Q. Is infrared safe?
A. Infrared energy
is part of the range of electromagnetic
rays that are absolutely necessary
for metabolism and growth of human
is also part of the natural light
spectrum of sunlight minus the skin
damaging UV rays, which is why NASA
currently uses this type of energy
in space. It
is also vibration energy, with which
the human body resonates. This
is the reason that it can penetrate
through the skin. Infrared is so
safe it is used to warm premature
Q. I don’t know much
about infrared, can you explain it
A. Sunlight is a combination of visible, UV and infrared light. Infrared is longer in wavelength than visible light and starts just after the visible color of red. Infrared is the safest and healthiest spectrum of sunlight.
Infrared light from the sun accounts
for 70% of the heating of the Earth,
the rest being caused by visible light. It
is therefore understood that a good
combination of visible light and infrared
offer the most benefits in electromagnetic
heating of objects that absorb infrared
such as the human body.
Other forms of heat such as fire and
ceramic heaters, etc, warm a person
by heating the surrounding air that
touches the person which does not penetrate
deeply into the body. Infrared
heat penetrates the skin and is much
Certain infrared wavelengths also
interact with living cells increasing
metabolism, energy production, and
causing more fuel (calories) to be
Q. What is the difference between the SaunaLite and Far Infrared Saunas?
A. The first difference is only the SaunaLite is used in conjunction with working out, giving you the well-known benefits of exercise.
The Second difference is the wavelength of light. The SaunaLite produces near-infrared (600nm – 900nm) while the Infrared Sauna produces far-infrared (6,000nm – 14,000nm). The human cells have light sensitive chemicals called chromophores which react to light in the 600nm – 900nm range. When stimulated by energy in this range, the cells produce more ATP which is the energy source that powers every muscle and increases metabolism. Near-infrared also causes DNA synthesis in the fibroblasts of the cells which makes the skin more elastic and younger looking. In addition, near-infrared promotes cellular healing, thus reducing the recovery time after a workout. Far-infrared does not have these same beneficial reactions with cells. Near-infrared also penetrates much deeper, up to 23 cm’s deep, as compared to approximately 3 cm’s for far-infrared.
Far-infrared is used without exercise while relaxing and is very effective in heating up the body. Both the SaunaLite and Far-Infrared Saunas accelerate the body’s natural detoxification processes. Many people use the far-infrared saunas in addition to the SaunaLite, as there are benefits to both.
long has this technology been around?
in a similar fashion has been used
in Europe and Asia since 1999. It is
only now catching on in North America. The
SaunaLite is the first device known
to be adaptable to existing cardio
equipment giving you a choice of exercise
Q. Why haven't I seen this type of device before?
A. Similar technology has been commercially available in Europe since 2000
under the names of Logistat, Cellubike, Cellulite Bike, Cardio Cor and
PhysioRED but is very expensive. The patent pending SaunaLite is the first
device in the world that makes this technology affordable for health clubs,
personal trainers, spas, rehab centers, and even home use.
Q. Will I get a tan from using SaunaLite?
A. No, SaunaLite uses Infrared energy not
Ultra Violet (UV) rays. SaunaLite,
however, does bring blood closer to
the skin surface which helps oxidize
the melanin in your skin increasing
the effectiveness of a tanning bed
if used just prior to tanning.
Q. Will I feel too hot and be uncomfortable?
A. No, just the opposite. You
can compare the feeling of using a
SaunaLite to the feeling when the sun
comes out from behind a cloud on a
cold day. The sun warms
you comfortably. Most people
after 1-3 sessions get “addicted” to
the “good feeling” of using
It is important to stay hydrated. We
recommend drinking 16 ounces of water - 8 ounces during, and
8 ounces after each session.
Q. What level of
fitness do I need to be in?
levels of fitness can benefit from
InfraTherapy. Whether you are overweight or a highly trained athlete, SaunaLite can take your fitness to a higher level.
Q. Can I buy one for my house?
A. Yes and
we can ship worldwide.
Q Can I Use the SaunaLite With My
Existing Fitness Equipment?
A. Yes, you can buy
the SaunaLite separate and put it next
to your existing equipment or you can
buy the SaunaLite with a Treadmill
or Elliptical Machine.
Q. What kind of weight loss results
can I expect from the Program?
A. We already know that exercise burns
calories which reduces weight. The
benefit of the SaunaLite is it amplifies
these results. You can burn up
to 2X - 4X the amount of body fat in the same amount
of time with the same effort by using
The results will vary between individuals
and their various life styles. However,
the average has been 5 ½ to
7 ½ inches over 15 sessions. We
measure results in inches, rather than
weight as increased exercise increases
muscle and decreases fat. Muscle
is more heavy then fat; therefore,
you can trim your body size and tone
your body yet not lose as much corresponding
weight on SaunaLite has some significant
advantages over other weight loss methods. First of all, you
are participating in cardiovascular
exercise which improves your overall
health. The results of other
so-called diets are based on water
loss or dehydration which is temporary. Regular
use of the SaunaLite combined with
a healthy lifestyle will give sustained
and real results.
Q. How often should I use the SaunaLite?
A. We recommend using SaunaLite three times per week. Length of sessions depend on your conditioning and your physician's advice. Thirty - minute sessions are the most common.
Q. Isn’t heat bad when you are exercising?
A. Too much heat causes fatigue which is bad but some heat is desirable for increasing circulation, releasing growth hormone, raising metabolism, increasing flexibility, reducing pain in joints, relieving certain skin disorders and circulation disorders such as diabetes. The SaunaLite limits the amount of heat to a beneficial and enjoyable level and comes with a fan that the user can adjust for comfort.
Q. What proof do you have this works?
A. We will not make a claim unless there is research backing it up, that is why we footnote all benefits on the “How It Works” page with the corresponding source of research.
Q. How much space does the SaunaLite take up & what is the set-up and maintenance?
A. You need 17 inches (43cm) of space on each side of your cardio equipment. The device requires minimal assembly. The bulbs are inexpensive and are rated for 2000 hours so there is virtually no maintenance.
Q. Does SaunaLite Reduce Cellulite?
A. In short, the light produced by
SaunaLite’s special infrared
lamps convert light energy to heat
energy, which penetrates the skin and subcutaneous layers which softens the cellulite pockets,
while simultaneously increasing blood
flow to the area. This reduces
fat while the increased blood flow
improves the connective tissues which
reduce the cellulite.
Q. Is SaunaLite just for people wanting
to lose weight?
not. The SaunaLite used in conjunction
with cardio exercise is for anyone
who wants to:
- Increase the efficiency and results
of their workout in the same amount
of time without increased effort
- Increase strength, performance and endurance to a new level. A fit athlete can actually raise their aerobic threshhold.
- Increase the amount of calories
burned in the same amount of time
- Increase their energy levels
- Have a more fit body
- Increase circulation to their entire
body including the muscles and the
- Accelerate and deepen their tan
if used just prior to a tanning bed
- Reduce stress
- Improve their skin
- Reduce joint pain
- Remove and reduce toxins
- Increase flexibility
- Improve moods and feelings of well-being
and sleep better
Q. Are there people that should not
use the SaunaLite?
A. To use the SaunaLite you need to
be in general good health, you should
not use the SaunaLite if you are:
2. Have artificial limbs
3. Have any heart problems
4. Have a pacemaker or other stimulators
5. Have increased cartilage, and lessened
pain sensibility due to other treatments
6. Have shortness of breath
7. Have been told by medical personnel
not to exercise or be in abnormal heat.
Like all exercise programs, Halsatek
USA and its affiliates do not provide
medical advice, education or treatment. The
information contained on this web site
is for general information purposes
only and does not address individual
circumstances or medical conditions. Always
consult your doctor for medical advice.