Is an infrared sauna better than a traditional sauna?

Most people have experienced a 10 – 20 minute gym sauna session after a workout for recovery and relaxation. But the high temperatures in a dry or steam sauna are sometimes too much to handle!

Why people are moving towards infrared saunas

Unlike traditional saunas which emit temperatures up to 200 degrees while just heating the air around you, infrared focuses on heating up your core temperature and detoxing you on a cellular level.

Infrared saunas typically operate at a lower temperature of approximately 140 degrees. Supporters say the infrared sauna heat penetrates more deeply than the conventional sauna heat. The environment is more tolerable which allows the user to stay in for a longer time.

Infrared sauna benefits are similar to those of a traditional sauna which include:

  • better sleep
  • relaxation
  • detoxification
  • weight loss
  • relief from sore muscles
  • relief from joint pain such as arthritis
  • clearer skin
  • improved circulation
  • relief from chronic fatigue syndrome

You can find studios all across the U.S. but check out my favorite places to sweat:

Higher Dose
Elevated Las Vegas

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