Infrared Sauna FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions.

Here are some common questions about Cryotherapy with CryoPure Spa.

Infrared Sauna

Infrared (IR) radiation is electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength longer than that of visible light, but shorter than that of microwaves. The name means “below red”, red being the color of visible light with the longest wavelength. Infrared radiation has wavelengths between about 750 nm and 1 mm, spanning five orders of magnitude. Humans at normal body temperature can radiate at a wavelength of around 10 microns.

An infrared sauna is a sauna that heats its occupants with heaters that emit far infrared radiant heat. Unlike traditional Finnish Saunas, infrared saunas do not use steam, (which heats the air, and thereby the user) but instead use infrared radiation to directly heat the user. Where the REAL health benefits are.

  • Yes, infrared radiant heat is safe and beneficial. In an infrared sauna, the infrared heater produces radiant energy, which is the same as the heat from the sun, only without the harmful ultraviolet rays. Our bodies absorb as well as emit infrared radiant energy. The infrared heat produced by the heater penetrates your body and heats through a process called conversion, instead of heating the air around you, thereby allowing you to enjoy longer therapeutic heat therapy sessions. Our saunas have a concentrated range of 8-10 microns which is very close to your own body’s frequency of 9.4 microns. The closer this frequency is to your own, the more beneficial to your health and well being.
  • Please consult with your certified physician before using a far infrared sauna if any of the following items apply to you: Pacemaker, Defibrillator, pregnancy, elderly, cardiovascular conditions, prescription drugs, alcohol and illegal substances.
  • Traditional saunas use various types of heaters to warm the air and stones in a room. Stones placed over the heat source attain a high temperature which heats the air in the sauna. Modern Finnish saunas have thermostatically controlled electric stoves to produce the high temperature inside the sauna. In a traditional sauna the air temperature typically runs between 169 to 190 °F, though temperatures over 200 °F are sometimes encountered. The hot air causes your body to heat up, and eventually results in sweating. Because of these extreme high temperatures, it is advisable that a sauna session be no longer than 15 minutes.
  • An infrared sauna uses a specific type of heater that creates infrared waves that heat your body directly, instead of just the air. Infrared heat will penetrate more than 1.5 inches into your body. The infrared rays also help knock toxins loose from fat cells into your body which are then released through sweating. The temperature in an infrared sauna is much cooler than a traditional sauna, at around 110 to 140 °F. Because of the lower temperature, users benefit from longer sauna sessions which results in more overall sweating and more therapeutic advantages.