Dry infrared saunas have been used for whole body therapy since the early 1900s, when German and Finnish physicians recommended intense sweating sessions in order to help their patients detoxify. Daily sweating in a FAR infrared sauna increases circulation and helps to release built-up toxins and waste. Like jogging, cycling and other forms of aerobic exercise, internal organs work harder to dissipate the additional heat by moving blood to the capillaries in the skin where it can cool. Sweating at the surface of the skin is another mechanism that the human body uses to try and stay ccol.
Far Infrared gently penetrates the surface of your skin and warms the tissue underneath without having to raise the ambient temperature as high as old-fashined hot rock, metal rod or steam saunas.
The eight high-quality carbon fiber heaters used in Great West Saunas produce an even, penetrating heat that will soothe and relax your muscles. While other saunas use metal rods (like the ones found in kitchen ovens), our saunas have several advantages over these older style heaters.
Carbon Fiber heaters are more efficient and can emit a greater amount of energy as infrared than rod type heaters. The carbon fiber elements themselves have a lower surface temperature than iron rods, yet produce a steady and consistent high-wavelength infrared that results in superior skin penetration and higher rates of perspiration. A home sauna that utilizes this FAR-infrared technology may actually help you to produce up to two or three times the amount of sweat possible in a regular sauna.