Is Infrared heat safe?
Infrared heat is completely safe. In fact it’s so safe, it’s even used in hospitals to keep new born babies warm. Infra red rays are part of nature. The human body naturally gives off and receives infrared rays.
What is the difference between a traditional sauna and an infrared sauna?
Traditional Saunas heat up the environment around the user, often making it feel uncomfortable and difficult to breathe. With Infra red the body is heated up from the inside, making it suitable for the young, old and injured. Sweat analysis shows that up 17% more toxins are sweated out with an infra red saunas.
How often should I use the sauna?
An infrared sauna can be used safely up to twice a day. Its important not to use it immediately following exercise or if experiencing dizziness or dehydration.
How long should I use it for?
Time spent in the infra red sauna should be built up gradually, to allow for the body to become accustomed to it and avoid any potential negative side effects. No more than 20 minutes at a time for the first 2 weeks, which can be increased by an additional 10 minutes after every couple of weeks, up to a maximum of 1 hour.
Are there any contra indications for infrared sauna use?
- Insensitivity to heat
- Under the influence of alcohol
- Metal plates or pins
Seek permission from your doctor if you are:
- Taking medication
- Under 12 years old
- Have any chronic or cardivasculor conditions