Heat therapy has long been in use for pain reduction, rejuvenation, and relaxation. It has many therapeutic effects on the body. But, little was known about the effects of heat therapy until the medical industry evolved. Staggering advances in the world of medical science have introduced us to a number of health benefits of using heat therapy. Following the same, a wide variety of heating devices have been discovered to treat many ailments. Some of the most commonly used heating devices include electric heaters, far infrared heating pads, and sauna.
A classic far infrared sauna is one side of infrared sauna industry. It imitates a traditional steam sauna by its design (made of wood, often has bench, is a separate cabin). On the other end there are completely different infrared devices, called infrared sauna bags or infrared sauna blankets.
It is evident from their names that these devices come in a form of a bag, or a blanket, in which you can lie on the bed or on the floor and don’t resemble a sauna visually in any way. However they are claimed to give you the same experience as with a conventional sauna. Infrared blankets have a power cord that should be attached to a power outlet and a control panel to regulate heat intensity and set a timer. Some models have separate control over the several parts of the body (i.e. legs, waist area and shoulders area). The head is usually outside in most models available on the market. The best place to buy infrared sauna blanket is online and from well known reputable company like Advance Esthetic – infrared sauna blanket.
Infrared blankets have two apparent advantages over classic infrared saunas – they are a lot cheaper, and take almost no space when folded. However I think that the effect of an infrared sauna blanket is not the same as from classic infrared sauna. It is a big question that heaters in blankets produce enough infrared rays, more probably the heating occurs mostly because of direct heat transfer from a blanket to a human body.
Therapeutic properties of infrared sauna blankets come mostly not from infrared but from direct heating, as blanket has direct contact with your body. They heat you, and make you sweat. It’s like taking a dry hot bath. Many people enjoy a 20-30 minute session under infrared blanket, and report that they feel better after that. So the end decision is best to come from your own first-hand experience. Try using one of these sauna bags and listen to your body – if it feels better, brings enjoyment and relaxation, then consider buying one.