What Makes the FIR-Real™ Sauna Better Than Steam Saunas?
The FIR-Real™ sauna emits far infrared rays, which are part of the sun's natural spectrum,
just beyond visible red. It warms the body directly
instead of heating the air in the enclosure like traditional steam saunas. Steam saunas require temperatures
ranging from 175°-200°F (80-95°C) to
promote perspiration and some people have difficulty breathing this hot humid air. The lower heat range of 160°-175°F (70-80°C)
for the FIR-Real™
sauna produces similar results (and a lower electric bill).
The softer heat of the FIR-Real™ sauna also penetrates deeper into
the body (2-3 in. or 5-8 cm. deep) and draws out more toxins than a steam
sauna. It is more sanitary because it will not spread and cultivate bacteria like a
traditional humid sauna.
Dry heat is mold and mildew free.
Dr. Aundrea Adams of the International Institute of Holistic Healing compared the
detoxification findings of FIR and steam saunas. She found
that sweat generated using a steam sauna was composed of up to 97% water while sweat released after FIR
sauna therapy was composed of only
80-85% water. The remaining 15-20% of sweat was composed of heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid and fat-
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FIR-Real™ sauna is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or ailment. DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with
the FIR-Real™ Sauna without direct supervision of a certified physician. If you have a disease, be certain to consult with your primary-care physician
before using an FIR sauna. The
contained in this site is for general information purposes only and does not address individual circumstances or medical conditions. It
may not be right for you and
should not be relied upon in making decisions about your health. Always consult your doctor for medical advice. No adverse affects from far infrared sauna therapy have ever been reported, even with end stage congestive heart failure patients.
Nevertheless, persons with cardiovascular conditions should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat . In all situations, hydration is a requirement for sauna use. Drinking water is recommended before and after sauna use.The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited
circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Consult with the child's
pediatrician before using the sauna.The FIR-Real™ sauna should not be used by hemophiliacs.
The FIR-Real™ sauna emits real far infrared rays with wavelengths between 7 and 14 micrometers (µm) or between 7,000 and 14,000 nanometers (nm), which is
the beneficial range for humans (the longer penetrating waves). The Relative Emission Spectrum below shows the relative amount of infrared being emitted by the FIR-
Real™ Sauna at different wavelengths. The X-axis shows the different wavelengths and the Y-axis shows the relative amount of infrared rays being emitted. The peak
wavelength is 9.4 µm (9400 nm), which is exactly where water molecules vibrate. Since the human body is made up of 60% water, it absorbs infrared the best (the
deepest heat penetration) at 9.4 µm. As seen in the relative emission spectrum curve below, virtually 100% of the infrared emitted from the FIR-Real™ heaters is far
infrared between 4 and 14 µm.
The FIR-Real™ uses two PTC (positive temperature coefficient) type ceramic infrared heaters. These are very efficient at producing infrared, with 87% of total energy output in the form of infrared and only 13% in the form of
Fans cool semiconductor chips providing for immediate and continuous far infrared emission
220 lb capacity chair.
41 in. (103 cm.) height allows a tall person to enjoy it. Other portable FIR saunas are 10% shorter -- only 37 in. (95 cm.) tall.
Footprint: 33 in. deep x 32 in. wide (84 cm. x 80 cm.) Requires little floor space unlike wood saunas, but still big enough for a large person to
Other portable FIR saunas have a depth of only 31 in. (79 cm.) or a width of only 26 in. (67 cm.)
Folded size: 41 in. x 17 in. x 2 in. (103 cm. x 43 cm. x 5 cm.)
Weighs only 22 lbs. (10 kg.) with the box or 18 lbs. (8 kgs.) without the box.
Hand held timer control with 5 foot cord allows session lengths from 0 to 30 minutes.
Operates at 100-120V. 220-240V available upon request
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Portable Infrared Sauna Set-Up
HEALTHandMED.com donates $15 from every FIR-Real Portable Sauna purchased to help Ginger Roth, a young girl with cerebral palsy.
Customer Testimonials for the FIR-Real™ Sauna
"After using the FIR-Real sauna in our practice, I began to appreciate the value of heat therapy more than ever. When we treat patients with highly
resistant taut bands of muscles and trigger points, their taut bands release 50% after using the FIR-Real sauna for 20 minutes. Then, when we treat them on the
massage table, we are able to completely deactivate their trigger points. The FIR-Real sauna really gets you sweating, which is important for patients with
myofascial pain syndromes and fibromyalgia who need to sweat more in order to aid in their recovery. I also like how the FIR-Sauna is small enough to fit in my
smallest treatment room." - Sharon Sauer, CMTPT, LMT Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (Chicago, IL)
"I lost 10 pounds in the first month of using the FIR Sauna! And, I've lost 20 pounds total in 3 months and kept the weight off without changing my diet
or exercise, just using the FIR Sauna on average of 3-5 times per week! Plus, I feel better and have more energy than ever before!" - Anne (Longmont, CO)
"I love my sauna…it's like having a soothing spa experience in the privacy of my own home…except for the fact that I have to wash my own towels when I'm finished. My husband LOVES my infrared sauna, because when I use it at night, I never have cold feet in bed. It has really helped our marriage." - Jeanne (Salem, UT)
"I for one know that the FIR-Real sauna really helps my patients with myofascial pain and dysfunction. I use it before every treatment I do in my sports based trigger point therapy practice. My hubby Mike loves it and we all use it here! Both of my daughters are varsity level athletes and they also use it to recover from hard workouts." Mary Biancalana, Muscle Health, Inc. (Chicago, IL)
Why purchase from HEALTHandMED?
Warranty covering defects in material and workmanship for one year
We are very easy to contact before and after the sale by calling toll free 1-888-649-3650. Outside of the U.S. call 1-435-275-4487. You can also email us
with any questions.
No Risk No Buyer's Remorse 14 Day Money Back Guarantee. Many other sauna retailers do not take returns at all.
We carry other products that are often used by persons undergoing FIR sauna therapy.
Most likely, some good minerals will become depleted during each FIR-Real™ Sauna session from the sweating. Therefore, it is important to always
take a highly assimilable mineral supplement such as Concentrace® Trace Mineral Drops. Take 20 drops (1/4 tsp) in the morning to make the body more alkaline. Take 20
more drops 45-60 minutes before bed to improve sleep (and increase healing ability). For women especially, the replenishment of minerals is a must.
Since FIR Sauna therapy is used by many for detoxification, we offer a variety of other products that help the body to better eliminate toxins
including pH Booster, DetoxiFiber™, Primal Defense® ULTRA, Oceans 3 Beyond Omega 3® Fish Oil and more. You may add these to your
sauna order for little or no additional shipping cost.
We also offer ionic detox foot bath systems, Himalayan salt lamps and variety of other health products at prices hard to believe. You may add
these to your sauna order and save with the combined product shipping discounts.
HEALTHandMED.com donates $15 from every FIR-Real Portable Sauna purchased to Ginger Roth, Ginger Roth is an thirteen year old girl with cerebral palsy. According to Ginger's mother Maryann, Ginger contracted cerebral palsy due to a stroke during pregnancy. This condition causes a non-progressive lesion on the brain. As the body grows, muscles change and the brain does not adapt along with these changes. Muscles can tighten and lead to difficulty in walking and other everyday tasks. At this time, there is no cure for cerebral palsy, but the symptoms can be treated. Our donations continue her therapeautic riding lessons as well as helping her have a service dog. The riding center coordinator Mary Mitten explains that the gait of a horse creates a "three-dimensional" movement that emulates a normal human gait. This can help the rider stretch muscles and improve muscle memory, assisting the rider in walking. Her need for a service dog can be several things. Originally it was for Balance and mobility, but as her needs are changing, they can be trained to help pull her wheelchair, pick things up for her, turn on lights, assist in transitions to and from places (like wheelchair to her chair or bed etc.). They can be trained to assist in opening doors, pushing elevator buttons, getting her clothes, shoes etc.