“Infrared treatment has statistically short-term beneficial effects and clinically relevant period effects during treatment in RA and AS patients without enhancing disease activity. IR has good tolerability and no adverse side effects.” – “Infrared sauna in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: A pilot study showing good tolerance, short-term improvement of pain and stiffness, and a trend towards long-term beneficial effects.” Oosterveld, F.G. et al. Clinical Rheumatology, January 2009.
“The study demonstrates that FIR therapy induces HO-1 gene expression in human ECs via the activation of the Nrf2/ARE complex. This study found that the induction of HO-1 contributes to the ability of FIR therapy to inhibit the expression of EC adhesion molecules and the adhesion of monocytes to vascular endothelium. The ability of FIR therapy to inhibit endothelial inflammation through the induction of HO-1 may play a critical role in maintaining the patency of AVFs in HD patients.” – “Far Infrared Therapy Inhibits Vascular Endothelial Inflammation via the Induction of Heme Oxygenase-1.” Lin, C. et al. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Volume 28, Issue 4, April 2008.
“Regular sauna bathing is a simple, self-directed treatment that is effective for reducing headache pain intensity in chronic tension-type headaches.” – Efficacy of regular sauna bathing for chronic tension-type headache: a randomized controlled study.” Kanji, G. et al. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, February 2015
“Deep penetration of infrared heat (approx. 3-4 cm into fat tissue and neuromuscular system) with mild temperature (35-50°C), and light humidity (25-35%) during FIRS bathing appears favorable for the neuromuscular system to recover from maximal endurance performance. FIRS bathing is light loading for the body and provides a comfortable and relaxing experience.” – “Effects of far-infrared sauna bathing on recovery from strength and endurance training sessions in men.” Mero, Antti et al. SpringerPlus, July 7, 2015.