As you choose a fitting full-spectrum infrared sauna, you will have questions. You are curious about what makes this type of sauna different from other sauna types.
Do infrared saunas really detoxify your body?
Is the infrared sauna good for back pain?
Actually, infrared saunas are amazing for detoxification. They are also great for back pain relief and soothing achy muscles. Here is more information on how a full spectrum infrared sauna works. Let’s dive in!
THE FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNA VS THE FAR INFRARED SAUNA
There are three main types of infrared sauna: near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared. This might lead you to ask the question: “What is the healthiest sauna?” All three sauna types offer their own set of benefits. An infrared sauna with full-spectrum capabilities gives the benefits of all three.
Note that not all saunas are able to cover the full spectrum. The product listing will help you determine which sauna type you are choosing.
As an example, say you are looking for a sauna that does not have far-infrared capabilities.
The TheraSauna Classic 3-Person Infrared Sauna does not include the words “far-infrared” in the title. It would be the better option.
On the other hand, the TheraSauna Classic TSP3737 Far Infrared Sauna does. This means this would not be the correct selection in this particular scenario.
THE NEAR-INFRARED SAUNA
Abbreviated as NIR
The shortest wavelength out of all three types
Reaches just underneath the surface of your skin
Great selection if you suffer from heat sensitivity
Ideal for healing wounds
Help keep your cells healthy
Makes cells heal quicker
Helps with fixing your skin
Helps with mitigating inflammation
Clears up troublesome acne
Fixes fine lines and reduces wrinkles
Body makes more collagen
THE MID-INFRARED SAUNA
Abbreviated as MIR
Penetrates deeper than NIR because of longer wavelength
Helps with inflammation of the joints
Great for pain relief
Decrease in the length of your healing time
Provides help with weight loss
Allows your blood vessels to expand
THE FAR-INFRARED SAUNA
Abbreviated as FIR
Has the deepest penetration out of all three sauna types
Reaches pesky toxins and helps get rid of them
Promotes the process of releasing chemicals
Works the best for weight loss
Makes your heart rate faster, like mild cardio
Encourages increased your blood flow
Amazing for pain relief
Eases stiff, tired joints
Decreases any inflammation you may have
Reduces your body’s stress levels
Best selection for detoxification - encourages the most sweating
Will leave you feeling energetic and refreshed when you finish your session
HOW THE FULL SPECTRUM COMBINES ALL THREE
With the ability to use all three wavelengths, the therapeutic benefits you will experience are endless. When using near, mid, and far, they work together. They increase the benefits of one another. You can also enjoy each of the benefits listed above interchangeably. As an added bonus, this is also an amazing option for help with session recovery.
For example, imagine that you just had a lengthy infrared session using the far spectrum the day before.
You wish to continue your sauna routine. Your body does not necessarily need the deep penetration of the far spectrum.
By using a sauna with full-spectrum capabilities, you could use the near or mid setting instead.
FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNA BENEFITS
As you use cosmetics, foods, and other products daily, your body starts to collect toxins. These toxins collect and stay in both your fat cells and bloodstream. If you do not find a way to get rid of them, your kidneys are forced to deal with the after effect.
Cancer, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease are all examples of illnesses that are triggered by these awful chemicals. Detoxification is the process that helps rid your body of these chemicals. Here is more information on how it works:
Your body gets rid of substances like mercury, lead, and cadmium easier when you sweat.
Sauna use helps your body get rid of the following:
2. STRONGER LUNGS & RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
As you begin to use your sauna regularly, you will notice that air flows through your lungs better. You might also notice that you can breathe deeper as well. Sauna use is amazing for easing the following symptoms:
Issues with the common cold,
or any other health issues that might cause issues with proper breathing
Here is how your sauna helps your lungs and respiratory system:
Fights and prevents pneumonia
Improved lung drainage
Lowered inflammation levels
Helps prevent the common cold, flu, and other viruses
Helps prevent upper respiratory tract infections
3. STRONGER IMMUNE SYSTEM
Another benefit you will enjoy as a sauna owner is a stronger immune system. Bacteria, viruses, and other diseases will not multiply high heat. This is why your sauna is ideal for assistance with combatting illnesses.
Here’s sauna use improves your immune system:
The penetrating waves from your sauna soothe your body. Your temperature rises as well.
Your body begins to think that it has a fever. As a result, your immune system prepares. It goes into defense mode to fight off “illness.”
White blood cell count increases.
The new, better-prepared cells fight off illness and bacteria.
You might see an increase in your antibodies of up to 2,000 percent. This is another reason why your sauna is amazing for shortening the length of common cold symptoms. The sauna is also good for a chest infection.
4. CLEARER SKIN
Another one of the health benefits that you will enjoy for simply relaxing is clear, rejuvenated skin. You will notice that your skin has better elasticity. If you want to have a youthful glow, your sauna will not disappoint in terms of skincare.
The infrared heat rays promote a clear, even tone. Your skin will benefit in the following ways:
Less dead skin
Lower sebum levels
Help get rid of:
Blackheads and whiteheads
5. BETTER SLEEP
If you are having difficulty falling asleep at night, your sauna can aid you with that as well. Here’s how your sauna will also contribute to you being able to enjoy a peaceful slumber nightly. The process is simple:
Thermoregulation is a process that works by keeping your body temperature under control. This process is responsible for cooling the body down before bed.
The body then creates melatonin. This is a hormone that is crucial in helping you fall asleep.
You relax and enjoy soothing warmth during your sauna session. Afterward, your body begins to cool down on its own. This helps to prepare you for sleep.
You can also add special sauna accessories to help you get better sleep. For example, Himalayan salt works wonders for enhancing sauna sessions. It relaxes your body and helps you drift off into a deep, uninterrupted sleep cycle.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR INFRARED SAUNA WORKING
CHOOSE THE RIGHT SAUNA SIZE
One of the first matters to ponder while choosing your sauna is the size. If you pick a sauna that is too little, you and your guests will not be able to relax comfortably. If you select a sauna that is too big for your needs, you will run the risk of using too much power and spending more money. Use this guide to help you with your selection:
1-Person Sauna: Your choice if you want to relax by yourself. Best for squeezing in small, tight areas efficiently.
2 to 3-Person Infrared Sauna: This sauna is great for enjoying heat therapy with a spouse or closes loved one. Another friend or family member can join comfortably.
4-Person Infrared Sauna: The best selection if you wish to engage in therapeutic bliss with a few friends or family members. Can include up to 6 persons.
8-Person Sauna: The largest option available. This is the sauna you need if you are a fan of hosting several guests or family members at once. A small group easily fits comfortably in this selection.
PUT YOUR SAUNA IN THE RIGHT AREA
If you have been thinking about using a spare bedroom to place your sauna, reconsider. There are several other areas of the home that you can utilize to save space.
You will get the most out of your investment in the long run if you choose the perfect spot for placement. For example, if you use a small bathroom or place your sauna near water, you can use the “Nordic Cycle.” This process involves alternating between hot and cold temperatures for maximum health benefits.
A general rule of thumb is if you can wire your sauna heater, that area will work for sauna placement. The following areas are good choices:
SAUNA IN THE BASEMENT
Putting your sauna in the basement is a smart option for several reasons. You will be secluded from the noise and distraction of activities taking place within your home as you relax. You will also save plenty of valuable room space. Here are a few tips:
If your basement is damp or wet, refrain from putting your sauna there.
Drastic changes in temperature will have absolutely no effect on the function of your sauna. Your sauna’s materials are specifically made to deal with temperature changes.
Warm-up time may take longer than normal because there is no insulation present.
When building a sauna in the basement, follow these 4 helpful steps:
Find a corner and put your sauna there if possible. Conveniently, two of the four walls needed will already be in place.
Figure out the exact measurements of the area. This makes choosing the best layout and perfect design much easier to accomplish.
Infrared saunas, as well as saunas that use an electric heater, are best for the basement area. All types are appropriate.
If you need to install a heat generator, please hire a professional. Because of safety codes and features, you want to be sure that installation is performed correctly
You can use these tips for putting your sauna in the garage area as well.
SAUNA IN THE GARAGE
Here are a few reasons why your garage is also a great option for your sauna.
You will have access to a changing room.
You have your very own cool down area as well.
You and your guests can move around without any restriction.
You have the option of using a drip board instead of a drain.
Two vents will be more than enough to provide fresh air.
PLACING YOUR SAUNA UPSTAIRS
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Many new sauna owners consider putting their sauna upstairs but are unsure of safety precautions. This is perfectly fine. Pre-built sauna kits are lightweight. Maneuvering upstairs while carrying it for installation purposes is easy.
If you happen to put your sauna downstairs and later change your mind, this is okay as well. Pulling your sauna apart and transporting it is simple. Assembly is even easier the second time around because you will already know how to put the sauna together.
The decision to use a full spectrum infrared sauna in your home is a wise one. Remember that the NIR sauna uses the shortest wavelength and is amazing for skin care. The MIR sauna penetrates your skin deeper and works wonders for pain relief. The FIR sauna has the deepest penetration of the three options. It is amazing for weight loss and detoxification.
A sauna with full-spectrum abilities works by combining the amazing healing benefits of all three sauna types. You will rid your body of harmful chemicals as you relax. You will also build up the strength of your lungs and immune system as your relish in your sweet escape.
Each blissful moment will contribute to clear skin and a good night’s sleep. Be sure to choose the correct sauna size for comfort as you enjoy your moments of bliss. Place your infrared sauna in a fitting area to enjoy decades of peace and tranquility right in the comfort of your own home.