Friday, July 17, 2015

Heat for Health: Benefits of Using Infrared Saunas

The infrared wave, which is next to visible light in the electromagnetic spectrum, is used to detect objects on Earth and beyond through their heat. Not known to many, it also has a therapeutic effect on humans given the right level of wavelength or frequency.

Some Sauna Myths Debunked

The sauna experience has always been highly regarded for its benefits. However, some misconceptions about saunas still abound, preventing many from enjoying their full advantage. Here are some of those common misconceptions: 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Something to Sweat Over: Different Sauna Types

When you’re thinking of installing a sauna in your home, the choice often goes down to what type of sauna you’ll want to have. There are several different types available in the market. If you’re serious about your sauna, here’s a brief overview of what’s available on the market.

How Infrared and Traditional Saunas Differ

Traditional and infrared saunas coexist like a charm today. Knowing how they differ from each other will help you decide which type to have in your own home. 

Dry Sauna's Advantages Over Steam Rooms

Dry saunas and steam rooms alike work based on the principle that heat has positive effects on the body. In terms of health benefits, it will always depend on each person’s condition, but generally, both heat-producing rooms can help you improve your blood circulation, relieve muscle tension and some bodily pains, and allow you to sweat to detoxify your body or improve your metabolism to burn calories.
 
Although both have unique pros and cons, there are some advantages that dry saunas offer, which make them a great choice for a lot of people. A few are:

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Lower EMF for your Home Saunas

Some traditional saunas may produce higher electro-magnetic fields or EMF levels than the infrared ones, some even reaching up to 100 mG. A better alternative would be to invest in a no EMF sauna, also known as a zero EMF sauna. These saunas use a carbon fiber heater that emits absolutely no EMF, and is considered to be one of the safest saunas out in the market today. This way, you get all the sauna benefits minus the health risks involved.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

EMF in Infrared Saunas: Safe or Not?

Many people have asked the question of whether their exposure to EMF- (electro-magnetic frequency) producing products pose a risk to their health. The simple answer is, according to CDC, low-level frequencies do not pose any health risks to date.

What most people do not know is that everyone is exposed to EMF every day! Cellphones, radios, and even the sun are all sources of EMF. In fact, even the human body uses EMF to send response signals from the brain to the different body parts.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Sweat it Out and Feel Better

Sweat is your body’s way of regulating the heat it receives, such as from exercise or trips to an infrared sauna.  In doing so, sweat also has the potential to remove unwanted toxins that could endanger your health. Here are a few things you should know before entering an IR sauna unit:

Preparation

Many health experts recommend ample hydration before entering the sauna. The unit’s IR beams can heat up the body and force more sweat production, so take note to have extra water supplies inside the sauna to replace your lost fluids.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

How Infrared Saunas Differ from Traditional Ones



Saunas are often seen among spas and fitness centers nationwide, and can even be brought at home with a sauna-building kit. Yet some people find the heat from a sauna almost unbearable that they will opt for a moist steam room instead.

Infrared saunas, on the other hand, works very much like a traditional sauna, except that they use a milder temperature of between 120 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. It also does away with the hot coals often seen among traditional saunas, replacing them with built-in heaters that are located at the top and in the sides of the sauna.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Heating Things Up: Why Get an Infrared Sauna?

If you’ve ever stepped into a fancy sauna at a local gym, you probably already know that it is essentially a hot room where water is poured over a hot pile of stones. In recent years, however, more people swear by the superior health benefits of infrared saunas.

There are several advantages to using an infrared sauna. First, infrared heat can penetrate your tissues, joints, and muscles more quickly to encourage blood circulation and muscle relaxation. Second, the heat generated by the infrared sauna can raise your core temperature so that your heart beats faster, which can help with weight loss. A single infrared sauna session can help you burn up to 600 calories, to put things in perspective.