What is Full Spectrum IR Therapy?
Full-spectrum infrared sauna with LOW EMF / ELF commercial saunas are available in all Float District locations. With full-spectrum technology, customers benefit from Near; Mid and Far Infrared frequencies are literally covering the full range of health benefits available in the infrared spectrum in a single piece of equipment.
Our full spectrum infrared saunas provide the optimum benefits with the top technology in the business. See for yourself how beneficial infrared saunas can be for you. BRING A FRIEND or TWO for a minimal added cost. Our saunas are all in their private rooms for your comfort.
Float District locations invested in Sunlighten, the only patented Solocarbon 3-in-1® sauna heater on the market to provide all three infrared wavelengths in one place and customization to each user. The mPulse® Series is the only line of smart full spectrum infrared saunas in the world with full-spectrum – near, mid, or far infrared sauna technology. These saunas are rated with very LOW EMF / ELF. At Float District, our members will have the top technology in the industry at their disposal to aid in their wellness journey.
Near-infrared (NIR) is the shortest infrared wavelength (all infrared light wavelengths are invisible to the human eye). Scientific research shows that when delivered, at the vital wavelength of 880nm, without extreme heat or light, NIR promotes skin renewal, cell health, wound healing, and tissue growth.
Mid-infrared (MIR) is a slightly longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue assisting with increased circulation, accelerated healing, and reduced inflammation.
Far infrared (FIR) is the longest wavelength offering the deepest penetration into the body at the cellular level. The goal of far infrared is to create a hyperthermia effect by raising your core body temperature. At this deep cellular level, infrared helps cells to vibrate and purge toxins through your sweat. Sweating helps to expel heavy metals, pesticides, and environmental toxins.
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What’s the Difference Between Infrared Saunas and Traditional Saunas?
Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is like lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional (hot rock or steam) saunas–which operate at well in excess of 200°F–infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 100°-150°F.
Traditional saunas heat the air vs. the body directly. Rather than inducing detoxification and relaxation, this can make the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe. Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue vs. simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are seven times more effective thantraditional saunas at detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.
How Safe is Infrared Heat?
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun but it does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
What is EMF and Is it harmful to the body?
EMF (electric and magnetic fields) are waves of electric and magnetic energy radiating through space. High EMF levelsare often associated with power lines. Low level EMF is everywhere in our homes and offices. The electrical appliances we use (an electric can opener at close range emits substantial EMFs), computers, monitors, keyboards and mice, wireless modems, cordless phones, clock radios, hair dryers, mobile phones, microwave ovens and more – all produce EMFs. Although current scientific evidence provides nodefinitive answers regarding EMF, there is enough uncertainty that some people want to reduce their exposure to EMF. For that reason, we have limited the levels of EMF from our heaters as much as possible. If you are concerned at all about EMF, our mPulse FSIR sauna utilizes Ultra Low EMF Solocarbon heaters which are consistently rated among the lowest EMF levels for Infrared Saunas. The manufacturing process used by Sunlighten effectively cancels out EMF to levels thatare virtually undetectable.
What Should I Do to Prepare for a Good Infrared Sauna Session?
Drinking anelectrolyte replacement water or sports drink is strongly recommended before and after sauna use.
What should I wear in the sauna, can I go nude?
You can go nude if you would like but be sure to put down Bamboo Carbon towels to absorb your sweat. We also make available a bamboo carbon “Spa Wrap” that can be worn. Bamboo carbon is specifically designed to allow over 91% of the infrared waves to penetrate for full exposure. They are also highly absorbent.
What time of day should I use the sauna (am or pm)?
It is completely up to you and your lifestyle. There is no data showing more of a benefit in the morning or evening.
How long is a typical session and how often can I take a session?
Most people partake in a 30-45-minute session, 3-4 times a week, but it is safe to use every day and at whatever heat suits you best.
I’m Taking Prescription Medications, Can I Use an Infrared Sauna?
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitriptyline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Can Kids Use Infrared Saunas?
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time. A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated, even if you do not see them sweating.
Can the Elderly Use Infrared Saunas?
The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes to maintain core body temperature. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
Does infrared technology interfere with implants (metal, silicone, etc.)?
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
I’m Pregnant. Any Problems if I Use an Infrared Sauna?
We advise you to consult with your own physician before using infrared saunas while pregnant.
Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?
Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon your specific circumstances.
How Does RTL Work?
Our Red-Light Therapy uses medical-grade LEDs to deliver concentrated wavelengths of natural light to your skin and cells, without dangerous UV rays or excess heat. Just stand approximately 6 inches in front of the device for 10-15 minutes or sit on the sauna bench for 30 minutes daily to recharge your cells. By covering more surface area of the body, more natural light can be absorbed by the cells, yielding more benefits head to toe.
Note: Optimum light therapy uses red light wavelengths in the mid-600 nanometer range, and near infrared light (provided by the sauna) in the mid-800s.
What are some of the potential health benefits of RTL?
Red light therapy is a natural, non-invasive and drug-free healing modality which brings remarkable healing attributes to the body without common side-effects. Float District’s Red-Light Therapy delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of therapeutic natural light to the skin and cells, where it reduces oxidative stress and stimulates cellular energy production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate.)
Red light therapy has been tested across hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical trials, with positive results for:
- Skin Health
- Fat Loss
- Collagen Production
- Conditioning & Muscle Recovery
- Improved Sleep
- Joint Pain
- Improved Thyroid Function
- Boosting Testosterone
How often should I get RTL sessions?
While each session may provide some benefit, significant benefits are due to the cumulative effects of RTL. FLOAT DISTRICT membership can help make RTL sessions affordable and easy to access.
Does RTL just focus on specific areas?
RTL can help with overall skin health through increased collagen production. Use of RTR is of benefit on any part of the body, but proximity to the light is also important. Being too far away from the light to cover more of the body will dramatically diminish the benefits. At 6” from the light, 10 – 15 minutes is needed for therapeutic benefit. At 12” it takes 30 minutes to gain the same level of benefit.