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. In fact, infrared is so safe, it is what is used in hospitals to warm infant babies.
While in our saunas, infrared light can penetrate human tissue up to 2 inches and is therapeutic because of its ability to be absorbed by our body and safely raise our core body temperature. In fact, your core body raises over 3 degrees (to over 102 degrees) after a 40 minutes session. This self-induced “fever” results in a healthy, deep detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside. Fevers are the body’s ultimate way of defense.
There is a saying:
Give your body a good fever, and there is no disease that can survive
Skin is the largest organ in the human body and sweating, the body’s internal cooling system, is the most natural and effective way to detoxify. In addition, infrared sauna therapy promotes excellent cardiovascular conditioning and weight loss. This is achieved by increasing your heart rate by 50-75% while in our saunas which, in turn, burns real calories.
In the last 35 years, extensive research has been conducted by Japanese and European doctors on the therapeutic benefits of infrared radiant heat. In addition, methods to induce fevers and sweating have been used for centuries to bring improved health and relief from disease.