“clearly time in the sauna is time well spent.”
NPR (National Public Radio) just published a wonderful piece on the benefits of saunas and a comparison between traditional stream/hot saunas and infrared saunas. Our customers have been telling us for years that an infrared sauna allows them to enjoy the benefits of a sauna without needing to be in a very high heat environment – in the author’s words:
While traditional saunas heat up the surrounding air to about 185 degrees, which in turn heats you, infrared saunas (also called far-infrared saunas) only reach about 140 degrees, according to a 2009 review of evidence on infrared saunas and cardiovascular health. But the infrared rays penetrate more deeply into the body, which means you start sweating at a lower temperature than in a traditional sauna. That produces a lighter demand on the cardiovascular system, similar to moderate walking, according to the review, and so might benefit people who are sedentary for medical reasons. It’s also good for people who like the idea of a sauna, but find the high heat unpleasant.
Want to read more? Check out the original article https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/20/579147638/saunas-are-a-hot-trend-and-they-might-even-help-your-health