Getting to Know Your Far Infrared Sauna

Now that you have made the decision to install an infrared sauna in your home, how can you prepare before using it? It helps to familiarize yourself with the functions and benefits of home infrared saunas. By doing so, you provide yourself with the understanding needed to truly maximize the benefits that your sauna has to offer.

Comparing the Heating Properties

Traditional saunas use burning wood to generate heat through hot stones. These saunas are humid, and the ambient temperature is high, at times nearing 200°F. Far infrared saunas, on the other hand, use lamps to generate heat – meaning that the air temperature in the cabin remains at a much more tolerable temperature.

When you sit inside an infrared sauna, you can immediately feel the heat as soon as it is switched on. This makes it a better option over traditional saunas, which take some time to warm up.

Effects on Your Body

The energy from the infrared sauna heats up your skin and causes you to sweat, helping your body rid itself of toxins. At the same time, your blood flow significantly increases, relaxing your muscles and easing any pain.

If you have any concerns, it is best to seek professional advice before spending time inside an infrared sauna.

Safe EMF Levels

Every electrical device emits a specific electromagnetic field (EMF) which is measured in milligauss (mG). A far infrared sauna with low EMF should maintain its emissions at 2 to 3 mG to be deemed safe. Consult with your sauna manufacturer if you would like more information on these specs.


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