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. These saunas use infrared panels instead of conventional heat to easily penetrate human tissue, heating up your body before heating up the air.
An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature (usually between 120˚F and 140˚F) than a traditional sauna, which is typically between 150˚F and 180˚F. Manufacturers claim that in an infrared sauna, only about 20 percent of the heat goes to heat the air and the other 80 percent directly heats your body. Supporters of infrared saunas say the heat penetrates more deeply than warmed air. This allows you to experience a more intense sweat at a lower temperature. Eisenstadt says this environment is more tolerable, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer while increasing your core body temperature by two to three degrees
How does it work?
FIR rays which are experienced as gentle heat, penetrates approximately 1.5 inches beneath the skin. This light energy transforms to heat energy, gently elevating the body’s core temperature by 1 to 3 degree celsius. This causes blood vessels to dilate, promoting better blood circulation. The heat also pushes the body to remove toxins by a deep sweat. Good circulation of blood and bodily fluids further enhances the distribution of oxygen and ingestion of nutrients to every part of the body. A healthy circulatory system plays a crucial role in maintaining wellness. The body thus naturally metabolises and heals itself which leads to improved vitality. Once the body is strong and healthy, its elevated immune system induces a greater capacity to resist diseases.
Overall Zazen’s Far Infrared Thermal System feeds the body these vital rays, detoxifies, gives the heart a cardio workout and regenerates the body to its natural, ideal state. Far infrared therapy has the ability to powerfully reduce the activity of the sympathetic system (stressed state) thus shifting the body into parasympathetic (rested & relaxed state) – which allows the body to truly nourish, heal, repair, and regenerate both physically and mentally. FIR therapy when done in a scalar field results in an even more beneficial result, thus maximising every minute you spend in the cabin.
The Zazen Scalar Balanced FIR steps in as a simple 30-minute solution for modern living. Ultimately FIR is a way to manage your health so you can live a life of quality and maintain a holistic lifestyle conducive to today’s environment.
What should you know before you try an infrared sauna?
The supposed benefits of using an infrared sauna are similar to those experienced with a traditional sauna. These include: