Infrared Saunas - A high-tech alternative
Advantages of infrared saunas
Infrared saunas are today's high-tech alternative to the traditional steam sauna, offering a healthier way to relax and ease the tension in your muscles at the end of a long and strenuous day.
They come as cabins which fit into any room, even a bedroom, and need no water supply. They can be plugged into a normal electricity socket and start to work as soon as they are switched on.
An infrared sauna utilizes the kind of natural energy that we get from the sun, known as FIR (Far Infrared Radiation) energy. This is what sustains much of life on Earth and it increases your body temperature without having to heat the surrounding air, which is the case with steam saunas.
Although not all elements of the sun's heat are beneficial for you, FIR infrared heat can warm your body without any negative effects. It can travel deep into your bodily tissue, giving you a whole range of health-inducing benefits including improved and increased circulation and the ability to nourish and repair damaged tissue.
Some advantages of infrared saunas
Although there is a certain charm and undeniable atmosphere about the good old steam sauna, there are also several disadvantages. Sitting in a regular steam sauna, it is often difficult to monitor your body's temperature, and if you are not careful it can rise to unhealthy levels.
Most infrared saunas include safety features such as temperature-capping devices and timers which monitor the temperature of your body, tell you how long you have been in the sauna and automatically switch off when dangerous levels are reached.
Aside from these safety aspects the infrared sauna offers a whole variety of health benefits from healing daily aches and pains to helping you in to manage weight loss.
In the sauna blood vessels expand and increase the circulation, allowing more oxygen to reach every part of your body. It's also a great way to help repair damaged tissue after exercise or a workout and to rid the bloodstream of toxins.
An infrared sauna will help to ease stiffness and pains in the joints and allow you to burn calories effectively without putting in hours on a treadmill. Other benefits include deep-cleansed skin, a stronger immune system, and perhaps most importantly in this day and age, reduced stress and fatigue.