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Ceramic and Carbon Infared heaters Comparison

Blue Wave® HeatWave Saunas™


HeatWave Saunas™ are offered in both Ceramic and Carbon heater styles. Each type of heater has its benefits. When deciding which heater style is right for you, keep in mind that both types of heaters provide the same far infrared waves. The far* infrared heat that you soak up in your HeatWave Sauna™ will provide an array of health benefits. See the chart below for more information on the ceramic and carbon infrared heaters:





Carbon vs. Ceramic Infrared Heaters

*The electromagnetic spectrum is divided into three segments by wavelength, which is measured in microns (1/1,000,000 of a meter).
  1. 0.76 to 1.5 microns = near infrared
  2. 1.5 to 5.6 microns = middle infrared
  3. 5.6 to 1000 microns = far infrared
What is the theory behind these saunas?

This theory is supported by those who use and sell this product. The following are their claims, which are not to this date proven or supported by scientific method.

  • Far infrared sauna therapy is said to duplicate the healthy frequencies of our own cells.The tissues are purported to selectively absorb these rays as the water in the cell reacts in a process called "resonant absorption".
  • This resonant absorption is said to occur when the frequency of the far infrared matches the frequency of the water in the cell.  This causes toxins from the cells to be put out into the blood stream and excreted in sweat, feces, and urine.  
  • Proponents of this therapy state that our tissues which are undergoing the healing process may need a boost of infrared to ensure the fullest healing response.
  • Far infrared is claimed to penetrate the body’s tissues to a depth of 1.5 to 3 inches.
  • Due to the supposed deep penetration of infrared rays, a heating effect is observed deep in the muscular tissues and even into the internal organs.
  • This "deep heating," along with sweating, is thought to be responsible for the healing effects and the other health benefits associated with these infrared rays.