Monday, June 29, 2015

Infrared Portable Saunas: Carbon or Ceramic?


One of the most interesting facts about the human body is that it radiates infrared energy through the skin at wavelengths ranging between 3 and 50 microns. This invisible heat can be felt by facing your palms together without touching, a gesture that emits between 8 and 14 microns of infrared energy.

This is the same frequency that you’ll find in infrared saunas, which provide an efficient means to detoxify the human body. The heat produced in this machine falls under the far infrared (FIR) segment of the entire electromagnetic spectrum, with a wavelength of only 5.6 microns to 15 microns.

Working at low temperatures of 110° to 150°F, an infrared sauna duplicates the FIR that the body emits to eliminate harmful toxins. The various infrared saunas in the market can be divided into two general categories—those made with ceramic and those made from carbon.

Each type differs in terms of heat generation. Carbon saunas provide even radiant heat, thanks to their flat carbon distribution in the interior build. In terms of strength, carbon saunas are also less prone to breakage.

On the other hand, a ceramic sauna is more ideal for heat therapy, thanks to the hot spots created by the ceramic sheets that line the interior. At any rate, utmost care should be observed when delivering and installing ceramic saunas due to the fragility of the material.

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