If you’re a fan of dry heat, there’s a good chance you’ve spent time using a traditional sauna. These saunas heat the air around you and typically operate at a temperature of 180°F to 200°F.
The majority of saunas you see in homes and commercial settings use electric sauna heaters. However, the infrared sauna, uses electromagnetic radiation from infrared lamps to warm your body directly rather than heating the air.
Infrared saunas heat your core body temperature and only heat to about 150°F.
This type of heat penetrates deeper into the body and is thought to impact and heal deep tissue and also detox via sweating through your pores.
Here are some tips to get you started.
Certain health conditions are not compatible with saunas or steam rooms. If you have any of the following conditions, be sure to check with your doctor before using a sauna: