An infrared sauna is a sauna that uses heaters to emit an infrared radiant. Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation that penetrates the body and heats through a process called conversion. Infrared saunas do not use steam like traditional saunas. A specific type of heater that creates infrared waves directly heats your body. The temperature is much cooler, at about 110 to 130 °F (43 to 54 °C).

In a traditional sauna the air temperature typically runs between 169 to 190 °F (76 to 88 °C). Traditional saunas, also called rock saunas or Finnish Saunas, use heaters to warm the air and stones. Water is tossed on the stones to produce steam. The hot air causes the body to heat up quickly which results in sudden perspiration being produced. The lower temperatures in an infrared sauna results in longer sauna sessions and more sweat being produced.

Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

The vibrations produced by infrared rays loosen and remove toxins from fat cells. Once loosened, the toxins are eliminated through sweating. Eliminating toxins contributes to better health. Infrared is considered a more effective method of removing toxins, bacteria, and other metals. It increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to damaged tissues which aids the reduction of muscle spasms, chronic joint pain, muscle pain, and acne. As well, it promotes relaxation, stimulates sleep, and relieves stress. Repeated use of the infrared sauna slowly restores skin's elimination capacities.

Steam baths, sweat lodges, forceful exercise and hot tubs are more intense and less effective. Infrared heats the body, while keeping the air cool. According to research, infrared is more cleansing than traditional saunas. The deep penetration of the infrared energy allows the cells to eliminate better, and heals and stimulates tissues, which is valuable therapy for arthritis and tissue damage.

Natural Salt in Infrared Saunas

Crystallized salt is a natural air ionizer, releasing negative ions that create a fresh, clean, bacteria-free environment. Using natural mineral salts revitalizes the body with calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Aching muscles are alleviated and the skin softened as the detoxifying salts draw out impurities. As well, there is enhancement of the respiratory system, allergy and asthma relief, skin purification, and a significant reduction of the effects of a stressful lifestyle.

Natural Salt Therapy: How it Works

The heat in the Salt Sauna releases the negative ions captured from natural salt. When you inhale, the ions are carried into the lungs. The negative ions fortify the lungs which are then absorbed by the bloodstream. The cleansing and purifying negative ions are then delivered to every part of the body. The heat drains the stress from your body, while the negative ions counteract the effects of pollutants. Salt has a cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It aids in clearing up skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Research has demonstrated that patients with asthma and chronic obstructive bronchitis show a reduction in disease causing microbes. As well, it helps eliminate of excess mucus, regulates the immune system, provides anti- bacteriological and anti-inflammatory relief, and is a healthy anti-aging therapy.

Salt is a natural air ionizer that creates a fresh, sanitary, bacteria-free environment. The TheraSauna with Natural salt floors will help you remove the toxins you absorb every day, detoxify your body, burn calories for weight loss, cleanse your lungs, and rejuvenate your skin. Infrared Saunas are a sound investment to better health and well being.

Author's Bio: 

Isabella Samovsky founded world renowned Solay Wellness when she was just 29-years-old, after falling in love with a Salt crystal lamp. As she tells it, she was instantly drawn to the lamps striking beauty and energy, as well as its strong health benefits. But, Samovsky didn’t stop there. After doing research, she learned how beneficial natural salt is and about it’s many uses, as well as how it can be used to help people look and feel better. This prompted her to create Solay Wellness and to eventually launch her own top-selling product lines for the home, health, beauty and living well.