Infrared saunas work by emitting radiating light to warm the body from within, providing a deeper sweat with gentler warmth. As such, they do expose you to a little EMF. But you’ve probably heard not-so-good things about too much exposure to EMF, such as sleep disturbance, memory loss, headaches, loss of energy, chronic fatigue, and more. So then… is an infrared sauna safe to use?
Yes, an Infrared Sauna Is Safe. Here’s Why.
There are multiple reasons why an infrared sauna is safe and even beneficial to use.
Low EMF/ELF levels
EMF is short for electromagnetic fields, which are energy waves with frequencies less than 300 hertz per second.
ELF is extremely low-frequency radiation and occupies the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum.
We are exposed to EMF every day from things like computers, laptops, cellphones, microwaves, TV, and even the lights in the rooms of our houses. Basically, if something is electronic or runs on an electric current, you’ve been exposed to EMF and ELF radiation.
Infrared saunas are designed to emit very low EMF and ELF levels, less than 3 milliGauss (mG). This is lower than what you get from using a computer or laptop screen.
Safe, Gentle Deep Heating
Far infrared heat is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible to the naked eye. It is a form of heat that is produced by objects that are at a temperature above absolute zero. The heat generated by far infrared waves is absorbed by the skin and penetrates deep into the body. This type of heat is known to provide a range of benefits such as pain relief, improved circulation, and relaxation.
Additionally, far infrared heat has been used in various medical treatments for the treatment of cancer, skin conditions, chronic pain, and more. It is an effective and safe way to provide warmth and healing to the body.
Clearlight® saunas use True Wave™ infrared heaters that are a combination of carbon and ceramic, which produce both long waves of far infrared heat and high infrared heat output. Despite their high heat output, though, they emit very low EMF and have a low surface temperature. This creates a gentle heat that reaches deep into your body, raising your core body temperature without actually overheating you.
Red Light Therapy
With a Clearlight sauna, you can even opt to do a session of red light therapy. Red light therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment that uses low-level red light wavelengths to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. The red light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by cells, triggering a series of biochemical reactions that increase circulation, promote collagen production, and reduce inflammation.
This leads to a range of benefits, including improved skin health, reduced pain and inflammation, and accelerated wound healing. Red light therapy is safe, painless, and can be used to treat a variety of conditions from acne to arthritis. It’s a natural and effective way to support your body’s own healing processes and improve your overall health and well-being.
Get an Infrared Sauna at Wellis New England Today
Infrared saunas have proven to be a safe and beneficial method of achieving relaxation and overall well-being. Numerous studies have demonstrated their safety and efficacy, highlighting the absence of significant adverse effects when used properly. The low electromagnetic radiation emitted by infrared saunas poses minimal risk, particularly in comparison to traditional saunas or other heat therapy methods.
With appropriate usage guidelines and adherence to manufacturer instructions, individuals can confidently enjoy the many advantages of infrared saunas without compromising their health or safety. As always, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new wellness regimen to ensure it aligns with any personal needs and existing medical conditions.
Stop by Wellis New England today to choose your perfect sauna or reach out with any questions you have.