Infrared Sauna Technology

There are several advantages to infrared saunas and the technology allows your body to heal at a cellular level.

We are thrilled to now be carrying Sunlighten Saunas! Another fantastic way to relax, unwind and recover both mentally and physically. A Sunlighten infrared sauna is the perfect companion piece to your Hydropool Swim Spa and your Sundance Spa.

What is Infrared?

You may have some experience with saunas, whether at the local recreation center or maybe while on vacation, but chances are those were steam, or dry electric heat saunas. Sunlighten Saunas are infrared saunas meaning that they use the same type of light that the sun emits (~50% of the suns rays is infrared). When you feel the suns’ rays beating down on you or the heat from a flame, that sensation is due to the infrared light.

To recreate these waves, more than heat is needed. Sunlighten Saunas have a specific coating on their heaters to create a highly emissive surface. This allows for a higher amount of infrared as well as a significantly higher quality. These heaters are also covered by non-toxic fabric to create a more relaxed, safe and comfortable environment.

3 Types of Infrared Waves

Within the infrared spectrum, there are 3 specific types of waves, near, mid and far. Each of these has specific attributes and advantages.

Near infrared waves aide in muscle recovery, help with skin health, and help with aging. They are effective at penetrating the skins outermost layer and with the shortest wavelength of the 3 types they also deliver the most energy. It is this type of infrared that triggers chlorophyll in plants to produce tissue from sunlight.

Mid infrared waves have a larger wavelength than near and as such penetrate the body slightly deeper while delivering less total energy. This does not mitigate their effect however. Mid range waves are effective for heart health, pain relief, circulation and muscle recovery as well. This is the most difficult type of infrared to reproduce but the Sunlighten heaters deliver it at its peak wavelength.

Far range infrared has, you guessed it, the largest wavelength of the three wave types. These waves don’t actually warm the air but rather send the energy deep into the object. Far range waves are ideal for detoxification, weight loss, heart health, immunity, relaxation and muscle recovery. Sunlighten saunas us these waves to raise internal temperatures up to 3 degrees!

Sunlighten Saunas offer a new way to relax and recover. No other sauna technology allows you to take such advantage of the healing powers of infrared energy. We are thrilled to be offering Sunlighten products and we would love to discuss all the many benefits they offer with you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to discover how you can get yours.

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