How do infrared saunas work?
Key to the Infrared sauna is that instead of heating the air and relying on that to pass the heat onto your body through the skin as traditional saunas do; Far Infrared rays carry their heat and its benefits directly into your body. This heat is special because it is the type our bodies naturally produce – ‘body heat’, which resonates with our natural constitution is part of the reason that Far Infrared saunas have such a positive impact on our bodies.
In essence: Far Infrared heat causes the peripheral blood vessels to dilate, increasing circulation and oxygen flow. This increased blood flow stimulates the cardiovascular system in the same way that exercise does and brings with it many of the benefits. It also stimulates the lymphatic and immune systems.
Far Infrared also quickly induces the body to sweat, triggering the body’s other natural detoxing mechanisms.
What do I need to bring?
***Towel Surcharge – You will be supplied with x2 towels in the Infrared Sauna – x1 for the floor of the infrared sauna and x1 for the seat of the sauna – once your session is over you are more then welcome to use the towel you were sitting on to wipe yourself down, if you wish to use a seperate towel RWS can supply one for an additional $3 or you are more then welcome to bring your own.
Bring a book or magazine to read, or listen to some relaxing music or just be with you – taking your phone into the infrared sauna is at own risk – it may over heat.
Do I need to prepare for a sauna session?
It is recommended to drink plenty of water before your sauna session – the more water you drink the better your body can eliminate toxins and it will also keep you hydrated, which is very important when sweating so much. This especially includes if you had a big night the night before as you’ll already be super dehydrated before entering the sauna you’ll need to make sure you bring plenty of fluids before hand.
What do I wear in the sauna?
This is totally up to you the rooms are private – the less clothing the more comfortable you’ll feel.
What are the benefits of Far Infrared saunas?
Infrared’s dilation of the blood vessels and the stimulation of the cardiovascular system help to build fitness and can result in significant weight loss. They also aid in the treatment of conditions such as high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.
Increased circulation leaves skin cleansed and vibrant, with improved tone and clarity – you’ll leave glowing. Its deep tissue penetration has a powerful therapeutic effect on sprains, muscle and joint stiffness and even conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Does the Infrared Sauna Strengthen the Immune System?
Sick or diseased cells and bacteria have a lowered resistance to heat. A fever is a natural way for the body to increase its temperature to kill off these cells. While sitting in the Infrared Sauna, the body’s temperature increases several degrees and further weakens these cells and bacteria. The heat also triggers the production of white blood cells and NK cells which then seek out these weakened cells and bacteria and kill them, thus strengthening the immune system.
Who Shouldn’t Use the Infrared Sauna?
There are some conditions that may be adversely affected by the use of an Infrared Sauna. If you have any of the following conditions, please consult with your physician before use. Adrenal suppression, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematous), Multiple Sclerosis, Hyperthyroidism, enclosed infections (dental, joints, tissue), artificial joints & metal pins – the metal pins and plates reflect the infrared heat therefore don’t allow your body to heat up so you can use the sauna but just be aware of this. Also, check with your physician or pharmacist for any possible effects that infrared radiation may have on how the drug interacts with the body. If, at any point during your session in the Infrared Sauna you stop sweating, your skin becomes clammy, you feel weak, tired or nauseous, LEAVE THE SAUNA IMMEDIATELY.
Why is an Infrared Sauna experience considered good for your health?
Benefits include improved circulation, lower blood pressure, enhanced immune system, respiratory relief, detoxification, burned calories, better skin tone, and joint and muscle pain relief.