Infrared Sauna Heater Fact Sheet

The benefits and advantages of owning an infrared home sauna are well known and more and more people take the decision to invest in infrared saunasone of these to improve their health and quality of life.

However, finding reliable and understandable advice about the difference in quality, price and safety of the different products that are out there is not easy. An endless list of infrared sauna sites can be found on the internet but the information offered is often contradicting and biased to say the least.

In the post below, we have made an attempt to provide some useful information that should help with the process of picking your own home infrared sauna. Since the infrared heaters are arguably the most important part or the sauna, we decided to start with these and this post focusses on different heater technologies and what to look out for when picking a heater. (more…)

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Treat Cellulite using your Far Infrared Sauna

Cellulite is made up of fat, water and waste and is trapped in pockets underneath the skin and only seems to affect women.Using an

treat cellulite with infrared sauna

Infrared sauna treatment for cellulite

infrared sauna will help diminish the appearance as the intensive sweating (2/3 times more than a traditional sauna) will get rid of unwanted toxins from the effected areas. Some experts in the field of weight loss and body fat say that the less body fat we have then the smaller our fat cells and then less pressure is exerted on the connective tissue. In simple terms this means that the cellulite is less visible. However, this may or may not be true. What we do know is that exercise definitely improves blood circulation in the skin and using the infrared sauna after exercise will just speed up the elimination of toxins, burn calories and reach twice the depth of heat penetration into the cellulite. (more…)

The 10 Most Asked Customer Questions about Far Infrared Saunas

Every day we get a lot of questions from people interested in buying a Health Mate far infrared sauna. They go frWhat is a far infrared saunaom very specific questions based on individual needs or interests to very generic questions, the answer to which can be useful to everyone. In this blog post we have listed the 10 most asked questions of the past year. Hopefully they apply to you too and by reading this, you will find out everything you ever wanted to know about our infrared saunas.

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Beauty with Infrared Therapy

Infrared saunas are known to have many health benefits, some we have covered in previous posts. Today I am purely going to focus on the beauty benefits of infrared sauna use – see below for my top tips!

  1. Probably the biggest beauty benefit for using my infrared sauna is for my skin. Not only does it remove dead skin cells, revealing younger looking skin but helps clear up my acne and gives me a lovely glow. (see previous posts for more detail on this) (more…)

Infrared Sauna and Skin

We all like to look after our skin and make sure we are looking our best, well I certainly do. The key to having great looking skin is getting rid of all the impurities, making sure the texture is soft and having an overall glow. We already know that having a sauna using hot water is great for sweating out impurities and removing toxins from the body but a more effective method is using an infrared sauna. The reason why it is more effective than a traditional steam sauna is because the infrared light penetrates deeper into the skin. And, because an infrared sauna is enjoyed at lower temperatures (typically 45 – 65 degrees Celsius) the user can stay in much longer, say 30 minutes. Therefore, the combined effect of deeper heat and a longer usage time means that the body works harder to cool you down, so you sweat more – generally 2/3 times more than in a traditional sauna. (more…)

Far Infrared Therapy and Detoxification (Video)

When researching the benefits of far infrared therapy the topic you come across most often is detoxification. There must be thousands of different ways to detox and rid your body of toxins and one of the more effective methods is through sweating. (more…)

Our part in London 2012 Olympics

Last week, while we were visiting the Health Mate European headquarters in Antwerp, we received an email from Jon Brown, the coach of the Canadian Olympic Triathlon team. He asked us if his athletes could use one of Health Mate’s infrared therapy cabins during their three week stay in London. The Canadian Olympic Triathlon team use infrared therapy as part of their training regime to boost blood plasma volume and need to continue the therapy in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. (more…)

Infrared Therapy and Arthritis

Multiple studies have been done on the impact of whole body hyperthermia therapy in the form of dry infrared heat on the symptoms of arthritis. A few of those will be discussed on this blog, or have already been discussed. The positive effects seem to apply for both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. For rheumatoid arthritis this seems to be counter intuitive but studies focussing on this particular type of arthritis indicate that there is significant benefit in regular use of infrared whole body therapy.

What does it mean when a medical study indicates significant benefits? It means that during these studies improvement was found in 3 areas. First of all, the people who used an infrared sauna reported significant improvement in their pain levels. The same can be said for stiffness which improved during and after the sauna sessions. And last, there was improvement in fatigue. (more…)

50+ Show

Health Mate UK is exhibiting at the 50+ show London in Olympia (12-14th July). Granted, the season is not ideal since not many people have sauna on their mind in the middle of summer, but then again, you can’t really call this summer. Also, the 50+ is definitely the age group where you find most people that will benefit from and be interested in far infrared therapy.

The very first 50+ show was launched in London in 2007. Since then, the show successfully took place every year and two new locations, Manchester and Glasgow were added in 2008. Over these years, the 50+ show (previously called ‘The Retirement Show’) has become the largest exhibition for mature visitors in the UK.

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Infrared Therapy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

In July 2008 researchers  – Fredrikus G. J. Oosterveld , Johannes J. Rasker, Mark Floors, Robert Landkroon, Bob van Rennes, Jan Zwijnenberg, Mart A. F. J. van de Laar and Gerard J. Koel – published an article in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology in association with the International League of Associations for Rheumatology. The title of the article was “Infrared sauna in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis”

The goal of the study was to investigate the effects of infrared (IR) Sauna, a form of total-body hyperthermia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). (more…)

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