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Infrared heat cabins

Light and warmth are the sources of all growth and all life processes. As incomprehensible and fantastic as the laws of life are, the effects of the infrared light spectrum are just as amazing and beneficial in many ways for humans. It connects us with one of the most primal forces of nature.

Warmth that comes from within.

Discover this wonderfully soothing warmth that completely envelops the body, stimulates and vitalises every cell in our body.

Infrared radiation (IR radiation) - also known as thermal radiation - is energy in waves and occupies the heat component of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum. The infrared wavelength range extends from 780 nm (nanometers) to 1 mm.

Science divides here into three areas:

  • Short-wave IR-A radiation with a wavelength range from 780 to 1400 nm
  • Medium IR-B radiation with a wavelength range from 1400 to 3000 nm
  • Long-wave IR-C radiation from 3000 nm to 1 mm.
Infrared heat treatment of the human body has been known for many years in sports as well as in medicine. For a number of years, the Japanese were the pioneers here, infrared heat cabins with their beneficial effects have rightly reached private households.

In particular, the development of the Vitae lamp from Philips was a real blessing for the use of infrared heaters, because now the infrared-A wave could be built into infrared cabins for the first time. Before that, this spectrum was essentially only known to medical professionals.

The infrared cabin

What is infrared radiation?

In what way can we use them for ours
Use vitality?

What should you watch out for when using the infrared cabin?

A comprehensive introduction by A. Burfeind, the long-standing expert in infrared heat cabins.

Infrared radiation - the scientific background

Infrared emitters were already in use in the 1960s and 1970s. The term? Infrared radiant heat? is now relatively well known. Infrared emitters were prescribed therapeutically by doctors for certain diseases as early as the 1960s and 1970s. Diseases of the paranasal sinuses and the respiratory organs were treated here in particular.

Infrared light ensures vitality and wellbeing Infrared light consists of deep heat rays that charge the organism with heat energy. They ensure vitality and well-being without burdening the body. Infrared heat radiation has nothing to do with ultraviolet rays, it does not cause burns or damage to the skin.

Infrared waves only heat matter, not the surrounding air, and are therefore used to support medical and therapeutic purposes. Because of their deep effect, the heat rays also have a positive effect on our internal organs.

Soothing for pain, inflammation and tension

In medicine, infrared rays are used when heat promises therapeutic benefits: for pain and inflammation, muscle tension and to strengthen the immune system. The rays penetrate about 4cm into the subcutaneous tissue and give off heat to the tissue layers adjacent there. This heat also reaches deeper body regions and internal organs via the blood and lymph flow. The blood circulation is improved and the metabolism is boosted. This means that substances that cause pain and inflammation can be removed more quickly. The body is thoroughly detoxified.

At a pleasant air temperature of approx. 40-60'C, the body loses 80% water and 20% non-water components such as fat, cholesterol and toxins, heavy metals and acids. Natural, healthy sweating at pleasant temperatures in the infrared cabin causes gentle, deep cleansing from the inside out. In doing so, you increase the vital forces and achieve the most important things:? Vitality and joie de vivre ?.

What is radiant heat exactly?

Infrared radiant heat is a wave in the electromagnetic spectrum that includes energy of all wavelengths. In the spectrum we find the waves that are used to transmit radio and television programs, X-rays, ultraviolet and visible light. The biological window Within the electromagnetic spectrum there is the so-called biological window.

This window defines which electromagnetic waves the body needs, which have a neutral effect on it and which even harm it.

1. Microwaves, atomic and X-ray radiation and UVC rays are bad for the human body. These energy fields should be avoided.

2. TV and radio waves are relatively neutral.

3. Good for humans are UVA and UVB (essential for life in certain doses because of the formation of vitamin D), light radiation and of course heat, i.e. infrared rays. There is no life on earth without warmth. Each of us knows the positive effect of a tiled stove or fireplace when we come into a comfortably heated room on a cold winter's day. And the baby enjoys the mother's physical warmth when she is carried or nursed. That is also infrared heat. An energy without which no life on earth would be possible.

Three types of infrared heat radiation

The spectrum of infrared radiation Infrared-A, Infrared-B and Infrared-C

Infrared radiation is divided into three sub-areas with different effects.

Basically, the shorter-wave the radiation, the deeper it penetrates the skin.

The long-wave infrared-C is the heat that is emitted by many devices we know (radiators, irons and sauna stoves), while infrared-A and -B are special features of the Deep heat radiators. This is mainly due to theInfrared-A portion that is contained in full-spectrum emitters.

The most famous deep heat radiator or full spectrum radiator is the Philips Vitae lamp.

Infrared A

Wavelength: 1.780-1.400 µm
Penetration depth:approx. 4-5 mm

The deeply effective infrared radiation works right into the subcutaneous tissue (40 - 50 times as deep as infrared-C and 10 times as deep as infrared-B). The desired depth effect is only achieved in this area.

Infrared B

Wavelength:1,400-3,000 µm
Penetration depth:approx. 0.5 mm

The infrared radiation penetrates as far as the dermis (dermis, corium), but one cannot speak of a depth effect.

Infrared C

Wavelength: over 3 µm
Penetration depth: approx. 0.1 mm

The infrared radiation is absorbed directly on the skin (epidermis), which means only superficial warmth and no deep warming effect.

Infrared radiant heat is a form of energy that uses a conversion process to heat objects directly without heating the air around them.

Example: In everyday life, the sun is the source of radiant energy. We all know the condition when a cloud covers the sun. What actually happens when the sun disappears behind a cloud? Although the temperature has not fallen, you can feel that it has gotten colder. You learn that the clouds are shielding the infrared radiation from the sun, and at this moment you can feel the missing source of radiation. Unclouded air moves within 7-14 micrometers IR. The earth itself provides a maximum radiation of 10 on a scale of 7-14 micrometers.

The infrared cabin

What happens with infrared radiation? Medical professionals have found that infrared rays are selectively absorbed through the skin. The skin and the metabolism need some stimulation for their functions. The internal production of infrared energy that happens in the tissue corresponds to a series of reactions that serve vitality. We notice this during sport, for example - the entire metabolism is stimulated by the body's own warmth.

This phenomenon is called RESONANT ABSORBTION. As in sport, the entire metabolism is stimulated by the infrared radiant heat. Infrared heat cabins, often just called infrared cabins or heat cabins, allow the body to be supplied with radiant heat in a very targeted manner. The infrared radiant heat in an infrared cabin is the same as that emitted by the human body and corresponds to part of the spectrum of sunlight. The human body emits infrared rays from 3 to 50 micrometers with an average of 9 micrometers through the skin. Our palms emit an energy of 8-14 micrometers. A surprisingly similar spectrum to that of the infrared cabin.

The history of infrared heat cabins in 1967 in Japan designed by Dr. Ishikawa was the first to develop a model of an infrared cabin. However, this system was initially only used by doctors until it was released for general use in 1979. This idea was then pursued until the development of the commercial heating cabin, which has been sold in the USA since 1981.

Quartz sand ensures an optimal infrared spectrum

The source of the infrared heat in the infrared cabin is quartz sand, which is heated by a resistor arranged in a spiral. We owe the part of the IR spectrum that is so positive for the body to the quartz sand. We also know quartz sand in connection with quartz watches. With the quartz clock, the natural oscillation of the quartz is used as a clock for the time. In the infrared cabin, the quartz ensures an optimal infrared spectrum. This results in the same pleasant radiant heat that we enjoy on vacation on the beach. The sand and the spiral are in a long, ceramic element that is directed towards the body. The radiating element is protected by a metal grille; this is covered with a soft, velvety layer and can be touched safely while it is working.

There are sandy beaches on the coasts of Greece, which are known for giving special relief to people with rheumatic diseases. Infrared emitters are also used medically. Devices that produce the same infrared rays as infrared cabins that you find in the shop are used in hospitals to warm newborn babies. The effect of the infrared cabin on the human body

The infrared radiant heat penetrates deep into the body

The infrared radiant heat from infrared cabins penetrates the tissue to a depth of approx. 4 cm. The energy release is precisely tailored to the body's energy so that the body absorbs up to 93% of the infrared rays emitted. That means optimal energy absorption. In an infrared cabin, only 20% of the radiant heat is used to warm the air, the remaining 80% can be converted into heat for the body, which is why the infrared cabin can warm its users more deeply and more effectively than a conventional sauna.

Lower operating temperature than a sauna

The infrared energy of the infrared cabin can more than double the sweat volume compared to a conventional sauna, while it works with significantly lower temperatures: approx. 50_ C instead of approx Wants to use infrared rays. In this form, the infrared cabin z. B. serve to warm up before physical exertion.

Health through infrared radiant heat Successful worldwide in therapy Publications from all over the world deal with the vitality benefits of radiant heat. In Japan, doctors and therapists have founded an "infrared society" and are studying the effects of infrared rays as a healing method. 700,000 infrared warming systems have been sold in the Far East and around 30,000,000 patients in the Far East, Europe and Australia have been treated with infrared lamps set to 2-25 microwaves.

Passive training effect of the cardiovascular system

The infrared cabin enables people in wheelchairs or others who are not resilient through exercise or conditioning programs to train their cardiovascular system. At the same time, as in sport, the metabolism is stimulated. The infrared cabin ensures a deep penetration of approx. 4 cm of the infrared rays into the skin and thus achieves a warming effect that penetrates deep into the muscle tissue and the internal organs. The body reacts to this with a hypothalamic increase in both heart rate and pulse rate. This beneficial effect on the heart leads to cardiovascular training with a conditioning effect.

Used in the NASA space program

Medical research confirms that sauna use is an aid to cardiovascular training because the body lowers its temperature and thus stimulates the heartbeat, blood output and metabolic embryos to increase. As confirmation of the validity of this form of cardiac training, intensive research by NASA in the early 1980s led to the realization that stimulation by means of infrared rays is the ideal method to keep the condition of the heart vessels of American astronauts at the same level during long space trips .

Effective calorie breakdown

Guyton's Textbook of Medical Physiology found that the formation of one gram of sweat consumes 0.586 kcal. The JAMA quote from the above text goes even further: "A person of average fitness can easily excrete half a liter of sweat in the sauna and consume 300 kcal. An equivalent to this is running a distance of 3.5 to 5 km. One A person who is used to heat can easily sweat out 600 to 800 kcal without adverse consequences. While the lost water can easily be regained by drinking, this is not possible with the calories consumed ". The two most calorie consuming sports are rowing and marathon running. Top performance on the rowing simulator or during a marathon burned around 800 calories in 40 minutes.

The infrared cabin can more than double this result: on a consumption of 900 to 2000 calories in 40 minutes. In a one-time cycle, the infrared cabin ensures a calorie consumption that corresponds to a running training of 10 to 15 kilometers. An infrared heating system can have a central function in both figure awareness and cardiovascular condition. For all those who want to stay slim and fit, the heated cabin is the ideal choice.

The infrared cabin and environmental toxins

A clean environment is important to our health. Good nutrition, clean water and clean air are essential for our health. Experts believe that the biochemical factors we are exposed to are partly responsible for excessive organ reactions. Dr. Theran Randolph:? The accumulation of these factors works in the body with a certain threshold phenomenon. No symptoms are noticeable up to a certain value. But if a factor (e.g. a certain gene) steps out of line and that as a result of a certain biochemical composition - will an organic or inorganic toxin bring the entire chemical balance out of balance and push it over the conscious threshold.?

Environmental toxins that can lead to allergies and symptoms of poisoning:


Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, red blood cell and hemoglobin damage, anxiety, brain damage (irritability in children and the elderly), constipation, headache, indigestion, muscle pain, poor concentration, poor memory, restlessness, weakness.


Without sense of smell, loss of appetite, arteriosclerosis, broken bones, bloated feeling, increased eye pressure, tension, liver and kidney damage, dry skin. Mercury coordination disorders, damage to red blood cells and hemoglobin, loss of appetite, chewing and swallowing disorders, excessive muscle movements, depression, dizziness, emotional instability, hypersensitivity of certain organs or areas of skin, headache, impaired hearing, facial and memory functions, irritability, liver and kidney damage, psychosis, weakness.


No sense of smell, loss of appetite, cancer, distress, constipation, delayed wound healing, diarrhea, headache, heart problems, coordination problems, muscle pain, body aches, weakness, skin irritations.


Asthma, dermatitis, tumors in the airways, brain damage.


Headache, eye irritation, asthma, throat cancer.


Eye and skin irritation, headache, loss of appetite, decreased consciousness, leukemia and other blood disorders.


Uncontrolled movements, spastic bowel movements, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.

Chlorine cancer, damage to red blood cells and the central nervous system, incoordination.


Increased intake of calcium and other minerals, changes in hormonal balance, the amount allowed in drinking water is 200 times less than in toothpaste (see article in "Newsweek", Feb. 5, 1990): "the proven risk of fluorides in relation to cancer" .

The infrared cabin detoxifies the body

The sweat of people using the infrared cabin was analyzed and compared with that of people using conventional saunas. The sweat when using a hot air sauna contains 95 - 97% water. The sweat after using the? Health Mate? Infrared cabin only 80 - 85% water. The rest of the sweat in the infrared cabin consists of fat, cholesterol, fat-soluble poisons, heavy metals, acids, sodium and ammonia. The sweat from the conventional sauna does not contain any toxic metals. A much more thorough detoxification takes place in the infrared cabin.

An analysis of perspiration when using an infrared heating system revealed the following components (Green Hospital 1983):

+ Lead 84 micrograms

+ Cadmium 6.2 micrograms

+ Nickel 1.2 micrograms

+ Copper 11 mg

+ Sodium 0.84 g

If you compare sweat in both sauna groups with regard to the non-water content, you will notice that the infrared cabin offers considerable detoxification potential. If you compare the non-water content of sweat in the various systems, with 5% in the conventional and 15% in the infrared sauna, then the infrared cabin has 300% more detoxification potential. If we then compare that to the lowest or highest value, an infrared heating system offers 667% more potential.

Infrared heating systems, which work with a wavelength of 2 - 25 micrometers of the spectrum, offer a reliable, pleasant way to detoxify the body on a daily basis - even in a polluted environment. It has been found that the sweat of marathon runners has the same composition as that produced by the infrared heating system. Marathon runners are much less likely to develop cancer.

In summary: The amount of sweat caused by infrared heat systems is twice as high and contains 3 to 7 times as many non-water components as that in the hot air sauna; that means a 6 to 20 times greater detoxification potential. Influences on the muscles Infrared cabins are beneficial for many complaints Japanese researchers report on the successful use of the infrared cabin for the following diseases: arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasticism, back pain in the lumbar region, concussion (faster healing), adhesion, muscle tension, compression fractures, reversed, post-traumatic shocks, rheumatism and bursitis.

What happens in the body?

The infrared cabin increases the ability of the tissue to expand.

- Tissues, heated to 45 ° C and then stretched, had an elongation of 0.5% which persisted even after the stretching was completed. This was not the case when the same tissue was stretched at normal temperature. 25 stretching treatments can stretch the tissue by 12%.

- This effect is valuable for tendon strain, strain on the tendon capsules and muscles that are injured or not functioning properly.

- The experiment also showed that by stretching at a higher temperature under less tension, a better and firmer stretch is achieved than at normal temperature.

Healing successes worldwide

7,000 Medical Infrared Warming Systems have now been sold in the United States. On the one hand to treat minor tissue damage, on the other hand to stimulate the healing process of chronic diseases or to heal new diseases more quickly. Infrared rays are used in more than 40 prestigious Chinese clinics for treatment and pain relief. In the summary of Chinese studies, scientists report a 90 percent success of the effect of infrared treatments on the following complaints: tissue damage, lower back pain, shoulder muscle arthritis, hip joint problems, menstrual pain, neurodermatitis, infectious eczema, postoperative infections, facial paralysis, diarrhea, pneumonia, gallbladder inflammation, neurasthenia , Pelvic inflammation, childhood pneumonia, frostbite with inflammation.

The infrared bathing rules

1. Set the desired temperature before the session and wait 5 to 10 minutes until the temperature in the cabin is comfortable.

2. The ideal temperature in the heated cabin is 55 ° C.

3. It is recommended to take a seated posture as infrared heat spreads horizontally.

4. An optimal effect is achieved when the body is heated evenly by the heating element.

5. After the end of the session you should relax for about 5 minutes and then take a lukewarm or warm shower.

6. Do you drink regularly before and after the heat bath? best mineral water.

7. Eating fruit helps normalize calcium levels.

8. A warm shower before a warm bath can lead to increased perspiration.

9. You save yourself the effort of cleaning if you use towels for the seating area and in the foot area.

10. At the first signs of a cold, several heat baths can strengthen the immune system and reduce virus production.

11. However, when treating any disease, consult your doctor.

12. Once you have got used to the warming system, you can extend the duration of a warming bath to longer than 30 minutes. This can be very beneficial for tissues and cells, which can expand into a permanent structure at the optimal temperature.

13. Of course, you must make sure that you compensate for fluid loss and minerals.

14. Use your infrared heating system regularly and frequently. Who shouldn't use the deep heat cabin?

- People with kidney problems.

- People with very high blood pressure.

- People with infections or with surgical implants (e.g. metal pins, artificial limbs, etc.)

- It is also not recommended to use it if you are pregnant. If there is any uncertainty, a doctor should be consulted before use.