Consumer popularity and marketing hype creates clouds of confusion around the topic of infrared saunas. An honest appraisal surrounding the safety of infrared saunas is hard to find when the Internet is full of marketing propaganda and ploys trying to sway you in one direction or another.
Uncover the truth about the safety of infrared saunas by understanding the relationship between the full spectrum of infrared light and the body’s response to exposure. There is no need to blindly thrust yourself into a treatment program without understanding the entirety of the facts.
According to leading experts in the field of health and wellness, infrared sauna therapy is the most effective treatment for many illnesses and also serves to maintain supreme health. As the body responds to infrared wavelengths a domino effect of health benefits is created.
Unfortunately, not all infrared saunas are created equal; therefore it is important to understand which sauna is the safest choice. Neosauna is a harbor of safety and health among a market saturated with less than healthful and safe infrared sauna alternatives.
Knowledge is power and in the realm of your health, knowledge is safety.
Thermal Therapy: A Brief History
Sauna therapy is universal throughout the ages, across the lands and has been used by every culture and civilization. Since before recorded history, humans have been turning to a variety of heat therapy modalities to find cures to disease, purify the body and to find commune with a higher power. The means of heat therapy has varied from culture to culture and has also evolved over time.
There is no question that thermal therapy has unparalleled health benefits for the human form. The ability to prolifically perspire is a unique trait of human physiology and as a result, civilizations have sought out means of optimizing purification of the body through profuse sweating for thousands of years.
Heat therapy essentially mimics a naturally occurring fever to expel unwanted and harmful bacteria and disease from the body. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek father of medicine wrote:
“Give me a fever and I can cure any disease.”
Heating the body under controlled circumstances is a highly effective and safe modality of treatment. The question of whether heat therapy is safe and effective has stood the test of time. As technology evolved, humans have sought to create the most impactful type of heat therapy. Extensive uses of dry saunas, steam baths and the indigenous sweat lodge have all been effective and safe modalities of heat therapy.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg created the first infrared sauna in the late nineteenth century called the ‘Incandescent Light Bath’. The infrared sauna did not grow in worldwide popularity until NASA studied the benefits of the infrared light wavelengths in 1965, when it was found that this invisible light spectrum had hugely beneficial results on human physiology.
It was in 1979 that the first infrared sauna became available to the general public in the United States. Since that time the infrared light spectrum has been used by medical practitioners the world over in the treatment of a wide spectrum of health disorders.
Yes, heat therapy is not only safe, but also hugely beneficial to health and wellbeing. Infrared saunas are the most evolved modality of heat therapy and offer the most powerful health benefits. It is important to fully investigate all of the available infrared sauna options for consumers and understand the potential safety risks involved in choosing the wrong one.
Neosauna manufactures the safest infrared sauna available today: With their eco-friendly materials and untraceable electromagnetic radiation, Neosauna is the forerunner in safety protocol among infrared sauna manufacturers.
Not All Saunas Are Created Equal: Electromagnetic Radiation Emissions (EMF), A Red Flag
Infrared saunas are so effective and powerful as a healing modality because of the nature of the heat created. Unlike, traditional saunas, infrared heat does not heat the external air, but rather the rays of light radiate out from their sources to penetrate the skin membrane. This method heats the body up from the inside out and relies on lower external temperature to induce higher internal temperature.
The infrared light is invisible to the human eye but is experienced tactfully as heat. The full infrared light spectrum is comprised of near, mid and far infrared light. Each wavelength is unique in the results that it produces within the human physiological network. Intrinsic to the light waves created through infrared heat, is also the possibility of unhealthful electromagnetic radiation if the manufacturer of the sauna is not steadfast in their protocol.
Singularly, the most significant risk involved in full spectrum infrared light therapy is the possibility of toxic levels of electromagnetic radiation (EMF) emitted from the infrared wavelengths. Some infrared saunas available on the market today emit high levels of electromagnetic radiation that can potentially be dangerous to your body.
Any sauna offering the full spectrum of infrared wavelengths needs to be investigated, as some companies developing these saunas use cheap and toxic materials that can be harmful to your health.
Zero EMF Emissions VS Toxic EMF Overload
- Electromagnetic radiation (EMF) can cause harmful reactions at the cellular level affecting the health of your body. When choosing to support your health with the purchase of an infrared sauna unit be thorough in your investigation of brands that are selling units high in EMF emissions.
- Neosauna developed Neowave Technology paneling designed to create zero traceable EMF emissions making it the leader in its field of infrared sauna manufacturing.
It is crucial, before undergoing infrared sauna therapy to thoroughly research the levels of EMF emissions from different sauna manufactures. Neosauna boasts low/zero detectable EMF emissions, thus making it the safest choice of infrared saunas available today.
Ensure Safety And Choose An Infrared Sauna That Uses Eco-Friendly Materials
Toxic off gassing is a major health risk: Be sure to use only an infrared sauna that is made with high quality materials to guarantee a safe experience.
The safety protocol of an infrared sauna is dependent upon both healthy infrared wavelengths that are low in EMF emissions and equally as valid a safety concern are the materials that are used in building the physical structure of the sauna.
Neosauna’s devotion to your health is demonstrated through the hand picking of certified eco wood from the vast Canadian forests designed to maximize your healing experience as you sit back and relax and trust in your Neosauna!
Unfortunately, many companies today are manufacturing infrared sauna structures using cheap, low quality and ultimately toxic materials.
Certified Eco Wood VS Chemically Treated Wood
- As the sauna unit rises in temperature to induce sweating and ultimately detoxification, the increased heat will also create off gassing of the materials used in construction. Be sure that your unit is not poisoning you with toxic off gassing by cutting corners in the manufacturing process! Cheap toxin filled wood is harmful to your health and must be avoided when making your infrared sauna purchase.
It can be a frightening proposition to choose your health and purchase a full spectrum infrared sauna for all the right reasons and yet find that the manufacturing of the sauna is harmful to you.
Please be aware of the following Infrared Sauna Brands that could threaten your health with toxic off gassing from cheap non-eco certified wood:
- JNH Lifestyles
- Better Life
- Rocky Mountain
- Vital Saunas
- Coastal Saunas
- Celebration Sauna
Contraindication: Preparation Through Hydration
If infrared sauna therapy is not coupled with a dedicated practice of hydration, health risks are presented.
The most common safety concern when undergoing infrared sauna therapy is dehydration. It is necessary to understand that an enormous amount of water is lost through the detoxification protocol of profuse sweating. The penetrative rays of infrared light induces heavy sweating, if re-hydration does not occur properly, serious health ramifications can arise.
Preparing the body for the transformational experience of an infrared sauna begins with proper hydration. Detoxification protocols, including infrared sauna sessions that require profuse sweating on behalf of the individual, demands legitimate hydration both before and after the sauna.
Ideally, hydration should begin several days before taking an infrared sauna. Most people do not drink enough water today in general, if you decide to undergo even a single infrared sauna session, then consuming healthful water in high quantity is paramount.
At least, three quarts of water a day should be consumed by someone engaged in regular sauna use. The infrared wavelengths, including near, mid and far all penetrate deeply into the initial epidermis of the skin causing the body’s temperature to rise from the inside out. While this method of heat therapy is far more effective in its detoxification protocol it also tends to cause dehydration easily if the individual is not properly hydrated before the session.
It is important to drink the best possible water; tap water with a filter is acceptable. Water that has been purified through osmosis is not adequate to hydrate the body. Bottled spring water, mineral water, or tap water with a filter will hydrated the body adequately in preparation for taking the Neosauna.
After each sauna session be mindful of refueling with electrolytes or mineral water if any amount of sweating occurred during the session. It is through copious sweating that many of the health benefits of the infrared sauna are achieved, because of this fact it is necessary to hydrate the body before undergoing a Neosauna session.
Pregnant And Breastfeeding Mothers
The National Institute Of Health suggestions that pregnant women limit their use of any heat based therapies. Increasing the body’s temperature above 100 degrees has been known to augment rates of fetal complications. For this reason it is best to avoid infrared sauna therapy during pregnancy.
If you are planning a pregnancy it is highly recommended by medical professionals that you undergo a committed infrared sauna therapy. Consistent infrared sauna therapy before pregnancy will prepare the body for heightened health during the pregnancy to create optimal circumstances for the fetus. After, pregnancy is initiated it is safer to refrain from infrared sauna use.
For breastfeeding mothers it is challenging to maintain excellent hydration without the addition of extensive detoxification through perspiration. Further, the detoxification induced through infrared sauna may have an effect on the nutrients of the mother’s milk. To ensure the safety of the mother, and the quality of her milk, it is best to avoid infrared sauna therapy during breastfeeding.
However, some alternative studies suggest that the heat created through infrared saunas will aid in lactation. This is mostly because the heat of the sauna relaxes the mother, the more relaxed a mother is after birth the greater lactation is.
If the mother is particularly keen to engage in infrared sauna therapy, it is recommended that her sessions be short (less than fifteen minutes) and that she set the temperature as low as possible. The breast-feeding mother who chooses infrared sauna therapy will need to be diligent in her hydration methodology. Once the child is consuming food other than the mother’s breast milk and only breast-feeding a few times a day it will be safer for the mother to engage in infrared sauna therapy.
It is best, in general to avoid infrared sauna therapy during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Children And Infrared Sauna Therapy
Detoxification is among the many wonderful health benefits of infrared sauna therapy. Most children are not as toxic as adults today and therefore they have less need for detoxification protocols. If there is specific illnesses, such as Type I diabetes, (exposure to full spectrum infrared sauna increases insulin sensitivity) then infrared sauna therapy may be appropriate for some children.
If children are undergoing an infrared sauna therapy, then it is recommended that the temperature be set very low and that the children do not remain in the sauna for more than 15 minutes per session.
Infrared Sauna Therapy: The Elderly And Individuals With Pre-Existing Heart Conditions
Ultimately infrared sauna therapy can be deeply beneficial and healing for the elderly as well as for individuals with heart conditions. People within these two categories should take special attention to reduce sauna sessions to no longer than 15 minutes at a time, with at least one day of rest between sessions. Hydration is paramount for these individuals.
* If you are uncertain whether infrared sauna therapy is for you it is advisable to consult a health care practitioner.
Infrared Saunas Are Safe When You Choose Neosauna
Full spectrum infrared sauna therapy offers a cascade of health benefits and is a risk free as well as a safe form of treatment when you choose Neosauna.
Toxic off gassing and EMF emissions produced from other infrared sauna manufacturers create hazardous result to your health. Be mindful as you choose your infrared sauna and ensure that the materials used are eco-friendly and the wavelengths produce little to no detectable EMF emissions.
Drink plenty of healthy water and maintain optimal hydration to ensure the safety of regular infrared sauna use.
Neosauna is dedicated to your health, wellness, and safety and is proud to offer you all of the health benefits of infrared sauna therapy without any risk.
You deserve to experience optimal health and partner with a manufacturer that shares this intention with you. Choose Neosauna and reap the cascade of health benefits available to you through infrared sauna therapy in a safe environment.