Understanding What Infrared Sauna Is About

Simply put, an infrared sauna makes use of a specific part of the electromagnetic spectrum in order to produce heat. If a traditional sauna makes use of heated stones in order to create steam, an infrared sauna doesn’t have to heat the surrounding air in order to provide the same effect.

Different Types of Infrared

There are actually different types of infrared used in saunas – near, far and mid infrared. While the three produce the same sweating effect, a near infrared heat sauna is typically recommended for those who are looking to increase their body’s immune system. It is also recommended for individuals who would like to speed up the healing process of wounds.

The far infrared sauna, on the other hand, is generally best for those who are intent on ridding their body of toxic substances. Studies have shown that sweating tend to remove toxins better than urinating. The mid infrared sauna, considered to be the rarest of three, is the best choice for those who would like to increase their blood circulation as well as deal with tired and aching muscles.

How To Use An Infrared Sauna

If you are new to saunas, the safest way to go about it would be to have short sessions at a lower temperature. For example, you can try to have a 4 to 10-minute session each day at a temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit until such time that your body gets used to it. As you progress, you can then adjust the settings to a few minutes more at a higher temperature.


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