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?

How do you use an Infrared Sauna?
Many people will do infrared sauna treatments at a health club, spa, or doctor’s office, while others will purchase and build one in their home. If you decide to give an infrared sauna a try, it’s important to know that they don’t come with universal instructions. There are guidelines you can follow, but ultimately, how you choose to use an infrared sauna is up to you. Here are some tips to get you started

Drink Water

Make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a glass of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heats.


How you dress is your choice. Some people will wear bathing suits, while others prefer to go in naked.

Choose the Temperature

The average temperature for an infrared sauna ranges from 100˚F to 150˚F, with beginners starting out at the lower end and more experienced users at the higher end. If this is your first time, start with 100˚F. You may want to stay at this temperature for a few sessions. You can always increase the temperature each session until you reach 150˚F.

After the session is over.

When your session is done, it’s suggested that you take your time and let your body cool down. Once cooled down, feel free to take a shower or bath. Just make sure you are drinking plenty of water.

Length of Time

For first-time users, start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. Saunas come with a timer, so make sure to set it. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated. Clothing. How you dress is your choice. Some people will wear bathing suits, while others prefer to go in naked.

Number of sessions per week

Most facilities that offer infrared sauna treatments recommend using the sauna three to four days per week. If you are healthy and tolerate the four days, you can use the sauna daily.

benefits of using an infrared sauna?

The supposed benefits of using an infrared sauna are similar to those experienced with a traditional sauna. These include:

Better Sleep
Weigh Loss
Relief from joint pain such as arthritis
Clear and tighter skin
Improved circulation
Help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome