Comparing Infrared to Traditional Saunas

Just hearing the word “infrared” can make you feel that there’s serious science being applied to a particular technology, most especially when you realize that you’re about to spend anywhere between five minutes to a full hour inside a room that produces infrared heat. If you’re like most people, then you’re bound to get curious.

Defining Infrared

Actually, its full name is far infrared radiant heat (Fir), which essentially refers to the heat that heats objects remotely by direct light conversion. Simply put, an infrared sauna can heat objects in the room (ie. you) without necessarily increasing the temperature of the air. This kind of heat is also safe enough for contact with the body, and in fact has been found to promote health and wellness by improving blood circulation and relieving muscles and tissues.

Compared to Traditional Saunas

You may think that one sauna is the same as all, and that differences in technology won’t matter. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Previous studies cited in trusted resources like Natural News, for example, have found that those who use the conventional saunas expelled 95% to 97% water along with their urine. However, those who used infrared sauna had urine that was 80% to 85% water, and with non-water elements being cholesterol, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, uric acid, fat soluble toxins, and ammonia.

What this confirms is that the way and the kind of heat is delivered and applied inside the sauna does have an effect on the detoxification of the body through sweating.

It is also recommended for helping to lower cholesterol, Even better, it functions as a healthy cardio “workout”, and even refreshes and rejuvenates the skin. All these and more are properties and benefits that make infrared sauna, as a whole, designed to improve your wellness and health.


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