Infrared Saunas Comparison.
Far Infrared (FIR),
Sauna Hothouse Dome from HTE.
Infrared Saunas both traditional and
HTE was the first company to introduce
the healing far infrared 'sauna' to the public
in North America. It is called the Far Infrared
Hothouse Dome. The traditional sauna companies
took note and followed suit, as well as many
copycat dome type units. All they did was
introduce carbon coated metal rods or carbon
coated ceramic plates to their existing
traditional units and then renamed them as far
SOURCE OF RADIATION:
NONE of the
traditional 'infrared saunas' (or the copycat
infrared domes) use the same unique patented
crystal chip surface as HTE's Hothouse
dome which emits 100% far infrared. Most far
infrared saunas emit from only 40% to around 90%
far infrared (very few units reach 90%). Some far
infrared sauna units generate too much heat
and thereby dramatically reduce the actual
infrared emission level.
The FIR (far infrared) Hothouse Dome -
Silicone Crystal Chip Surface - 8-10 microns.
Sources used to generate
far infrared in other 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 unreflective ceramic plates
* Plastic, ceramic or aluminum heaters
* Chemically treated wood and glues.
* Foldable synthetic material enclosure - wire and
* Fiberglass domes - carbon.
FYI: Glue produces toxic fumes - Ceramic
will crack and break in half - Metal rods and
wires generate too much heat - Aluminum is a very
deadly toxin. When you compare these different
sources used to generate the far infrared, it is
quite shocking how potentially toxic they may be,
and therefore quite serious to use one that will
benefit your health and not harm it.
Be cautious of far
infrared sauna impostors - research,
Names of some far
infrared sauna companies and compare choice of
far infrared source:
Therasauna, Saunagen, Sun
Star, Dreamline, Hydra, Seamax, Royal, Eacon,
Spatech, Keys - ceramic, wood.
Sun Life, Sauna King, Core - carbon, wood.
Verseo, Evergain, Infraspa, Waterstar, Royal Heat,
Golden Heat - foldable synthetic upright,
Healiohealth, Waterstar- synthetic material
dome, plastic, carbon and ceramic.
Sauna Dome, Far Infrared Dome - fiberglass or
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:
WAVELENGTH: Many far infrared
saunas and copycat domes do not radiate the correct
micron far infrared ray wavelength which is 8 -10 microns (7-11
is acceptable). Many are less than 5 microns
(towards medium infrared ray range) or way beyond
11 microns, which is not physically beneficial.
Many companies do not even understand what a
micron is. Other companies simply copy all far
infrared information from the Far Infrared
Most units weigh three times more than the
Far Infrared Hothouse dome sauna which is only
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 constant.
Many do not have an electronic thermostat for
safety. The FIR Hothouse dome sauna has a
built in regulator.
Traditional sauna units have the
source of far infrared too
far away from the body to have any impact.
The far infrared emitter surface should be as
close to the body as possible. The Far
Infrared sauna Hothouse dome is within inches of
DEVICE: Many Far Infrared units
lack medical research and have no medical
approval. The Hothouse dome far infrared
sauna is registered as a medical device in
three countries, Japan, Australia and
'One size fits all' copycat igloo far infrared
dome saunas, do not accommodate larger bodies.
The Far Infrared Hothouse sauna dome comes in
two sizes to accommodate bodies below or over
180lbs, known as the Grande Hothouse
A large traditional wooden
sauna box unit, used to sit in, will NOT benefit
the user. The Far Infrared, even if it is the
correct micron wavelength, is too far away
from the body.
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
FYI: Far Infrared is
a DRY heat - you
do not sweat and you may keep your clothes on.
Traditional sauna are a WET heat - you sweat and
you have to remove your clothes.
INFORMATION GIVEN BY TRADITIONAL INFRARED
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 2
to 2 1/2 inches - not 4 or 5 inches as some
traditional saunas 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 benefit to
zero benefit, as the ray are no longer Far
Infrared as they move into different spectrums,
microwave or mid-infrared.
infrared saunas imply the entire body is bathed in
Far Infrared. First, the units have only a few
scattered sources emitting far infrared, and
second, far infrared ray travel in a straight line
- apart from being too far away from the Far
Infrared source to benefit the body, traditional
infrared sauna units simply miss the human target,
or are absorbed into the wood which benefits
SOQI Total Health Spa, Far Infrared Sauna
Three domes cover the entire body for
intense healing, relaxation and
A perfect 8-10 microns is emitted from each
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 FDA #890.5660.