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Chapter Five: Infrared Light Therapy at Home
One of the most appealing factors of infrared light therapy is that it can easily be conducted at home and with minimal costs. In this section, we’re going to discuss the best ways to safely get results from home infrared light therapy.
Building Your Own Infrared Sauna
Infrared saunas are a relaxing way to break a sweat and enjoy the therapeutic potential of infrared light. Because of the safe way infrared lamps produce heat, infrared sauna sessions are less likely to cause faintness or shortness of breath. Users typically report a more comfortable experience from start to finish, and infrared lights help to bestow the fresh, glowing look that we all want.
You may have experienced an infrared sauna at a high-end spa -- or even as part of a prescribed medical regimen -- but there are other ways. In fact, many people are building infrared saunas in their own homes, allowing them to relax and rejuvenate whenever they feel the urge!
What About Portable Infrared Saunas?
There are a number of “portable” options available to consumers, many of which look like large canvas tents. While these can be effective, multiple consumers have found that building their own infrared sauna was easier, less expensive, and yielded better results than any of the other options on the market. Now, we’re going to show you how you can build your own sauna so you can see for yourself how easy it is.
Getting Started: Understanding How Your Infrared Sauna Will Work
Before we get into the setup of a home sauna, let’s take a look at how an infrared sauna actually functions.
First of all, we must consider the heat source. The “heaters” in an infrared sauna don’t just heat the air. Your infrared sauna will use a series of bulbs which emit infrared and red light that penetrates your body and warms it. Much of the therapeutic benefit of NIR bulbs comes from the deep, penetrating nature of the light which is able to reach all the way down to deep tissue, even bone.
This is quite different from saunas that use ceramic heaters or hot rocks to produce ambient heat which must be absorbed into the body.
The good news about infrared light is that it’s convenient and easy to work with. When it comes to making an infrared sauna at home, you don’t need to worry about extremely high levels of humidity, installing high-voltage heaters with GFCI circuits, assembling cedar paneling, or performing any other tasks that might require a contractor.
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