No, it is not a giant oyster replica for some monster movie’s publicity gimmick. As a matter of fact, the above pictured contraption is actually the Infrared Supine Sauna, a personal sauna that ‘provides deep penetrating, soothing heat.’ The heating mechanism is based upon four built-in infrared lamps that generate sufficient warmth to permeate into our deep tissue level. This process helps in increasing the subcutaneous temperature of our body (by up to 2 degrees F). And the result? Well, according to the designers, this ‘relaxed’ state relieves swelling, while also improving the mobility of our tendons and ligaments.
However, it is not only about the end efficiency of the Infrared Supine Sauna; it is also about how this level of efficiency is achieved. In that regard, the sauna contraption utilizes around 440 jade stones in its bed surface. These exotic stones (known in China for their calming effect on your nervous system) are heated by an under-mounted infrared mat, thus helping them to radiate heat for loosening body muscles, improving circulation and burning calories.
And, beyond the confluence of tradition and technology, the Infrared Supine Sauna is ergonomically built to allow users to keep their head out, while their body is shelled comfortably on the inside. The usability scope is further improved with the integration of a LCD control panel for regulation of ambient temperature (from 86° F to 185° F, with adjustable increments of 1° F ) and time sessions (ranging from 5 minutes to 99 minutes).
Dimensions – 86″ L x 35″ W x 32″ D. (92 lbs).
Price – $14,000