Infrared Saunas - Portable
Portable infrared saunas allow you to detoxify your body through its normal process of sweating through a process that is more comfortable and less costly than a steam sauna. Portable saunas penetrate through 3.5 inches beneath your skin to sooth your blood vessels, improve circulation, and promote fast healing, among a variety of other benefits.
How Do Portable Infrared Saunas Work?
Portable Infrared Saunas emit far infrared rays, which are part of the sun's natural spectrum, just beyond visible red.
It warms the body directly instead of heating the air in the enclosure like traditional steam saunas. Steam saunas require temperatures ranging from 175°-200°F (80-95°C) to promote perspiration and some people have difficulty breathing this hot humid air. The lower heat range of 160°-175°F (70-80°C) for the FIR-Real™ sauna produces similar results (and a lower electric bill).
Different types of light interact with our body differently. In general, the smaller the wavelength of light, the more damage to living cells is caused. Lights, like ultraviolet, are very harmful to living cells. The most beneficial lights are those whose wavelength is close to the red light. Far Infrared Therapy, FIR therapy or Infrared Therapy uses far infrared light, which is part of the sun light spectrum whose wavelengths fall just below (the word Infra means), visible red light.
Although the wavelengths of FIR are too long for the eyes to see, we can experience its energy as gentle, radiant heat, which can penetrate up to [3.5] inches beneath the skin. So Far Infrared Therapy, or FIR Therapy is also a kind of light therapy and heat therapy.