The Finnmark blog is a great source of sauna information. Infrared saunas and traditional saunas are incredible tools for health. Sauna health benefits include muscle recovery, improved circulation, pain relief, improved cell health and regeneration, detoxification, hyperthermic conditioning, improved mood and relaxation.
Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. Blood flow rises, increasing from 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute. Plus, regular use of a Finnmark sauna may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning.
During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase. The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. This is why it is so important to purchase a sauna that not only makes you sweat but one that can reach temperatures above 160 degrees.
Traditional saunas use wet or dry heat to warm the air around you. In a traditional sauna, the composition of your sweat is 97% water, whereas in an infrared sauna from Finnmark it’s only 80%. Utilizing natural heat from our Spectrum Plus heaters you are able to achieve a hot temperature similar to a traditional sauna without the dangerously high temperatures. Making your therapy session more beneficial.
The most important element of any sauna is its heating source. We’ve taken the research and methodologies from traditional rock sauna elements and engineered a safe and highly effective incoloy heater. This heating technology produces an extremely clean and natural infrared unlike typical ceramic heaters. You achieve high output therapy to maximize every sauna session in less time.
Our Spectrum incoloy heaters are also one of the only infrared sauna heaters in the world to hold the highly prestigious mark of UL. Underwriters Laboratories is a global and independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions.
Taking our research even further we have designed this heater to be low EMF by utilizing the research of Oram Miller and Bill Cadwallader, both leading experts in the field of radiation exposure.
At Finnmark, we care about forests globally and locally. We work with FSC™ to protect our forests. This means we can all benefit from the many products that forests provide now, while ensuring these forests will be around for generations to come.
Western Red Canadian Cedar is the only wood that should be used in the manufacturing of a sauna. Why? It’s the only wood that’s naturally antimicrobial and prevents fungi and mold from growing.
The cedar used for Finnmark infrared saunas is naturally dried for minimum of 6 weeks under the sun to preserve the wood’s natural state. This method also guarantees that the wood will keep a majority of it’s water molecules keeping it’s unique ability to kill bacteria and mold, keeping your sauna smelling fresh. The wood will never bend out of form, crack or lose its color.
Our Spectrum infrared heaters are not only extremely effective, but they are extremely low in radiation. Finnmark has gone to great lengths to protect our customers and are proud to be the only manufacturer that has taken the steps to protect against all 4 types of radiation. Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) are energy waves with frequencies below 300 hertz or cycles per second.
In the USA the “lifetime” of an infrared sauna is considered 7 years. Many of the brands offering a “lifetime warranty” know this and use it against you after 7 years of ownership. Your Finnmark sauna comes with a 10-year warranty, giving you piece of mind that after 7 years you are still covered.