What is Infrared? Far infrared heat is a form of energy that directly heats objects, not air. Human bodies naturally send and receive infrared waves, which are part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum — a range of electromagnetic frequencies. The infrared band in the spectrum of light is the one that our body perceived as heat and makes the body sweat body sweat at lower temperatures, allowing the body to release toxic while cleansing the skin. Because IR penetrates deeper, it mobilizes and burns fat, which not only helps with weight loss but with detoxification as well, since many of the toxins we absorb are surrounded and trapped by fat.
The Vital Zone The range of far infrared waves generated by our bodies is 6 to 20 microns. Japanese medical researchers have found that the optimal micron output range is between 7 and 14 microns, often called the Vital Zone.
Chromotherapy Light Essential Esthetics sauna also includes Chromotherapy light therapy.
According to the Highly Regarded Mayo clinic; “no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas.” Benefits may include:
- clear and tighter skin
- weight loss
- relief from sore muscles
- relief from joint pain such as arthritis
- better sleep
- improved circulation
- help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome
- boost the Immune system
- Improve heart health & blood pressure
Essential Esthetics Sauna provides the Lowest EMF’s in the industry & is completely Non-Toxic with Zero VOC’s
- Very low Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) below Swedish Standards – averaging 0.3 miligauss at point of body contact
- Carbon Flow Japanese technology; carbon fiber heaters emitting between 8.4 and 9.4 microns, within the ideal 7-14 Vital Range
- Completely non-toxic. Independently tested to show zero Volatile Organic Compounds
Far Infrared vs. Conventional Saunas
Today’s busy lifestyles can prevent us from actively sweating on a daily basis but numerous medical studies show that deep sweating has multiple health benefits. While bathing in a far infrared sauna, the body core temperature slowly rises and blood vessels dilate, increasing blood flow. As heat from the blood moves toward the skin’s surface, the body’s nervous system sends signals to the millions of sweat glands covering the body, stimulating perspiration. Far infrared rays penetrate at least 1.5″ into the body inducing 2-3 times more perspiration than conventional saunas and easing muscle soreness while the surrounding air stays at a comfortable temperature [typically between 115 & 140 degrees F (46-60 degrees Celsius)]. The lower heat range is also safer for those concerned about cardiovascular risk factors that might be encountered in in old-style hot-air saunas are usually between 175-195 degrees F (79-90 degrees Celsius).
A conventional sauna must rely only on indirect means of heat: convection (air currents) and conduction (direct contact of hot air with the skin) to produce its heating effects. In far infrared saunas, less than 20% of the infrared energy heats the air leaving over 80% available to be directly converted to heat within our bodies. This allows for a greater depth of heat penetration while the surrounding air remains at a relatively low temperature.