Unlike traditional hot rock based saunas that operate at well in excess of 200°F, infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a much more comfortable temperature of 100°-150°F. Traditional saunas focus on heating the air as opposed to the body directly. This can make the experience uncomfortably hot and make breathing difficult rather than a pleasant detoxification and relaxation environment. Since infrared heat penetrates human tissue as opposed to simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are about seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can typically generate a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins in a traditional sauna. This equates to reduced inflammation in joints, helping to regenerate damaged tissues, increasing your metabolism. The increased core temperature also helps the immune system by weakening and killing cancers cells, bacteria, and viruses that are all susceptible to heat.