All About Infrared Saunas
What is an infrared sauna?
Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps (that use electromagnetic radiation) to warm your body directly.
An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature (usually between 120˚F and 140˚F) than a traditional sauna, which is typically between 150˚F and 180˚F.
How to enjoy your session
Drink water. Make sure you’re hydrated before going into an infrared sauna. Drink a plenty of water before your session. You can also bring water into the sauna, especially if you’re sensitive to higher heats.
Length of time. For first-time users, start with 10 to 15 minutes. You can add time each session until you reach the suggested time of 20 to 30 minutes. Saunas come with a timer, so make sure to set it. You don’t want to stay in there too long and risk becoming dehydrated.
Clothing. How you dress is your choice. Some people will wear bathing suits, we recommend bringing a towel and change of clothes. We will have refreshing body wipes available.
What you can do while in the sauna. Relax, read, pray, listen to music, or visit with friends. Just don’t go to sleep.
After the session is over. When your session is done, it’s suggested that you take your time and let your body cool down. Once cooled down, feel free to take a shower or bath. Just make sure you are drinking plenty of water.
Number of sessions per week. We recommend using the sauna three days per week for maximum benefits, but you'll still receive benefits with occasional use! The supposed benefits of using an infrared sauna include:
relief from sore muscles
relief from joint pain such as arthritis
clear and tighter skin
help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome