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How Infrared Works

THE SCIENCE BEHIND INFRARED SAUNAS

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How Does Infrared Work?

Infrared saunas have gained popularity in recent years for their many benefits, which are often attributed to the use of infrared technology. To understand how this technology works inside an infrared sauna to offer benefits, we need to delve into the science behind it.
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THE SCIENCE

Infrared Radiation

Infrared (IR) radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than visible light. It exists on the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and visible light. Infrared radiation is not visible to the human eye, but we can feel it as heat. Infrared saunas utilize this radiation to create a therapeutic environment.

THE DESIGN

Heating Elements

Inside an infrared sauna, you’ll find specialized heating elements, typically made from ceramic, carbon, or other materials that emit far-infrared (FIR) radiation. These elements are designed to produce specific wavelengths of IR radiation that are beneficial for health.

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