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How does Formostar compare against a sauna?

Formostar vs Infrared Sauna

Far infrared (FIR) light is a form of thermal energy and is invisible to the eye. It is the heat you feel on your skin when you are outside in the sun. FIR is measured in wavelengths called microns that humans absorb best within the range of 3 to 50 microns, with the optimum being 9.4 microns. This is the wavelength that Formostar Infrared Body wraps are programmed for.

The majority of infrared saunas only last 30 minutes. It actually takes the body 20-30 minutes to warm up to a fat-burning stage, so the sauna never gets a chance to begin. A Formostar lasts for fifty minutes, providing ample time to perspire and burn up to 1,200 calories.

Far infrared energy vibrates cells helping to break the connections between deposits such as fats and toxins. The continuous vibration of the body’s molecules increases the temperature of the dermis, dilates blood vessels, stimulates circulation and activates metabolism in tissues and cells. With the specific and deep effect of the Formostar wraps, the areas where we have the largest fat deposits (abdomen, hips and thighs) are targeted so that those cells underneath are more activated and release more fat and toxins.

Formostar  is the only type of machine that uses non-allergenic high density silicone in in the wraps.  These wraps are impervious to bacteria and are also very easily cleaned from body fluids with an organic disinfectant between clients. While there have been bacteria problems with multiple users in a sauna, there are no known problems with using Formostar.

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FIR weakens with distance, so the closer to the source of the Infrared device that your body is, the more impact they will have. This is a major difference between a wrap and a sauna.

When close to the body, FIRs can penetrate 4-5 cm / 2 inches through the skin (dermis), muscles, blood vessels, lymph glands, nerves, and cells. Infrared also only travels in a straight line and does not reflect. The FIR elements of the sauna are hidden behind the walls and stay out of sight, so it can be tricky to figure out how far away you can be from them. These elements will warm you and the air around you; however, the penetration will not be as deep into the tissue layers. Due to its proximity to the skin, 93% of the rays emitted by Formostar are absorbed through the skin and deeper tissues. Another advantage the wrap has over a sauna is that when you have a Formostar infrared body wrap, your head is free of heat and you can breathe clean room air – an unavoidable problem associated with a sauna.

Formostar Portability

Lastly, keep in mind that an Infrared Sauna takes up a lot of space while a Formostar body wrap is portable and can be moved room to room, only requiring a massage table or massage bed.

Formostar devices can be transported to other offices or taken to events.  You can also use multiple Formostar Infrared Wraps in a single room for “couples wraps” without taking up a lot of space.