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Natural Choice Saunas Information 
Finally, An Infrared Sauna that's portable and AFFORDABLE

About Infrared Saunas
The heat source for infrared saunas is Far-Infrared Radiant (FIR) heat.  It is simply a form of energy that is directly transmitted onto objects because of its specific wavelength.  It has nothing to do with ultraviolet light which is known to cause sunburn and damage skin.

Conventional saunas transfer heat by circulating hot air - warming your body from your head down whereas infrared heat rays warm your body directly.  This allows an in-depth heat at a more pleasant temperature of 100-150°F providing more health benefits and a highly enjoyable and comfortable environment.

Modular Sauna Rooms

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Different Infrareds

  Natural Choice's vs. Other
heat emission ceramic heating elements vs. steel heating elements
control digital readout and controls vs. old fashion thermostat
wood material high quality non-toxic fir  vs. unknown
CD player built in and included vs. optional add-on

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Infrared to Steam

  Infrared vs. Steam
proven health benefits Yes vs. No
medical usage Yes vs. No
warm up time 15 to 20 minutes vs. 60 to 80 minutes
heat source soft, gentle infrared radiant heat vs. hot steam air
assembly time 40 - 50 minutes vs. days
maintenances nominal vs. extensive weekly cleaning
electrical usage minimal, $4-$5 monthly vs. extensive
portability breaks down for easy moving vs. permanently attached to room
* FDA approved statements
** session lasting up to 30 minutes

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FAQ's


What is far-infrared radiant heat?

Why is infrared heat better than traditional steam heat?

What are ceramic infrared heaters?

Added safety features in our temperature controls?

How does infrared heat therapy relieves pain?

How does infrared heat therapy control weight?

How does infrared heat therapy gives me exercise effect?

How does infrared heat therapy eliminate toxins?

How does infrared heat therapy improved immune system?

How does infrared heat therapy reduce stress?

How does infrared heat therapy benefit my skin?



What is far-infrared radiant heat?

Far-infrared radiant (FIR) heat is a form of naturally occurring energy that heats objects by direct light conversion (DLC). DLC warms only the object and does not raise the temperature of the surrounding free air. 

All life requires FIR heat from the sun. FIR heat is not ultraviolet radiation but a narrow band of energy within the 5.6 to 15 micron level. This type of energy travels only 2-3" deep into the body to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.

The sun is the primary source of radiant energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Sunlight also contains harmful solar radiation. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin. FIR heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.

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 in the U.S. created a new and convenient source of FIR heat therapy. Today, many healthcare professionals use ceramic infrared heaters to treat a variety of diseases throughout the world.  
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Why is infrared heat better than traditional steam heat?

Infrared heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. FIR heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally. 

Traditional steam saunas raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body. FIR saunas work differently. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, FIR saunas emit a wavelength and heat the body directly. The result is a lower power bill and deeper tissue penetration. In the FIR sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna. FIR saunas are safe for all ages.  
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What are ceramic infrared heaters?

Most FIR sauna heater elements are steel-coated. Steel coating is an older technology that directs the heat source but requires more time to warm up, operates at higher temperatures, and uses more energy to reach the level necessary for deep tissue penetration. Now, ceramic-coated heater elements result in lower temperatures and more efficient energy use. 

Ceramic-coated FIR heaters produce the same useful energy as the sun at a very safe (.50) Gauss reading but without the harmful ultraviolet rays or electromagnetic field radiation of natural sunlight. Hospitals even use similar FIR heaters to warm newborn infants and treat hypothermia patients. 
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Added are the safety features?

We take safety very seriously at
Natural Choice and provide timed temperature control on all of our products. This feature sets the temperature and length of the session and automatically shuts the unit off afterward. Now you can relax without worrying about temperature settings!    ^ back

How does infrared heat therapy relieves pain?

FIR heat relieves pain by expanding blood vessels and increasing circulation. Better circulation allows more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body and helps reduce pain and speed up the healing process. Recent health and medical studies name FIR heat as a successful treatment for arthritis, rheumatism and muscle spasms.   
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How does infrared heat therapy control weight?

Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. The process requires a large amount of energy and reduces excess moisture, salt and subcutaneous fat. Fat becomes water soluble at 110ºF and the body sweats out fats and toxins.  
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How does infrared heat therapy provide the same effects of exercise?

The heart receives a workout similar to a 6-mile run in a 20-30 minute FIR sauna session and the body perspires the same amount as a 6-mile run. Infrared saunas are perfect for those that do not have time for regular exercise or suffer from injuries that inhibit rigorous activity.   
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How does infrared heat therapy eliminate toxins?

Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals (cadmium, lead, zinc, nickel) accumulate in the body during modern daily life. The body eliminates most toxins naturally by sweating but the process is sometimes too slow. Infrared heat therapy stimulates the sweat glands that cleanse and detoxify the skin. The FIR heat technology simply speeds up the body's natural process!  
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How does infrared heat therapy improved immune system?

Most illnesses are accompanied by a fever. During a fever, the body heats up to eliminate viruses and attack foreign agents. Often misunderstood, this rise in temperature is a natural stage of the immune system's healing process and is one of the best ways to rid the body of chemicals and unwelcome visitors. The immune system weakens the hold of viruses and bacterial growth. FIR heat therapy induces an "artificial fever" by heating up the body but without the pains of an illness. Subsequently, the body wards off invading organisms much more easily because the immune system is activated consistently by the "artificial fever". Recent studies also show that colds and flu-like illnesses are reduced dramatically if treated in the early stages with FIR heat therapy.    
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How does infrared heat therapy reduce stress?

Infrared heat therapy loosens the muscles and relaxes the body prior to a massage. Many massage therapists use infrared heat to provide more thorough and effective treatment.  
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How does infrared heat therapy benefit my skin?

Infrared heat improves circulation, expels dirt & chemicals and removes dead cells on the surface of the skin. All of these benefits lead to a more soft and firm complexion 
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