So I looked into it. Turns out that NASA uses it too. So does Georges Laraque of the Edmonton Oilers. I use the actual same sauna that Georges does. So this Far-infared stuff heats the body without heating the actual air around the body, but using light that penetrates the body. It's pretty cool.. or hot I guess..
from their website:
Far-infrared radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects directly through a process called conversion, without having to heat the air in between. Our patented far-infrared ceramic heaters are tuned to the same narrow "window" bandwidth (7 to 14 microns) that the human body naturally receives Far-Infrared light from the sun. This healing radiant light is absorbed 2 inches into the body, thereby, increasing circulation and oxygen supply to damaged tissues.
you can read more at Solocare.
So it seems that it's knocking me on my ass... I am totally detoxifying. No two ways about it. I've gone through this before and I know the signs. I've done the three free trial sessions of 1/2 hour and I'm going to continue when I get back from the West Coast Trail that I do starting on Friday.
I'm into it for the skin tightening portion of it as well as the cellulite diminishing qualities it's supposed to provide. I'll let you know how it goes.