Personal sauna or MRI chamber?

This thermo system looks like it belongs in a hospital.

In the health club Frontgate
In the hospital BVHS

As fond as we are of massage chairs --and even more of massage beds --we'd be somewhat reluctant to surrender our bodies to this personal sauna for fear that we'd be entering an MRI scan.

The "Solo System Sauna" uses infrared heat and electromagnetic waves that are concentrated on the parts of the body "where you need it most," according to its product literature. That sounds kind of frightening, especially when trapped in its "double dome" compartment that also resembles an iron lung.

On the other hand, maybe we're the ones that are out of sync. If people are willing to submit themselves to chambers like the " CelluBike ," the Solo can't be that bad; at least you can just lie there instead of pedalng.

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