18 (Scientifically Proven!) Far Infrared Sauna Benefits


Infrared sauna benefits are numerous and proven, but many people outside of the sauna scene still aren't aware of them. This is why we decided to write this list and support each point with explanations or proof, because we value our readers and - well, because we can support each point with explanations or proof.

For the unaware, an infrared sauna (also referred to as a far infrared sauna) uses heaters to emit infrared waves which penetrate our bodies. We then experience this as radiant heat, which is absorbed by the surface of our skin and activates our sweat glands.

When these far infrared waves collide with the water inside us all, the H2O molecules vibrate and kick-start some of the benefits you'll learn about below. This is partly why far infrared saunas are seen as more efficient than traditional saunas by some, which heat the body slower using more conventional methods of conduction and convection. However, peoples favourite type of sauna often comes down to just a matter of opinion.

Now, shall we find out more about these far infrared sauna benefits?

Choose from the list below or simply scroll through:

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15 Sauna Tips to Revolutionise Your Sessions

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a sauna at home. This means that if you’re paying hard earned money to spend time in one, you’ll want to get as much bang for your buck as possible; not to mention that you’ll want as many of those detoxifying sauna benefits that come with it, too. No matter the type you use – although we do love an infrared sauna – you can follow these sauna tips and tricks to get the most out of your sessions.

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Infrared Sauna Infographic: “Go Ga Ga Over Infrared”

We hear about the benefits of Infra Red Saunas all the time but what makes them different and so beneficial to your health

Some of the benefits might sound too good to be true, but the effects of infrared sauna use have been supported by scientists for years. During the experience, infrared heat and light is used to warm our skin and body, which raises the bodies temperature and causes sweating faster than a traditional sauna or spa session may.

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The amazing detoxifying benefits of infrared saunas

Now that January has hit, and we no longer have Christmas festivities to brighten these dreary winter days, we need something new to give us our sparkle. No doubt most of us are feeling pretty sluggish and not our fittest and healthiest selves after several weeks of indulgent parties, dinners and nights out, never mind the endless supply of office chocolate within arm’s reach of your desk…

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Ultimate Guide to the Benefits of Salt Room Therapy

In addition to being one of the most popular spa services in recent years, salt room therapy provides a myriad of health benefits to those who experience it. Not only is it a form of natural healing that has been used since ancient times, but it’s also an effective, harm-free alternative to treating chronic health conditions.

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Infrared Saunas: The Growing Health Craze (Infographic)

In short, an infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit infrared light which our bodies then experience as radiant heat, which is absorbed by the surface of our skin.

Many of the traditional saunas heat the body both by conduction and convection from a combination of heated air and radiation of the heated surfaces in the sauna room, and can’t prove to be as or more effective than the infrared sort. Continue reading “Infrared Saunas: The Growing Health Craze (Infographic)”