Infrared Sauna, explained.
Written by Laura
At Spa 901 we have two infrared saunas, offering a great therapeutic avenue for anyone looking to relax, alleviate minot or chronic pain and detoxify stubborn toxins.
So what is an infrared sauna, and why is it not “hot” like a traditional sauna? Let us explain…
Infrared saunas are very different from traditional saunas, in that they use infrared light waves to heat up the tissues of your body directly, instead of using heating mechanisms or steam to raise the temperature of the air around you. Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared saunas emit a gentle, therapeutic and radiant heat, promoting relaxation and detoxification in the form of a deep-tissue sweat. Since the light is heating your body, instead of the air around you, you will begin to receive benefits as soon as the sauna turned on, though most will wait until it is slightly warmed up for comfort. Bring a book, close your eyes, relax and get ready for a deep sweat. As you sit in the infrared sauna, the core temperature of your body will begin to heat up, leaving you warm, refreshed and relaxed after your session.
Common Heath Benefits
To get the most from an infrared sauna session, we recommend a duration of 15-30 minutes, positioning yourself so that you body is sitting or lying in front of the panels . The infrared saunas at Spa 901 seat two guests comfortably and are on a 60 minute timer, so please ask if you need assistance turning on. You WILL work up a sweat so bring in a towel and drink a cup of water before and after your session to prevent dehydration.
Want to try a session? We offer access to the infrared saunas and outdoor hot pool at a rate of $17 per person, within our business hours. Time can be reserved by calling the spa directly and ask that you please call ahead, as we may not be able to accommodate access on our busy days.