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IR Sauna vs. Steam whitespace7

 

Far Infrared Saunas

Steam and "Dry" Saunas

Effectiveness

Sweat from an Infrared sauna is 15- 20% toxins. Principally, cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, and uric acid. This unusually high concentration of heavy metals and other fat-soluble toxins is not found in the sweat from normal exercise.
IR saunas generate 2-3 times the perspiration produced in conventional hot-air saunas.

(see article entitled Infrared Thermal Systems)

Sweat from a conventional sauna was found to be 3-5% toxins.

(see article entitled Infrared Thermal Systems)

Difficult to tell how much one is sweating in a steam sauna.

Comfort
Safety
Tolerance

110 to 130° F = therapeutic range

The lower IR temperatures trigger mobilization of chemicals from subcutaneous fat storage, directly into the sweat.“


Dr. Sherry Rogers believes IR saunas to be “far safer and infinitely more tolerable.” For example: In a Mayo Clinic study, end-stage heart patients’ arrhythmias decreased or disappeared entirely and with no side-effects. And, ended up saving their lives by the removal of toxins that were the underlying causes of their diseases.

To read the entire Sauna vs. Toxins article, please click here.

160° F and higher

This extra heat additionally forces toxins back into the blood stream where they can duplicate original symptoms.

High temps can also cause difficulty breathing, burning eyes, heart stress, heat exhaustion and risk of Sauna-taker’s Lung, by mold growth in a dark, warm, damp, steam sauna.

In a Mayo Clinic study, end-stage heart patients experienced a 20% increase in arrhythmias in a regular sauna.

To read the entire Sauna vs. Toxins article, please click here.

Efficiency

These ceramic-filled heaters are 95% efficient in turning electricity into infrared heat and produces far Infrared in the most therapeutic range.

 

Warm-up

5 to 10 minutes

30 to 60 minutes

Maintenance

Virtually maintenance free

Extensive weekly cleaning

History

The first electric infrared sauna was invented by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in 1891 using Edison light bulbs. These came to be known as “the most effective of all known healing agents” (See 1916 article, PDF file, 55KB) and were used all over the world as are their modern counterparts like the SaunaGen that uses Zirconium ceramic IR heaters. The SaunaGen is about 95% efficient and produces far Infrared in the most therapeutic range.

(see article entitled Infrared Thermal Systems)

Time-tested for centuries with proven health benefits.

(Heat therapy works, one way or the other, but in this toxic age, truly sick and poisoned people need to be very careful in indiscriminately using high heat saunas without taking specific steps to deal with the remobilization of toxins, and to educate themselves on the health risks for specific health conditions.)