What is Far Infrared Therapy and Its Benefits to Help Change Your Life?
Far infrared Therapy (FIR) is a portion of the infrared spectrum that has the longest wavelength, between 3000 and 1,000,000 nanometers. Far infrared waves raise the core temperature, which induces sweating through the skin, and research shows that this excessive sweating provides a range of potential benefits.
Infrared radiation has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health conditions and more recently has become popular as a way to improve overall health. Don't let the term radiation fool you, infrared is non-ionising, meaning that it is not harmful. There are many health benefits to using infrared therapy, including improved circulation, reduced inflammation, lower blood pressure, wound healing, increased metabolism, weight loss, and improved detoxification.
Infrared therapy can also help to relieve pain, improve sleep, and reduce stress levels.Infrared therapy is often used in conjunction with other forms of treatment and technologies, such as massage or acupuncture, halotherapy, and even other infrared light modalities such as red light therapy, to maximise its effectiveness.
Why infrared saunas?
Far infrared saunas are becoming increasingly popular due to the many health benefits they offer. Unlike traditional saunas, which use heat to raise the surrounding air, far infrared saunas harness far infrared rays to directly heat the body's tissue. This results in a deeper, more detoxifying sweat that can help to improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and speed up muscle recovery. Far infrared saunas can also boost the immune system and promote cell health. The popularity of far infrared saunas has continued to increase with more people learning about far infrared health advantages.
Far infrared sauna for low-temperature therapy
Far infrared sauna therapy is typically a low-temperature heat therapy. This is because infrared rays specifically heat your body directly, and not the air temperature. The adverse effects of this radiant heat are that the cabin itself will read a lower temperature than that of a traditional sauna or steam room, however, your core will raise to the same, if not higher, degree.
This gradual infrared therapy means you won't feel the excessive heat burning your skin like traditional saunas, instead, the far infrared rays will warm you from the inside. This makes your time spent in a far infrared sauna more enjoyable and provides multiple far infrared sauna benefits. Research shows that the lower the surface temperature of the far infrared heater, the more accurate far infrared wavelength you can experience.
Our Clearlight® Saunas only use the patented True Wave™ heaters that run at the optimal surface degree to produce the highest quality far infrared wavelengths that are best absorbed by the body, roughly 9.4 microns.
Sebastian Mierau, CEO Clearlight Saunas Australia
Our True Wave™ far infrared sauna heaters
Our True Wave™ far Infrared heaters have been designed with a large surface area, resulting in a lower surface temperature. The result of this low temperature is that our heaters produce more far wave infrared heat energy. The human body absorbs most infrared energy at 9.4 microns, and our True Wave™ consistently perform at a range of 6 to 12 microns, targeting the 9.4 microns.
With the high far infrared output (emissivity) of our heaters, you not only get the highest quality infrared heat, but you get a lot of it, and right where you want it – your body core. The key to far infrared sauna health benefits is heating your body effectively and we position our heaters so that they surround your body concentrating the heat on your body core.
Does infrared sauna cabin temperature matter?
The answer to this question is Yes and No. In an infrared sauna, the infrared heat warming your body is the most important aspect. You can sit in your sauna with the door and roof vent open and you can still sweat.
That being said, everyone wants the cabin temperature in their sauna to be hot, possibly because of the misconception that the hotter the cabin the hotter the body, such as in a regular sauna. The infrared sauna experience is more comfortable to sit in and raises your temperature similar to the sun, in a gradual, relaxing nature. The combination of excellent quality infrared heat and a sufficiently warm sauna cabin is the key to a quality infrared sauna experience.
As a sauna manufacturer, we have to find that balance between heaters that produces excellent quality infrared heat and heaters that generate enough infrared heat to warm the sauna so you are comfortable. All Clearlight® Sauna models achieve this balance and do an excellent job of warming the sauna cabin for an exceptional sauna session.
Why Clearlight® far infrared saunas are so effective?
When you are sitting in a traditional sauna, you are sitting in a hot room; 180-220 degrees. In a Clearlight® Infrared Sauna, about 20% of the heat is heating the air and the other 80% directly heats your body. The lower temperatures of far infrared light, when compared to a traditional sauna, have many cardiovascular benefits, and weight loss benefits.
According to reports, sweat from a traditional sauna contains approximately 3-5% pollutants, whereas sweat from an infrared sauna has approximately 17-20% pollutants. The Clearlight® saunas' detoxifying and deep-penetrating heat makes them especially effective.