Infrared Saunas: Everything You Need to Know

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Infrared Saunas: Everything You Need to Know

Traditional saunas heat you up by warming the air. Infrared saunas use light to create heat, which is directly absorbed by the human body. This type of sauna was introduced at the end of the 1800s, by a man named Dr. J. H. Kellogg. It was known as a “light bath” and quickly gained popularity throughout Europe and, eventually, North America. Now, infrared saunas can be found in sanitariums, hospitals, spas, medical offices, and even in homes.

How Do Infrared Saunas Work?

Infrared saunas operate by emitting infrared light classified on the electromagnetic spectrum in three categories: near, middle, and far. This type of sauna emits far infrared light, effectively warming objects without warming the air. Infrared saunas mimic the light frequencies emitted by the sun, resulting in a process known as “resonant absorption.” This process causes toxins to be released from the bloodstream.

What Are the Benefits of an Infrared Sauna Session?


Sweating is the easiest way to rid your body of toxins. Although infrared saunas operate at a slightly lower temperature than traditional saunas, they are no less effective. Instead of heating the air surrounding the body, infrared saunas heat the body itself—allowing for detoxification to occur at a cellular level.

Relieves Muscle and Joint Paint

For people suffering from arthritis or chronic muscle pain, infrared saunas can make a world of difference. By increasing blood circulation and warming up the muscles, infrared saunas relieve inflammation and reduce pain.

Relaxes and Relieves Stress

Chronic stress plagues many people. In 30 minutes or less, infrared saunas can give you the healthy reset you need to maintain a balanced lifestyle. Infrared sauna therapy causes the release of “feel-good” neurotransmitters, like dopamine and serotonin, and leaves you feeling relaxed and at ease.

Reduces Acne and Improves Skin

Ever noticed how your skin glows after getting out of a sauna? Far infrared wavelengths speed up the production of elastin, which is responsible for giving the skin its elasticity, and collagen, which makes the skin supple. Increased blood flow means more nutrients are being delivered to the surface of the skin. Repeated infrared sauna sessions can leave you looking more youthful than ever, and even reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Infrared Sauna Treatments at RelaxZone

At RelaxZone, we are dedicated to helping people relieve stress, reduce tension, and manage pain. Our professional staff tailor each session to suit the needs of the individual client, with the goal of reaching an overall sense of well-being. For more information about infrared sauna treatments, or to learn more about other services, get in touch with our staff today.

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