A new type of sauna heated by the Far Infrared heater has been in the news during recent times. As we know, the traditional sauna is heated using wood or electric stove and work differently from the Far Infrared heater enabled sauna. Infrared heaters directly heat the people whereas the traditional sauna heats the air that surrounds the people.
Far infrared heaters are flexible enough to be used anywhere including open areas as there is no need for ventilation. These saunas are used to improve the frame of mind of the people using them especially to satisfy those who have been using them in enclosures.
An invisible frequency band of light wave generally known as Infrared Radiation a.k.a IR or Far Infrared Radiation a.k.a FIR generates the heat. Most of our globe’s heat is drawn from the sun through the IR. IR, unlike the Ultraviolet radiation is not harmful and is emitted by humans as well as earth.
People who support Far infrared saunas believe that they have better medicinal benefits when compared to a traditional sauna.
A traditional sauna in addition to relieving ailments like congestion and bronchitis can also include medicinal benefits like recurring pain relief, muscle tightness aid, arthritis relief, and cleansing of the skin
Because they do not generate steam, infrared saunas are not as effective as a traditional sauna in helping respiratory problems. They are on equal footing when it comes to inducing sweat and easing arthritic pain. Infrared radiation is believed to possess a healing property that is not usually associated with a traditional sauna. It is claimed that it improves immunity and removes the toxic substances from the body as the rays enters the organs and muscle tissues of the body.
Though this may not be entirely true for lack of scientific detoxfootbath evidence, there has been personal endorsements by people who use them. Saunas in general help tackling symptoms that lead to certain health ailments and infrared saunas might have some additional benefits than a traditional sauna.
How better is an Infrared Sauna
One of the main advantages is that infrared sauna can heat at lower temperatures and will be preferred by people who like milder heat in their sauna bath and will also lead to lower energy costs as it consumes lesser electricity. In addition to lower costs, they can heat up real quick as well.
People who find it tough to breathe the hot & dry air of a traditional sauna will prefer IR sauna, as the quality of air will be similar to the air that they normally breathe outside. This is because the air is not heated by IR sauna.
Ease of installation and better hygiene are other advantages because no water is used. It is easier to move the sauna and lack of water prevents bacterial growth due to dampness.
People feel differently about the two types of saunas. People who favor traditional sauna still feel IR sauna will not be, as relaxing and absence of steam may not be construed as a benefit. Though people may not like the dryness of air in a traditional sauna the cure for respiratory problems because of the availability of steam is very well appreciated.
For a die-hard fan of the traditional sauna, the IR sauna will not be much of a choice. Far Infrared saunas do not really fulfill the needs of a person who thoroughly enjoys the conventional sauna.
Saunas have their own benefits notwithstanding whether they are infrared or conventional. Saunas, while helping unwind a persons body, also makes the skin feel clean, fresh and smooth. Though not scientifically proven, many people still believe in its medicinal value and find the IR sauna beneficial.