What is infrared therapy?
What is far infrared radiant heat?
What exactly is Infrared heat? We have all experienced the following: It’s a partly cloudy day and you are outside and it feels cool. All of a sudden the clouds move out of the way of the sun and a rush of warmth comes over you. This warm feeling is the far infrared band of sunlight warming your body.
The far infrared band is part of the sun’s invisible spectrum of light. This band of light has the ability to penetrate our skin and warm our body directly. The far infrared heat produced by your Clearlight Sauna is totally safe as there are none of the harmful rays of sunlight produced by our heaters, just natural healing heat. In fact, this heat is so safe that is it used in hospitals to keep newborns warm.
Infrared rays are the healthiest, penetrate into your skin deeply and they dissolve harmful substances accumulated in your body. The Infrared Rays vitalize your cells and metabolism.
In an infrared sauna, the quality of the infrared heat is the most important factor in determining the benefits you will receive from that sauna. By combining carbon fibers and a ceramic compound in one heater, we have brought together the best of both worlds to give you the highest quality infrared heat imaginable.
The sauna models you see on our website have been in production since 2000 – they are tried and true. We believe our success comes from our combination of exceptional quality construction and the highest quality infrared heat specifically tuned to your body.
How does Infrared Therapy work?
Far Infrared Heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally.
Far infrared waves penetrate deep into our body for a deep heating action which allows for the body to activate the sweat glands. The sweat glands offer one of only a few mechanisms that the body has to eliminate toxins and since the skin is the largest organ in the human body it is apparently a very good means for elimination.
When far infrared waves are applied to water molecules (comprising 70% of our body) these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gases and other toxic materials to be released.
Why is infrared heat better than traditional saunas?
Traditional saunas raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body. When you are sitting in a traditional sauna, you are sitting in a hot room; 80°C -105°C degrees. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely warm air.Far infrared saunas work differently. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, far infrared saunas heat the body directly. In your Clearlight Far Infrared Sauna only about 20% of the heat goes to heat the air and the other 80% directly heats your body. The result is deeper tissue penetration.
The radiant heat can penetrate deep below the skin producing a gentle warming inside the body. The warming effect on your body stimulates your cardiovascular system, your immune system and your lymphatic system. Your body’s response to that is to sweat. In the far infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.
Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like conventional saunas.
Is Infrared heat safe?
Yes! Infrared heat is all around us. Infrared heat is very safe and not at all like the heat produced by microwaves. The photo below shows that all things give off and receive infrared heat. This image was taken with a camera that takes a regular photograph and an infrared image of the subjects at the exact same time.
Do you want to experience far infrared heat right now? Take you hands and put your palms together. Move your hands about 1/2 an inch apart. You will feel warmth emanating from your palms. This is far infrared heat very similar to the infrared heat emitted from our True Wave II heaters. Radiant far infrared is all around us and is essential for human life.
Why is the placement of the heaters important?
One of the keys to infrared therapy is warming your body core. This is achieved by concentrating the infrared heat on your back and directing the infrared heat to your front core. The heaters in your Clearlight Sauna are placed strategically to warm your body core and raise your core body temperature.
The back wall heaters run the full length of your back and are 15cm wide. The front heaters are place such that they direct the heat to your front core. They are very effective at heating your body core and helping your body detox.
Why Far Infrared Technology?
Clearlight Infrared Saunas use Far Infrared energy to penetrate the body’s tissue. The far infrared rays consist of similar wavelengths as that which is emitted naturally by the human body. This is one potential explanation of why many feel energetically rejuvenated and balanced from contact with far infrared waves. It is also believed that far infrared waves help improve blood circulation and recovery from fatigue.Tests have shown that the energy output is tuned so closely to the body’s own radiant energy that our bodies absorb as much as 93% of the far infrared waves that reach our skin.
The efficacy of far infrared waves is very broad and the subject of recent study by NASA. Among the infrared waves, the far infrared rays, which have a wavelength of 8-14 microns, are especially good for the human body. These waves have the potential to penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches or more into the body allowing for deep heat and raising your core body temperature from deep inside. The deep heat and far infrared is why scholars believe that the Ondol (traditional warm floor of Korea) is good for health because the materials for the Ondol are stone and earth both of which radiate far infrared waves when heated.