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As someone who is chronically cold, and have been all my life, I love saunas! I can get warmed up through and through in a sauna that I can’t in a shower or even a bathtub.
I’ve been in traditional dry saunas, but find the air too dry and hard to breathe in them. I’ve experienced the odd steam sauna, they’re pretty nice. I felt like I was in Heaven when I discovered Far-Infrared saunas! What I liked about far-infrared saunas is that the air doesn’t get overly hot. I could control the humidity with a spray bottle of water and mist the air as I needed. I would go in for a sauna occasionally at my chiropractor’s before getting a chiropractic treatment.
I thought that far-infrared saunas were the best of the best!! Until I read an article describing the difference between far- and near-infrared saunas…
According to the above-mentioned article:
7 Irrefutable Reasons Near Infrared Is Better Than Far Infrared
- Deeper tissue penetration
- Anti-inflammatory and pain relieving
- EMF safe
- Protects cells from toxins
- Increases nitric oxide for better circulation and anti-oxidant protection
- Increases cell energy which leads to cell healing
- Easier to maintain the sauna over time
Always striving to improve my health and reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia, obesity, Type II Diabetes and any other health conditions, I really wanted to know more about Near-Infrared Saunas.Online, Near-Infrared Saunas go for $1,500.00 to $5,000.00 – a bit out of my reach on a limited disability income.
The more I read about near-Infrared saunas, I discovered one can get the same results using a red heat-lamp (people might remember these from the 70s home-tanning craze) (also known in farming as a Brooder Lamp) and even used as heat lamps in bathrooms. Soooo… I looked around my little apartment and tried to envision where I could create my own little sauna.
At first, I thought about maybe just buying a clamp system and clamping it onto my bookshelf in my living room, then I looked around and realized that if I re-arranged my storage room that I should have enough room to create a little sauna in there.
My former husband works at a Home Hardware store and can pick stuff up at ‘cost-plus’ so I asked him if he would order the necessary clamp, red lamp and a stool to sit on to create my own personal sauna. Well, he had an ‘extra’ stool, so he gave me it. On Christmas Day I was surprised to find the clamp system as one of my gifts from him!! And after a time, he told me the company doesn’t carry the red lamps. I had seen the red lamps at Peavey Mart and Canadian Tire, so I picked up the red heat lamp for $15.
If I had of paid for the clamp, the red lamp and the stool, it would have cost me about $65 for my own Near Infrared Sauna versus the advertised prices of $1,500 – $5,000…
Two types of near infrared saunas I could find online…
I am generally using my sauna twice a day for approximately 30 – 35 minutes per session. I take a book in with me and read about 30 pages each session, thus accomplishing two things at once. I have finally broken out into a true sweat by pre-heating my area for up to 60 minutes beforehand. My skin ‘glows’ after about 30 – 45 minutes in there.
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