Far infrared sauna
I offer far infrared sauna treatments, which differ from steam baths or other traditional saunas, as the air temperature is lower. As a result, rather than feeling exhausted after a treatment, you’ll leave feeling energised.
What is a Far Infared sauna?
An infrared sauna uses light to create heat.
Far Infrared rays (FIR) are invisible and present in sunlight and they were discovered by a scientist named Sir William Herschel in 1800. His research led to the discovery that there were not only the known visible rays – red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet – but there were also invisible rays later named Infrared.
Approximately 80% of solar energy is made up of FIR and 60% is between the range of 10-20 microns.
FIR are the healthy rays contained in sunlight that are responsible for photosynthesis which is the process used by plants to produce energy and without which there would be no life on earth.
Whereas a traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air which ultimately warms your body; a Far IR sauna cuts out the middle stage and warms your body directly.
Generally, my clients will use a Far Infrared sauna because it results in similar reactions to exercise, such as an increased heart rate. Also the lower temperatures are appealing to people who can’t tolerate the heat of a traditional sauna.
Far Infrared is Safe – Your Body Generates Far Infrared
Approximately 50% of the energy generated by your own body is in the form of Far Infrared rays. So FAR infrared is completely safe. (J Cardiol. 2008)
The human body generates FIR between 8-14 microns. When our bodies are heated by FIR rays the activity level of our atoms are increased and heat can be generated.
Night vision goggles used by the military detect the Infrared Rays generated by the body. Our bodies radiate Far Infrared energy through the skin at 3 to 50 microns, with most output at 9.4 microns. Our palms emit Far Infrared energy too, from 8 to 14 microns. Palm healing, an ancient tradition in China, has used the healing properties of Far Infrared rays for more than 3000 years and yogis in India also employ palm healing and recommend it especially for relieving eyestrain.
Cost of far IR sauna treatment
One far infrared sauna or cocoon treatment costs £30 for 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can purchase a course of 3 FIR treatments for £85. You can find out more about my prices, or other therapies. Alternatively, if you’d like to book an appointment, please get in touch.