Tuesday, November 24, 2015
How Infrared Technology Reinvents the Sauna
The sauna has long been lauded for its universally observed health benefits. Perspiration, even prompted through heat alone, is considered to share some of the same benefits as those achieved through physical exercise. In addition to the state of relaxation associated with saunas, regular sauna visits can improve circulatory health, detoxify the body, and promote regeneration of damaged tissues. The infrared sauna in particular has multiplied the benefits through refining the concept with advanced technology.
The primary difference between a traditional, steam-oriented sauna and an infrared sauna lies in the method used to produce heat. Steam saunas heat the air surrounding a person while infrared saunas use light power to heat the person directly. Through this method, an infrared sauna is able to offer lower yet equally effective temperatures, creating an option for those more sensitive to high temperatures and dense humidity. With milder temperatures necessary, infrared saunas require significantly less power to operate than their traditional counterparts.
Direct heat causes the body’s core temperature to rise, resulting in deep tissue perspiration that removes bodily toxins at a cellular level. At such a level, infrared saunas are able to alleviate aches deep within muscle tissue and greatly increase the rate of blood flow. An expedited heart rate can mimic the effects of rigorous exercise, which in itself burns calories and, if consistently experienced, can lead to weight loss. Infrared saunas have also the advantage of operating at adjustable wavelengths, allowing for occupants to determine the intensity of their session.