Lots of people love the effects of a traditional sauna but quickly find the heat to be a bit too much. Traditional saunas reach high ambient heat with lots of humidity, which can quickly become oppressive and uncomfortable. That is where the infrared sauna excels, creating an environment that is equally relaxing for your muscles without the downside of typical saunas.
Today we are going to discuss what an infrared sauna is, how it is different and some of the benefits.
What is an infrared sauna?
A regular sauna uses heat to warm the air around you, which in turn heats you up. An infrared sauna does not simply heat up the air but uses infrared energy to heat up your body. This special type of energy penetrates the body deeply to generate heat and stimulate sweat. Because infrared saunas do not simply create a lot of hot air to warm you up, the heat is less stifling.
Infrared saunas can also achieve remarkable results at lower temperatures that you would need in a traditional sauna. This makes the experience more comfortable, especially for those that have experienced lightheadedness or breathing trouble in traditional saunas due to the heat and humidity. So, with an infrared sauna session you get all the benefits without the discomfort.
Infrared sauna session benefits
Using an infrared sauna is easy, you simply sit and relax for 15 to 20 minutes. You will begin to warm up and quickly feel yourself start to relax. Some people describe this sensation as being like laying under the sun on a calm, sunny day. Muscle tension starts to release, and you will find yourself sinking into the relaxed feeling. Since there is no heavy humidity or extreme heat, you can fully relax without the oppressive feeling many people associate with traditional sauna sessions.
Using an infrared sauna can help with many problems, including evening out cortisol, your primarily stress hormone. Additional benefits include:
· Decreased joint pain
· Improved circulation
· Lower blood pressure
· Reduced muscle pain and soreness
· Relief from chronic fatigue syndrome
· Relief from insomnia
· Weight loss
Additionally, it has a detoxing effect, stimulating blood flow and sweat to purge pores and clear out toxins. People often find themselves feeling calm, loose, and completely relaxed after their time in our infrared sauna. If you’re curious about what it feels like, or just want to treat yourself to so much deserved self-care time, drop by and see what it’s like!