Major medical studies prove most toxins can be eliminated through the skin, relieving the burden on the kidneys and liver. The sauna box creates the atmosphere of a sauna while the heaters provide the actual infrared therapy.
An infrared (IR) sauna is a wooden box that works with several infrared heaters emitting infrared rays without heating the air; a heater producing this radiant energy is similar to the heat from the sun, but is a completely safe form of naturally occurring energy.
Infrared rays help knock toxins loose from fat cells into the body, and those toxins are then released through perspiration. This heals and stimulates tissues, and it is effective therapy for arthritis and tissue injuries.
In a traditional sauna the air temperature typically runs between 169–190°F, though temperatures over 200°F are sometimes encountered. The hot air causes your body to heat up, and eventually results in a cleansing perspiration.
An infrared (IR) sauna uses a specific type of heater that creates infrared waves to heat your body directly, instead of just by the air surrounding you. The temperature in the IR sauna is much cooler, around 120–140°F. The amount of perspiration that results from each is comparable, though the lower temperatures in an infrared sauna allow you to stay inside longer. This results in longer sauna sessions and therefore more overall therapeutic perspiration.
Because the skin is the largest organ of the body, regularly using an infrared sauna can help decrease the toxic load and contribute to better health and vitality. One of the ways that infrared sauna use is beneficial for a wide range of ailments is through the increase in circulation that it causes in the body. Increased circulation is often helpful and beneficial for your health.