If you’re considering an Infrared Sauna like the ones we carry, good news! A Dr. at the Mayo Clinic recently answered the question: What is a far-infrared sauna? Does it have health benefits? Here is part of his response:
A far-infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. 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 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….no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas.