Remember the last time you were sunbathing with sunscreen? Were you still hot? Of course you were because the sunscreen only stops the UV (Ultraviolet) light from hitting your skin. The far infrared heat (Far infrared light waves) penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Don’t confuse it, however, with ultraviolet light (UV), which causes sunburn and damage to your skin.
Infrared light is part of the Sun's invisible spectrum. One of far infrared light's characteristics is the ability to easily penetrate human tissue. When this happens, it creates a natural resonance, which has many beneficial properties. You can be exposed to far infrared heat for hours and it will never cause your skin to burn. Far infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things. In fact, it is so safe it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
All humans send and receive Far infrared waves. The range of waves generated by the human body is 6 to 20 microns. The optimal micron output range is between 7 and 14 microns which is very close to the resonant frequency of a water molecule. This similarity makes sense since our bodies are almost 70% water. This range, sometimes referred to as "Vital Rays" appears to have special regenerative effects on the body. When far infrared waves are applied to water molecules (these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gases and other toxic materials to be released.
Far infrared saunas have shown to assist in weight loss, pain management, skin purification, detoxification and stress reduction . Far infrared saunas can also provide relief to patients suffering from arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and certain skin conditions. The Far infrared sauna therapy used at The Sweat House™ heats the body and penetrates deeply into joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation.
Traditional Sauna vs. Infrared Sauna
Why do I need to go to an infrared sauna studio when I can just use the sauna at the gym? There are many reasons that an infrared sauna dominates regular saunas, the main reason being that it is 7x more detoxifying than a traditional sauna. Unlike regular saunas infrared saunas also help assist with pain relief, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, skin rejuvenation, and improved circulation.