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Infrared Sauna

What Is An Infrared Sauna?

An infrared sauna is usually a wooden box, or small wooden room, containing several infrared heaters. In a warm environment, an infrared sauna could be open air and still heat the users in the same manner, since the heaters don't rely on the air being hot, but only hot enough such that the body doesn't cool down without sweating. All the same, normally the units are contained in a room, allowing the air to heat and in effect simulating the feel of a traditional sauna. In other words, the sauna box creates the atmosphere of the sauna while the heaters provide the actual infrared therapy.

The Benefits Of Infrared Sauna

Good circulation of blood and bodily fluids enhances the distribution of oxygen and ingestion of nutrients to every part of the body. Thus the body naturally metabolizes and heals itself which leads to improved vitality. Once the body is strong and healthy, its elevated immune system induces a greater capacity to resist against diseases. The following is a list of benefits that Infrared Sauna holds:

  1. Weight Loss: Far Infrared decreases lipophilic toxin storing and speeds up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands by removing heavy metals, thus promoting weight loss.
  2. Detoxification: An increased metabolic rate causes excessive toxic waste to be purged from the body through the skin during perspiration.
  3. Improving Circulation And Increasing Energy: When Far Infrared is absorbed by human cells, it causes a reaction called ‘resonance’. This causes water molecules in the body to break, freeing toxins from our system. This instantly invigorates cellular activity, and leads to better blood circulation and improved metabolism.
  4. Improving Cardiovascular Health: Far Infrared is also known to increase heart rate and blood circulation. Better circulation means more blood is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin.
  5. Boosting The Immune System: Far Infrared creates an artificial fever and this has a positive effect on the immune system. The immune system naturally becomes stronger during a fever, while viral and bacterial growth is slowed.
  6. Speeds Up Recovery Of Injuries: Far Infrared stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, to promote the healing of sprains and strains. This relieves pain and reduces recovery time.
  7. Skin Improvement: Increased blood circulation enables great amounts of nutrients to be delivered to the skin. This promotes a healthy skin tone and structure. Detoxification also enhances the process.


Traditionally sauna is heated using steam or hot rocks, which will heat the air and the occupant inside the sauna. Before the 1990s not much has change for many years except using different ovens to heat the stones and generate steam. In the early 1990s a new technology emerged that use infrared heaters which are based on technology developed in 1965 by Dr. Tadashi Ishikawa, a member of the Research and Development Department of Fuji Medical.

Crystal Sauna has opted to use the latest in infrared heat technology - Carbon Fiber heaters. Crystal Sauna's heaters offer numerous advantages. It is thin, light weight, safe to use and offers non-poisonous characteristics. The Crystal Sauna mat emits infrared heat and radiation within the wavelength that falls between 6 and 14 µm, the so called Light of Life arena. This spreads the primary output evenly around the peak human output level of 9.4 microns. By design, Crystal Sauna uses a specialized printing process that breaks with traditional limitations. This makes it possible to produce the mat in multiple sizes and at the same time to maintain flexibility. This process is now widely used in numerous applications including saunas, solar homes, and sleeping bags used by the astronauts, as well as hundreds of other applications utilized in everyday life.

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