All the Pain Relief and Rejuvenation of a Sauna, Without Traditional Sauna Discomfort
Infrared saunas utilize infrared lamps to warm your body from the inside rather than warming the air around you. This process is called electromagnetic radiation. With this treatment, you can get all of the sweating without the discomfort of an overly hot room.
Conditions Treated with the Infrared Sauna:
- Muscle pain
- Low energy levels
- Circulation issues
- Mottled skin
Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna
- Increased relaxation
- Clearer skin
- Improved mental clarity
- Better circulation
- Alleviated sore muscles & joints
- Boosts immune system function
- May provide relief to sore joints
- Potential better sleep when used before bed
WHAT TO EXPECT
- You use an infrared sauna the same as you would a traditional sauna.
- Be sure to hydrate properly beforehand.
- When entering the infrared sauna, dress in minimal clothing (most wear a bathing suit or a towel).
- If you’re just starting out, try a 10-15 minute session for your first time.
- You can work your way up to 20 minute or 30 minute sessions over the course of a few weeks.
- Many people use an infrared sauna daily or several times per week.
- To avoid feeling light-headed, be sure to sit down and let your body cool off after you leave the infrared sauna.
Why We Love It
You’re most likely familiar with a traditional sauna: the wooden box, the rocks, the heat and the humidity opens your pores and causes your body to try to cool itself by sweating profusely. It’s relaxing. It’s detoxifying. It downright feels great.
But the main reason we love cutting-edge infrared saunas is because they don’t bother heating up the air in a sauna. Instead, infrared saunas use infrared lamps to warm your body straight on in a process called electromagnetic radiation.
It’s a unique concept, but essentially the infrared panels heat up your body at a faster rate than they heat up the air, so you get all of the sweating without all of the heat.
One practical plus (from an energy and cost standpoint) is that the infrared saunas can work at a lower temperature than traditional saunas and some users claim the heat penetrates deeper into their body.
I was a big fan of traditional saunas, but over time I became too uncomfortable to enjoy the full benefits. Infrared saunas give you the best of both worlds. All the relief, none of the uncomfortable, sweaty room.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can You Use an Infrared Sauna Every Day?
When starting out, it’s best to give your body a few days to recover from using any kind of sauna or new heat treatment. If you tolerate every other day, work up to four days a week. If that goes well for you, then you can use the infrared sauna every day.
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Does an Infrared Sauna Get as Hot as a Traditional Sauna?
The infrared sauna itself does not get hot at all. It stays close to room temperature. The infrared lights, however, warm and penetrate your skin, which will induce sweating and your feeling of warmth. You’ll get a similar sensation and sweat as you would in a traditional sauna, without the entire sauna being warm.
What are the Main Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna Over a Traditional Sauna?
While both forms of sauna induce rest and relaxation, because an infrared sauna doesn’t rely on treating an entire enclosed area with extreme heat, many people say they are able to enjoy the sauna longer with the infrared lights, which increases your core temperature.
In addition, some people find traditional saunas uncomfortable. Many find that they are able to tolerate the infrared light panels without any discomfort.