Why Infrared Saunas Are Far Better For You

For those who love to work up a good sweat while relaxing at the same time, sitting in a steam bath or dry sauna is a perfect means of achieving both. Over the years, saunas have become a common fixture in many fitness establishments, and have even found their way into the home.

If you’re considering getting one, you have probably come across two basic types: far infrared and traditional. So which one should you choose? The best way to decide is to understand their respective functions, and the unique benefits that come with each type. Let’s look at three differences.

  1. If you are extremely sensitive to heat, you should go for an infrared sauna because the FIR energy it emits can be absorbed deep into your body at a much lower temperature. Traditional saunas usually require a higher heat level and longer exposure to achieve the same result.
  2. In terms of energy consumption, traditional saunas use an estimated 6 kW to function, compared to the far infrared, which consumes only about 1.6 kW.
  3. Finally, if you are fairly susceptible to the flu, the radiant heat from the infrared can make your body less hospitable for those cold invaders to thrive. By stimulating circulation, your white blood cell count increases and your immune system is bolstered.

There are a couple of other reasons why an infrared sauna is better for you, but with lower heat, energy saving, and cold resistance, do you really need any more?

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