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How An Infrared Sauna Works


You may have noticed that using an infrared sauna is trendy these days, but treating your health shouldn’t be just a trend. If you’re like most people, you want to fully understand how a new technology works before investing time and money in it. We have put together a brief primer on exactly what an infrared sauna is (and isn’t), and how it can improve your health and relaxation.

The Power of Light

Unlike traditional saunas, which use heated rocks to create steam that heats the air around you, infrared saunas use far infrared light. This light from a range of the visible spectrum heats your body directly without heating the air around you. This means that you can achieve the benefits of sauna use at lower temperatures and without steam. If you’ve used an infrared heating lamp for a pet, then you’ve used the same sort of light, except that the far infrared light systems used in an infrared sauna are more advanced.

What Are The Benefits?

Most people think of saunas as being something to use at the gym, or in a fancy club, but they’re also good for more than just athletes or tired businessmen. Regular sauna use can be beneficial for anyone who suffers from:

●chronic stress

●chronic pain


●type 2 diabetes


Why Not Use A Regular Sauna?

Traditional steam saunas are beloved by many and still in frequent use, even though their technology hasn’t substantially changed since their invention more than 1000 years ago. While many people enjoy them and find them relaxing, others are unable to reap the benefits because of the high temperature involved. Those with high blood pressure and heart problems or type 2 diabetes may be advised by their doctors to avoid steam saunas. This can be frustrating, because these are some of the same conditions that can be managed through regular sauna treatments. If your doctor has advised you not to use a steam sauna, chat with her about infrared because its lower heat and cheaper price point makes it more accessible.

You don’t need to forgo the benefits of regular sauna use just because you haven’t got the money to join a fancy club or the time to spend caring for a traditional steam room. With modern infrared sauna technology, anyone can enjoy increased health and wellness.


What Is An Infrared Sauna - www.mayoclinic.org

10 Sauna Tips For Beginners - www.visitfinland.com

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