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November 13, 2019

Traditional Saunas vs. Infrared Saunas


A traditional sauna uses convection and conduction to heat the surface of your skin. Infrared saunas, however, use infrared heating panels that emit light helping your body to detoxify, giving users a deeper cleansing experience.

The infrared light can’t be seen by the naked eye, but gives off what’s called radiant heat, penetrating deep within your tissue’s muscles and cells.

Unlike traditional saunas, the air in an infrared sauna is a lot dryer, making it easier to breathe, making it a much more comfortable and enjoyable experience. These deeply therapeutic saunas were developed in Japan and have been continuously refined since 1965.

Infrared saunas penetrate deep within your bodies cellular level, while traditional saunas only heat the air around you.

Infrared saunas use dry heat, where as traditional saunas use humid heat resulting in poor air quality which can be unbearable at times.

Traditional saunas dehydrate you more than an infrared and remove more water, but less traditional saunas only remove about 3% of the toxins in your body, where as an infrared sauna can remove up to 20% of toxins from your body.

Traditional Steam Saunas

  • Temperature ranges from 85 to 90 degrees
  • Very humid as a large amount of heated steam is used
  • The temperature of your body increases as the temperature of the air increases
  • More time is needed for the same amount of perspiration of an infrared sauna

Infrared Saunas

  • Temperature ranges from 48 to 66 degrees
  • Doesn’t rely on stream but only on infrared heaters
  • Your skin absorbs the infrared wavelength causing the temperature of your body to increase
  • Deep penetrating infrared heat
  • Deep state of relation
  • Eliminates 7 times more toxins than a traditional steam sauna
  • The heat from an infrared sauna increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with the production of collagen and elastin improving your skin complexion

Pain Relief

If you are suffering with aches and pains, an infrared sauna is a great way for you to deal with these. Infrared saunas increase circulation which encourages healing blood flow to trouble areas.

Stress Reduction & Sleeping

One of the biggest benefits of an infrared sauna is the relaxation and the chance to de-stress. People today are leading busy lives and we are now under more daily stress than ever before. An infrared sauna session can not only help you unwind, but it also decreases the production of cortisol; the main hormone for stress of the body.

If you’ve had a rough day, there’s no better place to be than an infrared sauna, plus it will help you sleep better.

Infrared saunas integrate chromotherapy, or as we know it, light therapy, which will take your treatment to a whole new level, which is now being investigated to use in health centres and hospitals worldwide.