WHAT IS AN INFRARED HOME SAUNA?
Infrared saunas work differently than the traditional sweat-lodge inspired models. Instead of relying on an electric or wood-burning heat source, they use specific light waves. These light waves are called infraredand are a safe form of radiation. Normally radiation isn't something you'd want to expose yourself to, but in this case, it helps more than it hurts.
Far-Infrared (FIR) wavelengthsare electromagnetic spectrums with the range of 750 nanometers to 100 micrometres. These waves travel at a frequency range of 400 terahertz to three terahertz, with a proton range of 12.4 milli-electron volts. In English, that means the radiation levels are very low, compared to the superpower giving waves in comic books.
The idea for a FIR home sauna was thought up by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
, the cereal master. Other than making cereal, Dr. Kellogg was famous for his obsession for all things healing. He even founded a tuberculosis healing Institute in the healing dry air of Colorado. At this time, they used specially treated bulbs to emit the red-colored light.
In modern times, the method is similar, but the bulbs have profited from major upgrades. You will no longer feel like you're in the middle of a solar eclipse while bathing in a FIR home sauna.