A Sceptics Guide to Infrared Saunas (Inc. Benefits, Tips and FAQ)

We get it.

An article about how great infrared saunas are, from a website that sells infrared saunas, might not seem like the most reliable content.

Coming across as genuine is difficult when we have personal gain attached to you believing us, because did you know that we sell saunas here and here and over here, too.

That's why everything we're about to say is backed by scientists and professionals that have nothing to gain from whether you buy a sauna from us. So, we mean it when we say...

...actual research shows that if you're trying to improve your
- saunas can help.


mental health​​​

We're not promising that two minutes in a sauna can transform a flabby belly into knife-sharp abs; any website that tells you so are dealing in not-very-white lies. We respect our readers, and our industry, too much for that.

We prefer science-backed fact to clickbait myths. Hopefully, you do too:

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‘Lose the Wait, Lose the Weight’ Sauna Infographic

In our busy modern lives, it can feel like there’s just not enough hours in the day, often meaning we neglect the more important aspects of our life including our own health and wellbeing.

We need a way to get healthy and in shape that is quick, efficient, but most importantly, actually works.

How about something that can burn over 500+ calories in 30 minutes, then? How about a method that can help you actually cope with the stress that we mentioned above? All while improving your skin, blood pressure and circulation?

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The Ultimate Guide to Salt Therapy Benefits (Updated)

Editors note: This article was recently updated so the information provided represents the latest and most accurate findings, as of July 2018.

Terms like ‘trend’ and ‘fad’ paint the picture of something dishonest or ephemeral;  rooted in myth and important for a few seconds in the grand scheme of things, only to turn irrelevant all but immediately after.

With hard science to back it up and a history of positive results dating as far back as the teachings of Hippocrates, to call the benefits of salt therapy anything but the real deal is to show you don’t really know much about salt therapy at all.

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Sauna Etiquette: The Do’s and Don’ts

The trouble with unwritten rules is that, even if you don’t mean any harm, you could end up disrupting or offending someone without knowing you’re doing anything wrong. Owning a personal sauna means you might bypass some of these hidden conventions, but in an environment as intimate as a public sauna, hot spa, steam room or similar, we would always recommend that you fully understand how to behave respectfully.

So, we put together this go-to guide on sauna etiquette to help newcomers and veterans alike. We find we’re frequently asked the same questions over and over again too, so we’ll even address some of them directly while we’re here.

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15 Sauna Tips to Revolutionise Your Sessions

(This was updated in October 2018 for more up-to-date and accurate answers)

We’re not all lucky enough to have a sauna at home.

This means that if you’re paying hard earned money to spend time in one somewhere else, you need to know how to get the most out of a sauna and get real bang for your buck.

No matter the type you use – although we do love a traditional home 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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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)”