What is the difference, they are all in the same classification of Infrared Saunas, but they do have their own differences! There are standard hot air saunas, infrared saunas, infrared body wraps, steam saunas, and sauna pods, each of which provide similar, yet varying sauna benefits, all at different levels of efficiency.

Types of Infrared Heat

There are three types or wavelengths of infrared heat. Our sun’s output is made up of a mixture of them, but the human body emits far infrared specifically.

  • Near infrared penetrates skin deep (the epidermis) and can help with skin conditions. This is the infrared heat you feel in a sauna.
  • Mid infrared penetrates a bit deeper to improve circulation.
  • Far infrared warms the body directly, not the air around it. It penetrates deeply into the body (up to 1.5”, right into the dermis) allowing it to provide the most benefits.

The FIT Bodywrap produces far infrared heat, so it strictly penetrates the body, providing wellness benefits such as pain relief, weight loss, cellulite reduction, skin rejuvenation, relaxation, and so much more.

Saunas & Sauna Pods & Wraps

Infrared saunas and sauna pods use the full spectrum of infrared, including near, mid, and far, to be effective. Far infrared heat is produced by a heating element which heats the ambient air, while mid infrared delivers that heat to the body. Near infrared helps that heat penetrate the skin.

A traditional sauna session usually tops out at about 20-30 minutes because the body cannot handle breathing in the hot air for much longer than that. FIT Bodywrap sessions are 60 minutes long and allow for the participant to relax and breathe room temperature air. Many of the benefits are often achieved within the last half hour of the session because it takes the body a bit of time to raise its temperature and begin sweating. Thus, infrared body wraps are significantly more effective.

The main difference between a sauna and a body wrap is that traditional saunas apply indirect infrared heat – that is, they heat the air around the body, and this heat doesn’t penetrate very deeply. The FIT Bodywrap applies infrared directly to your body, so no heat is lost, and the heat penetrates deeper into the body.

Energy Efficiency

From a business owner’s standpoint, the FIT Bodywrap has many advantages over a traditional sauna or pod. Because direct infrared is more energy efficient, it will not require a dedicated electrical circuit for use. In fact, it plugs right into a standard outlet. It is also portable and light weight, so if space is shared with another service or there is a general need to shift equipment around, it is much easier to do than with heavier competing equipment. Its portability and compact design makes it easier to compliment with other services and packages within a variety of beauty and wellness markets.

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