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What is an infrared sauna?

Infrared Sauna

Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps (that use electromagnetic radiation) to warm your body directly. Infrared panels instead of conventional heat easily penetrate the skin, and heat the body before heating the air. An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature, optimally between 120˚F to 140˚F.
Traditional saunas depend on convection heat through either electric elements or wood fuel and heat the air in the enclosed room, and usually operate between 150˚F and 180˚F. Exposure to the heated air warms the internal temperature of the body. The nature of convection heat requires that high temperatures be reached in order to affect the core temperature of the human body. Any thermal therapy has residual health benefits on the body but they are significantly less when compared to the power of infrared light.

The benefits of using an infrared sauna include:

Better Sleep
Stress Relief
Weight Loss (burns up to 600 calories during a 30 minute session)
Relief from muscle and arthritic pain
Radiant, healthier skin
Improved Circulation
Lower Blood Pressure and cholesterol
Help for Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome