Infrared Sauna FAQ'S

An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses infrared heaters to emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat, which is absorbed by the surface of the skin. This type of sauna provides a gentle and soothing heat that promotes relaxation and detoxification.

An infrared sauna works by using infrared heaters to emit infrared light that is absorbed by the body. This light penetrates the skin and heats the body directly, rather than heating the air like traditional saunas. This allows for a more comfortable and efficient sauna experience.

Using an infrared sauna has numerous benefits, including:

  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Detoxification and improved circulation
  • Pain relief and muscle relaxation
  • Improved skin health and complexion
  • Weight loss and increased metabolism

The frequency of infrared sauna use depends on your personal preference and health goals. For general wellness and relaxation, using an infrared sauna 2-3 times a week is recommended. However, you can use it more frequently if desired, as long as you listen to your body and stay hydrated.

Yes, using an infrared sauna is generally safe for most people. However, it is always recommended to consult with your healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns. We always recommend to start on a lower temperature for your first time and build up your tolerance as your body adjusts when saunering on a regular basis.

Most people can safely use an infrared sauna. However, there are certain individuals who should avoid or consult with their healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna, including:

  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals with cardiovascular conditions
  • Those with certain skin conditions or open wounds
  • People who are sensitive to heat
  • Those with low blood pressure
  • If you've suffered a heart attack
  • If you have a pacemaker
  • You regularly use drugs/ steroids
  • You suffer from haemophilia, lupus or brain tumours

The recommended duration for an infrared sauna session is typically between 20-45 minutes. However, it is important to start with shorter sessions and gradually increase the time as your body adjusts to the heat. Remember to listen to your body and exit the sauna if you feel uncomfortable or lightheaded.

It is recommended to wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing or a towel while in an infrared sauna to allow for maximum heat absorption and comfort. Avoid wearing heavy clothing or jewelry that may interfere with the sauna experience.

Yes, it is generally safe to use an infrared sauna if you have tattoos. However, it is important to note that excessive heat exposure may cause temporary discomfort or irritation around the tattooed area. If you have any concerns, it is best to consult with your tattoo artist or healthcare provider.