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04-27-2009, 12:40 PM
I've heard that the FAR infrared saunas are great for detox. I've been doing them regularly. Then one day this question occurred to me: If heating over 115 or so destroys enzymes, how come it is ok to be in the sauna at 140 degrees for like an hour? I know the body cools itself off, but I've got to be getting over 115 I bet. ...stupid question?
Peace and light,
04-27-2009, 12:51 PM
lol I do not know if it's the same thing, as we are not enzymes. I've done them before, but are too expensive to do them a few times a week for me. I found that it took me 30 minutes before i even built up a sweat so I wasn't sure if i was getting any detox benefits until i started sweating for the last 15 minutes of it.
04-27-2009, 02:02 PM
Worry not, there is no way you are getting up to 115.
At 105 you would probably start having seizures and at 107.6, you would begin to have brain damage. You probably only raise your core temperature by a couple of degrees at most.
Why not take a thermometer with you and see what your body temperature actually is, before and after?
I induce a sweat every day! It's so good for you and feels great. :)
04-27-2009, 02:03 PM
OK, a quick Google reveals:
Although skin surface temperature may rise several degrees Celsius, internal body temperature is kept relatively unchanged. Prolonged sessions in the sauna may lead to a change of a degree or two.
04-27-2009, 02:04 PM
I am installing one in my new house so any tips on proper use would be appreciated.
04-27-2009, 07:30 PM
Hi there, I have one in my home - have had it for 3 years (we have a corner unit)
I manage to squeeze in 2-3 a week, I am in it for 30-45min (depending on how much time I have) and I keep it at 130 while I'm in it.
I've had no issues - just glowing skin :)
Hope that helps
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