ACTIVE CARBON FIBERS™ - ' Handmade Diamond Carbon Fiber Panels w White Gold' (World Patented)
The MPS Far Infrared Panels (FIR heat source) are handmade/handspun diamond carbon crystal fiber panels called "Active Carbon Fibers™ with no harmful EMF radiation. MPS FIR products are the only FIR products using this carbon crystal diamond panel technology w white gold creating a harmonic resonance to human cells and are easily 7 yrs ahead of the other FIR products. These fibers become crystallized under extreme heat & pressure. The MPS FIR diamond crystal panels are the heat source and the conductor, therefor NO metal or wiring is used to heat the diamond crystals. The diamond fibers, when heated, resonate a higher frequency vs carbon liquid panels, ceramic encased coil, carbon painted coils, ceramic or incoloy rod as the heat source.
ACTIVE CARBON FIBERS
The base of the MPS products is the diamond fiber panels called Active Carbon Fibers™. MPS is the only product with this carbon diamond panel technology and is 7 yrs ahead of the other far infrared products. The diamond panels are the heating source and conductor, thereby NO metal or wiring is used. Each panel is hand made with white gold & spun diamond fibers. The diamond fibers, when heated, resonates the frequency of the diamond carbon crystal fibers which is made of a higher form of carbon crystal vs the carbon charcoal panels other companies use. Others products use either carbon charcoal, ceramic encased incoloy coil, incoloy rod, or ceramic incoloy rod as the base of their heating source. MPS is different from other far-infrared heating devices, which need some form of conductive materials commonly used are metal plates/rods/bits or wires as the conductive material.
ULTIMATE DELIVERY Pure Far-infrared by Active Carbon Fibers™ delivers ultimate soothing warmth throughout your entire body. Each carbon fiber emits bio-genetic waves of far-infrared across most of the internal arch surface of the dome as it gets excited with an electric current. It feels soft, relaxing, pleasant, and refreshing, which you might not have experienced from any other heat source yet.
PURE DELIVERY ** We use NO WIRING, NO METAL PLATES, NO EMISSION of GASES, NO HARMFUL EMF, NO LIQUID ORGANIC CARBON... just PURE ACTIVE CARBON FIBERS (Diamond Crystals) .. this acts as the conductor as well as the heat source.
CONVECTION & CONDUCTION REDUCTION MPS Active Carbon Fibers™ Technology keeps down the convection & conductive energy, when emitting it's pure far-infrared heat. SO the MPS FIR technology delivers a warm nurturing energy to the human body which supplements the needed energy that is necessary to our body.
PROVEN SAFETY Active Carbon Fibers™ have been used in hundreds of luxury commercial saunas internationally during last 5 years. Among more than 20,000 Active Carbon Fibers™ that have been running 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, there has not been even a single failure or maintenance issue so far. And all of the original Active Carbon Fibers are running today with new ones added continuously.
NO HARMFUL EMF These charts show that there is no harmful EMF radiation from our Active Carbon Fiber heat panels. In fact, the testing staff mentioned that there are no differences whether the power was on or off. However, there can be some EMF detection from the controller part, but it is well below the range considered harmful.
The CISPR 14-1 standard test results show both the heating element (dark color) and controller (light color) are far under the regulation that is specified as a line(s) on the two pictures. 1 picture shows the measure from 150000 Hz to 30 MHz and the other shows from 30 MHz to 1 GHz. CISPR 14-1 is the Electromagnetic Compatibility-Requirements for Household Appliance, Electric Tools, and Similar Apparatus-Part 1:Emissions. This standard applies to the conduction and radiation of radio-frequency (RF) disturbances from appliances whose main function is performed by motors and switching or regulatory devices. Covers equipment such as household electrical appliances, electric tools, regulating controls employing semiconductor devices, motor-driven electro medical apparatus, electric toys, automatic dispensing machines and cinema or slide projectors. From http://www.cclab.com/cispr.htm
We can conclude that eliminating other than far-infrared from an infrared emitter is crucial in order to deliver energy to human the body efficiently. That way, we can avoid being bothered by those impurities such as near (0.75-1.5 microns) and mid-infrared (1.5-4microns). It is the same idea as eliminating smokers from a public place in order not to be bothered by their cigarette smoke. MPS Far-Infrared Technology successfully achieved this by understanding modern physics theories and applying them in its development mental stage. As you can see from the graph below, which was researched and prepared by an authoritative research institute (Hokkaido Research Institute) in Japan, the Active Carbon Fibers™ Panel does not emit anything other than far-infrared. Notice that the curve starts from 4 microns and peaks at 8.5 microns. Human body radiation also starts from 4-5 microns and peaks at 10. There are no mid or near infrared from either MPS Active Carbon Fibers™ or from the human body. Most of, if not all, other infrared emitters, emit shorter wavebands including mid, near-infrared, or even some visible spectrums.
The CE Mark is a requirement for products sold to the European Market. The CE Mark identifies a product as complying with the health and safety requirements spelled out in European legislation and is mandatory for equipment operating in the European Union (EU).
CE & ISO9001 certification from the European Medical equipment standard which is the most stringent in the world.
This Mark incorporates European, Japanese, U.S. and Australian electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements and provides an easily identifiable declaration that a product meets the EMC regulations of these markets. The International "emc-Mark" provides visible proof to regulatory officials of your commitment to quality, along with compliance with the EMC directive.
This is one of the most common UL Marks. If a product carries this Mark, it means UL found that representative samples of this product met UL's safety requirements. These requirements are primarily based on UL's own published Standards for Safety.
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MPS has received FDA approval as medical devices.
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The Nature Of Living Creatures
Imagine someone in an airport in Europe is smoking and you are located far apart from the smoker. Although you and the smoker are located at a distance, you desire a seat farther away from the smoker as soon as you begin smelling the smoke. Or you might want to move away from the spot to find fresher air. Let's say that the area where you were sitting was 50,000 cubic feet. Although there is a cigarette smoking, you still had fresh air since the space was large enough to dilute such a small pollutant, especially with a large capacity air conditioning system running at the airport. However, what would have happened if you still remained at the original seat while the cigarette was burning nearby? You breathe in less air 'unconsciously'. That is the human nature. Whenever you face an unfavorable situation, whether you recognized it or not, you react against it or avoid it, either consciously or unconsciously. This is how we are programmed to maintain our health and to improve it.
Conduction and Convection are uncomfortable to the human body The same concept applies to our temperature-sensing system, as well. To better understand it, we need to discuss a little bit about heat. There are three elements in heat. One is conduction, another is convection, and the other is radiation. These three exist at the same time in most cases in our environments. In other words, whenever there is heat, there are these three components. Conduction is a heat transfer phenomena between molecules by direct contacts. Convection is the movement of the mass of gas or liquid by earning or losing energy. Radiation, or radiant heat in this case, is the heat that travels in space with the speed of light. In other words, it is a light that has heat. We call this particular spectrum of light 'infrared'. Conduction energy feels very intense because it is molecular vibration caused by a direct contact to a hot surface. To protect ourselves, our sensing system is particularly sensitive to conductive energy. For instance, if you touch a metal plate above 120?, you immediately respond by pulling your hand away from the plate to prevent it from being burned. Convection makes it unpleasant to breathe the warm air in, especially when the heated air flows with dusts or other impurities while it circles up and down. Radiant heat, on the other hand, is very favorable to the human body since it does not involve the movement of air or noise, nor does it require direct contact for the delivery of its energy. That is the reason the sun has been the one-and-only source of energy over all living creatures that have existed on earth. In short, humans, like other living creatures on earth, prefer radiant heat versus conductive or convective heat.
MPS Far-Infrared Technology minimizes Conduction and Convection
MPS Far-Infrared Technology delivers maximized radiant energy by minimizing conduction and convection energy. This has been possible by using ultra-thin carbon fibers that are evenly distributed on a large surface. The fine carbon fibers result in very little heat capacity which produces minimal conductive and therefore convective energy.
Humans are far-infrared emitters
However, this is not all. Eliminating conduction and convection from a heat source does not provide a perfect solution. Modern science found that the human body radiates a specific spectrum which is called far-infrared (4-1000 microns). By being a far-infrared emitter, the human body better responds towards it and utilizes the energy by absorbing it. For instance, it is scientifically known that many proteins that exist in our body are excited when exposed to far-infrared (Dr. Alfons Schulte, Department of Physics and Cresol - Center for Research and Education in Optics & Lasers at University of Central Florida). In reverse, it is also the reason why the human body radiates far-infrared.
• Elevates the temperature of subcutaneous layers, thus expanding blood capillaries, stimulating blood circulation, increasing metabolism between blood and tissue, promoting tissue regeneration and reducing cramping.
• Penetrates 4-5 centimeters into the dermis (middle layer of skin) from muscles into blood vessels, lymphatic glands and nerves.
• Affects every living cell and produces warmth. Through this cell tissue "micro-friction" and the vibration of molecular resonance, chemicals within cells are activated.
• The warming effect is helpful in eliminating such things as the waste products generated by aging, heavy metals and toxic substances, which are then secreted by the sweat and dermis-layer fat glands.
• Adjusts the autonomic nerve function and reduces the over-stimulation of sensory nerves.
• Far Infrared emits photons
• Photons help release enzymes
• Enzymes stimulate macrophage activity increasing the elimination of damaged and diseased tissues
• Nitric oxide is released which expands capillaries and increases circulation
• Adjusts the autonomic nerve function and reduces the over-stimulation of sensory nerves.
Short-term memory improved Accelerated repair in brain contusions
Cerebral hemorrhages - healing both speeds up and is significantly enhanced
Ligaments Joint capsules Tendons
Fascia Synovium Increases range of motion
Scarred, thickened or contracted tissues
Increases extensibility of collagen tissues
Reduces acidity in the body (FIR causes fruit to ripen faster by reducing acidity)
Neuresthenia Adjusts autonomic nerve function
Reduces over-stimulation of sensory nerves
Attracts calcium ions to the cellular level
Promotes adhesion and osmosis of water molecules across the cellular membrane
Stimulates enzyme activity
Assists in reduction of swelling and inflammation by improving lymph flow
Decreases joint stiffness directly
Neuralgia Headache Pain during menstruation
May lead to increased endorphin production, which reduces pain
Increases blood flow by promoting dilation of capillaries
Clogged capillary vessels Hypertension Arteriosclerosis
High blood pressure Low blood pressure Coronary artery disease
Arthritis Sciatica Backaches
Hemorrhoids Nervous tension Diabetes
Varicose veins Neuritis Bursitis
Rheumatism Strained muscles Fatigue
Stretch marks Menstrual cramps Upset stomach
Piles Poor peripheral circulation
Atherosclerosis (thickening of artery walls due to fatty deposits)
Septic shock (dangerous drop of blood pressure)
Due to the deep penetration over 1-1/2" into the skin of the infrared rays generated by the FIR dome, there is a healing effect deep in the muscular tissues and the internal organs. The body responds to this deep healing affect as a hypothalamic-induced increase in both heart volume and rate. Research by NASA in the early 1980's led to the conclusion that infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flights. As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, and blood flow rises.
Edema of the joints Inflammation of joints Tendinitis
Sprain Joint stiffness Peripheral Occlusive Disease
Speeds up healing - treatment with infrared has been so successful that hospital stays were reported to have been reduced by 25%.
A sampling of the 17 client results from using the 55 minute circuitry at our Spa Fitness Center where MPS Far infrared RHACE and MPS FIR Sauna was used for 35 min of the 55 min circuitry. The rest of the workout are using the TurbonSonic & BodyRex. I can email you that information if you like. The samplings range from people in their 20s to senior citizens and obese. The clients lost weight, most increased muscle mass, and lost body fat.. No weights are used at all!
MPS FAR INFRARED BENEFITS
1 EQUIPMENT: MPS Far Infrared (FIR) RHACE Cardio/Sauna
2 There are no or little water loss with these clients. The reason for this is when people sweat with the MPS FIR products the sweat is only composed of 80% water where as normal sweat is ~97% water. The person doesn't feel dried out even compared to other FIR products
3 MPS FIR builds muscle mass (or maintains when no exercise is involved) & increases bone density.
4 MPS FIR increases metabolism and kicks off nitric-oxide which is used to expand the capillaries thereby increasing the circulation.
5 MPS FIR increases the release of toxins and impurities from the body.
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• COMPARISON#1 of various attributes between the Sunlight System Saunas and our MPS Saunas.
• COMPARISON#2 of various Far Infrared Emitters on the market.
You already know the benefits of infrared saunas over other saunas such as steam rooms. That is why today's sauna buyers are looking for Infrared saunas more than ever before. However, infrared saunas come with various levels of quality, features, and prices. The following questions will help you to select the most suitable infrared sauna for you and your family or your business.What "wavelength" does the sauna generate and why it is important?
The main reason that people like infrared saunas is because of its gentle heat. One of the attributes on its gentleness comes from its heaters that are efficient in emitting radiant heat. Most of the infrared sauna heaters radiate nearinfrared (0.76-1.5 micron), mid-infrared (1.5-4 micron), and far-infrared (4-16 micron) energy bands. The far-infrared has the largest energy distribution. The less near and mid-infrared a heater emits, the more comfortable it is for the user. When a person is exposed to shorter wavelength infrared rays such as near and mid-infrared, they will feel the heat and associated discomfort. Even small amounts of near-infrared and mid-infrared will cause noticeable heat and discomfort! A human body is naturally a 100% far-infrared emitter; therefore, it readily accepts 100% far-infrared. Pure far-infrared (4-16 microns) is produced from an object that has surface temperature of less than 100°C (212°F). As an object gets hotter than 100°C (212°F), it begins to radiate mid and near-infrared. Therefore, in order to produce far-infrared exclusively, we need a heater that works at a temperature lower than 100°C (212°F). Most infrared sauna heaters work hotter than 150°C and therefore, generate some amount of mid or near-infrared from their surfaces. As the temperature
drops, the amount of shorter wavelength infrared is reduced. However, not all sauna heaters can run at lower than 100°C (212°F). Most of them cannot make the sauna room hot enough. Infrared sauna manufacturers are competing to achieve as low a heater temperature as possible while keeping the room temperature hot enough to be a sauna. Some of them are successfully doing this by using larger surface heaters in their saunas.
When shopping for an infrared sauna, ask about the temperature of the heater surface. The lower the temperature, the better the quality infrared.
The quantity of infrared depends on the surface area of the heater. Ideally, heaters would be large enough to cover the entire sauna surface area. This is hard to achieve due to the difficulties in design and the construction cost. Enlarging the surface area of a heater not only makes the quantity of infrared greater but also achieves a lower operating temperature, which generates longer wavelength that is friendlier to the human body as explained earlier.
Ask about the surface area of heaters when you consider purchasing an infrared sauna.
The reason why uniformity of heat is important is because the entire skin of a human body is a single organ that prefers to be treated uniformly. The great thing about infrared sauna is its uniformity of heat. Conventional saunas have a centralized heater that sits in a corner of the sauna which results in an uneven temperature distribution depending on the distance from the heater. On the other hand, heaters in infrared saunas are placed in multiple locations, which makes the heat within the sauna more evenly distributed. However, the uniformity of heat distribution among infrared saunas is different from one to the other based on what kinds of heaters they use. A narrow ceramic heater leaves more cold spots compared to a wider surface heater. Therefore, in general, a wider surface heater will provide better uniformity of heat. Wide surface infrared heaters can be divided into two types. One of them is a type where a heating element is covered by a highly heat conductive material so that the heat from the element can be spread out across the surface. The conductive cover itself then becomes a heater that radiates infrared.Although this type of heater produces more uniform radiation, there are temperature differences among the spots on the cover surface based on the distance from the heating element. The other type of surface heater uses evenly distributed fine carbon particles as the source of the heat across the
heating surface. This latter type provides the maximum uniformity of temperature.
Carbon fiber panels provide the most uniform distribution of heat.
As stated earlier, infrared heaters in a sauna are placed in multiple locations.Each heater directs a specific body part of a user. Infrared is a kind of ray that shares common characteristics with other rays such as visible light; it travels straight. Therefore, it has to target a specific body part of the user to provide heat therapy. In other words, if the surface of the heater is not facing towards on a specific body part, there is no direct therapeutic value to be derived. The user may still expect secondary therapeutic effects by increased overall blood circulation. The same principle applies to weight loss or detoxification. For example, if one is concerned about reducing the size of the stomach, you need an infrared sauna where at least one of its heaters targets the stomach to get results. You need to identify your problem areas and ensure that the infrared sauna you select has heaters that target these areas.
Large surface heaters are much more effective than tubular ceramic heaters
Infrared saunas are made in a number of countries including the USA. Most all of them are made with good craftsmanship in dedicated sauna factories regardless of their origins these days. Chinese manufacturers bring good quality saunas with relatively low prices in the industry. However, make sure you ask about the maintenance policy of the company, since the products are manufactured abroad. Domestic sauna manufacturers, on the other hand, provide excellent customer care although the prices of their saunas are higher than most of the imported saunas. However, as competition becomes more intense, the price gap between imported saunas and domestic saunas will decrease. Inquire about the history of the company as a lot of start-up companies fail to manage their financial issues even though they have high quality products. If the company disappears so does your sauna maintenance! Domestic companies often provide custom sauna service. They can customize a sauna that fits to specific dimensions for your needs. If you are knowledgeable enough about infrared and saunas, you may design your own.
For example, you can better address your problem areas by locating heaters to better target those areas.
Select a reputable sauna manufacturer
The most common wood that is used to build an infrared sauna is cedar. Many people prefer it since cedar provides a unique refreshing aroma especially when heated. However, there are people who do not like the smell and some who are allergic to it. Therefore, the best way of choosing a wood is to experience a demonstration. There are several other woods that are widely used for saunas including poplar, basswood, and pine. One thing that is common in these woods is the fact that they are soft woods. Softwoods respond better towards moisture and are more resilient with the expansion and shrinkage caused by heat than hardwoods and, therefore, make the sauna room more durable.
Select the right wood for you
Infrared saunas for two people are priced from $1,800 to $6,000. Imported saunas tend to be priced lower than domestic ones in most cases. Due to the price competition among sauna manufacturers, most of the saunas that are equipped with tubular ceramic heaters are priced at under $3,000. A few of them are even under $2,000. Saunas with high-tech heaters and large surfaces are sold at higher prices. One of them with the largest surface heater is priced at $6,000 MSRP but for the reasons above may be the best choice for you.
You get what you pay for!
There are many components in a sauna besides the heater. The bench is an important component. A potential buyer has to take a careful look at its construction to make sure it is strong enough to stand the weight and large enough to provide a comfortable session especially when he/she is overweight. Today's infrared saunas are designed to be easily assembled and disassembled for relocations. Many of them also come with a built in stereo or speakers. Power supply is either 110V or 220V. Saunas that consume less than 2 Kilowatts of electricity are usually for 2 to 3 people and need a 110V power supply. Larger saunas that consume more electricity often need a 220V power supply. Most of the saunas need a dedicated line of 20 Amps or more. Ensure that the sauna and its electric components meet the safety standards required by safety certification organizations such as UL and CSA. Ask if the sauna comes with a safety feature such as a timed automatic shut off. Finally, and most importantly, you should ensure that the company has knowledgeable and experienced staff in healthcare applications with infrared saunas. Knowing how to use an infrared sauna properly is as important as choosing the best one. Knowledgeable sales personnel can share their various experiences. They can advise you on how to use the sauna to address your specific needs most effectively, regardless of whether they are joint or muscle pains, cardiovascular problems, weight loss, or detoxification. Also, there are companies that work closely with healthcare or fitness professionals to help their clients get better consulted. If possible, talk to these professionals regarding your own specific needs. A reputable sauna manufacturer will provide you with access to these professionals.
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