Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We
cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this
type of light in the form of heat. Our sun
produces most of its energy output in the infrared
segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body
without having to heat the air in-between, through a
process called conversion.
infrared is divided into 3 segments by
wavelengths, measured in microns; near infrared: 0.76~1.5 microns;
middle infrared: 1.5~5.6 microns; and far infrared: 5.6~1000 microns.
Among these segments, only far infrared penetrates organic substances
such as the human body so that the warming effect is very uniform.
Infrared Saunas differ from
traditional saunas as it uses infrared energy to directly penetrate into
the body’s tissue up to 1.5 inches to produce sweating.
saunas use steam to heat the air inside the sauna, which then heats your
body until you begin to sweat. In order for this to be effective,
temperatures must reach upwards of 190º Fahrenheit. Infrared saunas only
need a temperature of up to 120º Fahrenheit to obtain the same effect.
These lower temperatures make the environment more tolerable, while also
allowing you to breath easier.
energy is not only safe, but is also highly beneficial for our bodies.
Far Infrared lamps are actively used for medical treatments by
physicians and chiropractors, as well as physical and massage