Sweat your way to Radiant Health

Because of the level of pollution we are exposed to and its many sources, as well as poor dietary and exercise habits, the therapeutic value of regular sweating has become immense. It has benefits for both body and mind and, in fact, is the primary benefit of exercise.

One of the best passive exercises is the radiant heat of Far Infra Red Cabin which causes a profound deep sweat. After about 30 minutes of exposure, the blood vessels of the skin dilate to allow more blood flow to the surface to support the cooling process. The millions of sweat glands covering the body are infused with fluid from the blood. In turn, they empty to the skin’s surface, thereby flushing large amounts of toxins, including toxic acids and heavy metals, from the body.

Dr. Kamaljit’s research over the couple of years shows that a radiant heat (Far Infra -red) cabin provides the following benefits:

  • Speeds up metabolic processes of vital organs and glands, including endocrine glands.
  • Inhibits the development of polymorphic microforms (fungus, yeasts, bacteria and molds) and creates a ‘fever reaction’ of rising temperature that neutralizes them.
  • Increases the number of Leukocytes in the blood.
  • Places demand on the heart to work harder thus, exercising it and also producing a drop in diastolic blood pressure (the lower side) .
  • Stimulates dilations of peripheral blood vessels thus, relieving pain (including muscle pain) and speeding the healing of sprain, strain, bursitis, arthritis and peripheral vascular disease symptoms.
  • Promotes relaxation, thereby creating a feeling of well being.
  • For those who are unable to exercise sufficiently, for whatever reason, the radiant heat Infra Red Sauna Cabin is an excellent way to get the benefits of exercise without undue stress on the skeleton, muscles, and associated tissues. Such people have an even greater need for exercise and the Infra Red Sauna cabin fills the bill.

Why is this Infra Red Thermal System Unique?
It uses infrared radiant energy to directly penetrate the body’s tissues to a depth of over 1.5 inch. Its energy output is tuned to correspond very closely to the body’s own radiant energy that our bodies absorb as much as 93% of the infrared waves that reach our skin. A conventional sauna must rely only on indirect means of heat: First on Convection (air currents) and the conduction (direct contact of hot air with the skin) to produce its healing effects on us. In the infrared thermal system, less than 20% of the infrared energy heats the air, leaving over 80% available to be directly converted to heat within our bodies. Thus an infrared based system can warm its user(s) to a much greater depth and much more efficiently than a conventional sauna, as its energy output is primarily used to convert energy directly to heat in us and not to create excessively hot air which only heats the skin superficially. This crucial difference explains many of unprecedented benefits reported to be available through an Infra Red thermal system not attainable through the use of conventional saunas.

The infrared energy applied in the infrared thermal system may induce up to 2-3 times the sweat volume of a traditional hot-air sauna while operating at a significantly cooler air temperature range of 100 degrees to 130 degrees F vs. 180 degrees to 235 degrees F for hot-air saunas. The lower heat range is safer for those concerned about cardiovascular risk factors that might be adversely affected by the higher temperatures encountered in old-style hot air saunas.

German researchers reported beneficial effects from an hour-long whole body infrared exposure in two groups of hypertension patient that they studied in 1989, including a 24 hours long increase in peripheral blood flow and a decrease in high blood pressure. It is also distinctly more pleasant to breathe in infrared saunas with air temperatures about 50 degrees to 125 degrees F cooler than in traditional hot-air saunas. Due to its user-friendly nature, people naturally prefer to use the infrared sauna systems and will continue to do so on a regular basis because of the ease of breathing the much cooler air while feeling as warm as they choose, and the distinctive feeling of well-being reported by users as an after-effect.

These infrared sauna systems may even be used with the door fully open if the only effect desired in infrared penetration, or if a very cool, minimal-sweating experience is desired as a pre-activity warm up while fully clothed. This approach might be used in warming up prior to stretching, working out, running or exposure to cold weather.

Infrared saunas are easier and more comfortable to use than old fashioned hot-air saunas. The conventional hot- air saunas require extensive warm-up periods of 30-90 minutes, making them much less practical than the modern infrared saunas that warm up in about 5 minutes at a room temperature. Consistent and convenient at home use is thus, again, much more likely with an infrared sauna system.

Is the Infrared thermal system safe?
What exactly is radiant heat? No need to worry – it is nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives sunburn and damages to our skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb). Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between.

Radiant heat is also called Infrared Energy (IR). The sun is the principal source of radiant energy that we experience daily. Have you ever been outside on a partly cloudy spring day about 50 degrees and felt quite comfortable when the sun was suddenly obscured by a cloud? Although the air temperature had not had time to drop, you felt chilled, as the cloud would not let the warming infrared rays through to reach you. The infrared heat in infrared thermal system is just like the heat from our sun or that which our own bodies produce as they burn fuel to keep us warm.

Our bodies radiate infrared energy out through the skin at 3-50 microns with most of their output at 9.4 microns. Our palms emit infrared energy at between 8-14 microns (a micron =1/1,000,000 of a meter). Palm healing, which has a 3,000 years old tradition in China, has been based on the healing properties of these natural infrared rays. The Yogis of India also use such palm healing and recommend it especially for relieving eye strain. Sauna has been popularized by the Finns whose old religion used it as a ceremony for mental, spiritual and physical cleansing. This religion came with the Finns when they migrated from an area northwest of present day Tibet, between 5,000-3,000 year BC, to their present location in Finland.

Dr.Tadashi Ishikawa received the patent on the zirconia’s ceramic infrared heaters used in these thermal systems in 1965, after five years with Fuci Medical R&D Department. The infrared thermal systems based on these heaters were used exclusively by medical practitioners in Japan until they were released for public use in 1979. The idea has now been further refined into the infrared thermal system that has been sold in the United States since 1981. Panels that produce similar infrared rays are used in hospital to warm new born babies.

The heaters in infrared thermal systems emit about one third of their output in the middle infrared band, from 2-5.6 microns, for super deep penetration and the other two thirds in the long band, from 5.6-25 microns with that part of the output evenly spread around the 9.4 micron pivot point of peak human output. This distribution maximizes the higher penetration of the middle band waves and combines them with the long wave that produces a resonant absorption amplification of healthy tissue output. The Chinese researchers consider the band from 2-25 microns as the most therapeutic.

Robert O. Becker, M.D., has detailed the hazards of exposure to certain kinds of electromagnetic fields such as cross currents, encountered under high tension power lines or while working at computer display terminals. Japanese researchers have reported that infrared radiant heat serves as an antidote to the negative effects of such toxic electromagnetic sources. Infrared Thermal System has been tested and found to be free of such so-called ‘toxic’ electromagnetic fields. The Swedish National Institute of Radiation Protection has concluded that the heaters in infrared thermal system are not dangerous.