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What is low EMR and why does it matter for your Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas are increasing in popularity and for good reason. The health benefits of infrared saunas are incredible. But, how do you know if you’re getting the best one? The Waterworks carries Finnleo brand saunas, which have a claim to fame of low EMR. How does that benefit you, impact your health, and help the environment?

What is low EMR?

Electromagnetic radiation (EMR), also known as electric and magnetic fields or electromagnetic fields (EMF), is present wherever electric and magnetic fields meet, including in everyday appliances in your home. Consider your microwave, for example. Anytime it’s plugged in, it is creating electric fields. 

Like your microwave, this occurs with any appliance that you plug in— such as a sauna. Because the last thing you want is to be worried about radiation when trying to relax, you’ll want to ensure your sauna is subject to rigorous testing against the highest standards of safety. The result? Relaxing with peace of mind while providing a luxurious in-home getaway.

What are Electrical Fields?

The EMR levels of your sauna are dependent on the electrical fields (EF) created from the power supply. The greater the power supply, the stronger the electric field is. The strength drops relative to your distance from the source.

EF can be split into static and alternating fields. Alternating currents, like the ones coming from your appliances, fluctuate over time. Static fields never change over time, but do have a surface charge that can produce tangible effects. Think of scooting socked feet across the carpet and shocking someone. 

Being that low EMR is the goal, you want a lower EF, right? Not necessarily, because Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) fields can have adverse effects on health. ELFs are a type of EMR that measure below 30Hz. These low frequencies can be attributed to many health issues.

ELF has been associated with a dramatic rise in childhood leukemia and the overstimulation and alteration of muscles and nerve cells in the central nervous system, according to WHO. To ensure your sauna has the lowest safe levels of EMR without getting into the ELF range, go with a reputable, tried-and-true brand.

Why does low EMR matter for your sauna?

Riding the line between low EMR and ELF is important, and the benefits of an infrared sauna in that target range are surprising. Even though infrared light is a higher frequency of EMR than the microwave from our example, it is safer and has many health benefits.

Infrared can be broken down further into its own spectrum between far-, mid-, and near-infrared; with far being the lowest and near being the highest frequency. Near-infrared light is very similar to a red light treatment at a spa, but far-infrared offers far more benefits.

Health benefits of infrared saunas include:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Stimulating injuries to expedite the healing process
  • Weight loss
  • Skin benefits such as reducing cellulite and signs of aging
  • Improving blood pressure and cardiovascular health

The features that make the saunas so beneficial also play a role in keeping EMR low, and Finnleo pure infrared saunas have the lowest possible EMR to provide healing and even protect your health.

Health benefits of low EMR

So how do low EMR levels protect you? In addition to adverse exposure to ELF mentioned earlier, exposure to high frequencies can have consequences just as detrimental to your health. Low EMR can protect you from experiencing high-frequency illness symptoms while also:

  • Reducing headaches or migraines
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Boosting immune system
  • Protecting your ears from tinnitus
  • Stabilizing temperament and preventing mood swings

Additionally, low EMR therapy helps you minimize your risk of chronic illnesses like:

  • Concentration and behavioral disorders such as ADHD
  • High or low blood pressure and cardiovascular issues
  • Degenerative brain diseases
  • Cancers including leukemia and brain tumors
  • Heart disease

And low EMR is good for more than humans. It protects the environment too.

Environmental impacts of EMR

Choosing a sauna with the lowest, safest EMR not only protects your health but environmental health too. The rise of EMR emitting technology has created an electromagnetic smog that, when not regulated, is every bit as harmful as smog caused by fossil fuels and other pollutants. This is why it’s so important to ensure you are purchasing a sauna with the lowest EMR possible. Unregulated EMR can:

  • Impact the health of bees by dramatically reducing the amount of queen bees hatched and reducing bee population.
  • Additionally, EMR from rocket launches is so strong that it alters the thermal state of the environment.

Your Finnleo sauna will help protect the environment by producing 20% fewer emissions compared to other brands. This is enough to meet Sweden’s standards which are the strictest in the world. Additionally, Finnleo saunas are made from natural materials like glass and wood, and even use a biodegradable finish so they won’t sit in landfills for years. You will truly be able to relax in your sauna, knowing that your health and your home are both safe.

Finnleo provides the best of both worlds by providing the safest EMR levels and luxurious finishes for a spa experience. If you are interested in purchasing a sauna or want to talk to an expert, call 907-563-3848 today. We’ll even handle the delivery and installation because saunas should truly be stress-free. Shop now to get started!