Unlike ultraviolet light, which can damage cells (like when we get a sunburn), infrared light helps our cells regenerate. Its invigorating heat encourages oxygen-rich blood to pump through your body—relieving pain and promoting healing of deep tissues.
The most notable characteristic of Far Infrared heat is its exceptional ability to penetrate far below the top skin layers. That means an Infrared Sauna can warm your body to a much greater depth and much more effectively than a conventional sauna. This important difference explains many of the unparalleled benefits reported by its users!
The therapy was pioneered by NASA, who found infrared light helped plants grow in space. Extensive research in the early 1980’s led to the realization that infrared light treatments would be the perfect way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in US astronauts for the duration of long space flights. Recently, they used this technology to treat patients suffering from the painful side effects of radiation and chemotherapy treatments. They discovered a phenomenal result—the infrared therapy was working as a healing agent, with no side effects! Since then, it’s been used by pain institutes around the country as a form of pain treatment, and the FDA has approved its therapeutic use.