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The Basics of Infrared Saunas

While you may be familiar enough with saunas to know that they create a lot of heat within an enclosed area, you may not know how that heat is generated. Saunas produce heat in many different ways, but one of the most popular new types of saunas is the infrared sauna, which uses light as a heat source.

Below, you’ll learn about the many benefits of infrared saunas.

Releasing Toxins

Saunas are popular for the relaxation their warmth provides, but they have other benefits as well. Infrared saunas make you perspire, which has the added benefit of releasing toxins that have built up in your body. These toxins may include heavy metals like lead and mercury and other chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis.

Other Health and Wellness Benefits

Infrared saunas are also well-known for their ability to help users lose weight. As the sauna heats up, your metabolism and blood circulation will increase while your blood pressure drops. In addition, infrared saunas are touted for relieving aches and pains, creating a sense of relaxation, relieving stress, and even improving the appearance of skin.

A Healthier Option

Traditional saunas as well as infrared saunas can offer many of these benefits, but the technology of the infrared sauna is often seen as healthier than other sauna types.

Although infrared saunas can produce the same types of rays you can get from the sun, they remove harmful UV radiation. This means you are only exposed to infrared radiation, which heats your body without overheating the rest of the sauna.

If you enjoy a lower temperature sauna that provides all the benefits of a traditional model, an infrared sauna is a great choice.

Hopefully this blog post has helped you understand more about infrared saunas and how they can benefit you!