Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an infrared sauna?

An infrared sauna, sometimes called a far-infrared sauna ("far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum), is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat.

What is the difference between traditional steam saunas and infrared saunas?

Infrared saunas do not use steam, but rely fully on the heat from the infrared heaters.  Traditional steam saunas provide heat when water is poured over the heater rocks, thus producing steam.

What is the difference between a traditional dry sauna and an infrared sauna?

Dry saunas are essentially a sauna minus the humidity.

Are infrared saunas safe?

Infrared heat does not heat up the room, but instead is directly absorbed by a person's body. The effect is similar to sitting in sunshine, where a person may feel quite warm even though the room temperature itself is cool. An infrared sauna is a dry sauna, using only a heater to create beneficial effects, whereas wet saunas use hot water poured on rocks to produce steam. The dangers of infrared saunas are generally the same as those of wet saunas and involve excess heat.

Are there health benefits to using an infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals. The benefits don’t stop there. With infrared sauna technology, you can also lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin.

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