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Answering Your Top 3 FAQs About Infrared Saunas

Infrared saunas have dominated the industry for more than 20 years, but many people are still skeptical about them. If you're thinking of buying an infrared sauna, here are the answers to some of the most common questions people ask about them.

What is an infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas have either carbon or ceramic heaters that emit infrared light. Infrared light is invisible to us, but it penetrates deep into our skin. The heat from an infrared sauna increases our core temperature and makes us sweat, thereby detoxifying the body of harmful chemicals and improving our general health.

Infrared saunas have temperatures between 100 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. They're usually made of wood and are shaped like small cabins; a 20-minute session can burn up to 500 calories.

Are infrared saunas similar to regular steam saunas?

No, infrared saunas transfer heat to the body by radiation. Infrared light gets absorbed into the skin directly, and there’s no need to heat the surrounding air. Therefore, temperatures inside an infrared sauna are lower and more comfortable for people.

Direct heat also induces more sweating, which means they’re more effective. Infrared saunas are also more efficient, as they require less electricity, making them cost-effective.

Regular steam saunas transmit heat via conduction, meaning the surrounding air needs to be heated first. The rise in external temperature increases the body's core temperature, so steam saunas can have temperatures as high as 195 degrees Fahrenheit, which is uncomfortable for many people.

woman feeling relaxed and happy after a sauna bath

What are the health benefits of infrared saunas?

There are many health benefits associated with infrared saunas, including reduced stress and anxiety and a boost in happiness, which can even help with depression. 

Infrared saunas also relieve pain and ease aching joints and muscles. They reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and are likely to result in lower death rates.

If these answers have roused your curiosity about infrared saunas, you can buy a range of infrared saunas, including 2 person and 3 person infrared saunas from USA Health and Wellness. We’re a company in Dover, New Hampshire, that specializes in providing clients with the best quality products at the lowest rates.

Check out our range of products or call us at 207.619.4291 and avail of our daily discount offers today!
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