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Infrared Sauna 101

History of Sauna

Saunas have been around for many years, but more recently a new invention has been originated using infrared technology to elevate the temperature in a sauna's cabin. The original infrared saunas were developed in the 1960's as an energy-efficient method to heat a sauna. in many ways different to the traditional sauna, sometimes called a Finnish sauna known to use a regular heat source, such as a stove or fire, which heats rocks to a very high temperature. These hot rocks is what in turn heat up the sauna itself, reaching around 180 to 195 degrees Fahrenheit.

An infrared sauna is a sauna that uses infrared technology rather than a traditional heat source in order to raise the sauna's temperature to a desired level. Fortunately, for those who love saunas and steam rooms, modern infrared saunas can be installed in an average home at a very reasonable prices.

What is Infrared?

Infrared is the light naturally produces by the sun. The very warmth that you experience when you are outside in the sun - healthy, natural, and safe heat. Infrared sauna is the solution to soothing, smooth and simple treatment for a variety of conditions.

How does it work?

The far infrared rays penetrate the skin and cause the body to sweat. Your body absorbs the heat and you begin to perspire allowing toxins to be eliminated through the skin.

Why do I need an infrared sauna?

Releasing the toxins throughout our body is a must if we want to increase our overall health. Infrared sauna is a powerful method by which we can heal ourselves and retain our vitality and harmonize our life for the best health.

Is it necessary? 

De-stressing, detoxing and relaxing is a necessity. The benefits of infrared sauna are endless.

What is the difference between carbon fiber and ceramic heaters?

Both types of heaters provide the same health benefits and will produce the results you're after. The difference is the heat distribution between the two heaters and the type of sauna experience you want

Carbon fiber heaters are best for those who prefer a long, relaxing sauna session or for those seeking healing from a chronic condition or disease. 

What is EMF?

Electronic and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. EMFs are typically characterized by wavelength or frequency into one of two radioactive categories:

Non-ionizing: Low-level radiation which is generally perceived as harmless to humans

Ionizing: high-level radiation which has the potential for cellular and DNA damage

Infrared Radiation

Infrared radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation which is found just outside the visible portion of the spectrum, before the color red. Infrared radiation is invisible but the energy of this region happens to correspond to the approximate level of energy needed to start molecules moving in various ways. For example, wavelengths in the middle of the IR region are able to start various portions of the molecules vibrating. IR light, which has even less energy than visible light, does not even have enough energy to damage molecules in the way that higher energy waves do such as X-rays.

Safety Hazards of Infrared

Since IR radiation only works to get molecules moving, any moderate dose of IR radiation will simply heat up any living tissue it touches on. The only hazard in most cases is that prolonged exposure to a very high level of IR could result in a burn, just as could exposure to a hot stove or any other heat source.

Measure EMF's

If you are concerned about EMFs and would like to measure them yourself, you may use a gauss meter. It is available for purchase online through a number of retailers. 

Benefits of using a JNH FAR Infrared Sauna

Cleanses and Flushes Toxins

Many of us do not actively sweat every day. There are multiple health benefits of deep sweating. Regular infrared sauna bathing provides the benefits that are derived from a deep sweat. The core body temperature begins to rise in the heat of the sauna. The blood vessels dilate, increasing blood flow. The body's nervous system send signals to the millions of sweat glands covering the body, as heat from the blood flow moves its way towards the skins surface and temperatures rise. The production of sweat is for cooling the body and is composed of 99% water. But, deep sweating in an infrared sauna can help reduce levels of copper, zinc, lead, mercury and nickel.  All of these toxins are commonly picked up from our environment. Sweat bring our and rinses bacteria from the epidermal layer and ducts. Cleansing the skin through sweat rinses the bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts improving circulation, bringing about a soft and beautiful complexion. When the skin is cleansed dead skin cells are replaced keeping your skin in optimum condition. 

Relaxes/Soothes Aches and Pains in Joints and Muscles

Infrared sauna helps the body release endorphins. This is the body's naturally producing pain relieving chemical. Endorphins can have an enjoyable tranquilizing and mild effect as well as the ability to extinguish pain from muscle soreness, physical workouts and arthritis. When body temperature rises it causes circulation to increase and blood vessels to dilate. This increase in blood flow accelerates the body's natural healing process for things like cuts, bruises and soothes aches and pains. For post workouts use your infrared sauna for muscle relaxation, muscle tension and to eliminate lactic acid and other toxins.

Relieves Stress

Clearly medical research shows that stress in our daily lives affects our health. It is a fact that the majority of the disease is stress related. in asking out JNH sauna users about why they use saunas - 'stress relief ' is the most commonly stated benefit. The infrared sauna provides stress relief in numerous ways: The "after sauna glow" is brought on by the heat of the sauna by improving circulation and the release of endorphins. A quiet, warm place free of distractions. 

Social and Recreation 

Your sauna can be a personal private retreat or a relaxing environment created for socializing with family and friends in the comfort of your own home. The sauna environment is ideal for quiet conversation, openness and intimacy.

Induces a Deeper Sleep

Research shows that a deeper sleep can result from the use of an infrared sauna. When body temperatures are raised in the late evening the endorphins are released, it facilitates better sleep.

Relieves Congestion-Fights Illness

Infrared sauna use helps the body produce white blood cells more rapidly than normal which helps to fight illness.

Burns Calories

Sweating is the best process by which calories are burned. When the heart activity increases, demanding more oxygen, the body begins to convert calories into energy.

Cardiovascular Improvement

Comparable to moderate exercise, regular infrared sauna usage allows the circulatory system to experience increased circulation and oxygenation while lowering blood pressure. 

***You must not rely on this information as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional health care provider.***

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