Creating the perfect long wave of infrared is not an easy task. Gaia Sauna is the first and only manufacturer of infrared saunas that has designed, engineered and manufactured its own infrared heater. We even had it patented! Everything else is just “off the shelf” and was designed for other uses. Only saunas with the Gaia name can offer true, full body, far infrared therapy! Achieving this goal wasn't easy. We're pleased to share some of our secrets with you. To arrive at the proper wavelength, a special heating element emits through a medium, such as ceramic or silica sand. In order to arrive at the perfect 6.8 micron level, just the right mixture of silica, ceramic and alloy for heat dispersion must be used. The heater's surface temperature must be perfect. Getting the heat to emit at the 6.8 micron level is one thing… having the emissive power to fill the sauna with warmth, at that wavelength, is another. Until now, no one has been able to emit as much infrared heat, at the right wavelength… as a Gaia Sauna. No other sauna has heaters the size and depth of a Gaia Sauna. Why is that? There are many infrared heaters on the market. A heater designed to heat a waterbed or to dry car paint just can't match a Gaia Sauna heater that was designed specifically for you and your sauna. They might emit some far infrared heat, but not at the perfect 6.8 micron level and definitely not with enough heat at that level. How do we get to that magic micron level? We understand Wein's law of heat dispersement which is, simply, the longer the wavelength the less energy is emitted. So, if you have a very small or thin heater, you're not able to produce enough infrared. The right wavelength requires a lower surface temperature…. you need a larger surface area to produce what is needed. Why is that? You can't turn the surface heat up! If you do that, you get shorter wavelengths that overheat your skin and the air too. When infrared energy is in the shortest wavelengths, you see it because it emits photons, or light. That's why a blue flame is hotter than a red one. Long waves are invisible and don't emit photons. The shorter the wavelength, the more energy is emitted while the longer the wavelength…the less energy is emitted. The goal is to emit the correct far infrared wavelength. Gaia Sauna has achieved this by using the right materials plus the right combination of surface area and depth. With more surface and interior space for the long waves, maximum infrared energy is emitted. Each Gaia heater has a surface area of 165 square inches and generates a perfect 6.8 micron level of soothing, healing, radiant heat. No one, except Gaia, has ever accomplished this.
Gaia wants you to have the perfect micron level and maximum far infrared for your body. Since the human body is made up of at least 70% water, our goal is to emit the wavelength of infrared where water absorbs it best. There are many studies on infrared wavelengths and their absorption properties for water. This information is reflected in the graph below:
As you can see from the graph above, water absorbs infrared best around the 6-7 micron level. Microns are how we measure wavelengths and are measured from peak to peak. What does this mean to you? Do the math or take our word…. either way proves Gaia Sauna is the best!