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  • Writer's pictureAshleigh Duncan

Optimising the use of infrared sauna, tips from wellness gurus and celebrity fans.

Since openigng the studio 2 year ago we are seeing the rise of infrared, infrared saunas have gained popularity as a powerful wellness tool and our now being recognsied in the healthcare profession, which is music to my ears. My own journey with infrared began around 7 years ago, when I was diagnosied with endometriosis, after trying many holisitc and clinical treatments a physician in America recommended regualr use of infrared. On this advice coupled with a few other lifestyle changes I committed to using the sauna, this personally brought so much healing and releif, therefore I personally am a huge advacode for the treatments on offer at the studio.

Im often asked what the difference is from regualr sauna to infrared, simply put, infrared saunas use infrared rays to heat the body directly, penetrating deep into the body bringing healing on a cellular level, resulting in numerous health benefits. There are countless health benefits and as each body/need is different, the infrared rays can target problematic areas bringing relief and healing to the body. We have seen incredible resulsts from many of our regular users. From detoxification to relaxation, the infrared sauna experience can be enhanced by incorporating some useful tips and insights shared by wellness gurus and celebrity enthusiasts. In this blog, we will explore how to optimise the use of infrared saunas, along with tips from wellness experts and a glimpse into the celebrity world.

1. Understanding Infrared Saunas:

Before diving into optimization tips, it's crucial to understand how infrared saunas work. Unlike traditional saunas that heat the air around you, infrared saunas use infrared rays to penetrate your body directly, resulting in a deeper and more therapeutic sweat. This process boosts circulation, promotes detoxification, and can aid in relaxation and muscle recovery.

2. Optimal Sauna Temperatures and Session Duration:

To make the most of your infrared sauna session, it's important to find the right balance of temperature and duration. Generally, the recommended temperature ranges from 110°F to 130°F (43°C to 54°C). However, it's advisable to start at a lower temperature and gradually increase it based on your comfort level. As for the session duration, it typically ranges from 20 to 45 minutes. Begin with shorter sessions and gradually increase the time as your body acclimates to the heat.

3. Preparing for Your Sauna Session:

To optimise your infrared sauna experience, it's essential to prepare your body beforehand. Hydrate adequately by drinking water before, during, and after your session to stay hydrated. It's also recommended to take a quick shower to remove any lotions or oils from your skin, allowing the infrared rays to penetrate more effectively.

4. Enhancing the Sauna Experience:

a. Breathwork and Meditation: Utilise your time in the sauna to practice deep breathing exercises or meditation. The combination of heat and mindful practices can deepen relaxation and promote mental clarity. Consider adding salt therepay to the session, this will bring extra healing to the respiratory and skin health as well as releaxation and immune support.

b. Music and Aromatherapy: Create a soothing ambiance by playing calming music or using essential oils for aromatherapy. Certain scents like lavender or eucalyptus can enhance relaxation and rejuvenation. We fill the aromatherapy cup but you are welcome to add your own drops.

c. Towel or Mat: Place a towel or mat on the sauna bench to absorb sweat and prevent slipping. This will ensure a comfortable and safe experience. Read a book or listen to a podcast. We do recommend no screen time but its entirely up to you.

5. Insights from Wellness Gurus:

Wellness gurus often share valuable tips to optimise the use of infrared saunas. A well known infrared fan is Gary Broka - he offers many insights and his podcasts regulary plugs his devotation to infrared. Some suggestions include:

a. Hydrate properly before and after your session to replenish lost fluids.

b. Incorporate stretching or light exercises inside the sauna to enhance blood flow and flexibility.

c. Use a dry brush before your session to exfoliate the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage.

d. Do not shower directly after your session, the heat will continue to penetrate after the session.

e. Make the most of the chromotherpay light therapay ensuring a decent duration on each light.

f. Use red light therpay before the session and not during, this is to preoare the body and relax muscels. (The red light chromotherapy is fine during)

6. Celebrity Fans of Infrared Saunas:

Infrared saunas have caught the attention of many celebrities who rave about their benefits. Some well-known personalities include: Gwyneth Paltrow: The actress and wellness entrepreneur has shared her love for infrared saunas, highlighting their detoxifying properties.

Jennifer Aniston: Known for her commitment to wellness, Jennifer Aniston has endorsed the use of infrared saunas for relaxation and detoxification. Lady Gaga: The singer and actress has mentioned using infrared saunas as a part of her wellness routine to unwind and rejuvenate.

Infrared saunas offer a multitude of health benefits, and by optimising your sauna experience, you can enhance these benefits further. Remember to listen to your body, stay hydrated, and enjoy the rejuvenating power of the infrared sauna.

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