By Bob McCauley, ND
Deep Detoxification, Weight Loss, Immune and Cardiovascular Builder
Far Infrared (FIR) waves is an invisible band of light that warms objects without warming the air between. The best example of FIR heat is the sun. Even on a cold day, the sun feels warm on the skin. Approximately 80% of the sun’s rays fall into the far infrared range. It is not visible to the human eye. FIR heat is a completely safe form of energy.
FIR waves vibrate at the same frequency as all organic matter (5.6 – 1000 microns). This is why they are able to penetrate so deeply into the flesh and warm it internally.
Infrared Sauna therapy systems duplicate these healthy FIR frequencies. Bodily tissues absorb these rays as the water in the cell reacts in a process called resonant absorption, which occurs when the frequency of the far infrared matches the frequency of the water in the cell causing toxins to be dropped off into the blood stream and be excreted by the body through the kidneys, liver and even hair. The body absorbs as much as 93% of this heat compared with only 20% of conventional heat. FIR saunas operate at the relatively low temperatures of 100 ° – 130 ° F, whereas traditional saunas operate at a temperature of 180 ° – 220 ° F.
Fat becomes water-soluble at a temperature of 100 °F before it begins to dissolve and enter the bloodstream to be removed from the body. Weight loss is one of the benefits of using a FIR sauna each day for only 20-40 minutes. A single sauna session will burn 200-500 calories, as many as rowing a boat for 30 minutes or running several miles. As toxins are removed from the body while using the FIR sauna, natural weight loss follows. FIR saunas are the ONLY natural, healthy way to burn calories without exercising!
Use of a FIR sauna has a cumulative effect on the body, meaning that using it daily magnifies its benefits. The first time you use the FIR sauna will be a pleasant experience. However, after several days and then weeks, detoxification, weight loss, immune building and other benefits will increase dramatically.
Traditional high heat saunas usually operate at temperatures of 180 ° – 220 ° F. These saunas use conductive heat, a heat source that heats the air that in turn heats the body and causes the mucous membranes to dry out. FIR saunas hydrate these delicate membranes as it clears the sinuses. Conductive heat only penetrates the body tissue about ½”, whereas FIR heat 1.5” – 3.5” that FIR waves do.
Typical sweat produced under normal conditions contains 97% water and 3% toxins. Sweat produced from a FIR sauna is 80-85% water and 15-20% toxins! And the toxins that are excreted in a FIR sauna contain heavy metals, pesticides and other petroleum-based toxins, as well as fat itself. All of these toxic substances do NOT appear in typical sweat, only in sweat produced from a FIR sauna.
With a traditional, conduction-heated sauna, it is all about heat, which is costly and ineffective. With a FIR Sauna, profound health benefits occur by sitting in front of FIR heating elements and absorbing those invisible, beneficial FIR waves into the body. Heat is of secondary importance in a FIR sauna.
Far Infrared saunas are easy to assemble (approximately 30 minutes or less) and requires 90% less electrical energy to operate than traditional saunas, which is a tremendous cost savings.
Traditional saunas operate at much higher temperatures, 180 ° – 235 ° F, which are not tolerable for long. In as little as 20 – 40 minutes, a FIR Sauna performs its incredible health benefits. Far infrared saunas, on the other hand operate at lower, more tolerable temperatures, 100 ° F – 130 ° F, and require only 5 – 10 minutes to warm up. It produces 5 – 7 times more sweat while using a small amount of electricity, about the same amount as it takes to run a hair dryer, depending on the unit.
FIR saunas are constructed entirely of cedar wood, which provides a pleasant, natural smell. It can be placed in many areas of the house and can be move easily. It is available in five sizes that will hold between one and five persons.
Cardiovascular Health & Immune Builder
FIR Saunas improve the body’s cardiovascular system. While you calmly relax in the soothing warmth of the FIR Sauna, your body is hard at work. As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to boost circulation, thus improving your cardiovascular system. Increased circulation has been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts. Open wounds heal faster, which reduces scarring. Peripheral blood vessels dilate to help heal muscles and soft tissue while delivering oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles. This also helps soothe muscles after a strenuous work out.
As the body temperature rises, the immune system kicks in to fight the “artificial fever” created by the penetrating FIR heat. This profuse sweating also deeply cleanses the skin, creating beautiful and improved tone, texture, and color. FIR saunas also help with allergies, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, mercury poisoning, Candida, unclear thinking, depression, acne, eczema, psoriasis, lesions and reduces scarring.
The most immediate and noticeable effect is the tremendous relaxation that FIR heat provides. This deep relaxation alone can have a profound impact on your health in a positive way. Read, listen to music, carry on a pleasant conversation with a friend or relative, or meditate while in the FIR sauna. In the comfortable warmth, your stress will melt away, leaving you with a feeling of total rejuvenation . Unlike a traditional heat-driven sauna that leaves you tired and drained of energy after being in them, a session in a FIR Sauna has the opposite effect of energizing you!