Saunas are one of the oldest and most popular methods of revitalization. One in three Finnish citizens still use them, and there are over a million in the United States alone.
A low EMF infrared sauna is a modern alternative to a traditional sauna that provides additional benefits. Used correctly, it can improve the way you look, feel, and even affect how long you live.
Read our guide to find out what EMF means and 10 major benefits of regular use of a low EMF sauna.
What Is a Low EMF Infrared Sauna?
EMF stands for electromagnetic field. Anything that uses electricity will emit it, but a low EMF leads to fewer health problems.
An EMF rating is determined using volts per meter. The higher this measure is, the higher the EMF.
What makes a low EMF infrared sauna better than a traditional sauna?
Sustained exposure to high EMFs leads to several symptoms. Cancerous growths, sleep disturbances, headaches, depression, and fatigue are a few examples.
The light from our low EMF infrared saunas doesn't contribute to the overall level of EMF in the body. This prevents the negative effects of EMF exposure.
A low EMF sauna doesn't get as hot as a traditional sauna, but reaches the appropriate operating temperature more quickly. It also provides more benefits and is easier to control.
1. Skin and Beauty Benefits
Saunas are one of the easiest, most relaxing ways to keep your skin and body looking and feeling young and beautiful.
The heat from a sauna cleanses the skin and relaxes the mind, leading to fewer stress-related skin conditions, like acne and eczema. It enhances collagen production, which helps keeps skin together and helps create a moisturizing chemical called sebum.
Exercising inside the Hot Yoga Exercise Radiant Sauna Tent also allows a person to get a more powerful sweat and enhance weight loss efforts. A study following 20 women riding bicycles under near infrared sauna light lost 444% more fat and weight compared to 20 women bicyling without the light.
The body has several systems to regulate the level of toxic chemicals. Organs like the kidneys and liver do this every day, but sometimes they can't remove enough material.
Chemicals like arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, BPA or Bisphenol A, and phthalates provide no benefits to the body. They're plentiful in the modern environment and toxic in large amounts.
A low EMF infrared sauna can safely remove these harmful materials through the sweat its heat produces.
3. Focused Energy
A traditional sauna sends heat throughout an entire room. This has health benefits, but not as many as a focused beam of light.
A low EMF infrared sauna focuses heat on one side of the body. This leads to blood shunting, a process that activates the skin and helps with detoxification. This feature is unique to near infrared sauna therapy, which requires a person to rotate from side to side to ensure the body redirects blood shunting back and forth.
You can also focus the heat of a low EMF sauna on areas where you're having pain or stress. This specialized therapy will lead to quicker healing.
4. Increased Safety
There are safety risks for any type of sauna, especially for those who are heat-intolerant or have pre-existing heart issues. A low EMF infrared sauna reduces these risks and is safer for a larger segment of the population.
The heart beats about 10bpm faster every time the body's temperature rises a single degree. A low EMF infrared sauna heats the body and encourages sweat without extra stress on the heart.
5. Treating Health Problems
The common cold is a more serious condition than most people realize, with a high morbidity rate and the largest loss of productivity of any infection. A study of 25 volunteers proved that regular sauna sessions reduce the likelihood of catching it.
Inflammation leads to several health issues, such as pain and infection. Regular sauna usage reduces C-reactive proteins, which indicate inflammation when present in the blood. People who enter a sauna 4-7 times a week have 40% less of them than those who only do so once a week.
6. Increased Cognitive Ability
Heat helps the brain produce new cells, slowing mental deterioration.
It's also difficult to think when you're stressed or dealing with other mental issues. A session in a low EMF sauna could be just the break you need to calm down and start thinking clearly again.
Studies of elderly Finnish men showed a decrease in degenerative mental conditions like Alzheimer's and dementia thanks to regular sauna sessions.
7. Decreased Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
The heat of a sauna relaxes the body and the mind, easing mental issues and relieving stress.
Heat leads to the production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor or BNFD. It serves as a natural defense against depression.
Using a sauna is often a community activity, something you do with friends and family. This can easily be done with the Hot Yoga Exercise Radiant Sauna Tent, which is spacious enough to share with another person. Sharing a sauna decreases loneliness and adds to all the other benefits of regular sauna sessions. A solo session can still improve your physical and mental health.
A traditional sauna is usually a large room that can take several minutes to heat up. A low EMF infrared sauna is a quicker-heating option that's easier to travel with.
A low EMF portable infrared sauna allows you to take the benefits of heat therapy on the road with you. Check out our portable sauna tent and look for our portable infrared sauna lamps for even more health-benefiting products to travel with. The radiant material used on our tents also eliminates the need to preheat.
9. Increased Lifespans
A 2015 study of 2,315 Finnish men and a 2016 review found that sauna sessions lessened the risk of sudden cardiovascular death.
The reasons for this effect aren't completely understood, but it's primarily a combination of all the other benefits saunas provide. They increase sociability, heal chronic conditions, increase sweat and blood flow, and more, keeping the body and mind healthy for many years to come.
10. Increased Sweat and Blood Flow
A single session in a sauna can help you lose a pint of sweat. This has benefits of its own, but also increases all the other benefits of a low EMF infrared sauna.
Sweat is the only way to get a natural antibiotic called dermcidin. Sweating also increases detoxification.
A low EMF infrared sauna focuses heat on a specific area of the body. This can regulate blood flow with precision.
Why You Need A Low EMF Sauna
A low EMF infrared sauna session is more than a form of relaxation. It has a host of health benefits like increased sweat and blood flow. It can also ease the pain and symptoms of common conditions.
You need a low EMF option to avoid the health issues that high EMF levels can cause. A low EMF infrared sauna is also more portable than traditional alternatives, and with our radiant sauna tents, you can save time with no need to preheat.