- BioSpectra Far
Infrared Ozone Sauna
- (Frequently Asked
- Q: WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED TO MAKE THE SAUNA ?
- A: The domes are made of Mahogany wood. Since it is finished
wood in Korea, there is no pestacides required for export. Only
on raw wood. The heaters are flexible carbon heaters. The carbonized
emitter panels are heat bonded carbon. The wood has a green low
VOC polyurethane finish. The exterior is UV rated Marine Grade
Vinyl to comply with OSHA requirements for disinfection in a
clinical setting, and also to prevent burns.
- Q: WHAT MICRON RANGE ( ºm )DOES THE SAUNA EMIT ?
- A: Our frequency range is 5-20, peaking at 8.9 ºm, same
as the human body.
- Q: HOW DO YOU VERIFY THE MICRON RANGE EMITTED ?
- A: Our saunas have been 3rd party certified by KETI (Korean
Engineering Technology Institute) which is the official Korean
government contractor which tests infrared and electrical products
for safety and compliance.
- Q: ARE THERE ANY PLASTICS OR ADHESIVES INSIDE ?
- A: Absolutely Not ! These are made by hand in small batches
to Dr.Bormann's specifications, and we were very specific about
designing them without any glues, adhesives or pvc plastics inside
since heated pvc give of noxious chemicals like dioxin . We only
use stainless staples and screws and pressure fit methods for
securing the insulation and heaters. The outside of the domes
need to be waterproof and insulated to keep it from being too
hot to touch, so we chose marine grade vinyl as our outer fabric.
Plain wood saunas can be waterproofed with marine PU but it gets
too hot to touch, which OSHA (our Federal gov t. agency) won
t permit in a healthcare center. Since medical professionals
are our primary customer base, we needed to comply with OSHA
- Q: HOW HOT DOES THE SAUNA GET ?
- A: By definition, Far Infrared produces lower heat levels
compared to Midwave or Shortwave Infrared (i.e. think Flavorwave®
ovens, or Wooden Box Stye Saunas, etc.). Our heaters are engineered
intentionally to max out at 160 F. However, the surface of our
carbon emitters inside the domes doesn t typically get over 150
(at 100% power) because there is an air gap between the heaters
and the carbon emitters. When using Far Infrared Light Energy
to produce heat, it heats from the Inside >> Out by vibration
of the cellular water, so body temperatures do not get over heated,
and it allows you to use a lower temperature setting and still
achieve deep penetrating therapeutic body temperature levels
even when the controller is set at even 60%. It isn t too difficult
usually to get a body core up to 104+
F if needed with our methods. Also, the ability of the heaters
to get to temp is based on the quality of the electricity coming
to the controller as well...voltage can vary depending on many
things including the quality/age of the wiring in the wall, etc.
Low voltage can mean lower temps.
- Q: HOW MANY HEATERS ARE THERE ?
- A: 5. The upper dome has 2. The lower dome has 3 (one by
the feet), for a total of 5 carbon heaters.
- Q: HOW IS THE HEAT CONTROLLED AND WHAT KIND OF FEATURES
ARE THERE ?
- A: We only use an insulated UL rated hard-wired analogue
controller because it is very stable. Digital controllers tend
to break and the clinics we primarily sell to need something
dependable. We tell our patients if they ever get a digital device
to buy an extra controller because they are mass produced and
tend to break easily. Ours are made expressly for the sauna and
we ve never had one fail in 15+ years of manufacture. We have
separate controls for each of the domes so they can be used independently
of each other. There is a 60 minute timer or infinity function
also. It has an auto-shut off for protection also in case the
person falls asleep. The heat will not come on until the timer
is set, as a safety precaution. Clinics and professional many
times buy an extra controller as a back up just in case they
need it. There is a fuse inside which can blow if power failures
occur and is easily replaced (Radio ShackÆ, etc.)
- Q: CAN IT BE DISINFECTED ?
- A: Yes, that is one of the roles ozone plays. It is a premier
disinfectant. Wooden box style saunas cannot be disinfected well,
which is why public sauna houses in Calif. have been closed due
to disease transmission verification. Disinfection is critically
important in a clinical environment where cross contamination
can occur between patients from aerosolized sweat. Another issue
is that fungus grows on cellulose / wood preferentially as any
builder or woodworker knows, especially warm wood. The wood pores
can harbor bacteria which will aerosolize when the heat forces
them open, exposing the user to inhaled microbes, producing illness
like Legionnaires (lung infection caused by legionella bacteria),
Pontiac Fever, a weaker form of it commonly passed in traditional
wood saunas, air conditioning, etc. Our sauna interior can either
be wiped down for disinfection using mild disinfectant or by
putting ozone inside to disinfect (only the ozone-compatible
models). A non-ozone ready sauna can have the wiring covering
disintegrate from ozone, and we recommend liquid disinfectants
- Q: WHAT ABOUT EMFs ?
- A: Anything which is electric and uses AC power will produce
EMFs. Otherwise it won't work. Saunas which tout "Low EMFs"
are using heaters based on Patent US20030156831. These can only
be used in wooden box style because they place their heaters
opposite directions with about a 1" gap between heaters,
to allow the polarity / electron flow to cancel itself out mostly
and reduce EMF production. However, their EMFs start much higher
than ours does. They also use flat wiring instead of round wiring.
Box style heaters typically use mid & far wave infrared mixed
to achieve faster heating times. Typical EMF production on single
heater wooden box style saunas can run as high as 25 milliGauss/
mG. at close range.
- When they put 2 heaters stacked on on top of each other with
electrons going opposite directions, it can reduce it by 90%
down to around 1-2 milliGauss. Manufacturing Limitations &
Marketing Claims: NO ONE can make a dome-style sauna with this
type of cancelling technology because there isn't space inside
to do so. The best we can do is reduce it using insulated twisted
wire techniques, and insulate the power box and cord with low
EMF shielding materials, etc. which we have done. Our EMF levels
typically run between 6-7 milliguass depending on the wiring
in the outlet it is plugged into, as well as how and where you're
measuring, etc. In addition, we are the only company providing
an EMF modulation device so the body will not be as harmed by
any stray EMFs in the room. It is made by Safe-Connect Plus and
is built into all of our sauna units as well as our mats. The
effects of these devices can be verified with micro-kinesology,
Live Blood Cell Analysis, etc. There is no 3rd party testing
lab we're aware of after 10 years of searching, willing to publish
test results on such EMF reduction/modulation devices because
of litigation potential from the cell phone manufacturers and
power companies. It is tantamount to admitting guilt...
- Q: HOW DO YOU HANDLE REPAIRS ?
- A: We have a qualified electronics tech at our S.Calif. warehouse
who can repair anything. If we need parts, we can order them
directly from Korea but we have never needed to in 14 years.
In point of fact, the only repairs we've done is one from a customer
who had a controller wire break from misuse by a patient in their
office. We over engineered it so we just never get a defective
unit back for repair. Except for changing out a blown fuse inside
the controller, there just isn't anything to break... :-)
- Q: IF I USE OZONE WITH THE OZONE-READY MODEL, HOW DO YOU
DEAL WITH ATMOSPHERIC 03 ESCAPE ?
- A: It is not possible to keep 100% of the ozone gas from
escaping obviously since it is open at the neck. However it can
be reduced by the following methods: Once inside the cooled sauna,
take large white bath towels which have been gotten thoroughly
wet (not dripping though) and then rolled up length wise, using
twine or non-rubber secure methods to keep them rolled, place
them along the sides and end of the sauna and one laid between
the 2 domes on the top where there is an expansion space between
the domes. You can also use a wet wash cloth placed over the
nose and mouth to prevent breathing in excess ozone. The water
in towels turns the ozone immediately back into oxygen when it
hits them. You can also put aromatherapy nebulizer with essential
oils into the room to bind with the ozone also. We also recommend
the use of an oversized Hepa carbon air purifier in the room
as well as a fan and open window.
- Q: HOW OFTEN CAN YOU DO A SESSION & HOW LONG SHOULD
THEY LAST ?
- A: Session frequency is dependent on several things including
the state of the person, their issues or what we're trying to
accomplish. Prevention / Antiaging in a healthy person is different
than say someone trying to kill Lyme or other chronic infection,
or someone dealing with heart disease or cancer who is debilitated
and weak. In general, it would be not less than 45 min. or more
than 1.5 - 2 hrs. based on what the core body temp goal is. We
typically start at 100% power until a sweat is present, then
cut back to 70-80% or so since the FIR energy continues to heat
you up from the inside>>>out even when lower. Use common
sense and adjust to your own needs. NOTE: individuals with adrenal
issues and low BP need to be careful since the NO stimulated
by the FIR will open blood vessels and drop BP. Get out slowly.
ALWAYS DO IT ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
- Q. HOW LATE IN THE DAY CAN I DO A SESSION ?
- A: The body stimulates the production of nitric oxide (NO)
to allow blood vessels to expand to help you cool. NO can be
stimulating to some, so we don't recommend doing a session any
more than 2 hrs. before bedtime. It is always done on an empty
stomach. It depends on the person. Some love it to help relax
for a good night's sleep...
- Q: WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING OPTIONS & COST ? A: For
Domestic Deliveries in the US, we use FEDEX Ground / Home or
Air (Hawaii). For Int'l. Shipments, we use DHL. Cost varies depending
on the distance and address but in general Domestic shipments
generally run between $175-250.00 International can run into
the thousands depending on the destination.
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