What is Infrared heat and how does it work differently in a sauna compared to the traditional steam sauna?
Infrared heat is a completely safe form of energy that happens naturally and heats objects directly. Infrared heat is not like ultraviolet rays but a narrow band of energy within the 5 to 15 micron level. This type of energy penetrates up to 45mm deep into the body to increase blood circulation and nourish damaged tissue. The sun is the primary source of radiant energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin. Infrared heat provides many of the health benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects. The earliest experience we may have of radiant heat is the day we are born. Some of us as newborn babies are kept warm by radiant heat in hospitals using an incubator. An Infrared Health Sauna is an area or space that heats its occupant directly with heaters that emit Far Infrared heat. Unlike the conventional sauna, which uses heated steam, an infrared health sauna does not heat the air. The sau