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FAR INFRARED RAY (FIR) TECHNOLOGY
(FIR stands for Far Infrared Ray Light)
Thank you for your question. I get so many questions like yours. Answering them actuall is a lot of fun, because it opens me up to see the glaring differences between these "very primitive" technologies, and the "semi-conductor chip" technology of the Relax Sauna.
I have been very thorough in my explaining the difference between the Relax Sauna, and other saunas that primarily use carbon/charcoal panels, and sometimes add a non-Far Infrared ceramic heater to get the sauna to give you a quicker sweat. (but not necessarily a therapeutic sweat, which comes mainly from bathing in 100% far infrared Light.
The promolife sauna that you have pointed out to me is very much like the ones we give $100 for. We have bought about 10 of these as trade ins on the Relax Sauna, since these saunas are very primitive in their technology, and most of them take 45-55 minutes for a good sweat, compared to 15-20 minutes for the relax sauna. I had purchased a $695 unit myself 8 years ago, and that unit took me about 18 minutes just to start sweating (Relax Sauna you can have a complete sweat easily in 18 minutes), and about 45-55 minutes for a complete sweat. This Sauna is worth no more than $250.00. If I bought 200 of their saunas from China, I could get their saunas for about 1/5 of what it costs me to purchase 200 of the Relax Saunas. I have been selling the Relax Sauna for 7 + years, and have had much experience with the saunas made in China, and the difficulties many have had with them. The company I had bought my other unit from is very reputable, and when one of the 3 pads (panels) burnt out, they sent me another one for $35.00. So what generates their healing FIR Light does not cost very much, nor does it have a great value.
We did have a lady in San Francisco last April feel that the cost of the Relax Sauna was too much, after absolutely loving the warm healing feeling she got from being in the sauna. She found a sauna online from a company that had a portable sauna that used our old tent, and had a double ceramic radiator. (It turned out that this radiator was nothing but a space heater.) She said it had a 2 week money back guarantee, so she ordered it, and was shocked at how harsh the radiation was, explaining to me that she felt it taxed her adrenals. She returned it, and then Got a Relax Sauna. She was very very happy with the Relax Sauna, after her ordeal.
In the Case of the Relax Sauna, we use a 1500 watt - double radiator, with each of the radiators generating 750 watts of pefectly absorbably Far Infrared Light between 4 - 14 microns. We use a semi conductor chip that is patented, and is made in Taiwan. Taiwan is the capital of the Semi-conductor world, as they make about 94% of the world's semi conductor chips. The semi conductor chip used in the relax sauna took 10 years to invent. There are 20 of these chips in each of the 2 Radiators.
The Relax Sauna also uses a reflective tent, which mirrors on all 6 sides (including top and bottom of the "cube") the far infrared light, so that it is absorbed into the body from every nook and cranny of the tent, and not just from the panels.
The Ceramic heater in the unit you have shown me from the Promolife page appears to be only a space heater which heats the inside of the tent, and in no way generates healing light on any part of the body. It's purpose is to make the sauna hotter so you sweat earlier, but it probably is only a space heater, and is probably is very similar to space heaters you can get at discount stores for $15 or $20.
When you take the 3 panels out of the sauna, and we have about 10 of these panels we have taken out of saunas that were returned to us as trade ins on the Relax Sauna. If you put these 3 panels, which are made out of pieces of cloth with charcoal embedded in them, along with a hot plate, and you put them on a table, you have materials worth maybe $30.00 - Maybe $40.00 . Hot plates are not very expensive to make, nor are the pieces of cloth that are no more than far infrared clothing. When the hot plates get hot, from the electric current generated by these saunas, they in turn heat up the cloths. Perhaps these cloths generate 100% FIR Light at 68 degrees F, as one company proudly points out. But as you increase the temperature to 110 degrees and more, the amount of Far Infrared Light is probably no more than 30%, and your body has to deal with the distracting near and medium infrared light which gets the skin hot, and makes it harder for your body to relax and totally absorb the healing light, as one can do in the Relax Sauna.
When you take the Double Radiator out of the Relax Sauna, it looks like it is worth about $895, which is what it sells for by itself.
Even when you compare the Relax Sauna Double Radiator with all of the panels from a wooden sauna, one can easily believe that the Relax Sauna radiator is worth more than the panels of the wooden sauna, and in the case of a wooden sauna, you are paying a lot for the pretty wood.
I have seen chat lines from Naturopathic doctors, where the inexpensive saunas from China (like the one you have asked me about from Promolife) are very much looked at with many reservations, as the ingredients of the tents are suspect, and there is glue used in gluing the black cloth to the hotplates. So many of the material are questioned by these health professionals. The Relax Sauna, on the other hand, uses Nylon with Silver embedded in it, to give it the reflective qualities. If the Relax Sauna tent did not mirror the far infrared light, the Relax Sauna would cost about $6000 or so, since they would need the heating elements to shine on every part of the body.
The Relax Sauna uses a very quality chair, as compared to a $5 or $10 camping chair as is included in the Promolife Sauna.
Three women from one company bought 3 of the saunas similar to the promolife sauna for $450.00 each, as a group deal at a health show a couple of years ago. And 1 at a time, starting 1 1/2 years ago, they have purchased our saunas for $950 each, minus a $100 trade in value for their old saunas. Every 6 months another of these 3 women (2 sisters & their cousin) would come to our booth and work the same deal with us. I coerced this one doctor to get into the Relax Sauna after she very proudly told me she already had an infrared portable sauna. The result: She bought the Relax Sauna from us. The difference is very dramatic for some people. And rightfully so.
All I have to do is coerce someone who has one of the Chinese Saunas into the Relax Sauna, and , " Oh My God.. What a difference." Many of these individuals realize the quality of the relax Sauna. We are getting more and more reports from individuals who have done research and have told us that our sauna is the "best one there is," including all of the wooden saunas. We are getting testimonials weekly from people telling us what we have been saying for years. It sure is nice, though, hearing it from the satisfied customer.
The Relax Sauna has a sister product, called the Sky Eye Professional Model Radiator, which we sell primarily to doctors, and which was, as an example, able to almost entirely reduce in 7 weeks a 1.5" x 2" diabetic ulcer by using it only 20 minutes a day. Prior to this time, the woman had been in the hospital for 1 1/2 years, and it looked like the hospitals only alternative to using the Sky Eye 800 Watt radiator on it was to amputate it.
This sister product is listed with the FDA as a medical device. Two radiators almost identical to this radiator are used in the Sit-up Relax Sauna, while a 1000 watt radiator is used in the Relax Lie-Down Sauna. So you can tell that the Relax Sauna is not just a quality device, but a professional model. All sorts of safety inspecitions have been passed in many countries. The Relax Sauna also offers another feature which gets the healing light to be absorbed by all parts of the body, and that is the Reflecting tent of the Relax Sit-up Sauna or the Relax Lie-Down Sauna.