Sauna Space Near Infrared Red Light Sauna
We handcraft the finest personal near infrared lamp sauna on Earth. Our Pocket Sauna® totally hypoallergenic and quality-made for a lifetime of reliable use with sleek, flexible design for the modern mobile sauna enthusiast. Don’t settle for cheap materials and 100s of pounds of bulky cabinet; we offer a smarter approach to sauna use.
Enjoy the detoxification and revitalization of near infrared (NIr) lamp sauna therapy. We uniquely offer the happy healing natural thermal light spectrum of red, near infrared and thermal infrared wavelengths. Red Light Therapy for cellular re-optimization through mitochondrial activation combined with the cellular detoxification that only comes from heat shock therapy.
Ultra-low EMF incandescent (tungsten) heat lamps emit a full-spectrum light emission that operates at around 850 nm, covering the entire 600-950 nm red and near infrared light band that uniquely stimulates mitochondrial regenerative and anti-aging systems in the body’s cells & tissues.
The 1150 nm and greater wavelengths emitted comprise the “thermal infrared” that heats our tissues, because water absorbs most light wavelengths above 1150 nm. So we get plenty of thermal infrared wavelengths from our incandescent light source for effective, gentle, feel-good sauna sweat therapy.
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Mitochondria, the Intelligent Healer
Almost every cell in our bodies has a mitochondria. More than just the powerhouse of the cell, the mitochondria is an intelligent agent that controls elaborate biological repair systems in the DNA, cells and tissues. It's special light receptor protein, cytochrome c oxidase is molecularly designed to activated exclusively by 600-950nm wavelengths of light, which is red and near infrared! This is how photobiomodulation or photobiology (controlling biological systems with light) works.
Direct effects mitochondrial stimulation with near infrarad light wavelengths are:
1. increased ATP production
2. release of NO-, nitric oxide into tissues
3. formation of ROS, the reactive oxygen species
Hyperthermia, Nature's Healing Forge
Raising core body temperature for several minutes while remaining passive activates many full-body detoxification systems, including:
1. Passive sweating activates via the skin, the body's largest organ, is turned into an organ of detoxification, helping out the liver and kidneys.
2. Production of Heat Shock Proteins, specialized cellular repairmen that make cell detoxification much more efficient and repair damaged, mal-formed proteins.
3. Increased blood circulation & tissue oxygenation
The Sun's Natural Healing Power The Sun
We've evolved under the Sun's natural light spectrum over a billion years, at the cellular, tissular and systemic level. Our Sun produces Light and Heat via the physical phenomenon called black body radiation, also called incandescence. Upon being heated, a material will incandence, emitting a predictable natural thermal light spectrum. The Sun, the campfire and tungsten-filament lamps are all Thermal Light Sources (TLS) that produce natural full-spectrum light.
1. Burning at 5800K, the sun's spectrum peaks at 500nm in the visible light band.
2. The tungsten lamp's filament burns at 2700K, so the spectrum peaks at 1073nm in the near infrared band.
3. We observe that 600-950nm wavelengths activate mitochondrial healing systems so we call this the Light Therapy Band.
4. Water begins to absorb light strongly at 1150nm and above, so the THERMAL INFRARED BAND above 1150nm provides the Heat Therapy.
5. Tissue Growth including Human Growth Hormone production
6. BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor), the "miracle grow for the brain"
THERAPY - Our Near Infrared Saunas are designed to stimulate cellular regeneration and anti-aging. The alliance of heat and light penetrate to the mitochondrial level to provide maximum detoxification in order to achieve the results you need.
ZERO EMF WHERE IT MATTERS - We’ve done the work to make sure you’re completely out of range of the minimal EMFs emitted by our light panels when using your SaunaSpace. Our light panels emit less than 2 mG EMFs at a distance of 6 inches or less from the lamp socket, and beyond that the EMF-rating drops to background. While in your SaunaSpace your body is 24-30 inches away from the Light Panel board, safely away from any potential EMF escapees.
RELIABLE ANALOG TECH - The analog tungsten-filament technology in our bulbs prevents decay during their lifespan. That means when you’re using your sauna you can be totally confident that the spectrum emitted is always centered on the same near infrared wavelength band of light, and the power level matches the wattage for which the bulb is rated.
NO OFF-GASSING - Every piece of our saunas are hand-selected to maintain our high sourcing standards. For us that means non-toxic, non-coated, non-treated materials that help you get the toxins out without adding more to the mix.
BEAUTY - With our saunas, the beauty isn’t just skin deep. Our saunas are designed to look just as good as they’ll make you feel. To do this we combine natural elements of wood, cotton and steel to make our saunas looks good from the inside and out.
QUALITY & PERFORMANCE - All SaunaSpace Products carry a Lifetime Warranty that comes from heirloom quality craftsmanship and good design. Every aspect of our Near Infrared Saunas is hand-crafted and hand-tailored for a lifetime of performance.
Could Near Infrared Saunas Be The Best Thing For Your Skin?May 15, 2016
Human skin is truly an incredible organ and is the epitome of multitasking. The skin holds us in and provides a physical barrier against injury and infection. The skin is crucial to homeostatic temperature control, cooling the body through sweating while having an insulating capacity as well.
Sweating when the body temperature elevates as in a sauna allows the skin to act as a powerful organ of elimination, ridding the body of toxins and heavy metals encountered in our toxic world. At the same time the skin acts as an absorption route for a variety of substances.
Much of the sensory input from our environment travels to our brain from cutaneous receptors. These receptors send information to the brain along sensory nerves providing important information ranging from temperature and pain to position-movement sense or proprioception.
The skin responds to our emotional states by blushing or the formation of “goosebumps”. The skin can feel cold or hot in response to emotional states and feelings can even result in breaking out and rashes.
Exposure to sunshine allows the skin to help in the formation of vitamin D.
Unfortunately many if not most people have unhealthy skin. The skin comes into contact with a great many toxins. Skin is inactivated by clothing and bathing in very hot water. Most Americans today are relatively sedentary and do not sweat enough.
There are also many diseases and disorders that primarily or secondarily involve the skin. Direct and indirect costs borne by our society related to these skin problems run into the billions of dollars each year.
Magic WavelengthsNear infrared light passes through the cell membrane and activates the cytochrome oxidase, an important photoreceptor. This initiates many beneficial, healing metabolic pathways in the cells.
Low level laser (light) therapy (LLLT), phototherapy or photobiomodulation, all refer to the use of light for altering biological activity of certain target within the human body.
An enormous amount of research over the past 10 to 15 years has discovered many beneficial applications of phototherapy in treating a variety of health problems and disorders.
LLLT uses either non-ablative low power lasers or non-coherent light sources consisting of filtered lamps such as the tungsten filament heat lamps used in near infrared lamp saunas or light-emitting diodes (LED). The main medical applications of LLLT have been reducing pain and inflammation, augmenting tissue repair and promoting regeneration of different tissues and nerves, and preventing tissue damage.
There are multiple significant variables in terms of dose parameters: wavelength, power density, pulse structure, coherence, energy, irradiation time, contact vs non-contact application, repetition regimen and more. Lower doses can result in reduced effectiveness of the treatment and higher ones can lead to tissue damage.
While treatment protocol uncertainties remain, there is one irrefutable fact of phototherapy. Virtually all LLLT research and medical applications revolve around the use of light in the visible red and near infrared spectrum. This is the same light spectrum emitted by the tungsten filament lamps in near infrared lamp saunas.
The same light is contained in sun light, in fact, over 50% of sunlight that reaches the surface of the earth is near infrared light. Tiny receptors in our bodies called chromophores have an optical window that only absorbs and responds to near infrared light.
LLLT for Skin Rejuvenation
Skin starts showing its first signs of aging in the late 20s to early 30s and it usually presents with wrinkles, dyspigmentation, telangiectasia, and loss of elasticity. Common features are reduction in the amount of collagen, fragmentation of collagen fibers, degeneration of elastic fibers, dilated and tortuous dermal vessels, and atrophy and disorientation of the epidermis. The passage of time and environmental influences are responsible for the aging process; however sun exposure seems to be one of the most important causes of these changes. 
Several modalities have been developed in order to reverse the dermal and epidermal signs of photo- and chronological aging including are retinoic acid (a vitamin A derivative), dermabrasion, chemical peels, and ablative laser resurfacing.   However, these procedures require intensive post-treatment care, prolonged downtime and may lead to complications.  These limitations created a need for the development of alternative rejuvenation procedures that were safer, more effective, with fewer side effects.
Non-ablative skin rejuvenation aims to improve photoaged and aging skin without destroying the epidermis. LED light sources provide near infrared light for non-thermal, non-ablative skin rejuvenation shown to be effective for improving wrinkles and skin laxity. LLLT promotes collagen and elastin formation as well as wound healing. Phototherapy improves the appearance of aged and photoaged skin in a safe manner.   
LLLT for Acne
Acne vulgaris is a relatively common skin disorder, with a reported prevalence of up to 90% among adolescents. Although typical acne is neither a serious nor a contagious condition, it can greatly impact the emotional and social aspects of an individual’s life. Current therapies for acne vulgaris include topical antibiotics and other topical compounds. In severe cases oral antibiotics and hormones have been used. The sebaceous gland is colonized by bacteria, which can be killed by blue light due to the endogenous porphyrins they produce, acting as photosensitizers and forming reactive oxygen species. Red light can reduce inflammation and stimulate healing with minimal scarring.
Sunlight exposure has often been reported to have a significant impact on the treatment of acne, with a high efficacy of up to 70%.Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of red to near infrared (NIR) light (spectral range 630 nm to 1000 nm, and non-thermal power less than 200 mW) for the treatment of acne vulgaris. Red light maybe used alone or in combination with other modalities (in particular, blue light).    
LLLT for Herpes Virus Lesions
of the most common virus infections is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV is chronic and lasts one’s entire life. The exposure of the host to physical or emotional stresses such as fever, exposure to UV light, and immune suppression causes virus reactivation eruption of “cold sores”. Anti-viral drugs have been only partially effective.
LLLT has been suggested as an alternative to current medications for accelerated healing, reducing symptoms and influencing the length of the recurrence period.    
LLLT for Vitiligo
Vitiligo is an acquired pigmentary disorder characterized by depigmentation of the skin and hair. The underlying mechanism of how the depigmentation occurs is uncertain. Therefore, stimulation of these epidermal and dermal cells may be a possible treatment option. Treatment of vitiligo has generally been unsatisfactory.
LLLT has been suggested as an alternative effective treatment option for patients with vitiligo. Phototherapy has been shown to improve pigmentation.  
LLLT for Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids Hypertrophic scars and keloids are benign skin tumors that usually form following surgery, trauma, or acne and are difficult to eradicate. The use of LLLT as a prophylactic method to alter the wound healing process to avoid or attenuate the formation of hypertrophic scars or keloids has been investigated. Near infrared (NIR) LED therapy has been shown to improve scar formation without adverse effects.    
LLLT for Burns
Patients treated with NIR LED showed decreased symptoms of burning, redness, swelling, and peeling after acute sunburn. People that receive laser therapy may suffer devastating burns. LED treated laser burns have demonstrated accelerated healing.  
LLLT for Psoriasis
More recently LLLT has been considered for treatment of plaque psoriasis. A recent preliminary study showed no adverse side effects and a resolution of psoriasis. The limitation of this study was the small number of patients enrolled, however the results observed encourage future investigations for use of LLLT in treating psoriasis.
LLLT for Photoprotection
The UV range (< 400 nm) exposure is responsible for almost all damaging photo-induced effects on human skin.   Existing solutions to prevent UV damage are based on either avoidance of sun exposure or by use of sunscreens. Sun avoidance might be hard to implement, especially for the people involved in outdoor occupations or activities. Topical sunscreens have their own limitations as well.
It has recently been suggested that infrared (IR) exposure might have protective effects against UV-induced skin damage mainly by triggering protective/repair responses to UV irradiation.  
LLLT for Treatment of Hair Loss
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss in men, affecting almost 50% of the male population. Several other forms of hair loss also exist such as telogen effluvium (TE), alopecia areata (AA), and alopecia induced via chemotherapy.
In 2007, the FDA approved LLLT as a possible treatment modality for hair loss.
Multiple studies have shown LLLT to be beneficial in treating hair loss. In male pattern baldness (AGA) patients described significant improvements in overall hair regrowth, a decreased rate of hair loss, thicker feeling hair, improved scalp health and hair shine. About 65% of the patients that receive chemotherapy for cancer develop alopecia. In an animal model hair regrowth proceeded more rapidly after LLLT.     
LLLT for Fat Reduction and Cellulite Treatment
Obesity is a nearly universal problem today and up to 85% of women suffer from cellulite, a significant cosmetic concern.
LLLT with near infrared light has been efficacious in decreasing body fat and specifically cellulite formation.
Low level light or laser therapy (LLLT) is a form of light therapy. Light therapy is used interchangeably with phototherapy or photobiomodulation. Non-ablative lasers, LED’s, and near infrared lamps are used in a wide variety of applications in the management of skin problems and disorders. They provide a safe, user friendly, and effective alternative to traditional treatments which are often expensive, problematic and of limited effectiveness.
The large and rapidly growing body of research in this field does not specifically address the use of near infrared lamp saunas but one fact bears repeating. Virtually all research and actual application of phototherapy involves near infrared light. Every wavelength utilized in research and clinical use is contained in the light emitted by the tungsten filament bulbs in a near infrared lamp sauna. Use of near infrared saunas will only increase as awareness of this powerful tool grows in the public mind.
(Featured image courtesy of Olivier Valsecchi)