What is Infrared Radiant Heat?
It’s the most basic form of heating known to man. Similar to when the sun emerges from the clouds on a chilly day, infrared rays are one of the invisible spectrums of light produced by the sun, that provides instant warming to any object that it hits, including your body. When infrared rays penetrate your skin deeply, something almost magical happens.
Far infrared is the frequency of invisible light that’s generated naturally by the sun. It’s the furthest wavelength from visible light, and it can penetrate the human body up to three inches deep, generating warmth and a deep sweat.
When far infrared waves are applied to water molecules (comprising 70% of our body) these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gases and other toxic materials to be released.
FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED
Full spectrum Full spectrum refers to the entire infrared spectrum: near infrared, mid infrared and far infrared. With the addition of near and mid-infrared, you will get the maximum benefit.
Near Infrared is the shortest wavelength and will be absorbed just below the surface of the skin creating a sweat that promotes healing and revitalization.
Mid infrared is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue increasing circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.
Why Is Infrared Heat Better Than a Traditional Sauna?
Why Infrared Technology?
Tests have shown that the energy output of our True Wave™ far infrared heaters is tuned so closely to the body’s own radiant energy that our bodies absorb as much as 93% of the far infrared waves that reach our skin.
By comparison, conventional saunas must rely only on indirect means of heat: first, on convection (air currents) and then, conduction (direct contact of hot air with the skin) to produce its heating effect. Your infrared sauna is best used at temperatures between 100° to 125°F versus 180° to 220°F for traditional hot-air saunas. Since conventional saunas require 30 to 90 minutes of warm-up before use, electricity costs are reported to be a lot higher than those of infrared saunas which are ready to use in 10-15 minutes.
Is Infrared Heat Safe?
Infrared heat is completely safe. In fact, it is so safe that hospitals use similar heaters to warm newborns.
To experience far infrared heat right now, take your hands and put your palms together. Move your hands about 1/2 an inch apart, and you will feel warmth emanating from your palms. This is far infrared heat, very similar to the infrared heat emitted from Jacuzzi® True Wave™ heaters. Radiant far infrared is all around us and is absolutely essential for human life.