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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My Daily Infrared Sauna Session: How an Early Morning Session Will Make your Day

As autumn approaches and that cold chill is returning to the air, my infrared sauna sessions are becoming more frequent again. Not quite daily yet, but I find myself thinking about it more and I am trying to find ways of fitting it back into my daily  routine. As I start using my home sauna more often, I can feel that I am getting addicted to it once more. It is very similar to the endorphin addiction that I get from regular running, cycling or swimming. Once you have a regular rhythm going, your body craves it and feels great afterwards. Luckily I have a cabin in the corner of our spare bedroom which allows me to get a quick fix whenever I find the time. (more…)

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…)

Olympic Delivery

So we have done our ‘Olympic sauna delivery’. Everything went smooth and according to plan and the whole unloading and setting up process took about 25 minutes. I must say our 3-seater sauna fitted in very well in the Kingston villa that is the temporary home of the Canadian Olympians.  It was great meeting the Canadian Olympic Triathlon team – Paula, Simon, their coach Jon and the rest of the team. (more…)

Living with Fibromyalgia

As we reach out to fibromyalgia charities and support groups to increase the awareness of infrared therapy as a treatment possibility, we come across a lot of great initiatives and support websites. One of these, with which we recently worked together is fibromyalgia-support.net. The site is run by Maurice S Clarke and contains an impressive amount of good unbiased information on Fibromyalgia. (more…)

Jurgen Van den Broeck – 4th place Tour de France 2012 Talks about his Infrared Sauna

Here is what Jurgen Van den Broeck, number 4 in the Tour de France 2012 has to say about his infrared sauna:

HM: Jurgen, what is the secret to becoming a good Tour de France rider?

JVDB: I would say it is recuperation. In the Tour de France, you wonder everyday how you will make it to the end. Every day is a race  in itself and the speed is much higher than in other stage races. At the finish you are exhausted but the next morning you need to have recovered. This is crucial, regardless of whether you are aiming for a stage win or the general classification. (more…)

Infrared Therapy for Professional Athletes

The fact that professional athletes and sports medicine in general are some of the early adapters of infrared therapy does not have to come as a surprise. In a world where half a percentage point can make the difference between winning and losing, athletes and trainers are always on the lookout for that extra bit of help. With  infrared  therapy via the use of an infrared  sauna being a very safe, natural and accessible way of helping the body dealing with the strains of extreme training, it is not surprising that  a lot of professional athletes have become enthusiastic  users of infrared saunas. (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…)

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