Heat is good for the body, especially in ridding infection, and the beneficial effects of saunas are well known.
But the effects of far infrared go beyond mere heat.
Far infrared saunas work by emitting a certain bandwidth of energy that resonates with your body’s cells and water content. The pulsating of water molecules causes an increase in core temperature, which mobilizes the lymphatic system.
The Relax sauna emits the highest level of pure far infrared energy of any sauna on the market. This energy
- Increases circulation.
- Releases heavy metals and other toxins from your body’s tissues.
- Creates more youthful skin by improving collagen production.
- Give you a boost of energy by enhancing mitochondrial function.
- Burns calories and promotes weight loss.
It’s even known to help with Lyme disease.
You can check out some of the research supporting far infrared sauna here.
Near Infrared vs Far Infrared
By definition, near infrared light doesn’t resonate with human cells and water content. Its frequency is much lower than that of either the body or water: 1 – 2 microns vs. 9.4 in cells and 8 in water. Far infrared is between 4 and 14 microns – roughly equivalent to human energy.
There is resonance.
Near infrared gets the skin hot, but it does not penetrate as far infrared does. And while near infrared can be helpful – as can a hot rock Finnish wood sauna – far infrared offers thorough cellular cleansing.
G. Thomas Colpitts, DDS, AIAOMT
2448 E 81st Street, Suite 1600
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137