What is an Infrared Sauna?
Infrared saunas were developed in the 70’s in Japan and have been continuously refined since. Unlike traditional saunas which use convection and conduction to heat the surface layer of your skin, infrared saunas use heating panels that emit light, which enables your body to detox and release stored toxins.
The Infrared light is invisible to the naked eye, but it gives off radiated heat penetrating deep within your tissues, muscles and cells, acting as the sun does but without the harm or risk from the UV rays. Infrared saunas leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised, not depleted and drained like conventional saunas.
Benefits of Infrared Saunas?
Our Infrared Saunas help you to relax and de-stress, decreasing the production of cortisol which is the main hormone for stress in the body.
Infrared Saunas increase the core temperature of the body. Bacteria and viruses can’t survive under certain temperatures and the increased heating helps your body to fight these off.
Sweating is the body’s natural process to remove chemicals and toxins from the body. Infrared saunas use infrared heating panels that emit light which enables your body to detox and release any stored toxins.
A number of studies have shown that you can burn up to 600 calories per treatment. As your body attempts to cool itself down, there is a substantial increase in your heart and metabolic rate which provides a passive cardio workout causing the body to burn more calories.
Infrared light therapy penetrates tissue, joints and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions. The sauna also helps to increase circulation which encourages healing blood flow to any troubled areas.
The near infrared wavelengths are the most effective wavelengths for healing the epidermis and the dermis layers of the skin. Infrared treatments stimulate your collagen production to reduce wrinkles and help to enhance your overall skin tone.