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Discovering The Basics Of A Far Infrared Sauna - Articles Surfing
The electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength that is longer than that of an observable light but shorter than that of radio waves is called an infrared (IR). This same radiation is what far infrared saunas use to heat the body instead of the air around the person.
Far infrared radiant (FIR) treatment is generally harmless. It is not an ultraviolet radiation. The radiant heat produced undergoes a process called conversion. During this stage, the heat warms the object or the body and does not elevate the surrounding air temperature exactly like the sun's rays will warm your body.
Most infrared sauna rooms are made of wood with a number of infrared heaters. The space inside does not necessarily need to be enclosed. In humid environments, the sauna is left open but doing so does not affect the heating process since heaters do not depend on air.
The type of heaters used in infrared saunas is of special type. It produces waves that are responsible for heating the body. Its temperature is greatly cooler compared to traditional saunas. The heat inside ranges from 43'C to 54'C (110'F to 130'F).
Frequently asked questions:
' Can my children use an infrared sauna?
Yes as long as they are supervised. Do not leave your children all by themselves. The temperature inside the sauna can be very hot and may cause them to dehydrate.
' How much electricity will it consume if I installed one at my home?
Infrared saunas are energy efficient since it takes less time to heat a room and requires a lesser temperature when in use. In 10 minutes, your infrared sauna is already up and about.
' Can I experience a heat stroke while inside an infrared sauna?
It is very unlikely to happen. FIR saunas operate in lower temperature in contrast with conventional saunas.
' How often should I use an infrared sauna?
2-4 times a week is still acceptable. For people with special health conditions, it is recommended to seek first your doctor's opinion regarding sauna treatment.
' Can I drink while inside an infrared sauna?
This is definitely fine. Also, drink before and after an FIR session. Green teas are highly recommended.
' How can I keep it clean?
You can put towels on the floor, backrests, and benches to dry up perspiration.
Though some claim that far infrared saunas do not guarantee alleged health benefits, many health professionals have authored books or attested of its good effects.
' It helps in body detoxification because of severe sweating. Accumulated toxins inside our body like carbon dioxide, lead, chlorine, sulfur dioxide, and mercury are released through open pores.
' Better blood circulation that may result to improved metabolism.
' Increased heart rate without heightening one's blood pressure. This results to a stronger cardiovascular system.
' Skin tone and texture are rejuvenated and cleansed because of increased nutrients. Skin diseases such as acne, eczema, rashes, burns, etc. are also healed.
' Reduce body stress by loosening muscle tissues thus relaxes and releases tensions.
' provides a helpful effect on the body's immune system.
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