A Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna is a sauna that heats its occupants with heaters that emit near, mid and 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.
Traditional saunas, also called rock saunas or Finnish 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 200 °F.
What is the difference between a traditional sauna and an infrared sauna?
Our bodies absorb as well as emit infrared radiant energy. The infrared heat produced by the heater penetrates the 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.