Unlike a traditional sauna that is heated with fire, hot stones or electricity, an infrared sauna uses light to generate heat. The invisible light penetrates your body and heats you up directly. As the heat penetrates the body, it is able to cause a more vigorous sweat at a lower temperature than traditional saunas, so it is a great option for those who are more sensitive to heat. Here are some of the amazing benefits that you can experience from using infrared saunas!
Detox Your Body
Infrared saunas help detoxify your body by increasing circulation and making you sweat. Sweat is one of the body’s natural ways of eliminating toxins. Evidence finds that sweating from saunas helps to release toxic heavy metals such as Arsenic and Lead from the body. Therefore, regular infrared sauna sessions can be a relaxing way to rejuvenate and detox your body.
Improve Your Skin
Another great benefit you will notice is improved skin condition. While you relax, the infrared light increases the blood flow to layers of your skin. As you sweat out toxins you will clear out your pores, resulting in clearer, softer and healthier skin.
Reduce Stress & Improve Your Mood
When you’re busy with work, family and life commitments it can be hard to find the time to relax. Infrared sauna sessions guarantee a time set-aside for you to relax and de-stress after a busy schedule. As the warmth envelops you, it relaxes your muscles and relieves tension, allowing you to feel revitalised, more energetic and loosen up those tight muscles. Just like when you exercise, infrared saunas also promote the release of endorphins, giving you that euphoric boost!
Cellulite is a combination of fat, water and waste which is trapped below the surface of the skin, giving a lumpy appearance. The appearance of cellulite is a common issue for many women, but luckily infrared saunas can help reduce this! As infrared saunas penetrate deeper into the body tissue than traditional saunas, they are more effective at reducing cellulite.
Improve Recovery From Exercise
Feeling sore after the gym? If you’ve been working out, an infrared sauna session is a great way to reduce inflammation and soreness in your body. By increasing blood circulation and relaxing your muscles, it will help speed up your recovery time – making it a great option for athletes and gym-junkies!
Burn Calories and Lose Weight
Sometimes it can be hard to find the time or motivation to go to the gym and workout. Infrared saunas offer a great way to mix it up and still burn calories in a relaxing environment. When you do an infrared sauna session, the body produces sweat and pumps blood around the body, giving a boost to the cardiovascular system in the same way exercise does. As your body has to work harder to cool you down, it helps to burn calories and encourage weight loss. This is similar to a mild form of exercise – but of course much more relaxing.
Want to come in and experience the benefits of infrared saunas for yourself? Book an appointment at our luxurious day spa in Perth and feel relaxed, rejuvenated and re-energised.