What are the benefits of far infrared? The effects of far infrared go far beyond heat. Heating is good for the body especially in ridding infection and the beneficial effects of saunas are well known, but by using a far infrared sauna you get the added benefits of increased energy production by cells, increasing collagen and elastin production by the skin, increased circulation, burn calories and fat, increase muscle relaxation, speed injury recovery, boost metabolism, and the detoxifying release of heavy metals stored in the body's fat cells.Far infrared saunas work by emitting a certain bandwidth of energy that resonates with the water and organic cells of the body. This pulsating of water molecules causes an increase in core temperature, which mobilizes the lymphatic system.The book "Detoxify or Die" by Dr. Sherry Rogers has volumes of research on this. Click here to read an excerpt of the book.A book by dr. Bill Akpinar, "No Sweat, Know Sweat" also has a chapter on far infrared mentioning exactly this.