Posted on March 24, 2016
Far infrared saunas are not new, they have been around for decades and seem to be taking over from the traditional hot air or steam saunas. Why are far infrared saunas different and what explains the success of a far infrared sauna in recent years? Let’s have a look at the history.
The first saunas arrived in the UK thanks to the people of Scandinavia. They have always had the healthy habit to relax and to use high temperatures to detox their bodies by producing sweat.
The original Finish sauna system has its merits, but today we can do things in a more gentle way. In a traditional sauna, the air temperature gets raised to somewhere between 80 and 100 degrees Celsius. To keep the heat bearable, water is evaporated to make the air moist. In these temperatures, your body will heat up and you start to sweat to reduce the heat. Together with the sweat, toxins get removed from your body. This is the purpose of a traditional sauna.
The big difference with a far infrared sauna is that in these saunas, it is not the surrounding air that heats up but the infrared radiation heats up your body directly without having to heat up the air around you. In a Health Mate far infrared sauna, your body will sweat more than in a traditional sauna and this at temperatures as low as 55 degrees.
For people who do not like extremely high temperatures or those who do not like to be locked into a small cabin, a far infrared sauna is the solution. A typical session in a Health Mate far infrared sauna will be experienced at temperatures between 45° and 65° Celsius. But even if you decide to open the door to let some fresh air in, the far infrared light will keep on having its beneficial effects on the body. In addition, the running cost of a Health Mate far infrared sauna is many times lower than that of a traditional sauna.
No wonder that people have turned to our far infrared saunas as a cheaper, easier and more comfortable solution. Not only is a far infrared sauna much more comfortable and efficient it also comes with a host of additional benefits. Knowing all this, who would not be tempted.