IR saunas are the type that emits infrared light that is turned into heat absorbed by your body directly, without first heating the air around you. This direct absorption brings many health benefits and makes it an incredible means of relaxation and health improvement. Once the infrared light gets into your body, you will start feeling the multiple benefits that it has on the way you look and feel, benefits that we will describe more detailed in the following lines. Considering that infrared light can penetrate the human body in depth and that it has a beneficial effect on many organs and systems, there is no wonder that it has become more and more popular compared to the traditional sauna. They are more accessible and preferred by so many people because they create heat at lower temperatures, which makes them easier to bear by people who can hardly tolerate the high temperatures created in traditional units. The heat created is similar to the heat created by the sun and has the same effect that makes you sweat, only that the sweating is deeper into your body.
- 1 What are They Good for?
- 2 What Type should you Opt for?
- 3 The Benefits of Far Infrared Light
- 4 The Benefits of Mid-Infrared Light
- 5 The Benefits of Near Infrared Light
- 6 Additional Benefits
What are They Good for?Ever since saunas were invented, people enjoyed their relaxation effects and used them to get rid of all the tension and pain accumulated in their muscles. As time passed and technology evolved, people discovered that there is more to exploit than the relaxing heat, so they started using it for medical purposes as well. They learned that the high temperatures had healing and detoxifying effects on the human body, so they turned them into therapeutic means. Infrared units were the peak of scientific discoveries as the infrared heat is known to be more beneficial than regular heat. Therefore, infrared units are packed with a wide range of health benefits, depending on the type of infrared rays they emit.
What Type should you Opt for?There are several types that differ according to the type of infrared heater they use, but the basic working mode remains the same in all the types. What differs is the way they react on your body and the benefits you enjoy from using a particular type of infrared light. You can either opt for a far infrared one, a middle infrared one or a near infrared one, each having its ways of getting into your body.
The far infrared typeuse ceramic or metal heaters that spread heat so you can relax in any position, and you will receive all the beneficial warmth of the heaters. The heaters are placed on every wall and even on the floor, so the heat will reach your body from every angle.
The middle infrared typeit emits middle infrared light and also brings its contribution in helping you improve your overall health. Choosing the type you need most should be based on each type’s health improvements so you will be able to enjoy the session to the fullest.
The near infrared typeuse incandescent heat lamps that emit heat that can be concentrated on one part of your body, depending on your position. Near infrared heaters are placed on one wall so they focus only on one part of your body that is facing them. This aspect allows the near infrared heat to penetrate your body more deeply, so the effect on your organs is more intense.
The Benefits of Far Infrared Light
Lowered blood pressure
The Benefits of Mid-Infrared Light
The Benefits of Near Infrared Light