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The Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy

What is a far-infrared sauna .. and does it have health benefits you might ask..

Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we sure can feel it. Infrared radiation represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun and heats our body by a process called conversion. Through conversion, far infrared heat can penetrate the human body without heating the air in between.

A far-infrared (FIR) sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. “Far” describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turns warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you. The appeal of saunas in general is that they cause reactions, such as vigorous sweating and increased heart rate, similar to those elicited by moderate exercise. An infrared sauna produces these results at lower temperatures than does a regular sauna, which makes it accessible to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a conventional sauna.

Several studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis, and found some evidence of benefit. However, larger and more-rigorous studies are needed to confirm these results.

On the other hand, no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas. So if you’re considering trying a sauna for relaxation, an infrared sauna might be an option. And if you would like to learn more about the Benefits of Far Infra-red Therapy, then check out the talk which will be held at Fitology on the 13th of Oct 2012, from 2 – 4pm. There is no charge for this talk but you are strongly recommended to book your place ASAP, by calling +603 2201 4311



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