MOST COMMON SCIENCE QUESTIONS
Raising cell temperature by 3 degrees F for a few minutes induces the cellular detoxification response.
Therefore, if we raise core body temperature by 3 degrees for a few minutes, we have increased temp accordingly for all the body’s cells. This is called full-body detoxification
Any heat source that achieves this will induce cellular detoxification. The best “heat shock therapy” approach is near infrared sauna, because the radiant, up to 9 inch penetration of near infrared wavelengths means we induce this temperature increase in the entire body most efficiently. Most all other heating methods (wet sauna, far-infrared, bathing) heat the body conductively, from outside in, and rely on the ambient air to heat the tissue, so the heating is less efficient.
In short, you WILL detoxify most effectively and efficiently in a near infrared sauna, and the rest is all about quality product design to ensure the user experience is convenient, hypoallergenic, lifetime-warrantied and beautiful.
We are a near infrared incandescent lamp sauna manufacturer. Our incandescent light source produces full spectrum light emission that peaks in the near infrared region, so we call it a near infrared sauna. But in fact, it’s full spectrum.
Far infrared wavelengths are 100% absorbed by water, one of the 2 primary chromophores (light absorbers) in the body. Water begins to absorb light partially at 1150nm, and then increasingly as we proceed to far infrared, which starts at 6000nm or so. By the time we get to far infrared, the wavelengths are 100% absorbed by water.
From the above article, end of page 2:
“Both the absorption and scattering of light in tissue are wavelength dependent (both much higher in the blue region of the spectrum than the red) and the principle tissue chromophore (hemoglobin) has high absorption bands at wavelengths shorter than 600- nm. For these reasons, there is a so-called “optical window” The second important consideration involves the optical properties of tissue. Both the absorption and scattering of light in tissue are wavelength dependent (both much higher in the blue region of the spectrum than the red) and the principle tissue chromophores (hemoglobin and Cellular photoreceptor Wound healing Tissue repair Prevention of tissue death Relief of inflammation Pain, edema Acute injuries Chronic diseases Neurogenic pain Neurological problems Acupuncture hν, 600-950-nm, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6140 614001-2 melanin) have high absorption bands at wavelengths shorter than 600-nm. Water begins to absorb significantly at wavelengths greater than 1150-nm. For these reasons, there is a so-called “optical window” in the tissue covering the red and near-infrared wavelengths, where the effective tissue penetration of light is maximized (Figure 2). Therefore although blue, green and yellow light may have significant effects on cells growing in an optically transparent culture medium, the use of LLLT in animals and patients almost exclusively involves red and near-infrared light (600-950- nm). “
So called full-spectrum saunas are inferior in many ways:
• Not using a TLS, but rather utilize 2 different NTLS technologies, far-infrared emitters, and LEDs
• No photoreceptors, including zero mitochondrial stimulation with far-infrared light emitters
• Far infrared emitters are typically very high EMF
• Provide inferior, monochromatic, artificial light spectrum by relying on LEDs to provide mitochondrial stimulation
• Poor design approach by installing light therapy LEDs in ceiling
• LEDs are very unreliable in terms of actual spectrum emitted and reported lifespan
Full-spectrum saunas are using far-infrared ceramic emitters or far-infrared carbon-based emitters that only emit far-infrared wavelengths of light; far-infrared wavelengths are well above 1000nm, so they are always absorbed by water and only heat the tissues. There are no photoreceptors in the body for far-infrared light.
So far infrared emitters only provide the thermal infrared that heats you. In order to provide mitochondrial stimulation, these manufacturers install NON-THERMAL LIGHT SOURCE (NTLS) LEDs that emit red light and sometimes near infrared monochromatic wavelengths.
The monochromatic (1-wavelength) provided by LEDs is an artificial spectrum and is only 1 pathetic wavelength. Black body radiators like the incandescent lamp provide all 600-950nm wavelengths, all at once.
Furthermore, the small bank of LEDs in the ceiling are not providing full-body light therapy as your whole body is not bathed in the light.
Also, LEDs have major manufacturing issues; they have to be tuned to ensure accurate wavelength emission and only energy-star rated LEDs are tested to ensure this. How do you know what wavelengths are emitted by LEDs, as the consumer? You’ll never be sure without a spectrophotometer.
You don’t have this concern with good ol’ reliable tungsten lamp. It’s an on or off technology, and when it’s on it’s producing exactly the natural emission spectrum of the 3000K black body radiation curve. Our incandescent heat lamps are rated for 5000hours of use and cost $10 to replace (typically every 3-4 years they need to be replaced).
Furthermore, LEDs are very susceptible to degradation when exposed to heat! The declared 50,000hour LED lifespan can decrease to like 3 months of use if they are exposed to too much heat. And of course, they are being heated continually as they are installed in the ceiling of the “full-spectrum” sauna.
The full spectrum sauna would be more accurately called an artificial spectrum sauna.
Furthermore, hair blocks light, that’s why we humans have hair on our heads (most of us 😉 ). It’s bad design to install the LED light therapy bank into the ceiling, where most of the emitted light is blocked by our hair.
Less is more, and the simpler approach that emulates nature is more effective, more sensible and safer.
Those far-infrared emitters tend to emit extraordinary levels of EMF (magnetic fields) which have been shown to irritate tissues and stress the body into sympathetic dominance. It’s a problematic technology that in the end is inferior in many ways to the incandescent lamp sauna approach. That’s why near infrared sauna is the cutting edge and far-infrared is pase. And the “full-spectrum” sauna is really an abortion of design and technology.
EMF/ELF The magnetic field, or M, is effectively 0mG where the user sits, 24” from the lamp face and 30” from the panel, where the electrical components are housed. You can measure up to 2mG at 0” proximity to the switch, which is very minimal, and decreases to background level once the meter is 6-7 inches from the switch. What’s always relevant in terms of the magnetic field is what is the effective EMF measured from the device at the location of interest.
The electric field, or E field, is the current that follows the wiring. This is also very minimal because we use an e-shielded power cord grounded directly to the metal switch box, and 100% grounded internal wiring and all the metal lamp guard cages. The grounded metal lamp guards act as a faraday cage to neutralize the E field that leaks out the front of the tungsten filament.
The rotation protocol means you are facing the lamps only 1/4 of the sauna session, and the indication is not to stare directly into the filaments/lamps.
Even when NIR reaches the eyes, it promotes healing in the eye cells as well, because we also have visible red/NIR photoreceptors in our ocular tissue like the retina.
Furthermore, NIR has been shown to activate “lazy water”, by increasing the transfer velocity of water-diffused nutrient delivery. This is particularly crucial for the retinal photoreceptor cells, as they are very energy and nutrient hungry, yet they are not only not directly supplied by blood vessels, in fact of all cells in the human body, they are the farthest distance from a blood vessel. So daily NIR stimulus to the eyes in order to keep the nutrients efficiently flowing to the retinal photoreceptors is crucial for their health and optimal functioning.
Also, NIR light from tungsten heat lamps is non-ablative (very low power), it’s not a laser.
This incandescent light bulb produces a natural full-spectrum light emission via incandescence, just as the sun incandesces. It emits the same healing full-band of near infraredlight from the sun, but not UV (higher energy, ionizing, tanning, DNA-denaturing portion of sunlight). It p We have mitochondria in the cells of the ocular tissues of our eyes, so it appears that we are designed to receive this healing NIR light to our eyes as well.
Furthermore, Dr. L. Wilson, leading proponent of NIR lamp therapy, has no indication of protective eyewear.
Ultimately, if you are concerned with the NIR light exposure, keep in mind that clothing blocks NIR light completely, so a simple sleep mask or piece of cloth will suffice to block the light.
You can make a near infrared laser beam that will cut through metal. It’s a question of power.
That’s why it’s important to consider the natural context of near infrared: the near infrared solar radiation emission (that is the total power output of the /near infrared band 700-1500nm from the sun) comprises 45% of all the sun’s wavelengths that reach the earth.
We’ve evolved under the sun, the creator of all life on earth, and almost half of all the light that reaches us from the sun is near infrared.
Mitochondrial activation occurs only from 600-1000nm wavelengths (so visible red too, but I will just say NIr keeps it simple): it turns the mitochondria into intelligent healers that control epigenetic repair, cell regeneration, inflammatory mediation, neuronal repair, and much more (indirect effects). Not to mention the 3 direct effects of NIr mitochondrial stimulation are increased ATP production, NO- release into tissues (vasodilation) and ROS- production.
So we want to light its natural form and natural power level. All these “infrared yoga studios” all use far-infrared ceramic or far-infrared carbon panel emitters. So zero mitochondrial activation, just heat therapy. They completely miss the point of infrared healing, it’s the near infrared that stimulates mitochondrial systems and it’s the near infrared that radiantly heats biological tissue through partial water absorption for the most efficient, natural form of heating.
Please read our article on the subject: https://saunaspace.com/debunk-near-infrared-light-cataract-connection/
We do not introduce any petrochemical finish or oil or sealant or stain whatsoever, nor do we use any natural nut or other natural oil finishes on our wood parts.
All our wood parts are 100% solid untreated, unadulterated USA-grown basswood that is sanded to a fine 1000grit smoothness. Basswood, or otherwise known as Tilia Americana has the lowest rated wood oil content of any North American wood.
Our SaunaSpace specification cotton canvas is made in a unique chemical-free fashion, and we take care to address contamination that occurs from the growing and harvesting and spinning. The spun cotton yarn is washed/scoured with hot water-only several times, which does 2 things: removes contaminants and makes the yarn very clean and hydrophobic, so it’s less contaminate- and odor-absorbing. And it preshrinks the yarn to make it machine washable Then this very clean, pre-shrunk yarn is woven into the fabric. The woven goods are then sanforized, which is mechanical compression, which guarantees a max. 5% shrinkage fabric and ensures the ideal machine washability without noticeable shrinkage.
We’ve sold over 2500 of units of our current design which utilize our SaunaSpace-spec cotton canvas and we’ve yet to have a return for chemical sensitivity/MCS user reacting to our sauna materials, including our cotton.
Understand that GOTS-certified organic cotton is only 95% organic, and what is not disclosed is that almost all pre-shrunk organic cotton is preshrunk using petrochemical surfactants and dispersal agents, which are hidden in that “5% fudge-factor.” The preshrinking chemicals are on the “approved for GOTS list” and are rinsed out of the fabric after shrinking, so they are considered not to be present and are therefore not declared.
Our SaunaSpace-spec cotton canvas manufacturing process is superior to this because we use only water for our scouring and shrinking.
The ultimate proof is in the experience of our customers. MOST of our customers have chemical sensitivity issues, some very extreme, and our current fabric meets their approval. That’s why we’ve taken such care to source the highest quality materials that are also the most hypoallergenic; same applies to the solid basswood components, the fully e-shielded wiring and power corded, grounded lamp cages for total e-field neutralization, etc.
I even have one customer I recall who has dust mite allergies such that she must hot wash and hot dry all the fabrics in her home 1x per week, including her dual layer pocket sauna cover and curtain! She is very pleased with its being hypoallergenic.
We are a near infrared incandescent lamp sauna manufacturer. Our incandescent light source produces full spectrum light emission that peaks in the near infrared region, so we call it a near infrared sauna. But in fact, it’s full spectrum.
The incandescent heat lamp bulbs we use emit a substantial amount of the 600-950nm (near infrared) mitochondria-activating wavelengths, as well as plenty of 1000-2000nm (far infrared) wavelengths that are absorbed by water, which is how infrared light heats biological tissue.
So to answer your questions simply, yes, our lamp does provide some far infrared light but it peaks primarily in the near infrared red range. The graph below may help to illustrate the concept better.
WHY SAUNA WITH NEAR INFRARED LIGHT?
Only near infrared lamp saunas combine the healing power of full-body Heat Therapy with full-body Near Infrared Light Therapy.
Heating the body in an enclosure with the up to 9 inch penetrating near infrared light emitted by ultra-low EMF tungsten lamps is the most powerful and safe means of restoring one’s health available in the world.
We get the detoxification benefits of heat therapy and the cellular regeneration and anti-aging benefits of near infrared light therapy synergistically activated in every cell of the body during every near infrared sauna session.
On top of that, Near Infrared Light uniquely penetrates human tissues up to 9 inches, so Near Infrared Light is also the most efficient means of heating the body, compared to far-infrared saunas and wet and steam saunas.
Only Red Light & Near Infrared Light of Wavelengths 600-950 nm Stimulate Mitochondrial Systems of Cellular Regeneration and Anti-Aging
Many terms are used to refer to Light Therapy in the literature:
- Low-Level Light Therapy
- Red Light Therapy
- Mitochondrial Stimulation
- Activation of Mitochondrial Functions or Functioning
The most common term used by both the scientific community and the public is Light Therapy. What does Light Therapy mean?
Michael Hamblin’s Mechanisms of Low-Level Light Therapy article very clearly defines the concept:
“The first law of Photobiology states that for low power visible light to have any effect on a living biological system, the photons must be absorbed by electronic absorption bands belonging to some molecular chromophore or photo-acceptor“
Light photons absorbed by the biological system must be of the particular wavelength that biological light receptor is molecularly designed to absorb.
SaunaSpace®’s Near Infrared Sauna, the World’s Best Full-Body Heat & Light Therapy Solution
Not only are tungsten lamps the ideal source of Near Infrared Light, the tungsten-filament bulb technology is also ultra-low EMF, incredibly reliable and totally safe.
NEAR INFRARED WAVELENGTHS, ESSENTIAL FOR LIGHT THERAPY : our Light Panels emit less than 2 mG EMFs at a distance of 6 inches or less from the lamp socket. Any farther away from the Light Panel board and the EMF-rating drops to background. In the SaunaSpace® Near Infrared Sauna, the user’s body is 24-30 inches away from the Light Panel board and therefore completely out of range of even the minimal amount of EMF produced by the Ultra-Low EMF tungsten bulbs.
ZERO EMF WHERE IT MATTERS : our Light Panels emit less than 2 mG EMFs at a distance of 6 inches or less from the lamp socket. Any farther away from the Light Panel board and the EMF-rating drops to background. In the SaunaSpace® Near Infrared Sauna, the user’s body is 24-30 inches away from the Light Panel board and therefore completely out of range of even the minimal amount of EMF produced by the Ultra-Low EMF tungsten bulbs.
RELIABLE ANALOG TECH : The analog tungsten-filament technology is either on or off, and has no decay during its lifespan, which is typically 5000 hours of use. When the tungsten-filament bulb is operating, we can be totally confident that the spectrum emitted is always centered on the same near infrared wavelength band of light, and the power level matches the wattage for which the bulb is rated.
NO OFF-GASSING : We supply only non-coated 250W tungsten heat lamp bulbs. They are just tempered glass. Be wary of some bulbs that can be coated with Teflon or other chemical coatings. We’ve carefully chosen and sourced our wood, cotton, and steel to ensure the most hypoallergenic, natural-material sauna available on the market.
BEAUTY: When we use near infrared sauna frequently for 20-30 minutes per session, it ought to have a pleasant atmosphere inside, have good feng shui and be good-looking on the outside as well. Our Near Infrared Saunas are a grand slam on all these fronts. You will be proud to have this beautiful product in your home and enjoy the natural elements of wood, cotton, and steel every time you sauna.
QUALITY & PERFORMANCE: All SaunaSpace® Products carry a Lifetime Warranty that comes with heirloom quality craftsmanship and good design. Every aspect of our Near Infrared Saunas is hand-crafted and hand-tailored for a lifetime of performance.
Near Infrared Light (NIR): The Magic Wavelength
Near infrared light absorption by the light receptors in our cell’s mitochondria promotes cellular regeneration and anti-aging (epigenetic re-optimization)
Only 600-950 nm Light Has Been Shown To Activate Cellular Regeneration & Anti-Aging Systems
A large and rapidly growing body of knowledge supports the use of near infrared light to treat and prevent many illnesses, physical and toxic injuries, and other health conditions.
There is a tremendous amount of medical and scientific research going on right now, and it’s all about mitochondria and mitochondria-controlled systems!
More from Mechanisms of Low-Level Light Therapy:
“Mitochondria are thought to be a likely site for the initial effects of light, leading to increased ATP production, modulation of reactive oxygen species and induction of transcription factors. These effects, in turn, lead to increased cell proliferation and migration (particularly by fibroblasts), modulation in levels of cytokines, growth factors and inflammatory mediators, and increased tissue oxygenation.”
Some of the observed cellular effects of stimulating the cells with 600-95o nm light include:
- Increased Cellular Metabolism
- Increased Blood Circulation
- Increased Tissue Oxygenation
- Increased Collagen Production
- Production of Inflammatory Mediators that Reduce Cellular Inflammation
- Production of Growth Factors that assist Cellular Regeneration
- Increased Cellular and Tissular Growth
- Activation of Anti-Aging Systems
What is Anti-Aging?
When we repair both the DNA architecture and the gene transcription systems, we are restoring the optimal epigenetic state of the cell. Gene transcription refers to how the cells rebuild themselves. Gene transcription is a tremendously complex system that involves many steps of quality control. As our cells and bodies age through exposure to environmental stressors like chemical toxins, our epigenetic state degrades and our cells rebuilt themselves less optimally. More errors occur over time, and the entire cell becomes less efficient and less optimal: in short, we age.
That’s why heat therapy detoxification is not enough for us to fully heal and re-optimize our bodies. We need to use Near Infrared Light to restore our Epigenetics to the optimal biochemical and bioluminescent state.
Red Light wavelengths are from about 600-700nm. Near Infrared Light wavelengths are from about 700-1200nm. Only this narrow band of light can be accurately called the Light Therapy band.
Near Infrared Light, Nature’s Most Powerful Nutrient
Near infrared light is contained within the spectrum of natural sunlight. In fact, sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface contains 52% to 55% near infrared light. It’s clear that humans and other animal and plant species, by Nature’s design, have been programmed to utilize near infrared light to our benefit.
The light therapy effects of NIr light cannot be overstated. The interaction of chromophores within our bodies with near infrared light is the key to understanding the power of NIr light. 
The Tungsten-Filament Lamp Emits all 600-950nm Activating Wavelengths of the Entire Light Therapy Band
Incandescent (tungsten-filament) heat lamps simulate sunlight by producing the entire red and near infrared light band (650 nm – 1000 nm).
The tungsten filaments in the incandescent light bulb produce the same beneficial visible red & near infrared (also called NIR-A, 600nm – 950nm) elements of natural sunlight. 
Furthermore, as is seen in the figure above, the tungsten-filament bulb emission spectrum is a bell-curve that centers on about 900-950nm, so the vast majority of the light wavelengths emitted are near infrared light wavelengths, centered on the light therapy band.
The tungsten-filament bulb not only emits the correct wavelengths of light necessary for light therapy, they emit exclusively near infrared light and red light. Tungsten does not emit any significant amount of mid-infrared or far-infrared wavelengths of light.
Why does Near Infrared Light Penetrate Tissue 5x or More Deeply than Far Infrared Light?
The human body has an optical window of light absorption of 600-1150nm. That’s because hemoglobin absorbs most all light below 600nm, which is all visible light except red light.
On the other side of the optical window, water absorbs all light of wavelengths greater than 1150nm. 
Far infrared light wavelengths start at about 5,000-15,000nm, so all far infrared light wavelengths are completely absorbed by water molecules.
Since we have water molecules everywhere in our bodies, it’s obvious that far-infrared light won’t every penetrate deeply; it is blocked by water in all tissues.
More importantly, even when far-infrared light manages to penetrate up to 1.5-2 inches into human tissue, it DOES NOT activate any cellular regenerative or anti-aging systems of healing. It only provides a heating effect on the cells.
Far Infrared Saunas Are the Wrong Wavelength, Use Inferior Technology & Lack Smart Design
Far infrared saunas use heating elements that mainly emit light in the far-infrared range (NIR-C, 3000nm – 1mm).
These far infrared heating elements typically emit harmful levels of EMF.
Far infrared sauna manufacturers are forced to use expensive metal shielding to lower these high EMF levels, which increases costs & results in decreased far-infrared light emission into the sauna. In other words, low-EMF far infrared saunas primarily rely on heating up the air around the sauna user to heat the user’s body, and are therefore little different than traditional saunas.
Furthermore, there are no photoreceptors for far infrared light in the human body, so that unlike near infrared lamp saunas, far infrared saunas only provide heat therapy, not near infrared light therapy.
Traditional Wet/Finnish Saunas only Provide Heat Therapy, not Light Therapy
Traditional saunas produce heat generated by electricity or less commonly wood burning. They may be dry or wet.
Wet saunas create steam by utilizing steam generators or by throwing water on electrically-heated hot rocks.
Dry saunas use electric heaters that typically emit harmful levels of electromagnetic energy (EMF). A typical dry Finnish-type sauna operates at 180°F or greater and heats the body from the outside in.
Heat Therapy for Detoxification, Your Best Defense Against the Modern Toxic World
Throughout history, humans have used sauna therapy as a safe and powerful means of detoxification, from Native American sweat lodges to Finnish wood-fired saunas.
It’s been called many things:
- Heat Therapy
- Sweat Therapy
- Hyperthermic Therapy
- Sauna Therapy
- Sweat Lodge Therapy
Heat Therapy is simple to achieve. All we must do is raise cell temperature by several degrees for several minutes to activate cellular heat therapy effects. What are these cellular heat therapy effects?
- Heat Shock Proteins are activated. HSPs repair misfolded and damaged proteins and also help make cellular detoxification more efficient
- Increased Cellular Metabolism
- Increased Oxygenation
When doing this in the tissues of the body’s core, we activate the whole body’s detoxification response. This is called whole-body or systemic heat therapy. It’s the full-body heat therapy that results in dramatic healing effects for the entire organism:
- Increased Blood Flow to Tissues
- Increased Tissue Oxygenation
- Vasodilation of Blood Vessels, so Blood Pressure Decreases, even as Blood Circulation Increases
- Increased Production of Human Growth Hormone
- Increase Insulin Sensitivity/Reduced Insulin Resistance
- Activation of Skin as Organ of Detoxification via Passive Sweating
We dramatically increasing blood-flow to the vital organs and skin, unlocking even hard to reach toxins.
Sweating during vigorous exercise also raises the body temperature, but actually decreases deep organ blood flow, which means very little detoxification takes place.
When sitting quietly in your sauna, sweating passively, profound detoxification begins to occur. The skin, your largest detoxification organ, is activated as a toxin eliminator. This is in sharp contrast to sweating during aerobic exercise, which again does not result in meaningful removal of toxic organic chemicals and heavy metals.
In today’s toxic world no one can avoid exposure to harmful substances. Sauna therapy is a cornerstone of defense in the fight against toxin related illness and dysfunction.
A recent landmark scientific study published in a major medical journal demonstrated a significant decrease in mortality (increase in longevity) with sauna use.  Benefits observed included significant decreases in fatal heart attacks and deaths from other cardiovascular diseases.
Relaxation & Stress Relief
Sauna use promotes parasympathetic nervous system activity (“rest & digest” state) and decreases sympathetic (“fight or flight” state) activity. Saunas promote profound relaxation and stress relief through their parasympathetic effect.
A number of factors synergistically and powerfully combine to produce these changes. Sweating, moving blood to the periphery, Heating the body, Near infrared light therapy, and more are all involved during the sauna experience.
Regular use produces genuine relaxation of body and mind-improving a sense of well-being. Sauna therapy also decreases blood pressure as well as improves both oxygenation and circulation.
Near Infrared Light Therapy Effects
Wound & Tissue Repair
Multiple studies show accelerated healing of wounds and other types of tissue injury using near infrared light. A great example is the use of NIR light therapy to treat disorders and injury to the eyes. Rather than causing injury to the eye, near infrared light helps the eyes heal.
In a scientific study, mice were blinded by chemical injury (methanol) and the blindness was reversed with the application of NIR light therapy. There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the powerful healing effects of NIR light. NIR light promotes faster cell regeneration and human tissue growth.
Athletic & Physical Performance
Sauna bathing after exercise have been shown to increase athletic performance, reduce fatigue and improve muscle recovery. Muscle circulation is increased. Innovative gyms are actually installing infrared lamp systems integrated with exercise equipment for an enhanced experience. Growth hormone release also occurs with sauna use and can increase muscle strength.
Saunas also provide many of the same benefits as aerobic exercise. Both result in sweating which provides detoxification but of course, the sauna detoxification is much more extensive and powerful. Sauna use also increases metabolism, heart rate, and improves circulation like exercise but does so in a stress-free, relaxing environment.
Joint & Muscle Pain
Low-level light therapy has been shown to reduce joint and muscle pain in animal studies. Penetrating near infrared light appears to address joint and muscle problems from multiple angles. Hand-held near infrared devices used for pain relief are common in physical therapy and pain management offices. Far infrared does not provide this effect.
Care for your body’s largest organ! Your skin is a major organ for eliminating body wastes through sweating. Most people don’t sweat enough.
Near infrared saunas encourage sweating and unlock toxins stored beneath the skin bringing deeper toxins to the skin for elimination. NIR light easily penetrates the skin, boosts circulation and brings more blood and nutrients not only to the skin itself but to deeper tissues as well.
Near infrared light therapy has been shown to stimulate vital collagen and elastin production. Collagen helps plump the skin, while elastin firms the skin. The visible red and NIR light energizes and repairs damaged cells, stimulating collagen and elastin and returning the skin to a more youthful look.
NIR light is being used currently to treat specific skin problems such as acne scars, eczema, rosacea and more.
Treating psoriasis with light therapy is probably the oldest known therapy for this skin disease. Bathing in sunlight to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis is an age old remedy.
Body Fat & Cellulite
Regular sauna use can reduce overall body fat. Near infrared light has been shown to decrease cellulite. NIR heat lamp saunas allow specific problem areas to be targeted as needed. (E.g. cellulite in thigh skin). A study involving a group of women riding stationary bicycles demonstrated a 444% increase in weight loss for the group exposed to near infrared light when compared to the exercise only group. Infrared light combined with other therapies has been shown to be effective in controlling cellulite.
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