BioSpectra Far Infrared Ozone Sauna
FAQ
(Frequently Asked Questions)
 
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 regulations.
 
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 only.
 
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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