Posted on Friday 4 April 2008 by Dan

What is infrared heat?

Infrared is the natural radiation produced by all warm objects – from the sun or a tiled stove to our own bodies. It was pure chance that led the English astronomer Sir William Herschel in 1800 to discover that the heat given off by the sun’s radiation increases at the red end of the visible spectrum. We cannot see infra-red radiation, but we can feel it, and there is no doubting its effects.

How does infrared heat work?

Radiation emitted by an infra-red source heats the skin and the underlying tissue layers very efficiently. This heat is then transmitted to the whole body through the circulatory system.

How does infrared heat benefit my health?

Detoxify and lose weight

Scientific studies have shown that a thirty minute session in an infrared sauna can result in the loss of toxins and stored fats in the body by up to six times the level a traditional sauna or exercise alone can achieve. Infrared is the only heat that pentrates deep enough into the tissues of the body to melt away cellulite and fats and the unique light wavelengths act to break down dangerous toxins and acids in the body.
Compared to a session in a traditional sauna, you can perspire up to three times more, resulting in these fragmented impurities being safely eliminated by the body through perspiration.
An added health benefit of using an infrared sauna is weight loss. Your body will use up to 600 calories in just 30 comfortable minutes.

Enjoy youthful, radiant younger looking skin

Infrared heat helps to promote the body's capillary system which will increase blood circulation to the surface of the skin. As a result, you will see a noticeable improvement in your skins firmness, texture, complexion and tone. You may also find that wounds heal with significantly reduced scarring due to the super cleansing effects of the penetrative rays.

Find relief from pain

Because of the deep penetrating heat from infrared, health professionals have used infrared lamps for many years to treat muscle and joint problems. Infrared technology ensures an increased flow of oxygen rich blood to painful areas which helps to ease aches and pains, stiffness or soreness from arthritic conditions, tired, overworked muscles or even poor posture.

Keep your heart healthy

As you perspire more, your heart works harder to pump blood through your body. A thirty minute session in a Domo infrared sauna is equivalent to walking or jogging for 10 to 15 kilometres. All this without leaving the relaxing warmth of your sauna and without any dangerous impact on your joints.

Reduce unsightly cellulite

In order to reduce cellulite, European beauty specialists regularly incorporate sauna sessions into beauty programmes. Because the radiant infrared heat penetrates three times as deeply as conventional saunas, it is therefore significantly more effective at breaking down hard to move cellulite resulting in a more youthful, beautiful complexion.

Boost your immune system

Combat the effects of daily stress and wake up your immune system. Deep radiant infrared heat results in a raising of your body's temperature which actually induces an artificial fever. This, in turn, activates and stimulates your body's immune system. Combined with the elimination of toxins and wastes from your body, your overall health and resistance to disease is noticeably improved so you feel and look better.

Infrared Technology...

There are three different heating systems in the Domo range of infra-red sauna cabins, each using a different method to radiate heat:

- Ceramic emitters

the starter model introducing the modern world of Wellness

- Heating foil

the standard model for individualists with a feeling for natural vitality

- Heating panels

the superior cabin for those looking for a more distinctive Wellness experience

The heating process in an infrared sauna cabin is based on the same principle as heating from the sun (radiation). In a traditional sauna, heat is generated through hot air (convection).

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