If you’re a wellness lover like us, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about infrared sauna treatments. Or, more realistically, you’ve probably seen images of them grace your Instagram feed. While models and everyday folks are getting in on the sweaty trend, you might be wondering whether or not these saunas are actually worth the hype. And hey, you’re not alone. As with any highly touted treatment, it’s sensible to consider whether or not the oft-posted-about benefits are actually real or just a figment of an influencer’s paid-for reality.
Ahead, you’ll learn what an infrared sauna is and what benefits it can deliver to help you decide if it’s something you want to explore further.
What Is an Infrared Sauna?
An infrared sauna is a wooden box equipped with infrared heaters that are designed to detoxify and heal the body, boost mood, and more. Unlike traditional saunas that feature steam or dry heat to warm a room, infrared saunas use infrared heat lamps in confined spaces to raise body temperature directly.
Infrared heat is very gentle.The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional (hot rock or steam) saunas—which operate at well in excess of 200°F—infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 100°-150°F, which is why it’s less likely to interfere with breathing and more likely to be manageable for an entire 60-minute session’s duration.
Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue versus simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20 percent toxins versus only 3 percent toxins with a traditional sauna.
Some of these benefits:
- Helps release toxins which you then sweat out
- Brings oxygen and nutrients to the surface of the skin
- Stimulates collagen
- Burns calories
- Relieves pain
- Promotes circulation
- Boosts mood
Book your infrared sauna treatment session with The Body Cave today!