The Truth About Infrared Sauna Heaters

Sep 01

I’ve been getting more and more questions from my readers about the specifics of infrared heaters

Infrared Sauna Heaters: What To Look For

Infrared Sauna Heaters: What To Look For

Such as…

Which ones are best: Carbon Fiber or Ceramic?

How much area does each quality heater really cover?

How long of a lifespan can you expect from each?

So, I wanted to talk briefly and give you a few specifics.

To start with the heaters need to be safe for you. The entire point of investing in your own is to gain a healthy advantage.

Rather you are looking to lose weight, relax, release deadly toxins, suffer from Fibromyalgia.

You don’t want anything that’s going to take away from your personal health goals.

And trust me, the right kind of infrared sauna heaters will certainly be helpful to your health, well-being, and your overall lifestyle. In fact, they are the most important part!

Carbon or Ceramic?
In my experience ceramic are inferior for a lot of reasons. I would NEVER invest in a unit that uses them.

1) Even Heat Distribution: Carbon heaters are composed of thin carbon plates and have a much more even heat distribution area. This EVEN heat distribution is essential to get all the health and healing advantages of this technology.

2) Ceramic heaters (and cheap sprayed on Carbon Heaters) typically have hot spots which are NOT helpful. They can be dangerous and will NOT give you the even heat distribution that is so essential.

3) Typically you’ll get a faster warm up time with a good carbon heater of just 10-15 minutes. On the other hand, you’ll also have a lower surface temperature when they reach their heat capacity.

Since the surface temperature of the carbon style is lower than a ceramic, they are considered to be much safer… and… you’ll be able to withstand much longer therapy sessions. The longer you can “safely” stay in during your sessions the more health and healing benefits you’ll gain!

4) Much larger heat coverage: Carbon provide up to 400% more heat coverage than conventional ceramic. Especially if you’re thinking in terms of even heat distribution… that’s an awful lot of difference.

5) Carbon emit rays that are closer to the healing rays of the sun. (the beneficial rays of the sun not the harmful rays).

Because of this perfect-ray-micron-range the heat will penetrate deeper into your skin tissue.
Which is exactly what you’re after. In fact, without getting all technical, this is important to keep in mind:

Your body sends and receives far infrared waves at the range of 6 to 20 microns. The optimal micron output range is between 7 and 14 microns and this is known as the “Vital Rays” range.

Meaning its the range that’s the safest and most vital to your health and healing. My point is…

Look for heaters that will give you a peak human output level of 9.4 microns.

To sum up – when looking to invest in high-quality heaters…

– Invest in a high-quality far infrared sauna and you’ll get high-quality heaters by default.

– Make absolute sure your heaters distribute the heat evenly and from every direction. In fact, look for an “even” 689 in² heat surface area per large heater. This is what will not only spread the far infrared heat evenly but, also, around the peak human output level of 9.4 microns.

– You want heaters that are ”ultra-conductive” and do not have to utilize wires to conduct far infrared heat like cheap imitators.

– Quality carbon heaters should have advanced technology. They should be thin, wide, light weight, safe, non-toxic, energy-efficient… and… above all… highly effective.

– Lastly, (and this is important) the style you want will be ETL, CE, and RoHS certified.

They will also have a lifetime warranty.

I hope that gives you a better idea of what to look for!

Read More

An Examination Of Important Far Infrared Sauna Benefits

Jun 22

Saunas in general, are a great way to relax after a long hard day.

Far infrared saunas are a modern upgrade to the traditional sauna experience.

These utilize special heaters to achieve a deep penetrating heat in your body without the external discomfort from the hot air present in normal saunas.

There are many infrared sauna health benefits that you will want to be aware of.

The deep heating of tissue actually causes a physiological response in the body. In many ways, this is very similar to what one would expect when engaging in some type of strenuous exercise.

Your heart pumps fasterYour heart pumps faster, the blood vessels dilate, sweat is generated, and the blood flow increases.

However, since the muscles are not actually working, the increased blood flow helps your muscles to relax.

This is one of the reasons even traditional saunas have been known to improve relaxation.

These physiological conditions can help to promote long-term health if the sauna is used repeatedly.

Many of these infrared sauna health benefits are similar to the effects you would expect to see with a long-term cardiovascular regimen.

The first of these is a lower blood pressure. Studies have shown that people who spend regular time in an infrared sauna have lower blood pressure. As with any study, the more tests will need to be done in order to validate the claims. But, the trend is certainly promising.

Preliminary data has also shown improvement in other areas.

Patients with congestive heart failure have demonstrated improvement when engaged in regular sauna therapy. Saunas can be particularly helpful for these patients as they often have difficulties following an intense exercise routine due to their reduced ventricular ejection fraction.

Thousands also swear that this therapy reduces pain. Patients who were being treated for both basic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis experienced an improvement in joint stiffness and a concomitant reduction in pain.

Saunas can also be a great way to lose weight.

You might think weight loss comes from just the water weight. However, your body Lose Weightactually burns more calories as your metabolic rate shifts up due to the level of deep body heat you will experience. Depending on how long you stay in the sauna, the result could be the equivalent of up to a six to eight-mile run.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and plays a part in removing toxins from our body. It functions better in excreting toxins when we sweat.

As a result, infrared saunas can be a great way to detoxify your system to get rid of the increasing number of poisons that seem to make it into our air, food, and drinking water.

These represent just a small sample of the potential infrared sauna health benefits. Many more medical ailments are in the process of being studied.

By just sitting in a small box, 30 minutes per day, while you read or watch a movie, you can definitely be improving your health.

Read More

Infrared Sauna Reviews – Two Models That Bring The Heat

Apr 22

Infrared saunas have become more popular as people learn about their distinct advantages over traditional saunas.

These health benefits stem from using far infrared radiation to heat the body directly rather than heating the air in the sauna to raise the body temperature.

The result is that the heat can be more efficiently transferred and penetrated deep into your tissues and muscles while improving your comfort.

Since these units are not cheap – it’s important to conduct reviews.

Here are two models from the same company that have very positive feedback.

The Vital Saunas 2-Person Hemlock is  popular, well priced and has great reviews. This device is powered by 7 different carbon heater elements which generate up to 1725 watts of heat.

The maximum temperature achieved by this unit is between 127 & 141 degrees Fahrenheit. This model is spacious with interior dimensions of 43 inches in width, 35 inches in depth, and 67 inches in height.

As such, it is perfect for two people to relax comfortably while discussing the events of the day. The device features interior and exterior digital controls for the heat settings and duration. It also features a full sound system with a radio, CD player, speakers, and an auxiliary jack to hook in your MP3 player.

This model also has a couple of other extra features.

It has a Chromotherapy light to give additional benefits to sitting in the sauna. Chromotherapy has been shown to help to improve a person’s mood by exposing them to a certain frequency of light.

This unit also features an oxygen ionizer. This can be useful in helping to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold in a space that can can become very humid from body sweat.

Vital saunas make all different sizes. I have heard that a two person is by far the most popular.

They also have two different versions: Their Elite model is made from Red Cedar – it will run you a few hundred dollars more. Then there’s the Premier – it’s made of Hemlock which is a very durable wood.

For those people who want a small sauna:

Vital saunas one person Elite is a great choice.

This unit is smaller with a footprint of 36 inches wide by 36 inches deep by 75 inches tall. As such it only holds one person comfortably. It is powered by six different carbon heaters which generate up to 1230 watts of heat.

They utilize the correct micron wavelength frequency which are specifically most beneficial to the human body.

They have also been designed to minimize the electromagnetic frequency exposure to the body. Also known as low EMF levels.

This sauna features an ergonomic backrest to ensure a comfortable experience for you.

It also comes standard with a quality CD player, radio, speakers, and an auxiliary input for an MP3 player as with the previously mentioned model.

This sauna comes with recessed lighting inside to facilitate reading while relaxing in the heat. This model is made of premium Red Cedar wood and features digital temperature controls both inside and out.

If you want to be able to sit back and relax while getting the helpful benefits of this technology, consider reviewing the Vital Saunas company. The models mentioned above have great customer reviews and can help you in your quest to live a more balanced and healthy life. In fact, this web site has more details about the different things to watch out for when doing different infrared sauna reviews and comparisons.

Read More