Saunas have been around for centuries, and their popularity has only grown in recent years. There are many different types of saunas available on the market, but infrared saunas are becoming increasingly popular because of their many health benefits. So, how hot does an infrared sauna get?
How hot does an infrared sauna get?
Infrared sauna heat can reach much deeper at a lower temperature to change your core body temperature, making them a great choice for those who want to enjoy all the benefits of a sauna without having high heat. Generally speaking, infrared saunas can heat up to anywhere between 120°F to 130°F. And with Pure Infra technology on our incredible Finnleo® saunas, you won’t have to worry about harmful exposure to EMR and EF levels.
How infrared saunas work
Infrared saunas can get the core of your body heated quickly. Unlike traditional saunas that heat up the air in the enclosure, infrared saunas create light waves that penetrate the body. Infrared saunas don’t heat up the air as much, instead focusing on heating up the body more deeply, causing a sweat response that is soothing and gentle. This can be beneficial for detoxification and relaxation, but it’s important to make sure you don’t overheat.
Because of this, it’s recommended that new users only spend around 10-15 minutes at temperatures of 100°F to 110°F before slowly increasing the time to the recommended 20-30 minutes and the higher temperature levels of 120°F to 130°F.
Benefits of an infrared sauna
There are many well-known benefits to saunas in general, whether traditional or infrared. Some of them include:
1. Relaxation: Saunas have long been used as a form of relaxation, similarly to massages. Because of the improved circulation, a lot of people feel calmer when using saunas.
2. Muscle and Joint Pain Relief: Another major benefit of saunas is that as they relax the body they also help with muscle and joint pain relief.
3. Energy Costs: Some infrared saunas might be more energy efficient than traditional saunas, since traditional saunas often have a “warm up” period before they can be used and might require much higher temperatures.
4. Detoxification: For years, saunas have also been used for detoxification purposes. As the sweat leaves the body, toxins exit along with it.
When using an infrared sauna, it’s important to take the following tips into consideration to fully enjoy the experience.
Before the session
Because of the high temperatures and increased sweating, it’s important to stay hydrated. If you can, drink a cup of water before getting into the sauna, or bring in water with you, especially if you’re more sensitive to high temperatures.
After the session
Remember to keep hydrating your body, and let it cool down before you take a bath or shower or do any other intense activity.
At Energy Center-Manhattan Pool, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with a high-quality sauna experience. We sell indoor and outdoor home saunas that have a range of heat settings, so you can always find the perfect temperature for your needs. We also offer a variety of sizes and styles to suit any home. Come see us today and we’ll help you find the perfect Finnleo sauna for your needs!