Infrared Saunas are the new frontier of luxury and at-home indulgence. Gone are the days of pouring water over hot rocks and getting steam in your face; infrared is gentler and more effective when it comes to penetrating the skin, using dry heat to ensure your detox is a lot more comfortable and enjoyable. Nearly every culture throughout world history has used some kind of heat therapy for relaxation and remedial purposes, and in fact, spending time in the sauna originated in Finland thousands of years ago. Even to this day, it is considered a national pastime in Nordic countries. Just a 20-minute session will work to improve your circulation and your metabolism, leaving you feeling refreshed and de-stressed – so why wouldn’t you want one in your own home?
How do infrared saunas work?
Infrared saunas are named for their use of infrared light technology, which has been around for more than 50 years. Infrared is on the invisible light spectrum which means you won’t be able to see it, and it mimics the sun’s light without the damaging UV waves. This extremely useful wavelength is used in a lot of therapeutic methods, as it aids in the regeneration and repair of cells. This means it accelerates the healing process and is used by many doctors to treat pain and inflammation. The safety and gentle nature of infrared means it is even used to incubate premature newborn babies.
The beauty of spending time in an infrared sauna is that you can improve your blood circulation and even lose calories without needing to move a muscle – this means it’s perfect for detox and taking some time to relax and clarify your state of mind. Infrared heat will directly heat the body, penetrating up to 5cm deep into the skin, as opposed to traditional saunas which heat the air. This creates a cardiovascular workout and makes the body sweat differently to how it normally would. This sweating instead can pull out environmental toxins and pollutants straight from your fat cells. The difference here is huge – as normal sweating might pull out 3% of toxins, whereas infrared can pull out up to 20%. This is due to the frequency of the infrared being equivalent to the frequency of the water in your cells, and is a process known as “resonance absorption”.
Benefits of a sauna
Saunas have the great advantage of being both a health and detoxification tool, as well as a space for luxuriating and unwinding for the day. Now that we understand how infrared technology works, the number of ways it can be applied to maximise benefits is enormous.
Infrared light penetrates beneath the surface of the skin, resulting in a deep massage feeling which can decrease stress levels and relieve conditions like chronic pain and fatigue. The heat can help to soothe muscle pain and even put you on the path to glowing skin, as it cleanses out toxins and can flush out any bacteria sitting in our pores. This can be hugely beneficial for those with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and acne. In a world with so many expensive treatments and skincare products, clear and clarified skin is always a plus!
The detoxification process is a well-known benefit of a sauna, and for good reason – with some studies showing that using the infrared sauna daily can help purge the body of any potentially harmful and even carcinogenic heavy metals. By removing these toxins, your body’s immune system will be able to operate more effectively and can better fight general setbacks like colds, allergies, and muscle pains.
Ease of use
Having an infrared sauna at home is easy to maintain and easy to use. The most important thing is to keep hydrated and avoid going from one extreme temperature to another – so if you’re leaving your sauna, it’s important to make sure you cool down slowly and avoid going straight into a significantly colder environment, as it can create stress in your circulatory system. For many, just a brief 15 to 20 minutes is an appropriate amount of time for a single session, which makes the sauna a perfect quick indulgence after work or at lunchtime to unwind. Due to the sweating induced by your sauna, it’s important to drink two to four glasses of cool water afterwards to re-hydrate.
How much are infrared saunas?
Our Wellness Saunas are competitively priced beginning at $3,190 and can go up to $5,390 for our premium 4-person sized offering. We know that investing in an infrared sauna is a long-term outlay, which is why we offer generous warranties on all different aspects of our saunas. We offer a 10-year warranty on heaters, 5-year warranty on the cabinet, 5-year warranty on the electrical, 1-year warranty on labour and a 1-year warranty on the stereo – so you can rest easy knowing we’ll be there to make sure your sauna journey goes smoothly.
As we increasingly spend time within our homes, having a space for tranquillity and true relaxation is essential. An infrared sauna can be both a therapeutic and luxurious add-on to your home and provide you with that moment of indulgence you never realised you needed.