Posted by Sunlighten on 26 September 2016

7 Misconceptions About Infrared Saunas

Have you been spending time researching infrared saunas? Have you heard a range of terms, jargon and mixed reviews?

There is a large amount of information on saunas available on the internet.

And in this article, we’d like to dispel some misconceptions.

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1) Infrared? Is that a microwave/UV?

We believe in innovation and providing next generation experiences.

Infrared is entirely safe and has been used in health and human movement applications for decades. In short, infrared saunas have been shown to be good for you. For example, incubators with premature newborns use gentle infrared heat.

There are many research studies conveying the wellness improvements associated with infrared. 

Electromagnetic waves are one of the many ways that energy travels through space.

Infrared wavelengths are the invisible section of the electromagnetic spectrum. They are entirely different to microwaves/UV.

If you’d like to learn more, you may find this infographic helpful.

2) Are all saunas made to the same standard?

‘Empowering wellness’ is our purpose. We aim to provide an exceptional experience for each Sunlighten sauna user.

For this reason, we have designed the highest quality sauna with independently tested and proven infrared heating technology.

Not all saunas are built the same. When looking at a ‘low’ price, we suggest you ask yourself ‘why is this price lower?’

Go deeper and ask - ‘What steps have been skipped in the production process in order to get to this low price?’

At Sunlighten we continue to research and develop the latest sauna technology. Our mPulse sauna offers 3 infrared wavelengths – near, mid and far using the science of infrared to produce PEAK THERAPEUTIC health benefits.

Sunlighten saunas are the only saunas capable of providing 3-in-1 infrared heating.

3) Sauna temperatures don’t need to be scorching hot!!

You want to feel comfortable, healthy and relaxed. You do not need to experience discomfort to enhance your wellbeing.

The infrared sauna offers effortless wellness at lower temperatures.

The beauty of infrared is that it is capable of penetrating human skin. Thus, the heat reaches deeper into your body to expel toxins at the cellular level.

4) Can an infrared sauna have NO or ZERO EMF?

We understand that you want to live in a safe and healthy environment.

Some people are conscious of EMF (electromagnetic field) levels.

While the most advanced saunas emit low EMF, it is impossible for an infrared sauna to emit ZERO EMF. All electric appliances produce some level of EMF.

To put this in perspective, Sunlighten saunas produce less EMF than a standard hair dryer. 

5) Are all saunas clinically researched?

When a claim is made, ensure you ask for independent third party research and results.

Saunas are unquestionably a helpful ritual. However, Sunlighten have taken saunas to the next level. We have worked with world-renowned researchers to develop products that lead the way in sauna technology.

For example, the near-infrared LEDs in the mPulse sauna were developed with the close guidance of researcher Dr. Harry Whelan. Dr Whelan was instrumental in developing the correct micron for our mPulse model. He has completed over 80 studies on near infrared wavelengths. View study.

When you hear various claims we suggest you look further and request verified independent third party research.

6) Full-spectrum is possible with 3 heaters working at the same time

Sunlighten full spectrum heaters are comprised of 3 individual heaters, each of the heaters are controlled via the Android Touchscreen.

It is necessary to have 3 individual heater panels to provide 3 precise wavelengths - near, mid and far. This follows the law of physics.

Research citations show that it is a combination of precise infrared wavelengths that provide documented outcomes, not all three working all the time.

7) A ‘Lifetime’ Warranty

Lastly is the misconception of the ‘lifetime warranty’, it may sound attractive but think it through. While looking into a warranty is a smart move, you need to query whether a company can actually deliver. It is useful to understand what it actually entails. For all your warranty concerns, our consultants are happy to talk this through with you.

We hope this article in useful in your search.

We believe in integrity at Sunlighten. Our team genuinely intend to find the best solution for your needs.

Our consultants are available to help answer any of your questions. 

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*Sunlighten does not provide medical advice. We recommend you consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure if using an infrared sauna is right for you. For best results, our saunas should be used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary.    

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