Two Sunshine FIR Heaters;
All the benefits at a fraction of the cost.
The amount of information regarding health benefits of far infrared (FIR)
saunas is growing. Articles are appearing in health oriented publications;
A growing number of advertisements are showing up in the back pages of
these same magazines. These FIR saunas, similar to the one pictured on
the left cost from $3,000 to $5,000 depending on the size model and added
There is a saying "Gold that buys health is never ill spent". If a
person were to pay $5,000 for a luxurious FIR sauna, used it, and gained
health benefits as a result; It is a wise investment. Over time, the money
saved in reduced healthcare costs will more than cover the cost of the
While the box sauna is elegant, and the cedar scent may be a pleasant
aroma, the health benefits of the FIR sauna can be had using a
configuration of two stand alone FIR heaters in a small room, such as
a bathroom. In
addition to the health benefits of using the stand alone heaters they
can also be used to provide soothing FIR heat in your home.
At a cost of $149.95 each, the combined cost of two stand alone FIR
heaters is less than you will pay in shipping costs alone to have the
box sauna delivered to your home.
More information on the
Sunshine FIR Heater.
Brief notes on operating the Sunshine FIR Heater
There are two rotatary switches on the base of the Sunshine Heater.
The switch on the right side controls the heating elements. Rotating
this switch allows you to select whether a single element is to be
turned on or if both elements will be providing heat. The top position
of this switch turns both elements off.
The switch on the left side is an on/off timer switch. Rotating this
switch to the right, the heater can be set to turn off when the timer
has counted down (the maximum setting is 180 min., 3 hrs.). This same
switch, if turned to the left, will keep the heater permanently on. (using this
setting, the faint ticking sound of the timer will not be heard). When the
switch is positioned between the always on and the timer mode, the heater
When operating the heater it should be placed on a firm flat surface. A
pressure sensitive switch on the underside of the heater will turn the
heater off if it is accidently tipped over. If using the heater on a
carpeted surface, sometimes the surface is not firm enough to fully
depress this safety switch.
The power consumption of the heater is 1,000 watts when both elements
are on; 500 watts with a single element operating. The heater
draws a little over 9 amps of current.
If using two heaters in a bathroom, to acheive a sauna-like environment,
if the electrical circuit is not designed to handle the power consumption
of 2 heaters (roughly 18 amps) the circuit breaker may trip (or fuse
blow). In this event it may be necessary to use a power extension cord to
plug one heater into a different circuit. If you must use an extension
cord, make certain that it is rated sufficiently for the amount of amps
drawn by the heater. Caution: An over-heated power extension cord is a
potential fire hazard.
The head of the heater can be rotated 90 degrees. The heater head can be
positioned vertical, as pictured, or the head can be rotated
counter-clockwise to a horizontal position.
Using 2 Sunshine FIR Heaters to produce a sauna-like environment
To create a sauna-like environment, place two heaters in a small room
such as a bathroom. Position them such that there is no possibility of
anything catching fire. The heaters are relatively safe, however this safety
precaution should be used with any heating appliance. Turn the heaters on
and allow them to warm the room. The temperature of the room will not get
as hot as a conventional high heat sauna.
It may be beneficial to cover any areas where cooler air can draft into the
room. A rolled up towel can be used to block the space at the bottom of
the door. I will usually let the room warm up for about 30 - 40
minutes before using it. The room temperature will not elevate such
that you need be concerned about cosmetics or other products being
affected by high heat levels.
When the room is warmed, enter the room and position the heaters so that
they are 6 - 7 feet apart and facing each other. Lay a towel on the
floor between the heaters and sit down between the heaters. Each sauna
session should last about 30 minutes. The first couple times you may
not break a sweat but as you proceed with regular sauna sessions you
will start to sweat more easily and more profusely.
Sauna on an empty stomach. This allows a quick flow of water into the
intestines where most water absorption takes place. If food is in the
stomach the water will be held up in the stomach and it will not be
possible to drink the desired amount of water. During the sauna session
try to drink 1/2 gallon of water (alkaline pH ionized water is best).
Some people have found that drinking a portion of the water while the
room is warming up works best for them. This water is in addition to
the 8 - 10 glasses of water that you should be drinking. The water
temperature should be cool, but not too cold.
Sauna nude, use a small towel to wipe away perspiration. If you can
handle a dry brushing, this is beneficial to remove dead skin prior to
the sauna session. Also, when you're able to exercise, walking for 15 -
20 minutes around the block while the sauna warms up is good. The
exercise generally causes an increase in pyruvic acid or lactic acid.
The sauna session will then help flush those acids out of the tissue.
When the sauna session is over rinse with a lukewarm shower. I will usually
take a hot bath but this is where I experience exhaustion from the heat,
in the hot bathwater. The heat of the sauna does not have such an
effect. I will then finish with a cool rinse. If cool water causes
increased pain, soak your feet in some cool water, this trick will cool
the blood and body.
Sweet Dairy Whey to help replace fluid loss
After a sauna session I will usually have a couple glasses of whey
to help replace the fluids lost during the sauna session. Mix 1
heaping tablespoon of whey powder in 12 oz. of cool filtered water. The
best source for whey that I have found online is
Bulkfoods.com. The direct link to the page to order Sweet
Dairy Whey is
here. I will
write more on the benefits of whey and post the article in the Soapbox section.
All the best,
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