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Monday, February 2, 2009

Sauna

A friend of mine has been having a lot of back pain. He's tried everything from medicine to massages to chiropracters. Another friend of ours suggested he might should try a sauna. So he did.

After we researched, we decided to try out an infrared sauna. All of our research showed that the heat in the far infrared saunas penetrates the skin further than the traditional sauna. Although some people think it can be harmful, and overuse can be harmful, the correct usage is very good.

Infrared saunas has many benefits. They relieve pain, help with weight loss, help losen stiff joints, detoxify the body, help blood flow, and help help in many more ways. Believe me, it has helped my friend.

4 comments:

S said...

Readers planning to buy a sauna should beware of the so-called infrared saunas, most of which are made in the PRC (China) from inferior materials. These are not genuine saunas in the Scandinavian style.

In the traditional heater, the heating elements heat the air and a mass of stones. This allows for a consistent heat and the custom of sprinkling water on the stones, which changes the environment in the sauna dramatically from a dry sauna bath, to a wet bath, or "steam sauna". This is an option afforded to the sauna bather that chooses a traditional Scandinavian style sauna. It is not necessary to sprinkle water on the stones, and without that custom the humidity in the sauna is very, very low (around 2 or 3 percent).

The infrared heaters have exposed heating elements, so that the heat radiates directly onto the bather in sort of a one sided fashion. These infrared heaters have a much lower capacity, so the most common complaint is that they fail to attain the heat typical for a genuine sauna, especially on the part of the body turned away from the heater.

You also sacrifice the ability to sprinkle water on the heater, and one must question whether it’s actually healthy to expose one’s self to such direct radiation, or how enjoyable such an experience is, compared to the traditional sauna.

In contrast, the traditional Scandinavian style saunas are centuries old (they were heated with wood before electricity), and their safety and therapeutic efficacy is well established.

As with tainted toothpaste, poisonous pet food and lead painted children’s toys, some of these infrared saunas are downright hazardous at least according to the Electrical Safety Authority in Ontario, Canada. See…

http://www.ofm.gov.on.ca/english/Fire%20Safety%20&%20Public%20Education/Recalls/2006/Saunas.asp

Sauna by Airwall, Inc. even recalled their saunas due to a fire hazard caused by faulty heating units and fuses. See...

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08584.html

There are some unbelievable claims circulating about infrared saunas. One regards weight loss - 600 to 800 calories burned from sitting in one! Weight loss claims for any type of sauna are just hype. Your body just loses water, and it’s dangerous to lose weight through dehydration. See what a real doctor says about it at…

http://www.weight-loss-professional.com/infrared-radiant-heat.html

Simply Steamy said...

Readers planning to buy a sauna should beware of the so-called infrared saunas, most of which are made in the PRC (China) from inferior materials. These are not genuine saunas in the Scandinavian style.

In the traditional heater, the heating elements heat the air and a mass of stones. This allows for a consistent heat and the custom of sprinkling water on the stones, which changes the environment in the sauna dramatically from a dry sauna bath, to a wet bath, or "steam sauna". This is an option afforded to the sauna bather that chooses a traditional Scandinavian style sauna. It is not necessary to sprinkle water on the stones, and without that custom the humidity in the sauna is very, very low (around 2 or 3 percent).

The infrared heaters have exposed heating elements, so that the heat radiates directly onto the bather in sort of a one sided fashion. These infrared heaters have a much lower capacity, so the most common complaint is that they fail to attain the heat typical for a genuine sauna, especially on the part of the body turned away from the heater.

You also sacrifice the ability to sprinkle water on the heater, and one must question whether it’s actually healthy to expose one’s self to such direct radiation, or how enjoyable such an experience is, compared to the traditional sauna.

In contrast, the traditional Scandinavian style saunas are centuries old (they were heated with wood before electricity), and their safety and therapeutic efficacy is well established.

As with tainted toothpaste, poisonous pet food and lead painted children’s toys, some of these infrared saunas are downright hazardous at least according to the Electrical Safety Authority in Ontario, Canada. See…

http://www.ofm.gov.on.ca/english/Fire%20Safety%20&%20Public%20Education/Recalls/2006/Saunas.asp

Sauna by Airwall, Inc. even recalled their saunas due to a fire hazard caused by faulty heating units and fuses. See...

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08584.html

There are some unbelievable claims circulating about infrared saunas. One regards weight loss - 600 to 800 calories burned from sitting in one! Weight loss claims for any type of sauna are just hype. Your body just loses water, and it’s dangerous to lose weight through dehydration. See what a real doctor says about it at…

http://www.weight-loss-professional.com/infrared-radiant-heat.html

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