Unlike a traditional sauna, an infrared sauna doesn't heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps (that use infrared radiation) to directly warm your body. The infrared lamps penetrate your tissue, and heat up your body before heating up the air around you. An infrared sauna typically operates at a lower temperature (between 120-140 degrees) than a traditional sauna (between 150-180 degrees). Saunas have been used for centuries to help treat all sorts of ailments and chronic conditions. Some of the biggest benefits are highlighted below!
The benefits of using an infrared sauna are very similar to what you'll experience in a traditional sauna. These include:
relief from sore muscles
relief from joint pain such as arthritis
clear and tighter skin
help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome
Drink Water: Make sure to bring a bottle of water with you to your session. You can even bring it in with you if you're sensitive to high heat.
Clothing: Please make sure to bring your bathing suit and a towel for your sauna session.
Pay attention to the temperature: The sauna temperature can range between 100-140 degrees. For your first time, start with 100 degrees. You can gradually work your way up to a higher temperature at a rate that you can tolerate.
Length of Session: First-time sauna users should start with a 20 minute session. You can add time at future sessions until you reach the recommended length of 30 minutes. Don't risk dehydration by staying in too long!
What you can do while enjoying your sauna session: Relax! You can read, listen to music, or meditate.
How often to use the sauna: In order to obtain the best benefit from your sauna sessions, we recommend using it 3 times a week. If you are able to tolerate more than this, there's no reason you can't visit us daily!
When your sauna session is over: Take your time to cool down. Now that you have rid your body of all the bad toxins, join us for an IV and replenish your system with the good stuff!!
- Avoid using an infrared sauna if you've been drinking alcohol.
- If you feel ill or have a fever, it's best to wait to use the sauna until you're feeling better.
- Using an infrared sauna will cause you to sweat a lot, so you may feel lightheaded when you stand up. If this happens, make sure you get up slowly and sit down once you leave the sauna. Drink water immediately after finishing your session and wait for your body to cool down before doing anything else.
- In extreme cases, some people may experience overheating (heat stroke and heat exhaustion) or dehydration.
If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by your doctor before your first session. Even though infrared saunas have been found to be fairly safe, you don't want to take any chances when it comes to your health and safety.