HOW INFRARED SAUNA WORKS
Infrared energy is part of the sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue and provide astounding health benefits according to numerous studies and testimonials.
The infrared waves are created by carbon heaters located in the walls of the sauna. Infrared heat therapy uses these infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air. Infrared sauna penetrates up to 1.5 to 2 inches below the skin’s surface, thereby raising the body’s core temperature by 2 to 3 degrees. It is this “internal warming” of the body that generates the impressive health benefits.
The experience of an infrared sauna is similar to the warmth and relaxation of sunbathing. Unlike sunbathing, infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in an infrared sauna and it will not cause your skin to burn.
Conventional hot rock/steam heat saunas heat the air with steam (typically over 200 degrees), which can often be unbearably hot and will cause you to only sweat at the surface of the tissue. Steam also makes the air difficult to breathe. An infrared sauna uses soothing dry infrared heat that is well ventilated and extremely comfortable and relaxing. Temperatures can be adjusted to suit the user. Infrared typically varies between 100 and 140 degrees.
Despite the relatively moderate temperature inside the infrared sauna, the sauna can produce a prolific sweat experience, in some cases similar to a strenuous physical workout. So be prepared to sweat, sweat, sweat.
Rose Dermatology offers the Sunlighten Full Spectrum Sauna – with near infrared, mid infrared, and far infrared settings. Unlike many far infrared (only) on the market, this full infrared sauna offers controllable settings to maximize the health benefit(s) targeted through near, mid, and far wave length variability.