Far infrared heat is a form of energy defined as an invisible band of light. The electro magnetic spectrum of light falls into 3 sections; near infrared ( 0.076 to 1.5 um), medium infrared (1.5 to 5.6 um) and far infrared (5.6 to 1000 um). 80 % of the suns rays fall within the far infrared range, which is the most beneficial to human health. It’s often referred to as the ‘light of life’ as its essential to the existence of life forms. Not to be confused with UV rays which are at the other end of the spectrum
When absorbed by the skin far infrared rays have invigorating, energising, and healing powers. If we expose ourselves to sunlight, it is the natural energy from FIR that makes us feel healthier.
Our bodies radiate at between 3 – 50 microns. Ancient healing therapies such as palm healing, massage and Qi Gong developed as palms radiate at 8-14 microns which is within the beneficial far infrared range.
When the body is exposed to the suns far infrared light a process called resonant absorption takes place. This occurs when the infrared frequency of the heat source matches the frequency of the water within the bodies’ own cells. The absorption of energy invigorates cellular activity.
Far infrared rays heat objects rather than the air in between. The heat penetrates deeply into the body and tissues. Through the heating of subcutaneous tissues and boosted cellular activity, toxins are mobilised into the bloodstream to be secreted via the kidneys, liver and skin.
The process also stimulates and dilates blood vessels improving the flow of oxygen- rich blood to muscles and joints. It has a positive effect on microcirculation within the body. The absorption of energy through far infrared rays is a safe and natural process.
Our infrared products use the latest technologies to duplicate the most beneficial micron frequencies allowing users to experience the benefits from FIR even during winter months. Patented active carbon fibre heating elements and wires developed in Japan are used to generate heat at between 5-15 um. (over 90%)
Advantages of absorbing FIR and taking FIR saunas
Infrared saunas can induce sweating at lower temperatures than conventional saunas. The infrared rays heat the body and skin but not the surrounding air. This creates a tolerable and enjoyable experience. The infrared rays have deeper penetrative powers than other heat sources achieving 4-5cm depths within the body in a short time With our sauna appliances the head/brain is not heated. This allows sweating without overheating the bodies’ core temperature.
Fir saunas promote detoxification of the body through the increased elimination of heavy metals, pesticides, sodium, nicotine, alcohol, and bad cholesterol etc. Pores are opened and cleansed through sweating. With the increased blood circulation, additional nutrients reach the skin. Taking a sauna leaves the skin soft, cleansed and glowing.
Infrared saunas can help improve and maintain cardiovascular health without need of a tiresome or rigorous workout. The heart and cardiovascular system is exercised during a sauna while working to boost circulation and prevent the body from overheating. When the process of resonance occurs FIR energy is absorbed by human cells This has a positive effect on microcirculation and heart muscle function. In addition circulation is improved through the dissolving and removal of toxins from the blood stream which clog the system. Capillaries dilate as the body heats which in turn helps blood flow and the lymphatic system. Improvements in cardiovascular function help in the regulation of blood pressure. People with either high and low blood pressure may benefit from FIR. However it is advisable to seek medical advice prior to any heat exposure if a heart condition is present
Taking a regular FIR sauna can promote weight loss and enhance body shaping. Our products are popular with spa therapists and are often used in conjunction with body wrap and slimming oils.
FIR can speed up and stimulate the metabolism. At the cellular level researchers have discovered that far infrared heat stimulates enzyme activity, promotes the adhesion and osmosis of water molecules accross the cellular membrane and attracts calcium ions to the cell membrane
Taking far infrared heat can improve immune function. The infrared heat penetrates the body deeply, leading to the creation of an artificial temperature. Cellular activity is boosted through the absorption of FIRs energy. These factors optimise the bodies’ disease fighting powers making 'FIR' ideal for use as both a curative and preventative approach to treatment.
Far infrared heat can help optimise healing powers. Tissues benefit from the infrared energy and the increased availability of oxygenated blood. Wounds and ulcers have been reported to heal quicker following FIR treatment. Research has shown that FIR increases the function of white blood cells. It also attracts calcium to cell membranes where it is needed for healing.
Far infrared heat is renowned for soothing and releiving pain. Infrared heaters and lamps are a popular treatment for aches and pains including artritis. The increased flow of oxygenated blood can reach painful areas helping to sooth and heal. FIR can also help reduce the build up of lactic acid in muscles. This is often a source of pain particularly for people with chronic fatigue syndrome.
A gentle FIR sauna can be used as a warm up prior to exercise or as a warm down following it. Tissues become easier and safer to stretch when infrared heat has been applied. The additional elasticity is beneficial for the safety of sports training. It can also make the body feel more relaxed and supple.
Taking in far infrared rays can have a profoundly relaxing affect on the body and subsequently help in combatting insomnia . The absorption of FIR can improve the quantity and quality of sleep. The deep relaxation of mind and body is also excellent for the relief of stress and tension.
As the infrared heat provides the body with a natural source of energy it can be used to help combat fatigue. It has been reported to be of significant benefit to people suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome. Unlike prescriptive medicine taking far infrared heat is a safe natural process with few side effects.
It can be quite noticable how sunshine and warm weather can have an uplifting effect on peoples mood. 80 % of sunlight falls within the wavelength of 'far infrared light'. The use of FIR products can create a similar positive experience. FIR induces the happy hormones and brain chemicals which we experience on warm summer days. Firs stimulation of endorphins and hormones gives a feel good factor to both mind and body.
All of our FIR products are safe and convenient to use. They’re easy to store and heat up within a short period of time. They allow the user to experience the energising properties of sunlight at their own convenience.
Please Note The above is for research purpose only. We do not claim to be able to cure or treat any disease.
Contra-indications and precautions of using portable saunas and blankets
Do not use sauna under the following conditions. Please consult a doctor
Stop using the sauna if you feel uncomfortable, dizzy or sleepy
The saunas and blankets are not recommended for use by chidren.
Please keep well hydrated by drinking water when using saunas
Sweating regimes can deplete the body of good minerals while ridding of toxins. Consider using multi mineral supplements if you use it regularly
The saunas and blankets are not a medical product and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment.
Please read the manual prior to use and check with doctor if you have any medical condition
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