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What is an infrared sauna and what should I know about it?

Updated: Mar 21

1. What is an infrared sauna?


An infrared sauna uses infrared light to penetrate the body, creating heat and inducing whole-body hyperthermia on a cellular level, resulting in sweating.


2. What are the benefits of using an infrared sauna?


Using an infrared sauna helps eliminate toxins from the body, such as toxic drugs, pollutants, pesticides, and heavy metals. This detoxification process improves the immune system and overall health. Additionally, sweating in an infrared sauna increases metabolic rate, reduces stress, and burns over 600 calories per session. Other benefits include improved circulation, lymphatic drainage, cardiovascular health, pain reduction, weight loss, skin rejuvenation, and decreased stress and cortisol levels. These health benefits accumulate with repeated exposure to infrared light.


3. Is an infrared sauna similar to a regular steam sauna?


No, an infrared sauna differs from a regular steam sauna. In an infrared sauna, the body is heated by invisible light rather than the surrounding air. This makes it more comfortable and allows for longer sessions compared to traditional steam saunas.


4. Can an infrared sauna help with anti-aging?


Yes, an infrared sauna is effective in reducing wrinkles, crow's feet, and improving overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity, and firmness.


5. Is an infrared sauna safe?


Yes, using an infrared sauna is safe and does not cause the skin to burn.


6. Are there any concerns about electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in an infrared sauna?


EMFs are low-level energy emissions that come from objects using electricity. While infrared saunas are powered by electricity, the technology used in our saunas keeps EMF levels extremely low and virtually 0mg. Our ELS levels in the sauna are 3 to 5 times below the threshold of concern, This is well below the safety standard proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, which is 3 mgs. Therefore, our infrared saunas are safe from EMFs and ELF.


7. Is there evidence supporting the effectiveness of infrared saunas?


Yes, several studies have shown the effectiveness of infrared saunas. Some of these studies include "Far-infrared saunas for treatment of cardiovascular risk factors" and "The effects of repeated thermal therapy on quality of life in patients with type II diabetes mellitus."


8. How long should each infrared sauna session be?


We recommend starting with 30 to 40-minute sessions. You will have a total of 50 minutes in the sauna room, allowing time to freshen up and change after the session. It's important to note that sweating and detoxification continue for 30 to 60 minutes after leaving the sauna, so it is advised not to shower immediately afterward to maximize the benefits of the detoxification process. We offer our signature essential cool washcloths to wipe off toxins and leave you feeling refreshed and clean.


9. What should I wear in the sauna?


You can wear a bathing suit or go nude with a towel in the sauna. Each sauna room is private, so you will be alone or with a known partner.


10. How should I prepare for my infrared sauna experience?


To ensure proper hydration, it is important to come to each session well-hydrated and avoid alcohol consumption or being hungover. You can purchase water or bring your own. Two towels are provided for your use as well as a cold essential towel.


11. Is the sauna clean?


Yes, our saunas are sanitized after each use. The infrared light used in the sauna also kills bacteria and airborne germs.


12. How many people can fit in your sauna?


Our sauna is spacious and comfortable for private or couples sessions. Up to 4 people will fit into the sauna.


13. Can children use the infrared sauna?


In general, children above the age of 12 can use the infrared sauna for a brief session. However, prepubescent children may not be able to regulate their body temperature through proper sweat production as effectively as adults. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with a primary care provider before allowing children to use the infrared sauna.


14. Who should not use the infrared sauna?


The use of an infrared sauna is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 12, individuals who cannot tolerate extreme temperatures, those with hemophilia, fever, melasma, insensitivity to heat, or those under the influence of alcohol or who abuse alcohol.


Now that you know all of the amazing benefits of infrared saunas, when are you going to schedule your first session? If you’re ready to evolve, you can book your first session for only $20.


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