Infrared Sauna 101

History of Sauna

Traditional saunas have been around for centuries taking various shapes and sizes throughout different cultures around the world. But with the advancement of technology, the healing power of contemporary infrared saunas can now easily be implemented into virtually every home.

Traditional saunas include steam (wet) and Finnish (dry) saunas. Steam saunas, as the name implies, uses steam to heat users while Finnish saunas use a wooden or electric stove to heat rocks. These rocks emit high amounts of heat, causing the interior cabin temperature to rise upwards of 180-195 degrees Fahrenheit, yikes!

Both steam and Finnish saunas use what is called 'convectional heating,' which is a method that focuses on warming the surrounding air. The hot air then transfers its heat onto the sauna user. It's extremely similar to how a hot tub works; the water is first heated, then you step in so your body can absorb the heat from the water.

An infrared sauna utilizes 'radiant heating.' This method of heating focuses on warming the sauna user first rather than the cabin air. This is possible due to the nature of infrared waves, which travel through space without transfering much heat to the surrounding air molecules. Instead, infrared saves its therapeutic heat for objects it comes in contact with, such as your body.

What is Infrared?

Infrared is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum along with other types of wavelengths, such as radio waves and visible light waves. To most people's surprise, humans and every other living organism rely on infrared heat via our very own Sun!

The warmth our Sun provides is caused by none other than infrared waves that travel millions of miles to reach the Earth. Our infrared saunas harness this naturally occurring, but powerful form of heat and take advantage of the incredible health benefits it can provide the human body.

How Does an Infrared Sauna Work?

It's important to understand that infrared saunas do not function the same as their traditional counterparts. As mentioned earlier, traditional saunas use convectional heating while infrared saunas use radiant heating.

Why does it matter? Convectional heat can be read with a thermometer because thermometers read the temperature of the air. However, since infrared saunas use radiant heating, which focuses on transferring most of its heat onto users rather than the surrounding air, that same thermometer would not give an accurate reading as to the true heat output of your JNH infrared sauna.

Specifically, when you're sitting inside an infrared sauna, infrared waves come into contact with your body. These infrared waves penetrate your skin, reaching muscle and other soft tissue, where it then vibrates water molecules. This vibration causes friction at a microscopic level, but you experience it as warmth enveloping your entire body.

Why Do I Need a JNH Home Infrared Sauna?

A personal infrared sauna can seem like a luxury only for the elite. But at JNH Lifestyles, we've made it our personal mission to ensure that the amazing health benefits of infrared therapy can be readily available to virtually everyone at an economical price.

A JNH home sauna offers a plethora of health benefits, ranging from detoxification to pain relief. Additionally, our infrared saunas implement convenient features such as easy assembly, Bluetooth connectivity, a simple control panel and more!

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What is the difference between carbon fiber and ceramic heaters?

Both types of heaters provide the same health benefits; the difference between the two can be broken down to quality vs quantity. Put simply, carbon fiber heaters provide greater heat distribution throughout the cabin and emit high-quality infrared heat. On the other hand, ceramic heaters require a ceramic rod to become extremely hot, which pumps out high quantities of infrared heat that can make sauna sessions stifling.

To learn more on the differences between carbon fiber and ceramic heaters, click here.

What Are EMF's?

Electric and magnetic fields (EMF's) are invisible areas of energy that are associated with the use of any device that requires an electrical current. With infrared saunas needing an electrical outlet to function, the topic of EMF exposure is a common concern for some. To alleviate any worry shoppers may have with EMF's, we've created the Ensi Collection that features ultra-low EMF emissions.

To learn more about EMF's, click here.

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Benefits of using a JNH Infrared Sauna

At JNH Lifestyles, our personal infrared saunas offer incredible health benefits at an unbelievable price. These benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Detoxification
  • Pain relief of muscles and joints
  • Stress relief
  • Improved sleep
  • Weight loss management
  • Improved heart health
  • And more!

Learn more about the health benefits of infrared saunas here.

***Do not rely on this information as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, please consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.***

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