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What is an Infrared Sauna?

Unlike traditional saunas that use steam in the air to heat your body, the Relax Sauna uses invisible, far infrared light to heat your body directly. Infrared light is a part of the full spectrum of light coming from the sun. The infrared light is invisible, but felt as heat. Infrared waves are easily absorbed by the body, increasing the body’s temperature from the inside out. This produces a deeper sweat and does not rely on high external temperatures to induce sweating. Far infrared saunas work by emitting a certain bandwidth of energy that resonates with the water and organic cells of the body. This pulsating of water molecules causes an increase in core temperature, which mobilizes the lymphatic system.

What are the Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Use?

The effects of far infrared go far beyond heat. Heating is good for the body especially in ridding infection and boosting the immune system.  The beneficial effects of saunas are well known, but by using a far infrared sauna you get the added benefits of:

  • increased energy production by cells

  • increased collagen and elastin production by the skin

  • increased circulation

  • burn calories and fat

  • increase muscle relaxation

  • speed injury recovery and relieve pain

  • boost metabolism

  • detoxifying release of heavy metals stored in the body's fat cells. 

  • improved insulin sensitivity

  • improved cognitive function and mental health

  • reduce inflammation

  • anti-aging benefits

Safety considerations:

  • Consult your physician if you are diagnosed with a cardiovascular condition.

  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you take any kind of medication, either prescribed or over-the-counter.

  • Do NOT use a sauna if you are pregnant, currently have an infection, injury, or acute illness accompanied by a fever.

  • Do NOT use a sauna if you are diagnosed with an inflammatory skin condition, bleeding disorder, or conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.

  • Do NOT consume alcohol before sauna use.

  • Sauna users should take care to drink sufficient fluids prior to and after sauna sessions and should consume electrolyte-rich foods post-sauna use, such as cooked spinach, avocado, tomatoes, fish, nuts, and seeds.

It is recommended that you talk with your doctor before using the infrared sauna. Far Infrared Sauna use may or may not be appropriate for you. Please consult your health care provider for medical advice. The information provided is for general information purposes only and does not address individual circumstances or medical conditions. Do not attempt to self-treat any disease with a Far infrared Sauna. 

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