Infrared Sauna FAQ's
WHAT IS INFRARED HEAT?
Infrared light is part of the Sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue. Infrared heat therapy uses these infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air. The experience of an infrared sauna is similar to sunbathing, which gives you the radiant heat that is all your own. The infrared heat penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in an infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn.
IS THERE ANYONE WHO SHOULDN'T SWEAT?
Pregnant women cannot sweat (although its safe after the baby is born!). If you have a chronic condition that makes you sensitive to temperature, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking a session. We recommend checking with your doctor if you have recently had an injury and/or undergone surgery. If you have hemophilia we do not recommend sweating. If you are on any medications please check with your doctor (especially if you are on blood thinners). If you have been advised to stay away from heat or have any concerns regarding medical conditions, please talk to your doctor. Please remember we are not medical professionals.
IS IT SAFE? ARE THERE ANY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH IT?
There are no major risks associated with sweating for individuals with average health. If you are worried, please consult your doctor before booking a sweat.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
There are numerous benefits associated with regular infrared sauna sessions. To name a few it helps strengthen immunity, weight loss, stress relief, and skin appearance.
DOES INFRARED TECHNOLOGY INTERFERE WITH IMPLANTS (METAL, SILICONE, ETC.)?
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
HOW MANY CALORIES CAN I BURN?
Far Infrared Saunas are a healthy weight loss solution without exercising. Infrared Saunas burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session. In a Far Infrared Sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session; the equivalent of running 2-3 miles.
HOW DO YOU BURN CALORIES WHILE SWEATING?
Infrared saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature to induce sweating. Increases in blood flow and heart rate are a result, which, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help you lose weight. Saunas also help you lose weight by easing aches and pains associated with weight training, helping you get back into the gym the next day.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN STEAM SAUNA AND INFRARED SAUNA?
A traditional sauna uses wet or dry heat to warm the air around you, which induces sweating. This can aid in weight loss, but it has shown that the weight loss is mainly due to loss of water – or heavy sweating. An infrared sauna heats your body from the inside out, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer and increases your heart rate.
WILL I BE LOSING WATER WEIGHT?
Yes, and this will be regained upon hydration. But the calories you burned are real!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SWEAT?
This is different for each individual! We recommend 1-3 sessions per week.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY CORE TEMPERATURE TO COOL DOWN TO NORMAL?
It could take up to an hour. This is normal and is part of your body returning to its regular body temperature (one plus is you are still burning calories after you sweat while this cool down is taking place).
WHY ARE THERE SPIDER LOOKING LINES ALL OVER MY LEGS?
This deep layer heating causes blood vessels and capillaries to dilate for better circulation. This red pattern is you being able to physically see this process. It will go away on its own within a few hours.
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY CAN I SWEAT?
We only allow one 30 or 40 minute session per day.