Is a Sauna For Me?
What is an infrared sauna?
An infrared sauna, sometimes called a far-infrared sauna ("far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum), is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat.
How do I use a sauna?
Using an infrared sauna is easier than you think.
Always remember to drink plenty of fluids prior to, during, and after your infrared sauna session. Begin by preheating your infrared sauna to the desired temperature.
How long do I wait for it to preheat?
Let your infrared sauna preheat 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of your infrared sauna and the room temperature.
What temperature should I set my infrared sauna at?
The most common temperatures for beginners will be in the range of 110° F to 118° F. Try a temperature within this range to find what feels comfortable for you.
What should I do to prepare to use my infrared sauna?
While you are waiting for your sauna to preheat, you can prepare for your sauna session in a few ways.
Taking a warm bath/shower or doing some light physical exercises will prep your body for the infrared sauna session.
The idea behind this is to raise your body temperature to begin sweating sooner.
Now you are ready to begin your session!
(When entering the infrared sauna, we suggest getting down to your birthday suit. Infrared rays have difficulty penetrating clothing :))
How many sessions should I start with?
Start with one or two infrared sauna session(s) per week.
We recommend to take two towels inside the infrared sauna with you, one to sit on and the other to wipe away your sweat.
Don't forget your water to drink!
Adjust the timer to 15 to 20-minute session.
Gradually, you can increase this time with future sessions.
What do I do in an infrared sauna?
Use your session to relax, meditate, and escape from your everyday stress.
Enjoy the benefits of your infrared sauna as you detox your body through sweat. Massage areas of the body that ache to relieve sore and tense muscles.
From time to time, wipe off the excess sweat to allow for more intense sweating.
* If at any time you feel dizzy, sleepy, or any discomfort, exit the sauna immediately.
What do I do when I'm finished?
After your sauna session is over, turn the power off and sit in the infrared sauna with the door opened slightly for about 10 minutes and let your body cool down.
Although the sauna heat emitters are turned off, your body will still continue to perspire, this is normal.
Wait to exit the sauna! Standing up immediately will put extra strain on your body!
Once your body has cooled down, you can exit the sauna.
Wait at least 20 minutes before taking a warm shower to rinse the sweat from your body.
Remember to drink plenty of fluids!
What is the difference between traditional steam saunas and infrared saunas?
Infrared saunas do not use steam but rely fully on the heat from the infrared heaters.
Traditional steam saunas provide heat when water is poured over the heated rocks, thus producing steam.
What is the difference between a traditional dry sauna and an infrared sauna?
Dry saunas are essentially a sauna minus the humidity.
Are infrared saunas safe?
Infrared heat does not heat up the room but instead is directly absorbed by a person's body.
The effect is similar to sitting in the sunshine, where a person may feel quite warm even though the room temperature itself is cool.
An infrared sauna is a dry sauna, using only a heater to create beneficial effects, whereas wet saunas use hot water poured on rocks to produce steam.
The dangers of infrared saunas are generally the same as those of wet saunas and involve excess heat.
Are there health benefits to using an infrared sauna?
Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals like mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals.
The benefits don’t stop there.
With infrared sauna technology, you can also lose weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin.