What is Infrared?
Infrared radiation is a natural heat diffused by nearly anything and everything around us. Whether it is our bodies or the road you are walking over, infrared rays are everywhere. There is a different radiation named Far Infrared Rays or FIR which is used in Infrared heaters. Incubators to keep the newborn babies warm also use the same FIR technology. The modern infrared saunas are also built up garnering this natural energy source of heat.
What are differences between Infrared Saunas and Traditional Saunas?
Decades ago, when primitive saunas were in use, they were built up the most ancient methods of creating a closed room, filling it up with rocks and stones, pouring water on the hot rocks to produce steam and heat up the human bodies inside. They were much like rock saunas, but later on, advanced systems had seen better procedure of heating up stones and rocks. Electric heaters were introduced as means of warming up the atmosphere. This use of electricity has become the most popular way of heating saunas, although ultimately they depend on rocks and stones so far. These traditional rock saunas rise the inside temperature from 169F to 200F to ensure more sweating. After spending hours in such traditional rock saunas, people often take a chilly shower for cooling down.
Infrared saunas sometimes seem much like the traditional saunas from outlook. The small wooden enclosure gives you the same feeling of conventional sauna. But by mechanism, they are far from similar to traditional systems. The FIR saunas use infrared heaters to emit infrared rays pointed directly at the body of the user. No steam effects. These direct rays are adjusted through conversion. Therefore FIR saunas don't have to produce extreme heat. This is the sole reason why people prefer infrared saunas over traditional ones, as you can sit longer without feeling uncomfortable.
Are Infrared Saunas Safe for use?
Till date, not a single research has shown the harmfulness of infrared saunas. Rather it is believed to be safer than the direct sun rays as FIR rays do not contain deadly ultraviolet rays etc.
Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas
We are living in a world which moving at jet speed. To make a balance with this fast pace, we are also moving faster than light. This rat race leaves us stressed, exhausted and tired like hell. An infrared sauna can naturally tone down your mind and body by providing you a comfortable relaxation. Its health benefits are vast and varied, and it has no side effects at all. So after a hectic day at office, you can definitely relax and rejuvenate by going for a FIR sauna session.