Written by: Kayte Corrigan
At the spa, on vacation, at a friend’s house, even the thought of stepping into a sauna relaxes you. But have you ever considered the source? Infrared Saunas are slightly different than regular saunas. The many benefits of a regular sauna include lowering blood pressure, aiding in weight loss and detox, skin care, muscle relaxation and more. Not only can infrared saunas increase these benefits by using a cooler temperature so you can stay in longer, but also add tissue regeneration, deep detoxification and transpiration to the list.
Most people cannot stand a regular sauna for too long, but in an infrared sauna the temperature is slightly cooler. Infrared rays go directly into the body to heat it instead of lingering in the air.
The infrared light penetrates into the skin about an inch and a half heating muscles, organs and elevating heart rate to increase metabolism. By sweating you aren’t only losing weight but cleansing as well. Your body temperature is liquefying fat and you could burn 600 calories in a 30 min session. That’s a lot for just sitting in a heated room. Well, a certain kind of heat. Certainly something to consider before stepping into your next hot box.