Soft Heat Infrared Sauna

Remarkable Pain Relief    Sauna Benefits
In the Soft Heat saunas, the deep heat helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and Sauna
healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, so they recover faster. In Europe, radiant heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Far infrared therapy in Japan has been effective in providing pain relief with those suffering from bursitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, headache, sprains, strains, and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated in the infrared saunas.

The far infrared sauna has been very beneficial in treating fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. A number of doctors now believe that the "toxic load" of these patients is very high and their detoxification pathways are often compromised. When one is able to reduce the toxins and heavy metals in those with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome

(CFIDS), their symptoms often greatly improve. A number of people are also suffering unknowingly from mercury poisoning or from other heavy metals such as lead and aluminum. The infrared sauna has been invaluable in accelerating the removal of these toxic metals. By raising the core temperature and creating a 'hyperthermia' effect the infrared sauna also improves a number of parameters in the immune system.

Weight Loss

In the infrared saunas, your heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase to improve your overall cardiovascular fitness. You can burn 600 or more calories in just one 30-minute session. You lose weight - not just water on weight loss. One can receive the "training effect" while reading and relaxing in the Soft Heat saunas. NASA concluded infrared "passive exercise" was the ideal way to keep astronauts fit during space flight.

Eliminates Harmful Toxins

Take the detoxifying load off your liver and kidneys by the direct elimination of toxins through the skin. Two to three times more sweat is produced in the far infrared sauna than is possible in conventional hot air saunas. Greater detoxification of heavy metals is achieved, including: lead, mercury, aluminum, cadmium, and fat-soluble toxins.

Athletic Performance

Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range

of motion. Top athletes are using the Soft Heat Sauna to warm their muscles before and after working out to prevent injuries and promote relaxation.

Clears Cellulite

Soft Heat Saunas help clear cellulite, the gel-like lumps of fat, water and debris trapped in pockets beneath the skin. European beauty specialists routinely incorporate daily saunas in programs to reduce cellulite.

Boosts Immune Response

This radiant therapy may shorten your recovery time colds and flu and improve the immune response. It is reported to stimulate the body's own natural healing processes.

Improves Skin

The profuse sweating achieved in the Soft Heat Sauna carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Skin tone and elasticity are improved. It has been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and burns and also removes roughness. Radiant heat is a form of energy that heats objects directly, without heating the air in between. This is also called "infrared heat" (never to be confused with ultra-violet light). Infrared heaters are used by hospitals to warm premature infants.

Far Infrared vs. Conventional Saunas

A conventional sauna must rely only on indirect means of heat: first, on convection (air currents) and then, conduction (direct contact of hot air with the skin) to produce its heating effect on us.

In a far infrared sauna, less than 20% of the infrared energy heats the air, leaving over 80% available to be directly converted to heat within our bodies. Thus an infrared sauna can warm its user to a much greater depth and much more efficiently than a conventional sauna. This crucial difference explains many of the unprecedented health benefits reported to be available through a far infrared sauna that are not attainable through a conventional sauna.

The infrared energy applied in these saunas may induce up to 2 - 3 times the sweat volume of a hot-air sauna. They operate at a significantly cooler air temperature range of 110 to 130F vs. 180 to 235F in a conventional sauna. The lower heat range is safer for those concerned about cardiovascular risk factors that might be encountered in old-style hot-air sauna

Far Infrared

The electromagnetic spectrum is divided into three segments by wavelength, measured in microns or micrometers (a micron = 1/1,000,000 of a meter): 0.076 to 1.5 microns = near or close; 1.5 to 5.6 = middle or intermediate; 5.6 to 1,000 = far or long wave infrared.

The far infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below, or "infra" to red light as the next lowest energy band. This band of light is not visible to human eyes but we can, however, feel this type of light, which we perceive as heat. When warmed, the earth radiates infrared rays in the 7 to 14 micron bands with its peak output at 10 microns. Our palms emit infrared energy at between 8 to 14 microns.

The Soft Heat sauna heaters emit the majority of their output in the long band from 5.6 to 25 microns. The output is evenly spread around the 9.4-micron pivot point of peak human output. The energy output from the infrared sauna corresponds so closely to the body's radiant energy that our bodies absorb close to 93% of the infrared waves that reach our skin.

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