Infrared sauna heater are a revolutionary step in sauna technology, and one that can generate strong opinions among sauna enthusiasts. Because infrared sauna heater use different technology, different materials, and create an experience that is slightly different from a traditional sauna, it is inevitable that bathers around the world vary in their feelings for this alternative sauna heating mechanism.
The infrared sauna heater, which operates quite differently from a traditional sauna heater, has added a completely new dimension to the sauna experience and paved the way for many more people to become sauna enthusiasts.
How do Infrared Saunas or Infrared Sauna Heater Work?
Infrared saunas work using infrared heaters to convert light directly to heat. This heat has the effect of warming nearby objects without raising the air temperature; in others words, a bather in an infrared sauna absorbs heat but the surrounding air does not.
Far-infrared radiant (FIR) heat is often confused with ultraviolet (UV) radiation because both types of energy are present in the sun’s rays. However, FIR does not damage the skin the way UV does while still providing many of the benefits of natural sunlight.
What are the Health Benefits of an Infrared Sauna Heater?
In infrared saunas, heat penetrates deep into body tissues in a way that a traditional sauna cannot. This deep tissue warmth is great for sore muscles, stiffness, and joint pain, especially the kind of chronic pain that comes from arthritis.
The infrared sauna heater warms up and is ready for use much more quickly than a traditional sauna’s heater (usually in 10 to 20 minutes, compared to at least an hour) and it uses much less energy. And because the air itself does not get hot in infrared saunas, they are suitable for people with respiratory issues who find it uncomfortable or even risky to go in a traditional sauna. Bathers in infrared saunas also can enjoy the benefits of the sauna at a much lower temperature than in a traditional sauna.