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What Are the Benefits of Infrared Saunas?

Last Updated on: July 23, 2021

Reviewed By: Jessica Herzog, MD, FAAP, ABioM

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Saunas have been used for centuries to promote detoxification, relaxation, and improved health. In this article, we will review the different types of saunas and their benefits, and discuss how infrared saunas may be your best option for a better sauna experience.

If you want to treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment, odds are you will include a trip to the sauna. Saunas have been used for centuries as a way to relax and detox. Today, many gyms, resorts, and spas continue to use traditional saunas; however, modern technology has brought a new type of sauna: the infrared sauna. But what is an infrared sauna, and how does it compare to other saunas? Let’s dive in!

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SAUNAS?

WET SAUNAS

Also known as steam rooms or steam saunas, a wet sauna generates wet heat. In fact, a wet sauna isn’t a typical sauna at all, as saunas use dry heat. Wet saunas use a generator of boiling water to create a hot, humid environment, rather than generating dry heat like other saunas. (1)

Wet saunas often stay between 110°F and 114°F. Because the air is quite humid, some people may find it more difficult to breathe. In addition, a wet sauna will cause you to sweat a lot, which means it is very important to stay hydrated. Wet saunas — or steam rooms — are great for relieving congestion, promoting clear skin, loosening stiff muscles, improving circulation, and more. (1)

DRY SAUNAS

Dry saunas are very common and are probably what you think of when you think of a sauna. Dry saunas use electricity, gas, or wood to heat the air in an enclosed space; they can also use hot sauna rocks to keep the air warm and create a bit of humidity by splashing some water on them.

A typical dry sauna ranges between 158°F and 212°F. This is a very hot environment, and you should use saunas with caution. Be sure to talk with your doctor about using a sauna if you have heart issues, and keep yourself hydrated before, during, and after use. Regularly sitting in a dry sauna can offer a variety of health benefits, including improved exercise performance, reduced asthma symptoms, improved skin, and more. (2)

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Saunas can help relieve congestion, ease muscle pain, clear your skin, and more.

INFRARED SAUNAS

Rather than using wood or electricity to heat a sauna, infrared saunas use special lamps that use infrared wavelengths to heat the area. However, infrared saunas heat the body more directly without having to warm up the air around you. This means that instead of being in a room that is up to 212°F, you are in a room ranging between 110°F and 125°F — a much more comfortable environment!

Because infrared saunas require a lower temperature than other saunas, you can save on electricity, and your sauna can heat up much faster than others. Plus, infrared light has been tested and shown to be free of electromagnetic fields and not harmful to human tissue (3)

Infrared saunas use long wavelengths of light that you cannot see but your body can absorb. (4) In fact, the body can absorb this energy on an average of one inch below the skin’s surface. (3) By warming up your body directly, infrared saunas increase your core body temperature much quicker while the air around you remains cooler. (5) This means that your body can warm up faster, you can start sweating more quickly, and you can experience greater benefits.

Studies have found that those with chronic heart failure experience greater cardiovascular function and reduced oxidative stress with infrared saunas, and patients with Type II diabetes have reduced stress and fatigue. (4) Depending on the type of infrared sauna you use, you can also experience decreased joint stiffness and muscle pain, increased blood flow, reduced inflammation, increased natural wound healing, and more. (3,6)

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Infrared saunas heat your body’s core temperature without requiring you to be in too hot of an environment.
THE SYNERGY SAUNA™

Are you looking to enjoy the benefits of an infrared sauna but don’t want to pay for an expensive spa treatment or go to the gym and share a sauna with others? You don’t have to! With the Synergy Sauna™, you can experience all the benefits of a sauna any time in the comfort of your own home!

The Synergy Sauna™ is a full-spectrum infrared sauna that you can easily set up in your home whenever you need a relaxing sauna treatment.

By using infrared rays, the Synergy Sauna™ provides a deep penetrating and detoxifying heat treatment that can help your body rid itself of harmful toxins while also supporting healthy weight loss, pain relief, healthy skin, and more.

A common concern with infrared saunas is the risk of EMF radiation and exposure. However, you don’t need to worry about that with the Synergy Sauna™. This portable infrared sauna is specifically designed and built with heating panels that are ultra low in EMFs. In fact, all test readings come back virtually undetectable at less than 1 mG of EMFs. Not only that, but test readings also show our saunas have only 150mV of ELF (extremely low frequency) radiation, which is up to six times lower than the threshold of concern.

Not sold yet? Check out these other top benefits of the Synergy Sauna™:

  • Made of soft, antibacterial, non-synthetic bamboo fabric.
  • Reaches up to 140°F in just five minutes.
  • Uses a high-tech carbon heating element that emits extremely low frequencies (ELFs).
  • Easy to set up and store, even in a small living space.
  • Provides a simple-to-use temperature control.
  • Includes a comfortable chair for you to sit in during treatment.
  • Contains a foot heating pad with separate temperature control and green tourmaline stones.
  • Creates ozone to keep the interior of the sauna clean.
  • Includes features of expensive saunas, such as ozone and oxygen therapy, at a fraction of the cost.
  • Provides the same exhaust sweat benefits as 30 minutes of running in just a 10-minute session.
  • Contains openings for your head and hands for you to read, watch television, or listen to music during the session.

If you’re looking for a simple, yet highly effective way to remove toxins from your body and experience improved health, using an infrared sauna at home is just what you need! Get your own at-home Synergy Sauna™ today and start rejuvenating your life.

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