The first of its kind, Zazen’s Far Infrared Thermal System harmonises ancient wellness practices with sleek modern-day technology. Combined with Scalar energy, this system gives an all-in-one healthcare enhancement with ease of use of all.
It’s simple! All it takes is 30 minutes of sitting back and relaxing.
The Light of Life
Far Infrared Rays are the spectrum of sunlight that form invisible light energy. This radiant heat is essential to all life, the rays can alter and enhance the body’s basic biological functions. It not only imbues all the therapeutic benefits of natural sunlight, but does so in a way that brings ease to our wellness needs.
How does it work?
FIR rays which are experienced as gentle heat, penetrates approximately 1.5 inches beneath the skin. This light energy transforms to heat energy, gently elevating the body’s core temperature by 1 to 3 degree celsius. This causes blood vessels to dilate, promoting better blood circulation. The heat also pushes the body to remove toxins by a deep sweat. Good circulation of blood and bodily fluids further enhances the distribution of oxygen and ingestion of nutrients to every part of the body. A healthy circulatory system plays a crucial role in maintaining wellness. The body thus naturally metabolises and heals itself which leads to improved vitality. Once the body is strong and healthy, its elevated immune system induces a greater capacity to resist diseases.
Overall Zazen’s Far Infrared Thermal System feeds the body these vital rays, detoxifies, gives the heart a cardio workout and regenerates the body to its natural, ideal state. Far infrared therapy has the ability to powerfully reduce the activity of the sympathetic system (stressed state) thus shifting the body into parasympathetic (rested & relaxed state) - which allows the body to truly nourish, heal, repair, and regenerate both physically and mentally. FIR therapy when done in a scalar field results in an even more beneficial result, thus maximising every minute you spend in the cabin.
The Zazen Scalar Balanced FIR steps in as a simple 30-minute solution for modern living. Ultimately FIR is a way to manage your health so you can live a life of quality and maintain a holistic lifestyle conducive to today’s environment.
Our selection of FIR Saunas
What can the FIR do for you
We believe in sweating. The deep and profuse sweat experienced in the FIR sauna results in a myriad of profound physiological effects on the body. On a physical level, the short-term exposure to heat leads to cardiovascular stimulation with increased heart rate, skin blood flow, cardiac output and of course sweating - but once the body starts to cool down, it facilitates temperature homeostasis. On a cellular level, metabolic changes lead to reduced oxidative stress and inflammation pathway activities, increased nitric oxide bioavailability and increased insulin sensitivity. To put it simply, your body starts to significantly stimulate its own healing capacity.
Sweating during an FIR sauna therapy session eliminates high levels of toxic metals at seven times the efficiency of conventional saunas. Without the ability to release toxins, it is impossible to achieve a feel-good healthy lifestyle. When toxins get trapped in our body, they get stored in our fat cells and continue to accumulate. This build-up can lead to issues such as chronic illness, hormonal imbalances and even a damaged brain chemistry. The only way to remove these toxins is to mobilise the toxic fat where it is stored. Heat therapy of a sauna is an effective way to do so. The little time you spend in your sauna everyday doesn’t just leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, but also gives your body a chance to detox from the harmful toxins all around us.
One of the most wonderful things about the FIR system is the ability to get in your daily cardio whilst sitting down and relaxing. FIR therapy promotes cardiovascular condition in a manner similar to aerobic activity, as your core body temperature rises, your physiological responses are triggered with an increased heart rate, metabolic rate and cardiac output. The increased heart rate and blood circulation that occurs is crucial for a healthy lifestyle and it does so without heightening blood pressure. FIR rays also induce the haemoglobins to release nitric oxide, which expands blood capillaries. This increases the blood circulation without straining the heart’s muscles, improving cardiovascular functions and lowering blood pressure with regular use. Daily sessions in the sauna are one of the best available alternatives to exercise especially for those who are unable to do so.
Fitness and Weight Loss
Zazen FIR also works to aid in weight management by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands. This results in a substantial caloric loss in each session, burning 600-900 calories in just 30 minutes. Due to the unsurpassed ability to expel toxins, this is an excellent way to lose weight and repair one's thyroid, which can often cause weight gain. The regular use of the sauna is as effective for burning calories as regular exercise, and all while sitting back and relaxing in the heat.
Nitric Oxide Synthesis
Nitric oxide acts as a signal molecule to elicit vasodilatation of the blood vessels. It promotes expansion of the capillaries and allows the blood to get into needed areas to increase circulation and reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks. As we age, we lose 85% of our ability to produce nitric oxide which is why we are more at risk of health-related issues when we get older. However, with sauna therapy there is a 40- fold increase in the production of nitric oxide in the body. A high concentration of this has also been identified as a primary defence mechanism against tumour cells, which may help inhibit cancer cell growth. It is a key regulator in our body and is critical to numerous biological processes including vasodilation, neurotransmission and immunity. On top of all of that, it is also a beneficial neurotransmitter in the brain and peripheral autonomic nervous system, it turns on the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting a deep rest to the body, causing the body to truly become unstressed and allowing deep relaxation which nourishes and heals the body effortlessly.
Far infrared therapy (FIR) has been used successfully in providing pain relief to those suffering from bursitis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, muscle spasms, sprains, ankylosing spondylitis as well as those with chronic fatigue and other muscular-skeletal ailments. Through extensive warming of tissues, Far infrared therapy stimulates the dilation of peripheral blood vessels, encouraging microcirculation,therefore supplying more oxygen to injured tissues in cartilage, joints and musculoskeletal tissues thus relieving pain, diminishing inflammation and speeding the healing of many of these ailments. FIR’s anti-inflammatory properties inhibit and slow down inflammation, protect the cells and have regulatory properties. Pain relief induced by a sauna was attributed to an increase in the release of these anti-inflammatory compounds such as noradrenaline, adrenaline, cortisol, and growth hormones, as well as an increase in positive stress on the body, causing it to release natural pain-killing endorphins. A combination of multidisciplinary treatment and repeated FIR thermal therapy may be a promising method for treatment of chronic pain, alleviating rheumatic pain and improving joint mobility.
Throughout history and into this modern age, heat has always been used as a form of inactivation of microbial cells. Fevers are a natural healing response of the body and artificially induced fevers can have extraordinary effects on our health. By slightly raising our core body temperature, our body produces a natural biological defence to rid itself of invading pathogens. Our immune functions are improved by 40% when we increase our core body temperature by just 1 degree Celsius. Exposure to Far Infrared heat is known to do just this by elevating our core body temperature from 1 to 3 degrees Celsius, setting into motion a series of mechanisms that regulate our immune system.
An often overlooked concept, preventative healthcare is one of the most important factors we should focus on when it comes to our health. Preventative measures against harmful diseases are the best way to avoid an infection or virus entering our body. Not only is it more cost-effective to funnel resources into prevention, but it also fosters a wellness-focused lifestyle. The FIR offers an astounding range of therapeutic benefits that can help build our body’s immune system and prevent diseases and illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and hypertension, with regular use. It is important to remember that it is much easier to prevent a disease from coming into our bodies than fighting it off once it has entered, and the FIR can make this an easy daily part of your lifestyle.
As we get older, the growth hormone within our bodies starts to decrease, this causes loss of mass and increase of body fat muscles. Regular use of FIR saunas is one of the few methods that brings about a significant rise in the level of growth hormone in the body, giving us the ability to better maintain our lean body tissue and boosting our bone density whilst decreasing fat tissues. FIR saunas promote healthy circulation that not only revives our skin, but also gives us a healthy, youthful and vibrant glow by allowing our body to produce more DHEA - the anti-aging hormone. The deep sweat from the sauna cleanses the skin by eliminating the build-up of toxins and pollutants, while also reducing the look of wrinkles and increasing collagen for better elasticity. In addition to all of those benefits, the FIR rays also improve circulation by oxygenating and hydrating the cells and organs.
The human body doesn’t discriminate between the big and little stressful situations that we feel everyday. A typical stress reaction begins a cascade of 1400 chemical events in our body. If left unchecked, these reactions can cause premature ageing, impairment of cognitive function and loss of energy. Sitting in an FIR sauna helps keep stress at bay by maintaining a healthy level of cortisol (stress hormones) which allows deep relaxation to take place. It does so by assisting the body in switching from the ‘fight or flight’ state to the ‘rest and relax’ state. Each 20 to 30 minute sweat session gives your body a chance to let go of everything we deal with on a daily basis, it is a short but effective way to practice self-care in this ever changing, fast paced world.
Regular use of a FIR sauna is essential in promoting muscle recovery, reducing tension and eliminating performance inhibiting toxic burdens from the body. It minimises injury downtime for damaged tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve endings while expediting recovery by increasing blood circulation and vasodilation of blood vessels. It speeds up oxygen delivery to the distressed area and removes toxins and lactic acid. This enhanced cell regeneration gives more energy and stamina, and is one of the most effective ways to cool down after any athletic activity.
Our selection of FIR Saunas
Zazen Far Infrared Saunas come in two models to suit your individual needs. The standard cabin comfortably seats 1 to 2 individuals, whilst the family cabin seats up to 4. All units harness the benefits of Far Infrared rays and can also be upgraded with Scalar with a choice of a 10 core or 20 core Scalar Generator system. It is truly an all-in-one compact, user-friendly thermal system.
Our FIR sauna cabins are made of high-quality, toxin and resin-free, Canadian hemlock wood. Far infrared rays are sensitive to different materials, we use hemlock as it is the safest and most suitable when paired with FIR energy. It’s durability makes for a long-lasting product, which will serve as a worthy investment.
At ZHS we pride ourselves on integrating technology as a medium to promote a healthy lifestyle based on holistic wellness. We are the sole provider of the World’s First Scalar Balanced Far Infrared Sauna for both home and commercial use.
Standard Cabin (1-2 Seater)
1200 x 1170 x 1900 (mm)
- Basic Cabin - RM10,500.00
- Executive Cabin - RM14,900.00
Upgraded with 10 Core Scalar Generator
- Premium Cabin - RM17,745.00
Upgraded with 20 Core Scalar Generator
*Pricing is not inclusive of delivery and installation charges.
Family Cabin (3- 4 Seater)
1500 x 1500 x 600 x 600 x 1250 x 1900 (mm)
- Basic Cabin - RM14,100.00
- Executive Cabin - RM18,690.00
Upgraded with 10 Core Scalar Generator
- Premium Cabin - RM21,525.00
Upgraded with 20 Core Scalar Generator
*Pricing is not inclusive of delivery and installation charges.
How long can I sit in a FIR sauna ?
The most important thing to keep in mind when you're starting out on far infrared therapy is to go slow. Your body needs time to get accustomed to the infrared therapy and once you start getting used to it you can gradually adjust the length of your session in accordance to what your body needs. We recommend starting with a 20 minute session and to increase it up to a 30 minute session per sitting. Listen to your body, it will guide you!
How often can I sit in a FIR sauna?
Far Infrared saunas are safe to use on a daily basis, but do keep it to once a day. Similar to an exercise regime, the more you use, the sooner you see the results. On average, most people partake in 20-30 minute sessions, 3-4 times a week. There is no specific time of day to use the sauna, you can use it anytime that suits your schedule.
How should I prepare for my Far Infrared sauna experience?
With all the sweating, it’s important to come to each session well-hydrated and to rehydrate after. Proper hydration is a crucial component to sauna use.
One of the principal benefits of sauna use is the improvement in blood circulation. This can be counteracted if you consume a heavy meal beforehand, due to the blood being primarily concentrated in the digestive system. If eating a heavy meal beforehand cannot be avoided, you should wait at least 1-2 hours prior to your session. However, if you have the choice, choose a lighter meal that can be easily digested.
Will I go through any healing crisis that I need to take note?
Healing crisis is the result of the body’s system acting together to eliminate waste products and set the stage for regeneration, a temporary discomfort during the body's process of detoxification.During the crisis, a recurrence of symptoms from long-forgotten illnesses may also occur. Symptoms of a healing crisis vary from one person to another. Healing crisis symptoms can include headaches, nausea, lethargic, low-grade fever and diarrhea. This may be followed by uneasiness or discomfort to the body. In such cases, it is advised to continue usage as such symptoms usually last between 3 to 5 days . However, should this persist, please discontinue usage temporarily before continuing later.
Are there any contra-indications for this product?
It is considered inadvisable to raise the core body temperature in someone with adrenal suppression and systemic lupus erythematosus or multiple sclerosis by some authorities. If you have any one of the conditions stated above, please do not sit in the sauna.
Far Infrared Sauna use is also not recommended for someone who is pregnant, children under 12, those with hemophilia and those under the influence of alcohol.
For someone with metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants, implanted silicone or silicone prosthesis, heart pacemaker or heart related implants, it is advisable to consult with your physician prior to using the FIR sauna.
Should you have any medical conditions, please consult your physician concerning it. Do not attempt to self-treat any disease without direct supervision from your physician.
Are children allowed to use the FIR sauna?
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults, as such we would recommend that children below 12 not to use the sauna. However, should you feel inclined to let your child experience the benefits of FIR sauna, we recommend it is best you check with your pediatrician.
Why is an infrared sauna better than a regular one?
The infrared band in the spectrum of light is what we perceive as heat. It makes the body sweat at lower temperatures than the ones needed for regular convection heated saunas, so people tolerate it better. Because FIR penetrates deeper (up to 3 inches) it mobilizes and burns fat, which not only helps with weight loss but with detoxification as well, since many of the toxins we absorb are surrounded and trapped by fat.
Infrared saunas are also smaller and easier to install than regular saunas, and are more affordable.
Where should I install the unit?
All you need is a power socket and ample space to fit your choice of the cabin. It is best installed indoors, in bedrooms or home-gyms. It can also be installed in the balconies as long as it's covered and protected from the elements and gives you enough privacy to enjoy your session. It is however not recommended to place the unit where it is exposed to elements such as water or direct sunlight.
How long does it take to install the unit?
It takes about 60 to 90 minutes to install the unit.
Can the equipment be moved from one place to another?
Yes. Zazen’s Scalar Balanced FIR sauna is a portable thermal system. it can be moved from one location to the other. It would be best to contact our representatives to assist you on this.
What sort of ongoing maintenance is required?
Almost zero maintenance. To keep the inside clean, you can periodically wipe the walls, floor or benches with a damp cloth. Do not use any form of cleansing agents as it might release toxic fumes in interaction with the heat
How is my FIR sauna delivered into my house?
FIR cabins will be delivered into your room of choice & installed. We will dispatch orders within 5 - 7 working days if not earlier. We will contact you to make a delivery appointment to suit your schedule.
Our selection of FIR Saunas
I am the happiest person on Earth! A year ago, I suffered back pain; when I went for a checkup I was asked to undergo an MRI and it showed that I had a disc misalignment. It was already at a critical stage and I couldn't escape the surgery. In March 2011 I had my disc between L4 and L5 removed and replaced with silicon. I had to go through physiotherapy from time to time, however, it did not relieve the pain. Due to this I had to undergo another procedure called Epidural & Radio Frequency, yet the pain stayed. Finally early in 2012, I came to know about the Zazen FIR. I decided to give Zazen FIR a shot and kept coming back for the sessions. It’s a miracle! The pain gradually disappeared and I felt much healthier. Finally, I decided to get one for myself. Now, I can do all the house chores, continue my daily activities and do what I enjoy doing - travelling, gardening and cooking.
I had thoughts that this would be the tool that can help me to live to 100. I feel more energetic, and so much more healthier. What I love best about Zazen FIR is that we get a good sweat minus the breathing difficulty that usually comes with other saunas. I strongly encourage you to use it.
The benefit of the FIR method is threefold. Medical, Aesthetics, Therapeutic - All of which I felt even upon first usage. Repeated sessions in the cabin continue to reinforce the multiple rewards one receives from each 30 minute session. For those concerned with upkeep and maintenance of wellness and well-being, the FIR satisfies on both counts and more.
I have been using FIR for more than a year now and what really has improved is my skin condition. I used to suffer from psoriasis and eczema and over time this has become more under control. This has made me more confident and I hardly use any topical medications for it today. In addition my energy levels are getting better and I can see the difference if i dont sit in the cabin for a few days.
I was introduced to Zazen FIR when I was in the midst of going through my menopause. My moods flared up and I was also going through a lot of emotional distress with my eczema taking a turn for the worse during this time. When I started using the Zazen FIR, within 14 sessions I began noticing a lot of improvement especially on my skin. My pigmentation became less visible and I saw a lot of improvement on my eczema. Mood flares became lesser and lesser with each use. I enjoy FIR very much. I feel so much better, healthier and lighter. I feel young again. I would recommend Zazen FIR to everyone.
I was recommended by a friend to try out the Zazen FIR. I began using it twice a week and experienced marvellous perspiration of passive workout - non sticky! My skin glows and it's very good for my cardio as I have low stamina for most physical exercises. What I like best is that it's so easy to use. I would definitely tell my family and friends to try it, you’d feel so good.
Sebagai spa konsultan saya memilih Zazen Far Infrared berbanding sauna lain kerana teknologi yang digunakan oleh Zazen FIR adalah lain daripada sauna yang biasa. FIR Zazen mempunyai teknologi yang memberikan manfaat holistik kepada kesihatan kita memandangkan ianya merangkumi teknologi Scalar bersamanya. Sebagai pengguna pula saya mempunyai masalah berat badan, ketidakstabilan hormon dan metabolisma yang rendah. Penggunaan kerap cabin Zazen FIR ini menolong dalam penstabilan hormon dan penurunan berat badan dari 79.6kg kepada 73kg dalam masa 2 bulan sahaja.
The FIR Thermal System is not a conventional sauna that only gives heat and sweat. FIR helps me to be with myself in each 30 mins session. To be aware of the happenings within my body, feeling every part of my body let go of the nervous tension, aches and pains. I have an increase in energy level and maintaining my weight. I feel younger with each use. My clients love the FIR too.
I am a mother of 3 active boys and usually feel tired and restless. When I was introduced to FIR in 2009, I maintained it until now because FIR gives me more energy, focus and weight loss, I can feel the difference in just 2 months. It is also a way for me to spend quality time with my husband alone without being interrupted by my children. I'm glad that I’ve found FIR and with my hectic life and being a mother, I actually have some free time just for me.
When my daughter installed the FIR in the house, my husband was very wary of it. It took him a while to start using it. Now he raves about its greatness & proudly shows all his friends who visit us and promotes it. He finds it has reduced his varicose veins, his hypertension problems as he is now off medication and his quality of sleep has improved.
I would strongly recommend the Zazen FIR Thermal System to all my family and friends. I had a serious problems with my skin which has worsened because it is so sensitive. It was also difficult for me to sweat. Within just 3 sessions, I noticed I could easily sweat and that I had never felt this good before. After 3 months of continuous use, my skin condition has improved tremendously. No more break-outs, my skin has become smoother and more supple. Maintaining my weight with Zazen FIR became effortless. I recommend this to all. Must give it a try!
I have been suffering from muscle pain in my left thigh for more than a year. With massages and other therapies, there was no improvement. However, after just 5 sessions in Zazen FIR, the muscle pain has completely disappeared and healed. I feel more energetic and fresh after each FIR sauna session.