To understand the therapeutic effects of an infrared cabin, it is important to know exactly what infrared radiation is and does:
- Long- and medium-wave radiation increases blood circulation, which improves the skin's blood flow.
- Radiators with shortwave capabilities (IR-A radiation) penetrate the skin layers without heating the skin. The effect is depth heat, which is absorbed by the body. This radiation is known as the most therapeutic infrared radiation. The infrared radiation, and therefore the heat, penetrates deep into the skin.
Because one such infrared cabine does not require preheating and mainly provides depth effect, it is mainly used by people with complaints and inconveniences where depth heat is required. Think of muscle and joint pain, such as rheumatism, arthritis and fibromyalgia. Also when a few times a week a fast, intensive infrared session is desired, a cabin with these so-called therapeutic Full Spectrum lamps is an excellent choice.
The three types Radiations each have their own wavelength. This is expressed in micrometers (μm). Within the infrared part of the spectrum there is a further distinction in:
Shortwave infrared (IR-A): 0.78 - 1.40 μm
Medium wave infrared (IR-B): 1.40 - 3.00 μm
Long wave infrared (IR-C): 3.00 - 1000 μm
*Shortwave emitters are perceptible to the eye
Cleopatra's infrared heaters use both IR-A, IR-B as IR-C. These emitters are therefore also referred to as full-spectrum emitters. In fact, they exist for:
27% from shortwave radiation (IR-A)
58% from medium wave (IR-B)
15% from longwave infrared radiation (IR-C).
Due to the higher core temperature in the emitter, based on halogen technology, we speak of depth heat. The penetration depth into the skin is 4 to 5 mm with this infrared emitter.
Full spectrum emitters are recognizable because the emitters glow red in color (similar to the red lamp of old). In order to reduce the light to a comfortable amount
use of a specially manufactured ceramic glass called robax fi lter. This Robax filter promotes an even distribution of infrared energy throughout the body.
Because a full spectrum cabin does not need to be warmed up beforehand and mainly gives off depth effect, it is mainly used by people with complaints and discomforts where
depth heat is required. Think of muscle and joint pain, such as rheumatism, osteoarthritis, arthritis and fibromyalgia. A full spectrum cabin is also an excellent choice when one wishes to undergo a quick, intensive infrared session a few times a week.
IR A RADIANT - short wave
Shortwave radiation, also known as IR-A radiation, is known as the most therapeutic infrared radiation. The body is heated, the cabin is not. The infrared radiation, and thus
the heat, penetrates deep into the skin. This radiation relieves rheumatic pains and muscle aches. It is not necessary to preheat the cabin. Because the heat is absorbed directly by the body, the cabin door does not need to be closed.
IR-B RADIANT - medium wave
The IR- B radiation is the medium wave infrared radiation. This radiation also penetrates directly into the upper skin layers, but not as deeply as the IR- A radiation. The depth heat effect as with IR-A
radiation remains out.
IR-C RADIANT - long wave
IR- C radiation is used to heat the air in the cabin. The air humidity drops due to the high temperature in the cabin. The upper layer of the skin is heated in this way and
The radiation does not penetrate the body. With IR- C infrared radiation, you will sweat the most due to the high temperature in the cabin. It is necessary to warm up the cabin before use. For the best results it is advisable to keep the door closed during use.