Solarus Far Infrared Saunas
Radiant Heat for Radiant Health
The Comfortable Sauna... an Essential Health Tool
Designed for indoor or outdoor home resort use, the Solarus has ample room for two persons and can be operated for only pennies a day
Worldwide clinical studies show the effectiveness of Far Infared Therapy in improving:
How Infrared Saunas Work:
Traditional saunas warm the air which warms the body. Infrared saunas warm the body directly with the same kind of infrared energy that we get from the sun. That way the benefits of far infrared are transmitted directly to your body. Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors... We do not get enough sunshine which our bodies desperately need to be healthy.
NEW! Color Light Therapy
Red Helps to increase blood circulation and increases the senses of well-being and vitality.
Green Calmness and inspires at the same time. It will help with lung problems, bronchitis, tired nerves, headaches and arthritis.
Blue Calming effect and brings great relaxation, it will also help with nervous irritations, sleeplessness, restlessness and anxiety.
Yellow Enhance general well-being, it helps to remove melancholy and strengthens the nerves. Its balancing effect on the digestive system can help with stomach problems.
Purple A good color for improving immunity, cancerous conditions, and arthritis. It also purifies the system and is an excellent color for headaches and migraine.
Light Blue Helps with respiratory illness or throat infections.
White It's beneficial to begin and end a color therapy session with white to stabilize the color system of the individual and to give it an overall boost.
Using light for healing has been around throughout the ages. Living in buildings that are well lit make you feel good. Bathing in the sunlight for limited periods has been time tested to help the skin and promote general wellness because shinning light on the skin works good to accelerate healing and the heat from light promotes an increase in circulation.
Using color is also age-old. Certain colors were worn for specific reasons, purple was always a royal color because it was hard to find for dyes in clothing. Painting the walls of your home certain colors also affects one's mood. Red is energizing, while green is calming.
The use of colored light, however, is a much newer science. There are techniques where you can shine certain colors on a specific part of the body to heal certain conditions. Shinning different colors of light into the eyes has been found to be useful for emotional release. One of the latest is using a point of colored light for acupuncture stimulation.
In regards to good health and quality of life, just as in the original Taoist thought, you can not place a greater emphasis on any one element while ignoring the rest. Your life elements are always in dynamic interaction with each other. None of your quality of life elements are superior to, or independent of, any of the others. Thus, in order for you to survive and to achieve proper life quality (balance, harmony and good health), you should be concerned with not only the healthy foods you consume but also with the Air you breath, the Water you drink, the Light you are exposed to, the Earth you live on, and, ultimately, the Unity (spirit) of humanity and all of creation. It is the correct and balanced combination of these five elements of health which brings about a true quality of life.
EARTH . . . . . AIR . . . . . WATER . . . . . LIGHT. . . . . SPIRIT
It is with this thought that I present to you these products and ideas for your continued good health and a long and joyful life on our beautiful planet, Earth. Please take a journey with me into your potential for increased energy, better health, and a greater quality of life.
Please take the time to explore the health giving benefits of each of the sauna and color ligth therapy.
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History of Far Infrared
As we have explained, the body produces Far Infrared which resonates from the body including the palms of our hands. Palm healing, an ancient tradition in China, has used the healing properties of infrared rays for 3,000 years. Yogis in India also employ palm healing and recommend it especially for relieving eye strain.
The Finns popularized sauna use. Their ancient religious ceremonies used it for mental, spiritual, and physical cleansing. Use of the sauna in their religion stayed with them when they migrated between 5,000 and 3,000 BC from an area northwest of Tibet to their present location in Finland.
Native American Indians have used for ages sweat lodges for cleansing and purifying, long recognizing the health benefits of a good sweat.
The human body absorbs Infrared quickly and easily. The water molecules in the body begin to vibrate which causes heat reaction through resonant absorption. When the temperature under the skin increases, our capillaries expand which promotes increased blood circulation. This response eliminates obstacles that hinder metabolism and activates the tissues which in turn produces certain enzymes.
The water molecules in the blood are likewise changed into micro-molecules, and rid the body of toxic waste as well as increase the body's metabolic rate. Far Infrared in the blood stream is able to neutralize blood toxicity as well as smoothen the walls of arteries, capillaries and veins.
A research conducted by Japanese medical Professor (Tanji) on white mice with cancer cells showed that application of FIR (Ceramic Heater Rays) could also help enhance the cancer cells back to normal healthy cells.
Health Benefits of Saunas
Regular saunas Provide many various benefits to people who have adopted the sauna into their lifestyle.
It has become well known that people who take regular saunas (2-3 per week) reduce their incidence of colds and influenza by over 65% (a study by the British Medical Association).
While many people use saunas primarily for relaxation and stress reduction, the other health benefits are increasing the popularity of saunas. The reduction and removal of body toxins through the sweating process is becoming a highly regarded benefit of the sauna.
Benefits of Infrared Saunas
Among the many benefits available from using far infrared saunas are:
- increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to cells
- reduced stress and fatigue
- boots and strengthened immune system
- revitalized and purifies skin, tissues and cells
- reduced fat and cellulite
- relief of muscle spasms, joint stiffness, aches and pains
- relieves Fibromyalgia and stress
- improved muscle tone and strength
- improved cardiovascular functioning
- respiratory system and sinus decongestion
- improved enzyme activity
- improved nutrition and production of brain chemicals
- improved autonomic functions of the nervous system
- remove stored toxins and detoxify your body to look feel younger
- aids in weight loss and burns more calories than running
- reduces signs of aging
- promotes beautiful, youthful skin
- boosts moods and helps lift depression
- improves your immune system
- promotes healing of sports injuries
- prevents injury through effective warm up
"Detoxifying is the only proven way to reverse disease and slow down aging".
Detoxification: Two to three times more sweat is produced which increases detoxification through the skin which takes a load off the liver and kidneys.
Pain Relief: Deep heat penetrates 3 " to bring relief to muscle and joint pains. Increased circulation and oxygen supply promotes faster healing.
Weight Loss: Heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate increase. You can burn up to 600 calories in 30 minutes.
Improves Skin: Sweating carries off impurities and dead skin cells. Skin tone and elasticity is improved.
Also good for clearing acne, eczema, psoriasis, and removes roughness.
Boosts Immunity: Shortens recovery time from colds and flu, and strengthens immune system.
Clears Cellulite: Helps clear cellulite through sweating and detoxification.
Overall Health: Our bodies absorb infrared rays from the sun which is necessary for health and wellbeing. We spend too much time indoors.
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What is Far Infrared?
What exactly is far infrared (FIR) radiant heat? No need to worry- it has nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation (which gives you a sunburn and damages your skin) or atomic radiation (the kind from a nuclear bomb).
Far Infrared Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between. Radiant heat is also called infrared energy (IR). The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum is divided into 3 segments by wave length, measured in microns or micrometers (a micron = 1/1,000,000 of meter): 0.076 – 1.5 microns = near or close; 1.5 – 5.6 = intermediate; 5.6-1,000= far or long wave infrared.
The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below or "infra" to red light, which we perceive as heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Our atmosphere allows IR rays in the 7-14 micron range to safely reach the earth's surface. When warmed, the earth radiates infrared rays in the 7-14 micron band with its peak output at 10 microns.
The sun is the principal source of radiant energy that we experience daily. Have you ever been outside on a partly cloudy spring day of about 50 degree and felt quite comfortable when suddenly the sun was obscured by a cloud? Although the air temperature had not had time to drop, you felt chilled, as the cloud would not let the warming infrared rays through to reach you. The infrared heat in your FIR heat sauna is just like the heat from our sun or that which our own bodies produce as they burn fuel to keep us warm.
The source of infrared heat in your infrared sauna is actually a ceramic tube or cube, warmed by an electrical wire embedded within it. This zircon ceramic emitting tube is shielded by a metallic grill that is covered by a soft coating of suede-ex, and is safe to touch while it is operating.
Infrared Is Light; Infrared Is Energy
Infrared – "Under The Rainbow"
As every rainbow demonstrates, the optical spectrum (the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to the human eye) includes the seven colors red, orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue, and violet. By definition, red is the color with the longest wavelengths of visible light, and violet is the color with the shortest wavelengths of visible light. Outside of the optical spectrum are different types of invisible light or electromagnetic radiation. Among these types are infrared radiation (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. "Infra" and "ultra" are Latin words meaning "below" and "beyond," respectively, so infrared radiation, or infrared light, is literally "below red," while ultraviolet light is "beyond violet."
In 1800, German astronomer William Herschel discovered infrared light. Researching the heat effects of the colors of the optical spectrum, he found that the temperature in the colors increased as he went from violet to red. Herschel also discovered that the temperature continued to increase beyond the color red, into a region of invisible light that he named "infrared."
Infrared light is divided into three distinct segments with specific ranges of wavelength measured by microns. One micron is equivalent to 1/1,000,000 of a meter. These segments include near infrared, middle infrared, and far infrared. Far infrared light is often referred to as thermal radiation or thermal light, and its wavelengths measure between 5.6 and 1,000 microns. The light or energy from fire and sunlight that we perceive as heat is actually far infrared.
The far infrared radiation (FIR) emitted by the sun should not be confused with its harmful ultraviolet radiation. Far infrared light provides the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous side effects of exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
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How Infrared Energy Works
As people continue to seek out special sunscreen lotions to protect them from the sun's damaging ultraviolet rays, more and more individuals are also embracing modern technology to benefit from the power of far infrared or thermal light indoors at their own leisure. Chief among the consumer products making use of the technology is the far infrared sauna or heat therapy room.
A key characteristic of far infrared light is its ability to heat an object directly without raising the temperature of the air surrounding the object. In technical terms, this is called direct light conversion. It's perhaps best demonstrated when you're outdoors on a summer day and a large cloud moves in front of the sun. In the shade, you do not feel as warm as did when you were basking in the direct path of the sun's energy. The air temperature, though, is no cooler than it was before the cloud obscured the sun. Yet, by moving between you and the sun, the cloud has blocked the sun's far infrared rays from reaching you. That's why you feel cooler even though the temperature of the air surrounding you did not change.
The value of far infrared light to our health and wellness should not be underestimated. Penetrating as deeply as 3" into our bodies, far infrared rays improve blood circulation, stimulate endorphins, lower lactic acid, kill certain bacteria and parasites, and burn calories. Proponents of hyperthermia, also known as fever therapy, maintain that using such deep-penetrating far infrared energy to therapeutically induce higher body temperatures helps fight infections and even cancer. Their argument is supported by the human body itself, which radiates infrared energy for the benefits of warmth and tissue repair.
What the Experts Say
"The Far Infrared sauna is the safest, most efficacious and economical way of eliminating stored toxins, making it a household necessity. I'm convinced that the Far Infrared sauna is something that everyone should do to restore health. The Far Infrared sauna is far safer and more tolerable than a conventional sauna because it uses a heat energy that penetrates tissues, triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage, directly into the sweat."
For years, the healthcare industry recommended infrared heat lamps as a source of FIR heat but the lamps were cumbersome, extremely hot and difficult to maintain at a constant temperature. The recent development of ceramic infrared heaters created a new and convenient source of FIR heat therapy.
While the infrared causes you to sweat, the composition of chemicals found in the sweat is quite different from that produced by a steam bath, traditional sauna, or exercise. The sweat of people using an infrared sauna will not only contain water, but will also contain cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals (such as mercury, aluminum, and arsenic), nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia, and other dangerous environmental poisons. Normal sweat produced by other methods, including exercise, is mostly water and sodium chloride. Sweat produced in this way is 97% water and 3% toxins but sweat produced in an infrared sauna is 85% water and 15% toxins.
Infrared is totally safe. It is used in hospitals to warm premature babies and is used in the health industry for various other applications. Most of us don't spend enough time outdoors so we don't get enough infrared in our bodies and we don't work hard enough to sweat, therefore and infrared sauna offers us the opportunity to do both while relaxing in the sauna. A 30 minute sauna produces as much sweat as a 6 mile run.
The regular use of an infrared sauna has a cumulative effect on the body, meaning that using it on a regular basis magnifies it's benefits. After a few months of using the sauna regularly detoxification, weight loss, immune building and other benefits will increase dramatically. As one user told me "When I used my sauna regularly, I never caught a cold for years".
To order a Solarus Infrared Sauna, or to book your infrared sauna session with Color Light Therapy please call: (250) 743-8122Back to Top