Not all infrared light is the same...

The Science

Infrared light – a safe, natural resource

Infrared waves make up the majority of light waves that compose natural sunlight.

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Far Infrared is distinct from Ultra Violet: it cannot damage skin

The power of infrared light to warm and heal from within has been employed since the 1960s: it is used to keep babies warm in neonatal units; it is used by physiotherapists to treat joint and muscle injuries; it is used by beauticians in skin treatments.

Infrared penetration – the optimal range of far infrared light

Infrared comes in a range of wave lengths from 0.76-1,000 microns.  Most infrared cabins use far infrared light (more than 5.6 microns).  But only Health Mate UK use bespoke Tecoloy heaters designed specifically for the human body. Our heaters emit far infrared light at the optimal wave length for human penetration.




The Sun’s infrared light

Why is it that in the sun we feel warm while in the shade it is cool? Most of the warmth of the sun that we feel comes from infrared light. The majority of the light from the sun is infrared light and unlike ultra violet, it is completely safe for humans. The most interesting characteristic of infrared light is that it warms up objects without warming the air inbetween those objects. The easiest way to understand this is to look at the light of the sun. The sun is hot, but space between us and the sun is freezing cold yet, standing in the sun light makes us feel warm. This is because the infrared part of the sunlight warms up object directly without having to warm up the air first.