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The Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Heat


Hundreds, even thousands of years ago, people turned to heat therapy as a source of healing. Although they could not refine the process like we can today, they paved the way for the recognition of a natural phenomenon that is resurfacing with the support of the medical industry and the testimony of its users.

FIR (Far Infrared Radiation) Sauna heat is clearly rising to the top of health administration requirements. Activated by heat, the FIR material emits FIR energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called "resonance". Thus the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.

FIR Sauna heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss in a sauna heat session.

It also increases heart rate and blood circulation, both crucial to maintaining one's health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin without heightening blood pressure.

For injuries, heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities , speeding the healing of sprains and strains, thus relieving pain.

The increased blood helps aching and injured muscles recover faster because the stronger the flow of blood, the quicker metabolic and toxic waste products are purged from the body, through the skin during perspiration. The skin is often known as the third kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating up to 30% of body waste.

Having a FIR Sauna heat treatment before a massage also helps prepare the user by creating an overall relaxing effect. It loosens the muscle tissue so the therapist can do a more thorough and effective massage.

For that sought after healthy glow, FIR Sauna heat therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone and texture. A FIR Sauna heat bath also provides a mild cleansing of the skin.

By creating an "Artificial Fever", FIR heat has a positive effect on the immune system. Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever, while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This helps the body ward off invading organisms. A FIR heat treatment in the early stages of a cold or flu has been known to stop the disease before the symptoms occur. Further studies into the benefits of FIR heat therapy is creating a new avenue of hope for those suffering from life threatening diseases such as cancer, which explains why the majority of FIR Sauna heat clientele base is affiliated with the medical industry.

FIR Sauna heat has made acquiring all the numerous benefits of FIR heat therapy easy and affordable, whenever and wherever you choose.


Far Infrared energy is not only safe, and is as evident, can be very pleasurable and relaxing, but can be highly beneficial for our bodies. Far Infrared sources are actively used for medical treatments by doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and massage therapists for arthritis, joint pain, stiff muscles, and injuries to tendons and ligaments to promote a faster self-healing effect by the body.

Infrared heat is "radiant" heat. Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between the source and the object.

Radiant heat is also called Infrared Energy. The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum cannot be seen, but can be perceived as heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Our atmosphere has a "window" in it that allows infrared energy rays in the 7 ~ 14 micron range to safely reach the earth's surface. When warmed, the earth radiates infrared rays in the 7 ~ 14 micron band with its peak output at 10 microns.

Sometimes infrared is referred to as "dry heat" because it requires no medium to reach the body's surface, in contast to conductive or convective forms of heat which need a medium (often wet or moist).

According to naturopathic physician Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi, in his summation on the mechanism of actions of infrared devices tuned to the human body, tissues needing a boost in their output selectively absorb these rays. The internal production of the infrared energy that normally occurs within our tissues is associated with a variety of healing responses and may require a boost to a maximal level to ensure the fullest healing response possible in a tissue, which is being repaired. After boosting a tissue's level to its maximum, the remaining rays pass onward harmlessly. This phenomenon is called "resonant absorption."

Regular use of a sauna may be effective as an adjunct to methods such as regular exercise for cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories.

An infrared sauna induces relaxation and a feeling of well-being in a person that can have significant psychological as well as physiological benefits.

Benefits of Infrared Heat

The Relationship between  Infrared & Health:

Infrared heats objects directly, not the air. Radiant heat is also called infrared and is divided into 3 segments by wave lengths, near or close, intermediate, and far or long wave infrared. Our sun produces much of its energy in infrared, which is allowed through our atmosphere in the 7-14 micron range which is very safe and beneficial for humans. We all know that there are electromagnetic waves that are beyond our visual range which are called Ultraviolet Rays and Infrared Rays.  The Infrared Rays and Visible Rays are the ones that are most responsible for heating the body.

Infrared waves share the attributes listed below:

Radiation: Infrared rays radiate or spread from a localized source. 

Penetration: Unlike visible light, infrared rays can deeply penetrate skin and the
                    underlying tissues
(over 1 1/2")

Resonance: Infrared rays naturally generate heat by causing the body's molecules to rapidly vibrate against each other. 

When infrared rays penetrate the skin, they come into contact with protein, collagen and fats, By stimulating micro-vibrations infrared causes a thermal reaction which elevates tissue temperatures. The human body then reacts by dilating all the blood vessels regardless of size. Tissues are revitalized because of the improved (micro & macro) circulation. 

It should be noted that an important principle of traditional Chinese medicine is that good blood circulation promotes good health. Conversely, an obstructed blood flow will increase the likelihood of disease and pain. Other ancient Asian therapies such as the Japanese "Palm Therapy" and China's "Qi Gong Therapy" are also based on the premise that the human body itself, is capable of radiating Infrared rays. 

Infrared therapy has proven to be effective because its "hot rays" exhibit analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic capabilities.

Skin diagram


Health Benefits of Infrared Heat

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology reports "medical practitioners make use of infrared radiant heat to treat sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain...."


 Clinical Research on Health Benefits of Infrared Heat

A great variety of research has been done on benefits, and possible benefits, of infrared. We have compiled some of them as What The Researchers Say