How would you like to burn between 200-600 calories just by sitting down? Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Spending just thirty minutes in an infrared sauna can do just that and so much more. The latest trend in health and wellness promises a variety of benefits from pain relief to a smoother complexion to increased serotonin levels. A one-stop shop to detox and de-stress!
Let’s take a minute and answer the top questions we get at Nordic Cryotherapy about this new treatment option.
How is an Infrared Sauna Different than a Traditional Sauna?
An infrared sauna looks very similar to a traditional sauna except for one thing. The heat. Even though it’s cooler (150 degrees Fahrenheit compared to 212 degrees), infrared heat penetrates the skin much more deeply. Because of this, you’ll sweat better. Sweat better? Do tell!
Typically, a walk outside on a humid day will result in sweat that is salty and watery – “surface sweat”. Sweat from an infrared sauna is oilier because the heat is eliminating toxins out of your body’s fat cells. You will sweat more profusely in an infrared sauna, but you’re sweating better as you experience a full body de-tox.
What Are the Benefits of an Infrared Sauna Therapy Session?
In addition to ridding your body of unwanted toxic visitors, infrared sauna therapy has a host of other benefits. Clearer skin, increased energy, weight loss and muscle pain relief all contribute to that feeling of euphoria as you exit the sauna. Those suffering from fibromyalgia or Lyme disease see a marked improvement in their symptoms. Plus, when you precede your session with a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment, the benefits are exponential.
What Happens During an Infrared Sauna Therapy Session?
For the most part, an infrared sauna therapy session is no different than a traditional sauna. You step into the sauna, take a seat and the sauna is activated by the trained technician. While you’re relaxing, the infrared light gets to work creating the heat that’s transferred to the skin and absorbed, heating the whole body directly. Your core temperature will rise and you will begin to sweat. Your heart rate will likely increase too but no more than if you were doing a light jog.
Is There Any Risk with an Infrared Sauna Therapy Session?
The answer is no. The entire time you are in the infrared sauna at Nordic Cryotherapy, you are free to exit at any time. The door is always unlocked. There’s even a hookup for your phone so you can sit back, relax and listen to your favorite music. Your first few sessions as a beginner will be about ten minutes long and you’ll work your way up to 30 minutes which can be done on a daily basis.
Will an Infrared Sauna Burn My Skin?
With all this heat action going on, you may be wondering if your skin will burn. Absolutely not. The infrared heat is completely safe because it is penetrating your skin, not beating down on it like the sun. The heat is absorbed and works internally to improve multiple body functions.
Want to give infrared sauna therapy a try? Give us a call today to book your first appointment. Our trained cryo-technicians will answer all of your questions and be there to guide you through the entire process. We look forward to seeing you!