An infrared sauna uses light to create heat. Sometimes, it is called a far-infrared sauna because infrared wawes fall on the light spectrum. An infrared sauna heats directly the body, without warming the air. An infrared sauna is accessible to people who can’t tolerate high temperature in conventional saunas. Because of that, many people ask: does it have health benefits?

Medical studies about infrared sauna

According to Brent A. Bauer, M.D. says that several studies looked at using infrared saunas and traditional saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems. In future, it is necessary to separate studies with infrared saunas and traditional saunas.

However, no adverse effect has been reported with infrared saunas on high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, etc. If you’re considering trying a sauna for relaxation, we recommend an infrared sauna.

Dr. Amy Myers explains that there are three different infrared levels.

  1. Near – used for wound healing and increased immune function
  2. Middle – increase circulation and promoting muscle relaxation
  3. Far – used for detoxification purposes

To be sure

When you enter the infrared sauna for the first time, start with 4-minute sessions at 160-180°F. With enough sauna experience, you can stay longer in the infrared sauna, but not more than 20 minutes.

Benefits of infrared sauna

  1. Sweating

    The best method of detoxification is sweating. That is the way of eliminating toxins from the body. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins, says Dr. Amy Myers.

  2. Stress release

    Burn your stress with the infrared waves. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tensions in the body.

  3. Melt the pain

    Increased circulation relieve muscle aches and joint pain.

  4. Better circulation

    As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. In the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise, says Dr. Amy Myers.