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What Are Infrared Saunas And How Do They Work?

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Infrared light allows people to harness the power of light energy to heal their bodies. Some spas combine infrared technology with existing treatments to offer clients new ways to relax and heal their bodies. These are some common questions about infrared saunas that can help you learn more about this natural treatment:

1. What is an infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas utilize heat to promote relaxation, just like traditional saunas; the difference is that this heat is produced through infrared light. Infrared light is a type of light that cannot be seen with the naked eye. However, it's often used in conjunction with red light therapy, which means that you may see a red light when you visit an infrared sauna. During an infrared sauna session, your body will be bathed in infrared light while your eyes are protected with special goggles.

2. What are the benefits of an infrared sauna session?

Infrared light is thought to have many benefits. Because it's so successful at penetrating into the deep layers of the skin, infrared therapy can be used to treat muscle soreness and inflammation. Therefore, a trip to the infrared sauna can help you recover after a tough workout. Infrared sauna treatments may also be beneficial for people who suffer from chronic pain by providing non-pharmaceutical pain reduction. Infrared saunas also offer the benefits of traditional saunas, including relaxation and an opportunity to sweat out toxins and excess water weight.

3. What does an infrared sauna session feel like?

Many people find infrared sauna sessions to be soothing for both their bodies and minds. During your infrared sauna treatment, you will be surrounded by warmth, which will make you sweat. It's important to drink plenty of water before and after your treatment session so you do not become dehydrated. Some people experience lightheadedness and other side effects as a result of sauna treatment, which is why it's important to listen to your body and take breaks when needed.

4. How often can you visit the infrared sauna?

Infrared technology is safe for everyday use, so you can visit the infrared sauna daily if you'd like. When you first begin utilizing infrared technology for its health benefits, you may want to stick to shorter sessions until you know how your body will react. Over time, you will find the level of sauna use that works best for your body. While daily use is possible, many people also see benefits from weekly visits to the infrared sauna. 

For more info about infrared sauna sessions, contact a local company.