As experts, Enlighten Sauna advise to start from the very basics. What is infrared, how exactly does it affect the human body and internal organs?
Infrared radiation (IR), sometimes called infrared light is a form of electromagnetic light energy that heats the body but not the surrounding air. When a longer wavelength of light warms an object without warming the air between the source and the object it is called radiant heat, or more correctly, Far Infrared Radiation (FIR).
Infrared radiation is a convenient system to heat parts of our body. It has the advantage over direct contact in that radiation can heat directly the area where the blood capillaries and neuron terminals are.
Penetration depth of infrared radiation in our skin is dependent of wavelength – near-infrared, mid-infrared and far infrared. How each of these wavelengths affects our bodies and what health benefits they can give you we will explain in due time.
In natural conditions sunlight is composed of near-thermal-spectrum radiation that is slightly more than half infrared. Nearly all the infrared radiation in sunlight is near infrared.
Human bodies feel IR as heat, this is used in treatment of various ailments. For example, as an optional or additional treatment for regional or chronic pain, as an addition to physical therapy or injury treatment to improve blood circulation, oxygen and nutrient delivery to the organs and injured joints.
Infrared therapy is also used to aid in elimination of various toxins from the body. For these and many other reasons, people are looking up to the idea of having a personal infrared sauna at home. Enlighten Sauna offer a wide range of indoor or outdoor sauna cabins for personal use in any home – we have small cabins for one person, bigger ones for you to share with your loved ones and family. Check HERE
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