How is an infrared sauna different? Instead of heating the air, the rays can penetrate deep within the body, warming you without the suffocating high heat environment of a traditional sauna.
Some of the benefits include improved cardiovascular health, detoxification (through sweat) and relaxation.
What is Infrared Sauna Therapy?
Historically, sauna cleansing has been used as a healing therapy to prevent and treat many different types of disease. Hot Air Baths and Sweat Lodges have been used for thousands of years.
In an Infrared Sauna, infrared rays are used to penetrate your body and heat you up from within. This is different from a typical or steam sauna, that heats the air around you. An infrared sauna works best between 40 and 60 degree Celsius, as anything above 60C negates the infrared rays benefits.
By raising your core body temperature, you are creating an artificial fever and your body goes into overdrive to cool itself back down, doing so by sweating (perspiration). This promotes many positive things happening in the body.
What are the benefits of an Infrared Sauna?
Total body perspiration is one of the fastest ways to cleanse the body. Many other benefits to an Infrared Sauna include :
• Improved circulation throughout the entire body
• Weight loss
• Boost immune system
• Relieve muscle tension
• Relieve joint pain
• Helps with congestion, making breathing easier
• Overall relaxation
What do I need to know before my Infrared Sauna session?
You have the option of booking a 30 minute or a 60 minute session. If you are new to Infrared Saunas, we suggest starting with 30 minutes and building up to 60 minutes. Some individuals might not sweat the first couple of times in an infrared sauna session. This is completely normal, you are still receiving the benefits of the infrared rays.
We will provide you with two towels : one to sit on and one to put on the floor. You can either go in naked or in your bathing suit/underwear. Note that you might be drenched in sweat by the end of your session, it’s not a good idea to go in fully clothed.
You have the option of putting music on (you can pair your phone to the bluetooth speakers), reading, meditating, etc in the sauna during your session.
Since it’s best to not shower immediately after a session, we will provide you with a washcloth to freshen up. Showering is best done after your body has cooled back down (you will continue to sweat and detoxify until your body temperature is back to normal).
Drink lots of water after your session to ensure you stay hydrated and to fully benefit from your session!