How does our infrared sauna blanket work?
Our infrared sauna blanket generates infrared heat (in the far spectrum) through filaments inside the blanket, warming your body and producing a deeply purifying sweat.
It's the same effect as when you're in the sun, which is our best-known and most important source of infrared. It is important not to confuse infrared with ultraviolet radiation (UVA or UVB rays), since the latter are more harmful if you take them for a long time (they are what make you tan).
You can read this article where we explain how an infrared sauna blanket works.
How is our sauna blanket used?
1- Place the sauna blanket on a flat surface (bed, sofa, floor…).
2- Plug it into the current and select the time and temperature of the session with the remote. We recommend that you let it heat up for 10 minutes.
3- Put on comfortable clothes (that cover your skin if you use a high temperature) and place yourself inside the sauna blanket. If you prefer to do your sessions without clothes you can use our ultra absorbent towel. Our towel will absorb all the sweat avoiding you having to clean the sauna blanket after use.
4- When you're done, take a refreshing shower and clean the blanket. Wait for the blanket to cool down and store it in its bag.
In this article we detail how to use an infrared sauna blanket.
What are the measurements of our sauna blanket?
The blanket measures 180 cm x 90 cm when the zipper is folded and you inside, and 180 cm x 180 cm with the zipper unfolded.
What height is the maximum to be able to use your sauna blanket?
What temperature does our sauna blanket reach?
The blanket reaches between 25ºC and 80ºC. However, there are several ways to measure the temperature, such as the interior surface, the interior air, etc. It is fully adjustable with a hand controller attached to the blanket and programmed for 60 minutes, but can be turned off at any time.
What is our infrared sauna blanket made of?
Our blankets are made of a high-quality synthetic leather (PU), which is non-toxic and waterproof, both inside and outside. The materials are ROHS certified toxin free, eco-friendly materials and CE approved.
What clothes should I wear for my session in the infrared sauna blanket?
We recommend wearing long sleeves, long pants and socks while on the blanket (to better absorb sweat). If you prefer to do your sessions without clothes you can use our ultra absorbent towel. Our towel will absorb all the sweat avoiding you having to clean the sauna blanket after use.
Do you offer a guarantee?
We offer a 1-year limited warranty on our sauna blanket. If you have any problem, send us an email or contact us by WhatsApp.
30-day free trial - how does it work?
We are so sure that our sauna blanket will change your life, that we allow you to try it for 30 days without risk. If you don't like it, return it and we'll refund the full amount (shipping cost would be at your expense).
Send us an email and we will provide you with the return details. The 30-day trial period begins the day you receive the package.
How much does it cost to use the infrared sauna blanket?
Using our sauna blanket is very cheap and economical.
The power of the blanket is 600 W. Therefore, at an electricity price of 22 eurocents per kWH, using the VitaliWave sauna blanket for a one-hour session will cost approximately 13 eurocents (0.13 euros per hour of use - 10 times less than a normal sauna).
Using it five times a week will cost you less than 1 euro.
What are far infrared rays and what type does it use?
Far infrared rays can help deliver a deep detoxifying sweat and allow your body to expel those environmental toxins, raising your heart rate to a brisk jog pace and leaving you with healthy, soft and glowing skin.
Our sauna blanket generates far infrared heat rays with a wavelength of about 5-14um. This is the optimal wavelength for infrared saunas, and most infrared saunas have this wavelength.
Are far infrared rays harmful?
Far infrared is a naturally occurring form of energy found in the solar spectrum and is not visible to the naked eye. Although we cannot see it, we can perceive it as radiant heat. This energy is easily absorbed by the human body and benefits bodily growth and development in all aspects.
Within the full spectrum of sun rays, far infrared is the safest and most beneficial, unlike UV which can cause skin burns and cancer. While UV rays heat the skin from the outside, Far Infrared heats the body from the inside, making it safe and therapeutic for all living things, since they all emit infrared energy. This form of energy is very healing and rejuvenating, energizing cells, internal tissues, glands, nerves, and organs under the skin.
In addition, our sauna blanket has been designed with EMF (electromagnetic field) blocking technology for a totally natural experience.
How should I clean the blanket?
Use a clean towel to dry the sweat inside the blanket after each session. You can use a non-toxic disinfectant wipe or spray to disinfect the blanket once a week. Leave the blanket open to dry and cool completely before folding and storing.
How should I store my blanket?
Once the blanket has completely cooled, zip it up. Make sure the blanket is flat and smooth. Fold the blanket in half lengthwise from left to right. Next, fold the blanket from top to bottom. This fold will allow the blanket to fit back into its original box. We recommend storing the blanket in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
How often, for how long and when should I use the blanket?
There is no limit to the frequency of use of the blanket. We recommend listening to your body and using it as often as you deem necessary, which is 3 sessions per week for some clients and every day for others.
The same principle applies to when is the best time to use the blanket. The blanket is ideal for recovering after a sports session, relaxing or falling asleep, so it is a good idea to use it before going to bed (although this depends on each person, there are people who are more sensitive to sleep) or after physical activity (there are many studies that show that it is ideal for muscle recovery). However, if used first thing in the day it will also have an energizing effect that will set you up for a productive day.
Finally, while we like 50 minute sessions best, even a short session can be beneficial. It's all about finding what works best for your lifestyle and schedule.
Do you have to hydrate before entering the sauna?
When you exercise, you often lose a lot of fluid. So, if you're not careful about replenishing those fluids and electrolytes as you go, you could have a problem if you jump into the sauna right after (you could get dizzy, faint, or have severe muscle cramps).
That is why it is very important that, as a safety measure, you hydrate before entering the sauna and after finishing your session.
Can it stress the heart?
While a healthy dose of sauna is generally great for your heart, it's not a good idea if your heart is already stressed. In particular, if you have high-risk heart disease (or if you have any electronic implants in your body).
The reason? Heat causes the body to cool itself by moving blood from the major organs to the underside of the skin. This causes the heart to pump more blood, putting more stress on this vital organ
For many people, this stress is good, like the kind you get from exercising. But for hearts already dealing with more than they can handle, the added stress of heat can be too much.
However, it should be noted that saunas can be generally safe for people who have stable heart disease or even mild heart failure. However, these people should be examined by their doctors before using a sauna to be sure.
Are there any contraindications?
It is not recommended to use the blanket during pregnancy.
If you have blood pressure problems, as with any form of heat therapy, we recommend that you consult your physician before using our product.
We recommend that you consult a doctor before using our sauna blanket if you have any of the conditions listed below:
- Skin diseases, burns or redness
- Sensitivity to temperature
- Heart disease or ailments
- Broken Bones
- You just had an operation
- Nausea, headache or other symptoms
- You suffer from abnormal blood pressure
- You are pregnant or lactating
- Cancer or other malignant diseases
- Do you have any metal or other type of implant in your body
How is a conventional Finnish sauna different from a sauna blanket?
Finnish saunas use electric heaters to heat rocks and then the user must add water in these, this heats the space to the maximum possible temperature. However, infrared saunas do not focus on heating the air around you. Instead, radiant infrared creates penetrating heat that warms the body from the inside out. This allows you to experience a more intense and prolonged sweating session in comfort and at a lower temperature than in a traditional sauna. For this reason, many people find an infrared sauna to be a much more satisfying and enjoyable experience.
How long will it take me to sweat?
The time it will take you to sweat in our sauna blanket may vary depending on factors such as the set temperature, the ambient temperature and your own sweating capacity.
In general, it is expected that you can start sweating after 15 or 20 minutes.
It is important to remember that sweating is not the only indicator of an effective sauna blanket session, as you may also experience other benefits such as muscle relaxation and improved general well-being before you are breaking a sweat.