Infrared cabin effect: The most important questions and answersTanja is already for many years occupied with the physical health. Through her training as a masseuse, she was able to turn her passion into her profession. Tanja helps her customers with specific treatments to a more relaxed and healthier body. She is also convinced of the healing effect of the sauna. Recommends regular sauna visits to their clients in addition to the massage treatments. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an e-mail.
Last updated: 8. October 2020
Infrared cabins are used to relax and enjoy the soothing heat. Not only to enjoy, but also with health aspects you can use the infrared cabin effectively.
If you are using an infrared cabin for the first time, you may be unsure whether it is suitable for you and how long you can stay in it without problems. We would like to inform you about these open questions and much more in the following sections, so that you can use an infrared cabin without hesitation.
The most important facts in a nutshell
– An infrared cabin generates heat with the help of infrared radiation. It can be used similarly as a sauna for the relaxation of the muscles. – Before buying your own infrared cabin you should consider a few things. The most important facts you can look at the following paragraphs and decide whether an infrared cabin is suitable for you. – The health aspect must also be carefully considered before buying a cabin. Here you can find out for whom an infrared cabin is suitable and what you should consider.
Infrared cabin effect: what you should know
Surely you are wondering how exactly an infrared cabin works, what effects it has and if it is suitable for you. In order to answer the many questions, we have summarized them for you clearly in the following paragraphs. ( 1 , 2 )
After that you have an overview of the effect of the infrared cabin and you can decide whether you want to buy or use such a cabin.
What is infrared radiation?
The word infrared radiation is often used in everyday life, but people often do not know what exactly is meant by it. Infrared radiation in general terms is heat radiation.
We notice this heat radiation for example also with the sun. It consists of 50% infrared rays. Warms thereby the earth. We notice this especially clearly in the summer, when these rays are at their strongest.
The infrared rays, unlike other rays in physics, do not transport brightness, but heat and therefore can be used for the infrared cabins.
Physically, it is electromagnetic radiation. The long waves are not seen by the Aug. We perceive it only as heat.
What temperature should an infrared cabin have?
In contrast to a sauna, an infrared cabin has much lower temperatures. The average temperature of a sauna is between 70 and 110 degrees. With an infrared cabin it is only 30 to 60 degrees. This means that it is much more gentle on the heart and circulation. It is also for young. Old well suited.
There is no optimal temperature. This can vary depending on how you feel. When using an infrared cabin for the first time, the temperature should be set a little lower. After that you can increase step by step.
Important to note is to avoid the supply of fresh air from the outside. This is important, because otherwise the gained warmth escapes again.
How long should an infrared cabin be used for?
The perfect length for each individual can be set with a stopwatch or with a clock attached to the cabin. So you can lean back and relax. Enjoy the warmth.
There is no optimal length. Mostly the cabin is used between 25 and 30 minutes. Also shorter or longer stays are usually no problem.
In the cooler months in winter one can use the infrared cabin gladly up to 3 times in the week. Also in summer on fresh days or the transition to autumn the infrared cabin is used with pleasure.
For whom is an infrared cabin suitable?
There is no reason not to use the infrared cabin for healthy people without any restrictions. Also for children it is already possible. Here should then a temperature of 30 degrees. A length of 15 minutes should not be exceeded.
For seniors it is often a good alternative to a sauna. Infrared cabins are gentler. Less demanding for the circulation.
The cabin is also no problem for pregnant women, as long as the pregnancy runs without complications.
Caution is advised in case of the following diseases or health problems:
– Epilepsy – Open wounds ( 3 ) – Fresh surgery – Cardiac arrhythmia
Which long-term effect have infrared cabins on the health?
The infrared cabin can be used for different purposes. Mostly it is used for relaxation at home or in the wellness area. It helps with small everyday problems such as tension, joint pain or even sore muscles. The infrared cabin can also be used well for prevention: the immune system is strengthened, the metabolism is boosted and blood circulation is increased.
The infrared cabin is also used in the cosmetic field. It can help in the fight against acne or cellulite. In case of more severe diseases the infrared cabin can also be used in a medical environment. It promises improvement in inflammations as well as in cancerous diseases. ( 4 , 5 , 6 )
Although there is always the amption that the rays could be possibly carcinogenic, there is still no proving study for it.
Compared to a sauna, the rays of the infrared cabin have a deeper effect and thus unfold their depth effect. Another advantage is that the infrared cabin positively affects the flow of blood in the body, which in turn can relieve the heart.
To answer the question of long-term effects on the body in detail, we need to take a closer look at the different types of radiation: There are A, B and C rays.
Overall, it can be said that you can use the infrared cabin without hesitation, because only the rays of type B and C are used. ( 7 ) However, if you have a cold, you should take it easy on your body and only then go back to the heat cabin. The infrared cabin can also have negative consequences – for example for the eyes. ( 8 )
What are the differences to a sauna?
– Heat is spread in the room – heating by stove – duration of the sauna: 8-10 minutes – cooling down so that the vessels contract again
The infrared cabin, on the other hand, is characterized by:
– Heat develops directly on the skin – Duration: 30-35 minutes – Not so hot – Heart and circulation more gently
What should you consider if you use an infrared cabin?
To be able to enjoy your stay in the infrared cabin properly, you must consider before, during and after the stay a few things. We have written the most important ones together for you:
If you follow these simple tips, your stay in the cabin will be a guaranteed experience.
What are the alternatives to an infrared cabin?
Not only an infrared cabin helps you do something good for your body, but also other heat baths. Here are some alternatives to an infrared cabin.
Sauna: A sauna is a sweat bath consisting of dry air at a high temperature. The body can relax. Getting rid of toxins in the body through sweating.
Infrared wall radiator: The wall radiator is often used by cosmetic institutes. You can also use it practically at home. Tripod radiators are used by masseurs. Therapists used.
Infrared overhead heaters: This radiator is particularly suitable for use in medical practices and hospitals.
We hope to have given you a comprehensive overview now. So you can choose the best for you.
As you can now see from the questions, a responsible stay in the infrared cabin is in no way harmful to health. If you are in good health, there is no danger. In addition, the infrared cabin is often more gentle than the conventional sauna. Also much easier to clean after use. We hope that we have given you an overview of the most important things, so that you can now decide on the perfect infrared cabin for you. Have fun using!
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