An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. This type of sauna is sometimes called a far-infrared sauna — "far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. Infrared saunas omit infrared light waves that create heat in the body, causing you to sweat and release stored “toxins.”
Some of the benefits of infrared saunas include:
- anti-aging effects
- increased detoxification
- anti-inflammatory effects
- pain reduction
- joint and muscle support
- helps wound healing
- boosts metabolism & energy
- better sleep
- weight loss
- helps the body cope better with stress
How does an Infrared sauna work?
Infrared saunas differ from conventional saunas because their light waves directly penetrate the skin but does not warm the air around you. The temperature in your body goes up quickly, yet the light has no effect on your surroundings.
An infrared sauna achieves its results at lower temperatures than a conventional sauna and people who can’t withstand high temperature, might tolerate infrared saunas better.
What to wear during my session?
You can wear your underwear or swimming costume. Please remove all jewellery.
How long will sessions last?
Does the infrared sauna emit EMFs?
The Infrared sauna emits very low amounts of EMFs. A gauss meter gives fluctuated readings between zero to four milligauss, where the body is located in the sauna. The Tourmaline stones also protects against negative energies such as EMFs.
If you are taking diuretics and beta blockers, they may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions, hypertension or hypotension, congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or on medication, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat.
Chronic conditions/ disease associated with a reduced ability to sweat
Parkinson’s, MS, central nervous system tumours and diabetes with neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
A person who has a fever should not use the sauna.
Pregnant women should consult with their GP before using the sauna fetal damage can occur with a certain elevated body temperature.
IN ALL SITUATIONS, HYDRATION IS REQUIRED FOR SAUNA USE