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 an instant warming to any object that it hits, including your body. When infrared rays penetrate your skin deeply, something almost magical happens. They dissolve harmful substances accumulated in the body and revitalize your cells and metabolism.
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 that can eliminate toxins and provide immense relief to muscles and internal organs.
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 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 from your Jacuzzi® infrared sauna. Many healthcare professionals use infrared heaters to treat a variety of diseases throughout the world.
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?
Clearlight® Infrared Saunas use low-EMF True Wave™ Carbon/Ceramic heaters that produce invisible, far infrared heat. This is the same type of heat as produced by the sun and our bodies. In an infrared sauna, only 20 percent of the energy is used to heat the air, leaving the rest of the energy to heat the body. The radiant heat can penetrate deep below the skin producing a gentle warming inside the body. The temperature inside an infrared sauna is adjustable and averages 100°F to 130 °F. These lower temperatures allow you to sweat faster and to tolerate a longer sauna session offering greater therapeutic benefit. Typical sessions last 20 – 45 minutes and can be repeated twice during the day.
Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like conventional saunas. Infrared heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. Infrared heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight. Traditional saunas raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely warm air. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, infrared saunas heat the body directly. The result is deeper tissue penetration. In an infrared sauna, the body perspires, but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam 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.