Here’s a story about Infrared, and losing weight in a sauna. On second thought, this video is actually more factual and informative:
I accept the fact that an increased body temperature burns fat. I take issue with Infrared and the mechanisms by which infrared technology raises one’s body temperature. A wood sauna is a sauna. An infrared is a microwave. Wood heat is a much more natural way to heat a sauna room. Loyly (steam vapor from water tossed on hot sauna rocks) is a key component to any authentic Finnish sauna experience. With infrared, you can’t toss water on light bulbs.
Go to Scandinavia, where folks have been taking saunas dating back a couple thousand years. Ask any Finlander (or this guy singing in the video) what he thinks of infrared ‘saunas’ and he will confirm: infrared is NOT a sauna. Infrared is merely an easy way to market and exploit a great health and wellness tradition:
- Infrared light bulbs are cheap.
- Infrared ‘heaters’ plug into 110v, requiring no chimney’s or special wiring.
- Infrared companies can ship product to any sucker anywhere via flashy websites and trade shows.
Please read my page on free sauna information and become better informed.