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Infrared SaunaSaunas have been around for hundreds of years in Europe, especially Northern Europe. In America, some of the earliest inhabitants developed the tradition of "sweat lodges" for both health and spiritual benefits.

Heat enhances blood circulation and promotes oxygenation of body tissues. It provides proven relief of aches, pains and stiffness. Heat also increases energy production in the body. This facilitates healing and requires the burning of calories, which results in effortless weight loss. It also causes an increase in heart rate, which results in an effortless cardivoascular workout.

The skin is a major eliminative organ and sweating enhances the skin elimination process. An infrared sauna heats the body with radiant heat and profuse sweating begins quickly. The surrounding air in the sauna, however, remains cool. The experience is both comfortable and pleasant.

Tranditional saunas, steam baths, hot tubs and exercise are other means of sweating. Steam, hot water and traditional saunas that operate at over 170F are difficult to tolerate for more than a few minutes. Infrared saunas remains at 110F to 120F and one can spend longer periods in the healing hear relaxing, listening to favorite music and reading. While hot tubs are good to a point, sweating is less than in the infrared sauna and the body absorbs chemicals from the water. Exercise vigorous enough to produce copious sweating is too exhausting for all but the most fit.

Everyone today is exposed to heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Regular use of an infrared sauna is an excellent way to detoxify the body. Infrared heat penetrates serveral inches deep into joints and muscles. This increases the metabolism and allows body cells to eliminate toxins more readily in the sweat.

Infrared light is completely natureal and safe. Its dry, warming energy is highly compatible with human tissue. Its wavelength is the same as the radiant heat from the sun and all life requires the sun. Infrared saunas provide all the benefits of natural sunlight without the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

In the past, very few people could afford saunas to deliver personal heat therapy. Thanks to new infrared technology, saunas are available in smaller sizes and are now much more affordable.

SaunaGen® portable infrared saunas are perfect for home use and are frequently prescribed by medical professionals to relieve pain and even to prevent illness.

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