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 perspiration. 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 (epically zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium, etc) The pores of our skin open and discharge waste products shedding any old skin cells leaving the glowing and clean with improved tone, elasticity, texture, and color.
Over the last 25 years Japanese and chinese researchers and clinicians have completed extensive research on infrared treatments and have reported many provocative finding. In Japan there is an “infrared society” composed of medical doctors and physical therapists dedicated to furthering infrared research. Their findings support the heath benefits of infrared therapy as a method of healing.