What is infrared?
Infrared waves are part of the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum. It is able to gently penetrate human tissue. It is safe and effective and allows for a lower operating temperature than traditional saunas.
What is the difference between Near, Mid, and Far Infrared?
Infrared sauna treatments may be available at different levels: near, middle, and far.
These different levels represent the different sizes in infrared wavelengths and refer to the intensity of the treatment. Near infrared waves have the shortest wavelength of the three and the wavelengths increase as you move towards far infrared.
- Near Infrared – The shortest wavelength of the three, and thus has the least penetration of the three. It penetrates the epidermis so that it works best for skin rejuvenation and health, wound healing, is beneficial in cellular health, cellular immunity, skin purification, and pain relief. Near infrared will not penetrate deeply enough into your skin to be majorly beneficial beyond surface level. This allows for cellular health, wound healing, and increased blood flow as it brings blood to the surface.
- Mid Infrared – These waves penetrate a little deeper than near infrared. It is the primary wave used to increase blood flow and circulation. Mid infrared therapy mimics the benefits of a cardiovascular workout, and the blood flow effects last even after you are finished with your session. Mid-infrared levels are ideal for pain relief, increasing circulation, weight loss and promoting muscle relaxation since it penetrates a little deeper into the skin.
- Far Infrared – The largest wavelength, which allows it to penetrate the deepest. This wave heats the body’s core temperature, which is the component of the detoxification benefits our sauna provides. It is also the wave that helps with blood pressure reduction and the 600 calorie weight loss effect of our sauna. Far-infrared wavelength levels are used primarily for detoxification purposes, weight loss, blood pressure reduction, relaxation, pain relief and so much more. It also has many of the same benefits of near infrared, as well as additional benefits such as cardiovascular health, skin purification/beautification, body flexibility, rejuvenation, blood circulation and even cancer therapy. Far infrared penetrates deep into the skin, muscle tissue, and even the organs, giving your body a full-range of health, healing and wellness benefits. Because of this, you get better blood-flow as it is not limited to the outer layer of skin. Your blood flow is increased throughout your body and organs to give the best overall health advantages.