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What is the difference between body wraps, saunas, & pods?

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Everything you need to know about infrared for your business

What is the difference?

Sauna Wrap and Infrared Sauna Pod can all be classified under ‘Infrared Saunas’, but they do have some big differences! There are dry saunas, infrared saunas, infrared body wraps, steam saunas, and sauna pods, each of which provides similar, yet varied benefits, and all at different levels of efficiency.

Types of Infrared Heat

There are three types, or wavelengths, of infrared heat. Our sun’s output is made up of a mixture of infrared light, but the human body emits far infrared specifically.

  • Near infrared penetrates skin deep (the epidermis) and can help with medical condition related to skin. This is the infrared heat you feel in a sauna.
  • Mid infrared penetrates a bit deeper to improve circulation.
  • Far infrared warms the body directly, not the air around it. It penetrates deeply into the body (up to 1.5”, right into the dermis) allowing it to provide the most benefits.

The FIT Bodywrap produces far infrared heat, so it strictly penetrates the body, providing wellness benefits such as pain relief, weight loss, cellulite reduction, skin rejuvenation, relaxation, and so much more.

THE FIT BODYWRAP APPLIES INFRARED DIRECTLY TO YOUR BODY, SO NO HEAT IS LOST, AND THE HEAT PENETRATES DEEPER INTO THE BODY.

Saunas & Sauna Pods & Wraps

Infrared sauna therapy and sauna pods use the full spectrum of infrared, including near, mid, and far, to be effective. Far infrared heat is produced by a heating element that heats the ambient air, while mid-infrared delivers that heat to the body. Near-infrared helps that heat penetrate the skin.

A traditional sauna session usually tops out at about 20-30 minutes because the body cannot handle breathing in the hot air for much longer than that. FIT Bodywrap sessions are up to 60 minutes long and allow for the participant to relax and breathe room temperature air. Many of the benefits are often achieved within the last half hour of the session because it takes the body a bit of time to raise its temperature and begin sweating. Thus, infrared body wraps are significantly more effective, especially when it comes to bringing the immune system into action.

The main difference between a sauna and a body wrap is that traditional saunas apply indirect infrared heat – that is, they heat the air around the body, and this heat doesn’t penetrate very deeply. The FIT Bodywrap applies infrared directly to your body, so no heat is lost, and the heat penetrates deeper into the body thereby helping it release toxins more effectively.

FIT BODYWRAP WILL NOT REQUIRE A DEDICATED ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT FOR USE. IN FACT, IT PLUGS RIGHT INTO A STANDARD OUTLET.

Energy Efficiency

From a business owner’s standpoint, the FIT Bodywrap has many advantages over a traditional sauna or pod. Because direct infrared is more energy-efficient, it will not require a dedicated electrical circuit for use. In fact, it plugs right into a standard outlet.

It is also portable and lightweight, so if space is shared with another service or there is a general need to shift equipment around, it is much easier to do than with heavier competing equipment. Its portability and compact design make it easier to complement other services and packages within a variety of beauty and wellness markets.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sauna Wraps and Sauna Pods

What are sauna pods?

A sauna pod can be defined as an outdoor sauna comprising of benches and a sauna heater, designed such that it can seat two or more people. More often than not, sauna pods have better heat circulation than classic saunas. What’s more? A modern-day sauna pod is also equipped with built-in mood lighting, and also allows the user to bring music which they can then enjoy via Blutooth speakers.

Is a sauna wrap good for your health?

Yes, a sauna wrap often proves useful when it comes to enjoying a better night’s sleep. Right from calming one down to lowering the cortisol levels, a sauna wrap can induce a state of relaxation. Sauna wraps also enable detoxification, weight loss, cellulite reduction. Moreover, the help offer glowing skin.

What are the benefits of a sauna?

In addition to relaxation, sauna baths offer numerous health benefits including but not limited to reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. strokes, high blood pressure and pulmonary diseases.

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