Is Far Infrared Safe?

Infrared saunas differ from traditional saunas because they operate at a temperature of 90-145 F compared to a traditional sauna that operates at 185-230 F. This allows you to be able to breathe comfortably and enjoy the benefits for extended periods of time.Far infrared rays or FIR are completely safe and beneficial to the human body. They are so safe that doctors use them in hospitals to warm newborn babies. FIR are naturally occurring and are the beneficial portion of sunlight that we can receive. To fully understand FIR, picture yourself sunbathing outside on a warm day and a cloud is overhead. Once the cloud moves on and the rays are now directly on your body you start to feel warmer. From the sun, your body is being heated by FIR. Another example would be placing a thermometer in the sun and one in the shade. The thermometer in the sun is warmed by FIR and will read higher, but the outside air temperature is still the same. Infrared heaters in the sauna operate the same way as natural sunlight but without the harmful side effects of solar radiation.

Sunlight is the source of life on earth. Unfortunately, not all of the energy is beneficial. Sunlight is part of a wide spectrum of frequencies, including ultraviolet and infrared rays. Visible sunlight is in the middle of this spectrum. At a higher frequency are ultraviolet rays that can cause sunburn.

At a lower frequency, however, are the gentle infrared rays. Infrared light is a product of heat production. Humans generate waves in the 6-20 micron range. The optimal output range of far infrared sauna emitters is between 5 and 14 microns which is very close to the resonant frequency of a water molecule. This similarity makes sense since our bodies are almost 70% water. This range, sometimes called “Vital Rays”, appears to have special regenerative effects on the body. Our heater’s output is evenly spread around the 9.4 micron point of peak human output. Because the water molecule resonates or vibrates, this vibration causes a release of cellular toxins such as mercury, aluminum, cholesterol and other toxic gases such as sulfur and formaldehyde. The energy output from the far infrared sauna corresponds so closely to the body’s radiant energy that our bodies absorb 96% of the energy

The Better Living Centre Far Infrared sauna has the lowest Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMFR) in the world. This is backed by Canadian Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) certification.

When It is NOT Recommended

This massage bed is not recommended if you are pregnant, or have a pacemaker. If you are taking corticosteroids you may experience some redness of skin. Persons who have had any type of surgery should wait 72 hours before using the sauna. If you have had a recent joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours. If you have adrenal suppression, Lupus or MS it is inadvisable to raise the body core temperature. If you are a hemophiliac infrared should be avoided. If you weigh more than 250 lbs., you may not be comfortable under the dome. Come to the Better Living Centre and we can do a tryout session to see.

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