An Infrared Sauna: A Personal Wellness Haven
Many people love to sweat in a sauna, but the problem is that some find it hard to stand the intense heat. Traditional saunas offer a temperature ranging between 70-90°C (158 - 195 °fahrenheit).
This is quite an extreme heat, we think you’d agree.
In addition, using a traditional sauna (sometimes referred to as a Finnish sauna) will often mean you share the space with strangers, and it's not like everyone is comfortable talking to strangers semi-naked whilst dripping in sweat.
Infrared saunas, however, are made for people who want to experience the sauna sweat in a relaxed manner with a more gentle heat.
You can control how hot the infra sauna cabin gets (dual control panel - inside and outside). Starting at around 30°C (86 °Fahrenheit) and slowly increasing the temperature as your body adapts to the infra heat.
Know More About This Kind Of Sauna
Unlike traditional saunas, where it makes you feel like you're literally inside an oven, infrared saunas will make you drip in sweat without that uncomfortable, stinging feeling caused by the intense heat.
Infrared heat penetrates your skin more gently and the heat also goes deeper, which effectively stimulates your sweat glands at lower temperatures.
Infrared saunas are truly your wellness haven anywhere in your home.
You can enjoy your sauna session by listening to your favorite podcasts or a golden oldie! Sit back and relax and feel the soft and comfortable warmth in your own oasis.
Sitting in a sauna cabin is like sunbathing, but minus the sunburn and the sand.
As you become more experienced with infrared heat, you can gradually increase the duration and the frequency of your sauna sessions.
Always remember you must hydrate before, during and after hopping in the sauna cabin to avoid dehydration.
This therapy uses sunlight energy for heating your body. The infrared frequency spectrum matches the bio-frequency of the human body.
The maximum heat with Tecoloy® 65°C (150 °fahrenheit).
It is strongly recommended to not set it to maximum heat during your first few weeks of sauna therapy.
7 Tips on Using This Therapy
If you are a beginner for this kind of therapy, Start with the minimum heat and lessen the session length, let say 10 to 15 minutes per session to start off with.
As you get acclimatised to the infrared heat, you can increase your session to 20 to 30 minutes, and with time try two sessions per day.
Do not use this therapy immediately after a meal.
You must wait at least 1 to 2 hours after eating. The recommended times for using sauna therapy is early in the morning and before going to sleep.
Stay hydrated to replace your body's electrolytes to avoid dehydration.
Staying hydrated is not limited to drinking plenty of water. Check out some of the creative tasty fluids that you can replace water with here.
Avoid overheating. If you experience a queasy stomach, dizziness, or start getting a headache, step out of the sauna cabin right away.
Warm up. Stretch your arms, legs, neck, back area, etc. before and during your far infrared sauna session.
By stretching, you can increase your body flexibility, range of motion, and reduce chronic stiffness and problem areas, to get the most out of our session.
If you are getting uncomfortable with the current temperature of your sauna cabin, open the door for a minute to let in some fresh air.
After your session, let your body relax and cool down before taking a shower.
5 Facts About Infrared Sauna Therapy
You may not experience immediate sweating during your first 2-3 sauna sessions.
An increase in your heartbeat of up to 30% above the resting pulse is normal, and you have nothing to worry about unless you suffer from any medical or heart condition that requires keeping your pulse rate lower.
As your body's core temperature reaches 38°C (100 °fahrenheit ), cellulite and watery fat deposits begin breaking up.
You don't need to be in your birthday suit or a bathing suit. Far infrared heat can penetrate through your clothing!
Using this therapy 2 to 3 times a day with 20 to 30-minute sessions might induce hyperthermia, which will strengthen your immune system. In addition, it might help any flu or cold.
At a low-intensity heat level, it penetrates deeper into your tissue, which can help your skin look better, tighter and general skin wellness.
Comparative studies have shown how sauna therapy can improve skin elasticity, overall skin tone, and firmness. These processes help in promoting anti-aging effects and benefits.
Sauna usage stimulates the cardiovascular system. As your body works to cool itself, your heart rate, metabolic and cardiac output increase. Weight loss begins at 60°C (140 °fahrenheit).
Far infrared rays induce deep relaxation by relieving muscle tension and promoting overall stress reduction.
IR sauna increases your body’s core temperature, then reduces it to a low, comfortable intensity level. It improves vascular access flow, reaching toxins at the cellular level. Detoxification is highly achieved at around 55°C (130°fahrenheit).
This therapy provides natural pain relief by reducing inflammation and swelling. It promotes cellular repair.
Infrared saunas are called a personal wellness haven because you can enjoy overall health benefits in the comfort of your home.
Lower blood pressure, reduction in inflammation and pain are some key health benefits you can enjoy from a sauna sesh.
During this time of global pandemic, it can be a risk sharing a sauna with people not in your social bubble.
Get healthy and relax your mind with the use of infrared heat. Place an order with BathBliss and get your sweat on at-home!