Infrared Sauna Therapy

What is Infrared Sauna Therapy?
A sauna that employs light to generate heat is known as an infrared sauna. The term “Infrared Sauna Therapy” refers to the wavelengths of infrared light that fall beyond the visible light spectrum. Heat is used in a typical sauna to warm the air, which then warms your body. Infrared saunas heat your body directly rather than the air around you.
What is the definition of infrared heat? We’ve all had the following experiences: It’s a partly overcast day, and you’re out in the fresh air. The clouds suddenly shift out of the path of the sun, and you feel a rush of warmth. The far infrared region of sunshine is warming your body, giving you this warm feeling.
The sun’s invisible spectrum of light includes the far infrared band. This range of light is capable of penetrating our skin and instantly warming our bodies. Pure Medical sauna’s far infrared heat is completely safe because our heaters do not emit any of the sun’s harmful rays, only natural healing heat. In fact, this heat is so safe that it is used to keep new-born babies warm in maternity units.
The healthiest rays are infrared rays, which penetrate deeply into your skin and eliminate harmful substances that have accumulated in your body. Your cells and metabolism are revitalised by infrared rays.

Transform your health

The Pure Medical Program gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to invest in your health as you become older, allowing you to maximise your cognition, vitality, and quality of life.
In our infrared sauna therapy chambers, the quality of the infrared heat is the most important factor in determining the benefits you will receive from that sauna. By combining carbon fibre and ceramic compound in one heater, Pure Medical has the best of both worlds to give you the highest quality infrared heat imaginable.
The use of far-infrared radiation has a wide range of applications, which NASA has recently investigated. The far-infrared rays, which have a wavelength of 8-14 microns, are particularly beneficial to the human body. These waves have the ability to penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches or more into the body, providing deep heat and boosting the core body temperature from within. Because the materials for the Ondol (traditional warm floor of Korea) include stone and soil, both of which emit far infrared rays when heated, scholars feel that the Ondol is beneficial to one’s health.

WHY IS INFRARED HEAT BETTER
THAN TRADITIONAL SAUNAS?

To warm the body, traditional saunas increase the temperature of the air within the chamber to a very high level. When you sit in a typical sauna, you are in a hot room with temperatures ranging from 80°C to 105°C. Some people have trouble breathing in this highly hot environment. Saunas with far infrared technology work in a different way. Far infrared saunas heat the body directly rather than the air within the chamber. Only around 20% of the heat in our Far Infrared Sauna is used to heat the air, while the remaining 80% is used to heat your body directly. As a result, deeper tissue penetration occurs.
Radiant heat has the ability to permeate far into the skin, causing gradual warming inside the body. Your cardiovascular system, immune system, and lymphatic system are all stimulated by the warming effect on your body. Sweating is your body’s reaction to this. In the far infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.
Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like conventional saunas.

How Does Far infrared Sauna Therapy Work?

Infrared Sauna Therapy is caused when the sweat glands are activated by far-infrared rays that reach our bodies. The sweat glands are one of the body’s few ways of eliminating toxins, and as the skin is the largest organ in the body, it appears to be a particularly effective mode of removal. Water molecules (which make up 70% of our body) begin to vibrate when far-infrared rays are delivered to them. The ion bonds are reduced by the vibration, and the water molecules eventually break down, releasing encapsulated gases and other toxic materials.
FULL-SPECTRUM INFRARED
The infrared spectrum is divided into three parts: near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared. Pure Medical’s sauna will provide you with the most benefit with the addition of near and mid-infrared.
The shortest wavelength, near-infrared, is absorbed just below the skin’s surface, causing a sweat that promotes healing and revitalisation.
Mid-infrared is a longer wavelength that penetrates deeper into the body’s soft tissues, this increases circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.
The longest wavelength, far infrared, penetrates fat cells, inducing vasodilation, in which fat cells vibrate to remove toxins, resulting in the highest levels of detoxification and stimulating your metabolism to aid in weight loss.

Is Infrared Sauna Safe?

Since infrared light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, many people believe it is linked to nuclear weapons, Chernobyl, and cancer.
Most individuals are unaware, however, that not all types of radiation are harmful.
The term “radiation” refers to any type of energy that falls inside the electromagnetic spectrum. As a result, everything around you, including the lights over your head, the ground beneath your feet, and, of course, the screen you’re looking at right now, emits some level of radiation.
The characteristics of the energy waves and the dose determine whether or not radiation is hazardous.
Large, low-frequency waves, such as those emitted by radios (radio waves), are generally the safest, whereas small, high-frequency waves, such as those emitted by the sun, can burn your skin.
Some energy waves are larger than buildings, while others are smaller than atoms, as shown in the graph below:

infrared-sauna-dangers-1

What conditions does Infrared Sauna Therapy treat?

Infrared sauna Therapy can help with a variety of medical issues, including:

What to expect when having Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Before having Infrared Sauna Therapy at Pure Medical you will be seen by one of our doctors, they will check to see if you’re healthy enough to receive therapy. Your treatment will be inside one of our Infrared Saunas.

 

Treatments are usually repeated over days or weeks. You should complete the whole course for the most benefit.

 

If you are sick or have the following symptoms, your treatment session may be postponed.
-Severe cold or flu
-Chest infection
-Runny nose
-Sickness (nausea).

 

Avoid using an infrared sauna if you’ve been drinking alcohol.

 

How should I prepare for Infrared Sauna Therapy?
To prepare for Infrared Sauna Therapy, most people don’t need to do anything specific. Before treatment, our doctor or professional nurses will offer you instructions to assist you.

 

Limiting the amount of food and liquid you consume prior to the procedure, or,
making arrangements for someone to drive you home following the surgery. It is always better to go to the bathroom before your treatment. If you’re anxious about needing to use the restroom during your treatment, talk to the nurse.

 

What should I expect during Infrared Sauna Therapy?
Drink water, make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a glass of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heat.

 

The average temperature for our infrared sauna ranges from 38˚C to 66˚C, with beginners starting out at the lower end and more experienced users at the higher end. If this is your first time, we’ll generally start you with 38˚C. You may want to stay at this temperature for a few sessions. You can always increase the temperature each session until you reach 66˚C.

 

Length of time, for first-time users, we will start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time to each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated.

 

Clothing. Patients will be provided with medical scrubs.

 

What you can do while in the sauna. Relax, read, meditate, listen to music, or visit with friends. Just don’t go to sleep.

 

After the session is over. When your session is done, it’s suggested that you take your time and let your body cool down. Once cooled down, feel free to take a shower or bath. Just make sure that you continue to keep hydrated.

 

Pure Medical recommend that patients use our infrared sauna treatments three to four days per week. If you are healthy and can tolerate the four days, you can use our saunas daily.

 

If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by our doctor before your first session. Even though infrared saunas are extremely safe, we don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your health and safety.

What are the possible
side effects of Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Our infrared saunas are very safe and have few negative effects. They normally aren’t serious and don’t last long. Speak to our nurses or doctors if you think you’re experiencing any other adverse effects.

 

Using an infrared sauna will cause you to sweat a lot, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up. If this happens, make sure you get up slowly and sit down once you leave the sauna. Drink water immediately after finishing your session and wait for your body to cool down before doing anything else. In extreme cases, some people may experience overheating (heat stroke and heat exhaustion) or dehydration.

 

If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by our doctor before your first session. Even though infrared saunas are extremely safe, we don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your health and safety.

Infrared Sauna Therapy Scientific Studies

In this section, you will find an array of Infrared Sauna Therapy scientific case studies. Additional symptom-specific case studies can be found on individual diseases, disorders and condition pages.
Joy Hussain, Marc Cohen
Health and Biomedical Sciences April 24 2018 PMC5941775

disclaimer

Fredrikus G J Oosterveld, Johannes J Rasker, Mark Floors, Robert Landkroon, Bob van Rennes, Jan Zwijnenberg, Mart A F J van de Laar, Gerard J Koel
28 Jan 2009 PMID: 18685882

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Shanshan Shui, Xia Wang, John Y Chiang, Lei Zheng
Epub 2015 Feb 25 PMID: 25716016

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Megumi Umehara, Akihiko Yamaguchi, Susumu Itakura, Mitsuhiro Suenaga, Yoshimune Sakaki, Kenichi Nakashiki, Masaaki Miyata, Chuwa Tei
Epub April 2008 PMID: 18522783

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Shoji Fujita 1, Yoshiyuki Ikeda, Masaaki Miyata, Takuro Shinsato, Takuro Kubozono, So Kuwahata, Narisato Hamada, Takahiro Miyauchi, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Torii, Shuichi Hamasaki, Chuwa Tei
Epub December 2014 PMID: 21173495

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Antti Mero, Jaakko Tornberg, Mari Mäntykoski, Risto Puurtinen
Epub July 2015 PMID: 26180741 PMCID: PMC4493260

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Infrared Sauna Therapy Mobile

Infrared Sauna Therapy

What is Infrared Sauna Therapy?
A sauna that employs light to generate heat is known as an infrared sauna. The term “Infrared Sauna Therapy” refers to the wavelengths of infrared light that fall beyond the visible light spectrum. Heat is used in a typical sauna to warm the air, which then warms your body. Infrared saunas heat your body directly rather than the air around you.
What is the definition of infrared heat? We’ve all had the following experiences: It’s a partly overcast day, and you’re out in the fresh air. The clouds suddenly shift out of the path of the sun, and you feel a rush of warmth. The far infrared region of sunshine is warming your body, giving you this warm feeling.
The sun’s invisible spectrum of light includes the far infrared band. This range of light is capable of penetrating our skin and instantly warming our bodies. Pure Medical sauna’s far infrared heat is completely safe because our heaters do not emit any of the sun’s harmful rays, only natural healing heat. In fact, this heat is so safe that it is used to keep new-born babies warm in maternity units.
The healthiest rays are infrared rays, which penetrate deeply into your skin and eliminate harmful substances that have accumulated in your body. Your cells and metabolism are revitalised by infrared rays.

Infrared Sauna Therapy Mobile

Transform your health

The Pure Medical Program gives you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to invest in your health as you become older, allowing you to maximise your cognition, vitality, and quality of life.
In our infrared sauna therapy chambers, the quality of the infrared heat is the most important factor in determining the benefits you will receive from that sauna. By combining carbon fibre and ceramic compound in one heater, Pure Medical has the best of both worlds to give you the highest quality infrared heat imaginable.
The use of far-infrared radiation has a wide range of applications, which NASA has recently investigated. The far-infrared rays, which have a wavelength of 8-14 microns, are particularly beneficial to the human body. These waves have the ability to penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches or more into the body, providing deep heat and boosting the core body temperature from within. Because the materials for the Ondol (traditional warm floor of Korea) include stone and soil, both of which emit far infrared rays when heated, scholars feel that the Ondol is beneficial to one’s health.

Infrared Sauna Therapy 3 Mobile

WHY IS INFRARED HEAT BETTER
THAN TRADITIONAL SAUNAS?

To warm the body, traditional saunas increase the temperature of the air within the chamber to a very high level. When you sit in a typical sauna, you are in a hot room with temperatures ranging from 80°C to 105°C. Some people have trouble breathing in this highly hot environment. Saunas with far infrared technology work in a different way. Far infrared saunas heat the body directly rather than the air within the chamber. Only around 20% of the heat in our Far Infrared Sauna is used to heat the air, while the remaining 80% is used to heat your body directly. As a result, deeper tissue penetration occurs.
Radiant heat has the ability to permeate far into the skin, causing gradual warming inside the body. Your cardiovascular system, immune system, and lymphatic system are all stimulated by the warming effect on your body. Sweating is your body’s reaction to this. In the far infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.
Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like conventional saunas.

Infrared Sauna Therapy 4 Mobile

How Does Far infrared Sauna Therapy Work?

Infrared Sauna Therapy is caused when the sweat glands are activated by far-infrared rays that reach our bodies. The sweat glands are one of the body’s few ways of eliminating toxins, and as the skin is the largest organ in the body, it appears to be a particularly effective mode of removal. Water molecules (which make up 70% of our body) begin to vibrate when far-infrared rays are delivered to them. The ion bonds are reduced by the vibration, and the water molecules eventually break down, releasing encapsulated gases and other toxic materials.
FULL-SPECTRUM INFRARED
The infrared spectrum is divided into three parts: near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared. Pure Medical’s sauna will provide you with the most benefit with the addition of near and mid-infrared.
The shortest wavelength, near-infrared, is absorbed just below the skin’s surface, causing a sweat that promotes healing and revitalisation.
Mid-infrared is a longer wavelength that penetrates deeper into the body’s soft tissues, this increases circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.
The longest wavelength, far infrared, penetrates fat cells, inducing vasodilation, in which fat cells vibrate to remove toxins, resulting in the highest levels of detoxification and stimulating your metabolism to aid in weight loss.

Is Infrared Sauna Safe?

Since infrared light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, many people believe it is linked to nuclear weapons, Chernobyl, and cancer.
Most individuals are unaware, however, that not all types of radiation are harmful.
The term “radiation” refers to any type of energy that falls inside the electromagnetic spectrum. As a result, everything around you, including the lights over your head, the ground beneath your feet, and, of course, the screen you’re looking at right now, emits some level of radiation.
The characteristics of the energy waves and the dose determine whether or not radiation is hazardous.
Large, low-frequency waves, such as those emitted by radios (radio waves), are generally the safest, whereas small, high-frequency waves, such as those emitted by the sun, can burn your skin.
Some energy waves are larger than buildings, while others are smaller than atoms, as shown in the graph below:

infrared-sauna-dangers-1

What conditions does Infrared Sauna Therapy treat?

Infrared sauna Therapy can help with a variety of medical issues, including:

What to expect when having Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Before having Infrared Sauna Therapy at Pure Medical you will be seen by one of our doctors, they will check to see if you’re healthy enough to receive therapy. Your treatment will be inside one of our Infrared Saunas.

 

Treatments are usually repeated over days or weeks. You should complete the whole course for the most benefit.

 

If you are sick or have the following symptoms, your treatment session may be postponed.
-Severe cold or flu
-Chest infection
-Runny nose
-Sickness (nausea).

 

Avoid using an infrared sauna if you’ve been drinking alcohol.

 

How should I prepare for Infrared Sauna Therapy?
To prepare for Infrared Sauna Therapy, most people don’t need to do anything specific. Before treatment, our doctor or professional nurses will offer you instructions to assist you.

 

Limiting the amount of food and liquid you consume prior to the procedure, or,
making arrangements for someone to drive you home following the surgery. It is always better to go to the bathroom before your treatment. If you’re anxious about needing to use the restroom during your treatment, talk to the nurse.

 

What should I expect during Infrared Sauna Therapy?
Drink water, make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a glass of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heat.

 

The average temperature for our infrared sauna ranges from 38˚C to 66˚C, with beginners starting out at the lower end and more experienced users at the higher end. If this is your first time, we’ll generally start you with 38˚C. You may want to stay at this temperature for a few sessions. You can always increase the temperature each session until you reach 66˚C.

 

Length of time, for first-time users, we will start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time to each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated.

 

Clothing. Patients will be provided with medical scrubs.

 

What you can do while in the sauna. Relax, read, meditate, listen to music, or visit with friends. Just don’t go to sleep.

 

After the session is over. When your session is done, it’s suggested that you take your time and let your body cool down. Once cooled down, feel free to take a shower or bath. Just make sure that you continue to keep hydrated.

 

Pure Medical recommend that patients use our infrared sauna treatments three to four days per week. If you are healthy and can tolerate the four days, you can use our saunas daily.

 

If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by our doctor before your first session. Even though infrared saunas are extremely safe, we don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your health and safety.

What are the possible
side effects of Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Our infrared saunas are very safe and have few negative effects. They normally aren’t serious and don’t last long. Speak to our nurses or doctors if you think you’re experiencing any other adverse effects.

 

Using an infrared sauna will cause you to sweat a lot, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up. If this happens, make sure you get up slowly and sit down once you leave the sauna. Drink water immediately after finishing your session and wait for your body to cool down before doing anything else. In extreme cases, some people may experience overheating (heat stroke and heat exhaustion) or dehydration.

 

If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by our doctor before your first session. Even though infrared saunas are extremely safe, we don’t want to take any chances when it comes to your health and safety.

Infrared Sauna Therapy Scientific Studies

In this section, you will find an array of Infrared Sauna Therapy scientific case studies. Additional symptom-specific case studies can be found on individual diseases, disorders and condition pages.
Joy Hussain, Marc Cohen
Health and Biomedical Sciences April 24 2018 PMC5941775

disclaimer

Fredrikus G J Oosterveld, Johannes J Rasker, Mark Floors, Robert Landkroon, Bob van Rennes, Jan Zwijnenberg, Mart A F J van de Laar, Gerard J Koel
28 Jan 2009 PMID: 18685882

disclaimer

Shanshan Shui, Xia Wang, John Y Chiang, Lei Zheng
Epub 2015 Feb 25 PMID: 25716016

disclaimer

Megumi Umehara, Akihiko Yamaguchi, Susumu Itakura, Mitsuhiro Suenaga, Yoshimune Sakaki, Kenichi Nakashiki, Masaaki Miyata, Chuwa Tei
Epub April 2008 PMID: 18522783

disclaimer

Shoji Fujita 1, Yoshiyuki Ikeda, Masaaki Miyata, Takuro Shinsato, Takuro Kubozono, So Kuwahata, Narisato Hamada, Takahiro Miyauchi, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Torii, Shuichi Hamasaki, Chuwa Tei
Epub December 2014 PMID: 21173495

disclaimer

Antti Mero, Jaakko Tornberg, Mari Mäntykoski, Risto Puurtinen
Epub July 2015 PMID: 26180741 PMCID: PMC4493260

disclaimer