10 Benefits of Infrared Sauna

What is Infrared Therapy?

Our saunas use infrared light to treat pain and inflammation. Infrared light is 100% safe and not near as energetic as ultraviolet light, which can damage the skin. While in the sauna, the infrared light targets the specific area of pain. This aids in cell repair of the area affected. So, it doesn’t just suck the pain and inflammation out, but it also stops the cause.

If you didn’t know already, sweating is an excellent way to dispose of toxin build-up. The infrared treatment being a natural treatment aids our guests who are struggling with inflammation, recovering from an injury or sickness, experiencing muscle soreness, and SO much more.

How does Infrared Sauna Work?


Infrared is a low-energy form of electromagnetic radiation, allowing it to penetrate through the skin’s deepest layers without harming it. This makes our saunas safe, non-invasive, non-radioactive, painless, and necessary for all iCRYO locations. When exposed, your body experiences radiant heat, which goes down to 1 ½ inch inside your skin—the wavelength of infrared impacts the chemical bonds between molecules in our cells. Inside our sauna, this provides countless benefits.

Ten Benefits of Infrared Sauna

1. Detoxification

Toxins get deep into our fat cells and tissue. This can cause us to feel unwell or sluggish and even lead to disease, which is why detoxification is so essential! Using infrared light, our saunas can go deep into the body to release these toxins. Using our sauna regularly for detox will provide an intense, productive sweat where toxins reside at the cellular level.
Infrared Sauna Therapy For Immune and Detox Support – DrJockers.com

2. Pain Relief

Our Infrared Saunas minimize pain and inflammation by reducing soreness and discomfort on nerve endings, allowing our bodies to heal naturally. Guests looking to throw away those pain pills, and jump to a more natural alternative, should know just where to go. Our Infrared Saunas will allow your body to relax muscles and release painful tension. The infrared heat targets pain and penetrates joints, muscles, and tissue, increasing circulation and speeding up oxygen flow.

3. Depression & Anxiety

Our fast-paced modern lives can come with lots of stress in this day and age. Recent research shows the psychological benefits of infrared therapy, which indicates that it can help with anxiety & depression, improve overall mental health, and has intense relaxing effects for guests suffering from anxiety and other mental health struggles. Scientists say that when the heat from the infrared sauna stimulates the skin and tissues and wakes up the cells that release serotonin in the brain, a neurotransmitter that helps us regulate our mood and sleep. Serotonin also helps to boost emotions of happiness and well-being. Infrared Sauna for Anxiety and Depression – Certified Saunas.com

4. Weight Loss

Penetrating the body with heat benefits our guests in numerous ways, one of the most popular being weight loss. When the body’s core temperature rises, it starts to burn more calories to cool itself down. The process is called “thermogenesis,” It will help you continue to burn calories throughout the day. Our infrared saunas increase heart and metabolic rate, encouraging your body to burn more calories, resulting in weight loss!

Infrared Sauna Weight Loss & Clinical Studies | Jacuzzi Saunas

5. Skin Improvement

Just a few minutes after sweating, Infrared Therapy allows dirt and other impurities to flush out of our pores. The increase in blood circulation can help with certain chronic skin disorders. Some guests will also experience reduced fine lines & wrinkles, increased elasticity, smoothness, firmness, and improved skin tone!

6. Joint Pain & Stiffness

Infrared heat can temporarily ease joint pain and stiffness. Safe infrared rays also help increase flexibility by loosening up the connective tissues around your joints. This can help improve movement and reduce pain. Increased thermal energy to the joints promotes a temporary increase in blood flow. Increased thermal energy reduces stiffness and increases range of motion, allowing our guests to step out of the sauna and temporarily free of pain.

Infrared Sauna for Arthritis: How This Healing Therapy Can Help Your Joints – Sauna Area

7. Immunity Boost

Unfortunately, getting sick is just another part of life. Infrared Saunas can directly benefit the immune system. When a harmful substance enters your body, white blood cells detect it and control the immune system’s response. The use of infrared therapy increases the production of these cells and helps our bodies fight off illnesses effectively.

8. Headaches & Migraines

Thankfully, infrared therapy can help improve the symptoms associated with this condition. Experiencing a headache or migraine is highly uncomfortable, but our infrared saunas can help! Medication may not always help, and that’s where an infrared sauna steps in. This treatment penetrates deep into the skin, heating our internal temperature, and increasing circulation and oxygen flow to prevent tension.

4 Tips for Using an Infrared Sauna If You Get Migraines – Engineering Radiance

9. Fybromyalgia

Currently, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but there are treatments that can help decrease the symptoms, Infrared Saunas being one of them! Infrared heat therapy effectively reduces pain, inflammation, and stiffness in guests with fibromyalgia.   The heat from the infrared rays helps to loosen up tight muscles and joints, which helps reduce pain.

10. Improved Sleep

Infrared Sauna Therapy can significantly improve your quality of sleep, which leaves you with more energy throughout the day. While relaxing in an Infrared Sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. There is also a reduction in stress hormones coupled with an increase in serotonin which induces a deep state of relaxation and promotes a better quality of sleep.


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