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Far Infrared Saunas: The New Standard
Near Infrared vs. Far Infrared Heat
What is Near Infrared Heat?
Near infrared light is contained within the spectrum of natural sunlight. Nearly half of the suns total energy in the near infrared (NIR) spectrum. We are biologically wired to use near infrared energy, much like sunlight is needed to produce vitamin D. Our bodies require this energy from sunlight.
Near infrared systems are effective at improving circulation, rejuvenating the skin, helping to raise core body temperature, and can provide pain relief.
What Exactly is Far Infrared Heat?
The primary difference between near and far infrared is the wavelength. The benefits of far infrared over near infrared are significant, as this system heats the body from within producing profuse sweating.
In addition to the benefits achieved from near infrared heat (listed above), far infrared saunas are effective at detoxification, increasing your metabolism, weight loss and stress reduction.
Benefits of Far Infrared Heat Sauna
Near and far infrared systems detoxify the body differently. Near infrared systems provide topical relief for skin issues and shallow body pain.
Far infrared systems can detoxify the body by encouraging heavy natural sweating that moves harmful elements out of the body quite quickly and also mobilizes toxins by inducing a fat based sweat. A far infrared sauna is as much as seven times more effective at detoxifying than a standard sauna.
Far infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by balancing the body’s levels of cortisol – an important hormone in the body that regulates stress. In addition, discharge of lactic acid through profuse sweating helps relax muscles. Infrared heating helps muscles to relax and loosen.
According to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled Effect of Sweating, researchers discovered a simple half-hour infrared sauna session could burn as many as 600 calories.
Near infrared saunas effectively raise your core body temperature to help burn calories. In addition, far infrared saunas stimulate your metabolism, lower cortisol levels and slightly raise HGH to help with weight loss as well.
One of the most obvious benefits of using a sauna is the glowing skin you’ll witness after just a few sessions. This is accomplished by improving the body’s circulation and eliminating toxins from the pores of the skin.
A near infrared system will effectively improve the topical surface of the skin, while far infrared units help to promote toxin release through profuse sweating. Sweating helps to cleanse the skin quite effectively, improving skin tone from the inside out.
While all saunas can therapeutically improve circulation and enhance blood flow to key areas of the body, infrared saunas do an impressive job of boosting circulation. Far infrared heating units penetrate deeply and help to stimulate blood flow, minimize pain, reduce inflammation, and enhance muscle recovery.
Fun Facts about Far Infrared Light
- Hospitals use infrared heating lamps to warm newborn babies.
- You cannot burn yourself with infrared heat.