Saunas Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
About INFRARED SAUNAS
How is an infrared sauna Different than a traditional sauna?
Many people will tell you an Infrared sauna is better than a Traditional Finnish Rock Sauna, The truth is they are both beneficial and Equally relaxing. What it comes down to is personal preference.
The People that tell you otherwise usually only sell Infrared saunas and or are ignorant and unknowledgeable about Rock Saunas. In fact most people in North America do not know how to use a Sauna correctly to get the most enjoyment and benefit from it.
Please see HOW TO USE SAUNA to get the most benefit and to analyze what type of sauna that is best for you..
In a Far infrared sauna the heat penetrates deeper and faster into the human body in contrast to the humid, surface heat of a traditional sauna. An infrared sauna uses less energy, heats up much quicker and is effective at a lower temperature so that one can tolerate the heat for a longer session.
Infrared heat penetrates almost 2 inches deep into your muscles and bones for optimum therapy. With Beauty Saunas Far infrared 100% Ceramic heaters your body will produce 3 times more perspiration removing 4 times more harmful toxins and waste from the body. Leaving you healthier and your skin better glowing!
Conventional Sauna Vs. Infrared Sauna
Where do I install the infrared Heat Therapy Sauna?
Your Infrared Sauna can be placed in any location you desire accessible to any standard electrical outlet (Check amps per model larger models require 20amp breaker).
Conventional rock Saunas must be located in a Bathroom due to the large amount of water used in this kind of sauna bathing (if people tell you a rock style sauna can be placed anywhere else besides out of doors or in a bathroom, Run away very fast because you are talking to someone who does not know anything about how a sauna works…. in order to get the true enjoyment and benefit from a Rock sauna you must use ambient amounts of water. Anything else is just a hot room.
How long does it take to assemble the sauna?
Easy Assembly-less than 30 minutes from start to finish following our easy step by step instructions.
Is the Infrared light or heat dangerous?
Infrared radiant heat therapy is totally safe. It is safer than natural sunlight. It is the same type of rays used in hospitals in infant incubators. Our infrared light and heat has all the benefits of sunlight without the danger of ultra-violet rays. Our infrared light penetrates almost 2″ into the body.
A conventional rock Sauna only penetrates the surface of the skin less than 1/4 inch.
How will infrared saunas effect my energy usage?
Each sauna session will cost pennies per use, Uses approximately the same amount of power as a hair blow-dryer.
Can I loose weight by using an Infrared Sauna?
A sauna session can help you burn up to 600 calories equivalent to 30 minutes of rowing. Infrared heat penetrates below the skin and helps break down the fat and water particles in pockets beneath the skin. Those who have been unsuccessful in dieting often times are toxic and are successful after using an Infrared Sauna. It is a great means of exercise for those who cannot physically exert themselves. Here is an example of how many calories a 150-pound person normally burns up in 30 minutes of exercise:
Rowing (peak effort) : 600
Swimming (crawl stroke) : 300
Jogging : 300
Tennis (fast game) : 265
Chopping Wood : 265
Cycling (10mph) : 225
Golfing (without a cart) : 150
Walking (3.5mph) : 150
Bowling : 120
Vigorous Racquet Ball : 510
Marathon Running 593
Some weight loss authorities believe that our bodies use fat to dilute toxins. As an Infrared Sauna is an unsurpassed expeller of toxins, it is also a great way to get rid of any fat our bodies are using to dilute toxins we are storing.
How does this help the immune system?
A typical sauna session will cause a brief (and minor) increase in body temperature, identical to the body’s defense mechanism producing an artificial fever to fight against bacteria, microbes, and infection. The beneficial side effect of this induced temperature increase is immune system improvement resulting from increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by your bone marrow and killer T cells by your thymus. When toxins are present in our body blood circulation is blocked and cellular energy is impaired. The body’s immune system is inhibited, which makes it difficult for the body to fight disease.
How does an Infrared Sauna remove toxins from the body?
When toxins are present in our body blood circulation is blocked and cellular energy is impaired. The body’s immune system is inhibited, which makes it difficult for the body to fight disease. When the infrared heat is applied the large water molecules in our bodies that contain toxic gases like sulphur dioxide, carbon dioxide, lead , mercury and chlorine vibrate and are broken down. The encapsulated toxic materials and gases are then released. Infrared heat is often used in the treatment of clogged capillaries, the heat expands the capillaries and skin pores to expel the toxins from the body. One can tolerate and even enjoy Infrared heat for longer periods of time than the heat from a Hot tub or steam bath, therefore the sweating from infrared heat promotes the most beneficial detoxification.
How does the Sauna prevent heart disease?
Sauna treatments have a stimulating effect on the cardiovascular system. The increased blood circulation, but not blood pressure, stimulates the tiny blood vessels in the skin to expand accommodating the increased blood flow. The increased heart rate has the same positive benefit as much tedious strenuous exercise, while you are relaxing in your very own spa.
How does a Sauna reduce stress and fatigue?
High levels of stress put continuous strain in the autonomic nervous system and are one of the elusive causes of many chronic diseases. Heat therapy loosens the muscles and relieves muscular aches and pains. By facilitating the expansion of capillary vessels, thereby improving circulation, physical stress levels are reduced. The infrared rays also clear away build up of lactic acid and carbon dioxide around the muscles, by removing the toxins, muscle and joint stiffness disappears. Besides these physiological effects, a sauna session also contributes to stress reduction simply by providing a peaceful and relaxing environmental away from it all.
Does a sauna help my skin?
Infrared Heat penetrates deeply into the layers of skin. Profuse perspiration removes the deep impurities and toxins, and the increased blood circulation increase the skin tone leaving the skin glowing. Studies concluded that Infrared Heat has been beneficial in the healing of acne, burns, rashes, cuts, eczema and other skin conditions. Profuse perspiration and increased blood circulation deeply cleanses the skin.
How can an Infrared Sauna possibly offer all these benefits?
During a 30 minute session you can relax and enjoy music while your body is working to generate perspiration. The infrared sauna therapy offers in depth heat in a pleasant atmosphere thus offering health advantages. Each session allows the body to detoxify, ease muscle pain by increasing circulation, burns fat, gives you a cardiovascular workout, reduces cellulite and regains skin glow.