Explaining Infrared Heat
Infrared heats objects directly without having to heat the air between them. Radiant heat is also
called infrared or far infrared and is divided into 3 segments by wave lengths, near or close,
intermediate, and far long wave infrared. Our sun produces much of its energy in infrared and
is allowed through our atmosphere in the 7-14 micron range which is very safe and beneficial
for humans. We all know that there are electro-magnetic waves that are beyond our visual
range which are called Ultraviolet Rays and Infrared Rays. The following diagram show these
rays classified by wave length. The Infrared Rays and Visible Rays are the ones that are most
responsible for heating the body.
Ceramic Infrared Heaters were developed in 1965 by Dr. Tadashi Ishikawa, a member of the
Research and Development Department of Fuji Medical in Japan. He received a patent for
these Zirconia Ceramic Infrared Heaters which were used in the first healing infrared thermal
systems. Doctors in Japan used and tested these infrared systems for 14 years before they
were released for public use in 1979. The heaters were refined and have been sold in the
United States since 1981 in complete Infrared Therapy Systems. Hospitals have used Infrared
heat to warm newborn babies for many years. NASA even uses them for cardiovascular
conditioning of its astronauts in space.
Infrared heating systems have been tested in Japan and at the Swedish National Institute of
Radiation Protection and both have found infra-red heating systems to be entirely safe and
free of toxic electro magnetic fields. The use of Infrared heat has been reported by Japanese
researchers to be an antidote to the negative effects of toxic electro magnetic sources such as
those from high-tension power lines, cell phones, or from computer display terminals.
Solo’s Far Infrared radiant energy directly penetrates the body to a depth of over 1 1/2". Our
bodies absorb more than 90% of the infrared waves that reach our skin, thus raising our body
An infrared sauna induces profuse perspiration, allowing the blood to circulate faster in a
shorter period of time at a lower temperature which is far more effective than a Steam Sauna or
Hot Tub. By perspiring your body is removing waste products trapped below the skin. You are
also helping your skin to breathe and shed old skin cells. Through the natural process of
sweating, metabolic processes increase as a result of stimulated circulation of the Solo.
The lower heat range is safer for those concerned with cardiovascular risk factors that may be
adversely affected by the higher temperatures encountered in Steam Saunas. Those with
respiratory problems such as asthma can enjoy the Solo Sauna due to the lower temperature
and absence of humidity, allowing a longer sauna session and a deep sweat.
Did you know?
Increasing the absorption of solar energy accelerates the burning up of fats, sugars and toxins.
Experimental animals receiving full-spectrum light from the sun will weigh less than control
animals fed an identical diet, though were not exposed to full spectrum sunlight. Exposure to an
imbalanced spectrum of light can cause loss of muscle tone and strength. Windows,
windshields, eye-glasses, smog, and suntan lotions all filter out segments of the light
When light enters our eyes, millions of cells convert the light into electrical impulses, which
travel along the optic nerve to our brain. These impulses then trigger our hypothalamus and
the endocrine system. Many automatic bodily functions such as breathing, digestion, and the
regulation of blood pressure and body temperature are governed by the endocrine system. It
also influences our immune system, moods, sexual function, and even how we age.
Albert Szent-Gyorgi, the Nobel Prize winner and the discoverer of vitamin C, believed the sun's
energy had profound effects on us. His research revealed that light can alter our basic
biological functions. Several other studies have provided significant evidence that sunlight
produces a metabolic effect in the body that is akin to the benefits derived from physical