Compare Far Infrared Sauna.
Far Infrared Hothouse
Dome Sauna from HTE.
Invented in Japan in 1988.
Far Infrared Sauna Units -
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.
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.
A far infrared sauna heats your body directly,
without warming the air around you.
Far Infrared is a 'dry' heat and you may remain
None of the
traditional 'infrared sauna' (or the copycat far
infrared sauna domes) use the same advanced unique patented
crystal chip surface as HTE's 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 sauna units:
* 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 FIR
Hothouse Dome sauna, 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
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 shuoff 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
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. The further the body is from
the Far Infrared waves, which travel in straight
lines, the lesser the impact and benefits.
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 180lbs,
the latter is known as the Grande Hothouse Dome.
Many far infrared sauna units, especially the
traditional saunas, are considered unsanitary due
to sweating and require clothing removal. You do
not have to remove clothing under the Hothouse
TERMINOLOGY USED BY TRADITIONAL SAUNAS:
a) There is no such thing as an 'Infrared'
sauna, which most units call themselves. The
correct term is FAR INFRARED.
b) Far Infrared penetrates the skin -
but not 4 or 5 inches as some traditional sauna
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.
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 infrared sauna units
simply miss the human target, or are absorbed into
the wood which benefits no-one.
You will not lose serious weight using a far
infrared sauna. Traditional
Far Infrared heat therapy in Asia and Europe is
used for reduction and relief of pain, swelling
and inflammation, serious elimination of toxins (such
as heavy metals, drugs, pesticides, chemicals
etc), circulation promotion, accelerated healing,
healthy lung support, relaxation and other healing
HTE's SOQI Total Health Spa, Far Infrared
The first company to introduce Far Infrared
heat therapy to the North American public.
Invented by our 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 Sauna for
shown being used with the original Sun Ancon Chi
Far Infrared Sauna Hothouse Dome
to accommodate 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.
Regulated by the American FDA #890.5660.