1. How does an infrared sauna work?

The idea behind infrared therapy is to heat your body directly with infrared heat. In a traditional sauna you are just sitting in a hot room, 180-220 degrees. In an infrared sauna, 120-140 degrees, about 80% of the heat heats your body and 20% of the heat heats the sauna cabin. Infrared heat is most effective at lower temperatures as sweat oils secrete at lower temperatures and this sweat is different than water sweat. The idea is to increase thermal energy in the body so you want the infrared on your front core and your back core.

The infrared heat increases thermal energy and temporarily stimulates your lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system. Your bodies response to that is to sweat profusely.

In addition to the infrared heat triggering a profuse sweat, the water in our body also resonate with far infrared heat and this also helps with the detoxification process.

With this in mind, you now understand why we stress the importance of both front and back wall heaters in an infrared sauna. If you do not have front heaters in your sauna, you will not raise your core body temperature as well and you will not receive as much of the desired effect.

2. What are infrared sauna health benefits?

Potential benefits:

  • Help weight loss & increase metabolism
  • Temporary muscle pain relief
  • Better sleep
  • Detoxification
  • Improves appearance of cellulite
  • Ease joint pain and stiffness
  • Stress and fatigue reduction
  • Better skin

3. Who should avoid using sauna?

Certain people should exercise caution when using any type of sauna, including a far infrared sauna. These include:

  • People who have unstable angina, recent heart attack, heart surgery, and severe narrowing of the aortic valve
  • People with severe orthostatic hypotension – this is when you have extremely low blood pressure when standing. Because of the issues with circulation, with what a sauna does to increase circulation, it can put the body through unexpected intensity that it may struggle to handle.
  • People with silicone implant
  • Talk to your doctor about using a sauna if you’re taking diuretics, barbiturates, or beta-blockers, since they may hinder your body’s ability to produce enough sweat to regulate your core temperature. Those taking medications that cause drowsiness should also seek medical advice before using a sauna.
  • The use of alcohol, drugs or medications before or during the sauna session may lead to unconsciousness. One should not drink or use drugs prior to using the sauna.
  • Pregnant and possible pregnant women: Excessive temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal damage during the early months of pregnancy.


*If you have any health concerns or queries, it is always recommended to speak with your doctor before making an appointment