The key characteristic of far-infrared (FIR) energy is its’ ability to directly heat the body. FIR is readily absorbed by our bodies which allows for enhanced detoxification in lower temperature saunas.
We use ceramic-covered stainless steel FIR heaters. The ceramic is an ideal mix of clay and minerals (zirconium oxide) based on the first FIR sauna heaters patented in Japan. It is baked-on to form a hard glaze. We use them for 3 reasons:
Consumers should be wary of claims stating that carbon or carbon/ceramic FIR heaters provide more FIR than ceramics do because they are larger. That seems logical, but the same amount of electric power is just spread over a larger heat emitter; this just results in a VERY weak heater emitting much less FIR than ceramics. While promoted as “state-of-the-art” heating, the bottom-line, for assessing FIR heating, is the amount of FIR energy that is provided to the bather, and all else – like “special wavelengths” - is hype!
Many customers with Lyme disease select this option to increase the sauna’s intensity.
You can add near-infrared into our saunas with our "NIR" option. While FIR initiates a good sweat, NIR adds to the levels of infrared energy the body receives and targets parts of the body that are typically not addressed directly in FIR saunas.
Near-infrared must be positioned strategically for safety and should not be positioned directly in front of the upper body.
Feel free to contact us for reliable technical information – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our personal sauna surrounds you with 6 FIR heaters for ideal exposure. Other brands of the 1-person FIR models are less-comfortable with dramatically lower FIR exposure. Ours is designed for its detox value – it’s considered the most powerful infrared sauna made!
The small circles are air vents where warmed fresh air is entering the sauna.
Similar venting is found in each FIR model.
There are 3 heaters aligned with your legs – a large one in front of each leg and another behind both legs. A 4th heater is at the back, plus 1 at each side of the body. There are 2 windows - 1 at your side and another in the wall which you face. Optionally, you can omit one or both windows.
The FIR1 is comfortable: the seat is over 30” long and extra-deep at over 20”; there is over 24” of leg room; and a footrest keeps your feet near the base of the heaters, rather than in the cooler air at the floor. This model plugs into a standard, grounded, 15-amp, 120V outlet.
Available in two versions (not counting customizations):
The FIR2DX has 6 heaters and provides FIR energy for two people. A small vertical heater is at the end of the seat, in the side wall, so a sole bather can stretch out and retain FIR exposure upon their back. Back-heating in FIR saunas elicits the desired detox sweat.
This model is larger than most 2-person FIR saunas and must plug into a 20-amp, 110V circuit. Pre-wired, metal-grilled stereo speakers are included, mounted under the seat, away from the hottest air.
For those without a 20-amp circuit, the FIR2 model has the same interior layout and size but the end-of-bench heater is omitted so it can be used on a common 15-amp, 120V outlet.
At almost 6’ long, the FIR3 is a very spacious 3-person FIR sauna.
In the FIR3, a solo bather is able to recline on a 5’7” long bench. It uses 8 FIR heaters, including one for the back of each bather’s legs. A 20-amp, 120V circuit is required.
This is a great unit for family use.
The 4-person sauna is 54” deep by 73” side-to-side. It plugs into a 20-amp, 120V* grounded outlet. The leg room is about 21” across. There are 8 heaters – 4 above bench, 4 below.
* 240V volt heaters can be substituted, and larger 240V saunas can be built to-order.