Far Infrared Saunas
Far Infrared Sauna
Hothouse Dome from HTE.
Invented in Japan in 1988.
Far Infrared Saunas - Introduction:
are many far infrared (FIR) units on the market
which is very confusing to the public. This page
will explain how they came into existence and
the differences between them. This is important
so as not to spend a lot of money on something
that will not give optimal far infrared benefits
as expected and desired, especially if intended
for specific use as thermal therapy.
Ten Enterprise), was the first company
to introduce a Japanese Far Infrared sauna unit
to the public in North America in 1997. The unit
is called the Far Infrared Hothouse Dome. The
traditional sauna companies took note of this
far infrared 'dry' sauna and shortly thereafter
followed suit by incorporating far infrared heat
into their existing set-up.
Source of Far Infrared Rays and
the difference between wet and dry heat:
introduced carbon coated metal rods or carbon
coated ceramic plates into their existing sauna
units to generate far infrared heat and then
renamed and marketed them as far infrared sauna
even though they remain a traditional sauna
generating a hot 'wet' heat.
traditional sauna uses heat to warm the
air, which in turn heats up your body. This is
a 'wet' heat which therefore requires you to
remove your clothes.
infrared sauna heats your body directly,
without warming the air around you.
Far Infrared is a 'dry' heat, clothing is
optional. There is no sweating involved - toxins
are released through the urine and feces.
None of the
traditional 'infrared sauna' (or the copycat far
infrared sauna domes) use the same advanced unique patented
crystal chip surface as the Far Infrared
Hothouse Dome which emits 100% pure far infrared.
Most far infrared saunas emit 40% to around 90%
far infrared (very few units reach 90%). Some far
infrared sauna units generate too much wet heat
and thereby dramatically reduce the actual far
infrared emission level.
The FIR Hothouse Dome - Silicone Crystal
Close proximity to the body for optimal
No-one has duplicated this advanced technology.
used to generate far infrared by traditional
' far infrared' saunas:
* Carbon panels or plastic
carbon sheets mixed with bonding glue.
* Carbon coals.
* Carbonized steel metal rods.
* Ceramic coated metal rods.
* Aluminum plate with ceramic coat.
* Small flat and un-reflective ceramic plates
* Plastic, ceramic or aluminum heaters
* Chemically treated wood and glues.
* Foldable synthetic material enclosure - wire and
* Fiberglass domes - carbon.
* Precious stones such as Amethyst or Jade.
* Carbonized wiring.
Glue produces toxic fumes - Ceramic will crack and
break in half - Metal rods and wires can generate
too much heat - aluminum is a very deadly toxin.
When you compare these different sources used to
generate the far infrared, it is disturbing how
potentially toxic they may be, and therefore quite
serious to consider choosing one that will benefit
your health and not harm it.
Be cautious of far
infrared sauna impostors
- research, research, research!
companies and their choice of far infrared heat
1) Therasauna, Saunagen,
Sun Star, Dreamline, Hydra, Seamax, Royal, Eacon,
Spatech, Keys - ceramic, wood.
2) Sun Life, Sauna King, Core - carbon, wood.
3) Verseo, Evergain, Infraspa, Waterstar, Royal
Heat, Golden Heat - foldable synthetic
4) Healiohealth, Waterstar- synthetic material
dome, plastic, carbon and ceramic.
5) Sauna Dome, Far Infrared Dome - fiberglass
or wood, carbon.
FYI - Infrared
Infrared is the common abbreviation used
for Far Infrared, or FIR. However, the
range is correctly and more clearly defined as
Near, Mid or Far Infrared:
You Need To Know About Far Infrared Saunas:
- The original real deal, versus the traditional
saunas and dome copycats.
Many far infrared saunas and copycat
domes do not radiate the correct micron far
infrared ray wavelength which is 8-10
microns (7-14 is
acceptable), being the most beneficial to the
human body. Many are less than 5 microns (towards
medium infrared ray range) or way beyond 14
microns, which is not physically beneficial.
Initially, most infrared
sauna companies did not understand what is a
micron, so many companies simply copied or
re-wrote the far infrared data and information
from the Far Infrared Hothouse Dome because scant
information and documentation was available at
that time written in English.
Australia, exclusive distributors of the Far
Infrared Sauna Hothouse Dome, published a book
specially translated into English for the company
- "The Scientific Basis and Therapeutic Benefits
of Far Infrared Ray Therapy" written by Yamazaki
Toshio in Japan. Nearly all the traditional far
infrared sauna companies have had the audacity to
copy quotes from the book to their websites, taken
from this website. The book is not available in
bookstores and was not intended to be applied to
traditional sauna units.
Most units weigh three times more than the
Far Infrared Hothouse dome sauna which is only 13
lbs - 5.7 kg.
UP TIME: Many units require 10-20
minutes minimum warm up time.The FIR Hothouse dome
sauna heats up immediately.
RANGE: Many have temperature
ranges that fluctuate dramatically. The FIR
Hothouse dome sauna heat is set and constant.
Many far infrared sauna pose the danger of
overheating and dehydration, air temperature can
become unbearable. The Far Infrared Hothouse dome
sauna poses no such danger as overheating of the
user does not occur. The gentle far infrared ray
penetrating the body feel more like the 70's
temperature wise. The pure far infrared heat of
the Hothouse dome does not cause hydration, unlike
a closed, intensely hot traditional sauna does.
1) Many do not have an electronic thermostat
or overload shut-off for safety. The FIR
Hothouse dome sauna has a built in regulator.
2) Most of the ceramic
heaters have some kind of protective face guard
because they are so hot that if you accidentally
touch them you will get hurt. The Hothouse dome
surface will not cause this to happen as it has a
silicone crystal chip surface.
Traditional sauna units have the
source of far infrared too far
away from the body to have optimal impact.
The far infrared emitter surface should be as close to the
body as possible. The Far Infrared
Hothouse dome is within inches of the body.
A traditional sauna wooden
box unit which people sit in, is hard pressed to
provide optimal Far Infrared benefit as the source
of far infrared being emitted is not within inches
of the body, but feet. The further the
body is from the Far Infrared waves, which travel
in straight lines, the lesser the impact and
DEVICE: The Hothouse dome far
infrared sauna is recognized as a medical
device in three countries, Japan, Australia
'One size fits all' copycat igloo saunas, do
not typically accommodate larger bodies. The
Far Infrared Hothouse dome sauna comes in two
sizes to accommodate bodies below or over 180 lbs,
the latter is known as the Grande Hothouse Dome.
Many far infrared saunas, especially the
traditional saunas, are considered unsanitary due
to sweating and require clothing removal. You do
not have to remove clothing under the Hothouse
a) The correct term is FAR INFRARED. Near
Infrared units are a completely different
healing modality which incorporate light therapy
from colored light bulbs, which penetrate 3-5
b) Far Infrared rays penetrates the
skin about 2 to 2 1/2 inches - not 4 or 5 inches
as some traditional sauna claim.
c) Far Infrared Ray
should ideally be 8-10 microns to benefit the
human body. Many traditional units are above
11 or below 7 microns so there is less to zero
benefit, as the ray are no longer Far Infrared
because they move into different spectrums,
microwave or mid-infrared.
far infrared sauna imply the entire body is bathed
in Far Infrared. In fact the units have only a few
scattered sources emitting far infrared ray. Apart
from being too far away from the FIR source to
benefit the body, traditional far infrared saunas
simply miss the human target, or are absorbed into
the wood which benefits no-one.
Electro magnetic frequencies (EMF),
is beginning to be understood by the public. EMF
with consistent, regular doses, has been proven to
be harmful. Cellular phones when consistently used
next to the head, cause brain tumors, or if
continually carried in the trouser pocket, may
trigger prostate cancer. A cell phone radiates
extremely damaging EMF to the bodies cellular
structure, intensified by the close proximity on a
daily basis, and the accumulation of long term
EMF is a concern for
traditional saunas, some of which emit high
levels. The fact is, far infrared heat negates the
negative effects of EMF, and some far
infrared saunas may radiate far less than that of
a cell phone. Check and be sure the EMF frequency
of any far infrared unit you consider is low, that
the far infrared ray are concentrated - between
7-14 microns - and that the far infrared rays are
in close proximity to the body.
You will NOT lose serious weight using far
infrared saunas, if at all. Traditional
Far Infrared heat therapy in Asia and Europe is
used for relief, reduction and removal of pain,
swelling and inflammation, serious elimination of
as heavy metals, drugs, pesticides, chemicals
etc), improved circulation, accelerated healing,
tissue regeneration, relaxation and other healing
The Utimate Far Infrared Sauna.
The first company to introduce Far Infrared
heat therapy to the North American public.
Invented by Japanese scientists for maximum
natural healing benefits.
Three Hothouse domes cover the entire body
for intense healing, relaxation
and detoxification. A perfect 8-10
microns is emitted from each dome.
Far Infrared Hothouse Dome Sauna for
shown being used with the original Sun Ancon Chi
Far Infrared Sauna Hothouse Dome
Accommodates larger sized bodies - yes you may
keep your clothes on.
Infrared Sauna Hothouse Dome
You can lie on your front or your back, or have
it curved behind you.
Lightweight and portable. Immediate far infrared
Licensed as a medical
device in Australia, Japan and Canada.
No other company has duplicated this