Far infrared sauna systems can bring you the same infrared rays experienced inthe traditional Native American sweat lodges but in a much more convenient and practical form, and in the privacy of your own home.
The cleansing and purifying benefits attributed to the traditional sweat lodges are now available for daily purification without the time consuming and extremely labor-intensive set-up processes that a sweat lodge requires.
Health Benefits Attributed to Far Infrared Rays
Let us preface this by saying that over the last 25-30 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers have done extensive studies on infrared treatment and reported many provocative findings. We, of course, cannot prescribe or diagnose and if one has a health problem we recommend seeing their personal physician.
These findings demonstrate, though, the results of many clinicians. In fact, in Japan there is an "Infrared Society" composed of medical doctors and physical therapists, to further research and support the health benefits of infrared as a healing method.
There have been over 700,000 far infrared thermal systems sold in the Orient for whole-body treatments, and an additional 30 million people have received localized treatments there, in Europe and in Australia with lamps tuned to the same 2-25 micron waveband as employed in these whole-body thermal systems.
Whole-body infrared therapy has been used for over 80 years by German physicians in an independently developed form.
Passive Cardiovascular Conditioning Effect
The far infrared thermal systems make it possible for people in wheelchairs, or those who are otherwise unable to exert themselves, or who won't follow through on an exercising and conditioning program to achieve a cardiovascular training effect. This also allows for more variety in any ongoing training program.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association 8/7/81:
"Many of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system,
not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of a sauna may impact a similar
stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as
a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular