Remember the last time you were sunbathing with sunscreen? Were you still hot? Of course you were because the sunscreen only blocks portions of the UV (ultraviolet) light from hitting your skin. The far infrared light heat (from the sun) penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. It is not to be confused, however, with ultraviolet light (UV), which causes sunburn and damage to your skin.
Infrared light is part of the Sun's invisible spectrum. One of far infrared light's characteristics is the ability to easily penetrate human tissue. When this happens, it creates a natural resonance, which has many beneficial properties. You can be exposed to far infrared heat for hours and it won't cause your skin to burn. In appropriate doses far infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things. In fact, it is so safe that it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
The Infrared Sauna Experience:
Infrared light is part of the sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate human tissue.
Infrared heat therapy uses these infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air.
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.
Infrared saunas increase the body’s core temperature, thus resulting in a much deeper, more detoxifying sweat at the cellular level where many toxins are stored.
Conventional hot rock/steam heat saunas heat the air with steam, which can often be unbearably hot and will cause you to only sweat at the surface of the tissue. Steam also makes air difficult to breathe.
An infrared sauna uses soothing, dry infrared heat that is well ventilated and extremely comfortable and relaxing.