Ceramic Tube Full-Spectrum Infrared heating elements provide all the benefits of NIR, MIR and FIR infrared waves. Additionally, ceramic tube saunas are less expensive, while they concentrate heat close to the ceramic tube and generally run hotter than carbon fiber saunas.
THE BENEFITS OF OWNING YOUR OWN SAUNA
To be effective saunas need to be used on a regular basis. The average cost of a sauna session at a spa is around $30 (plus your time and transportation costs to and from the spa). Three to four sessions per week are recommended—at that rate, buying a personal sauna for in-home use will pay for itself in less than six months.
Additionally, sauna sessions mean that you sweat, and that sweat is absorbed by the wooden benches in the sauna cabinet. Having your own sauna means never having to sit in someone else’s sweat.
Finally, to get the full benefits of a sauna session, you should be naked. This is easy to do in the privacy of your own home. It’s much harder to pull off in a public sauna spa.
WHICH SAUNA SERIES SHOULD I CHOOSE?
The answer to this depends on your personal choices. Ceramic tube saunas tend to run hotter than carbon fiber, allowing you a more vigorous sweat and resulting detox. They also cost less to purchase, although carbon fiber saunas cost less to run on a per-session basis.
Since both our ceramic tube and carbon fiber based sauna lines come with a full spectrum infrared element, either choice will provide the following health benefits.
FULL SPECTRUM (FIR/MIR/NIR) INFRARED SAUNA HEALTH BENEFITS
FIR (FAR) Infrared waves penetrate up to 1.5” beneath the skin. Both of our full spectrum sauna lines produce FIR/FAR Infrared waves. According to a recent paper by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), FIR can affect the formation of molecular bonds and improve health at a cellular level. FIR (FAR) Infrared waves are absorbed by the water inside our bodies, raising our core body temperature up to 3° Fahrenheit to produce a vigorous, detoxifying sweat. Sitting in a FIR (FAR) Infrared sauna for just 30 minutes is a form of passive aerobic exercise and can burn as many calories as a half-hour of walking or jogging. FIR (FAR) Infrared is best for detoxification.
FIR (FAR) Therapeutic Benefits:
- Reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels
- Reduction of waistline aiding weight loss efforts
- Improvement in cardiac and vascular function
- Promotes improvements in general health
- Reduction in stress levels
- Reduction in pain levels
- Reduction in muscle and joint stiffness
- Reduction in fatigue
Both of our Full Spectrum Sauna lines produce MIR Infrared waves that penetrate the soft tissue where inflammation occurs. MIR infrared waves act to dilate the blood vessels which increases circulation, bringing more oxygen to these areas of inflammation helping them heal. MIR Infrared is best for healing.
MIR Therapeutic Benefits:
- Accelerates tissue healing
- Reduction in inflammation
- Reduction in pain levels
- Increases metabolic rate to promote weight loss
NIR infrared waves increase ATP production which stimulates blood circulation and production of white blood cells and collagen. Both of Sauna Zen’s Infrared Sauna Full Spectrum sauna lines produce NIR infrared waves. NIR Infrared is best for relief from pain.
NIR Therapeutic Benefits:
- Increases metabolic rate
- Stimulates white blood cell production
- Reduces body fat
- Promotes cell regeneration
- Reduces inflammation within the body
- Improves circulation
- Improvement in wound healing
- Provides pain relief
- Revitalizes the skin
- Reduction in muscle and joint pain levels
- Increased flexibility
ABOUT INFRARED SAUNAS
Infrared Saunas are a relatively recent technology with the first patent being issued in 1965. It wasn’t until the early 1980s that infrared sauna technology was made available to the public. Since then there have been numerous improvements to Infrared Saunas, and Sauna Zen is pleased to be able to offer the latest techno breakthroughs in our Full Spectrum Sauna.
All of our Carbon Fiber and our Ceramic Tube Infrared Saunas work off of normal home electrical circuits (except for our four person sauna which require a 30 AMP circuit). Sauna Zen offers Full Spectrum Saunas in three sizes (one, two and four-person).