AN INFRARED SAUNA IS A TYPE OF SAUNA THAT USES LIGHT TO CREATE HEAT. These saunas are sometimes called far-infrared saunas – “far’ describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum.
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Far infrared waves penetrate into our body and activate the sweat glands. The sweat glands are one of the tools that the body has at hand to eliminate toxins. By raising the body's core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20 percent toxins versus only 3 percent toxins with a traditional sauna.
The efficacy of infrared waves is very broad and the subject of recent study by NASA. Among the infrared waves, the far infrared rays, are especially good for the human body. These waves have the potential to penetrate 1.5 to 2 inches or more into the body allowing for deep heat and raise your core body temperature from deep inside. Many feel energetically rejuvenated and balanced from contact with far infrared waves. It is also believed that far infrared waves help improve blood circulation and recovery from fatigue. With the deeper penetration, full spectrum infrared will raise your core body temperature faster, aids in wound healing by bringing more blood to the affected area, helps reduce inflammation and much more.
The temperature inside an infrared sauna is adjustable and averages a comfortable 100°F to 140 °F. These lower temperatures allow you to sweat faster and to tolerate a longer sauna session offering greater therapeutic benefit. Typical sessions last 20 to 40 minutes and can be repeated once or twice during the day to maximize the benefits. Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like conventional saunas.
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1. What is an Infrared Sauna?
An infrared sauna is more invigorating and energizing than a traditional sauna. Instead of using steam it uses infrared light. This healing light is a light we can’t see with our eyes. Infrared light helps cells regenerate! Just because you can’t see the light, doesn’t mean you can’t see the benefits!
2. What is the difference between a Traditional Sauna and a Far Infrared Sauna?
Infrared heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. Infrared heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally. Traditional saunas raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely warm air. Infrared saunas work differently. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, infrared saunas heat the body directly. The result is deeper tissue penetration. In an infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.
3. Is an Infrared Sauna right for me?
If you’re an athlete, weekend warrior, or just seeking better health and wellness, an infrared sauna can help you achieve your greatest potential. It helps with muscle healing, body detoxification, as well as pain! If you are wondering how we can help you achieve better health, contact us today!
4. Is using an Infrared Sauna safe?
Yes. Unlike ultraviolet light, which can be harmful, infrared light helps cells regenerate. It will cause you to sweat, so hydration is important. We provide water to all of our customers to make sure you don’t overheat. Because of the extreme temperature, you shouldn’t take psychedelic drugs or drink alcohol before your sessions. If you are pregnant, you should not use the sauna, because extreme temperatures can be dangerous during early development of the fetus. If you have lupus or MS, and are taking steroids, check with your doctor before using infrared light treatment.
5. Should I wear sunscreen?
No. Infrared light doesn’t damage the skin the way ultraviolet light does. In fact, it is recommended you avoid wearing any lotions, as they can prevent you from feeling as invigorated and refreshed, because they interfere with your ability to sweat.
6. How hot will the sauna get?
The infrared light will heat your body evenly, from within. You’ll have a refreshing sweat that removes impurities, but the air isn’t damp and heavy like a traditional steam sauna. We adjust our recommended temperature based on your personal health goals, but most people find between 120-130 degrees F to be optimal. If you begin to find it too hot, you can open the door to let some fresh air in and cool down.
7. How long is a session?
Our team will work with you to determine the best length of time for your specific needs. We currently offer 20- and 40-minute sessions. We recommend most people start with a session of 30 minutes, but that time can be adjusted based on individual health goals.
8. Is the sauna private?
Yes! We use two-person sauna that you may use by yourself or with someone else if you’d like, in a modern, calming, enclosed room. This way you can change clothes, sauna, and towel off in private. If you are concerned about privacy, simply call ahead and our helpful staff will provide instructions.
9. What do I need to bring?
We provide towels to all of our infrared sauna clients. We recommend you use the sauna with no clothing, to get the greatest benefit from the infrared light. Of course, you can wear whatever makes you most comfortable. Afterwards, many people towel off and put their clothes back on, but you can also bring a change of clothes if you wish.
10. Is it clean?
Yes. Our sauna is equipped with an Oxygen Ionizer that cleans pollutants from the air to sanitize the sauna. Our team also cleans the sauna after each use to prepare a fresh space for our clients to enjoy a deep and relaxing health experience.
11. Do I need to book appointments ahead of time?
Yes we strongly recommend booking in advance. You can book appointments online or by calling the office 956-267-8505.