How it works
As the name suggests, this type of sauna uses infrared lamps or panels designed to penetrate the skin more so than the air. Manufacturers claim that traditional sauna operates at a 20% efficiency for heating the body, while infrared sauna can be as high as 80%.
Infrared sauna has a lower operating temperature (45-55°C) compared to traditional sauna (90-105°C) allowing the body to tolerate the conditions for longer periods.
There are many benefits to using infrared sauna as part of your fitness and recovery program.
Infrared sauna is used to help relax the body which can give you a better night’s sleep.
Deep penetrating heat also supports in relieving sore muscles, joint pain, arthritis, and can also be used in treating chronic fatigue syndrome. Infrared sauna is especially therapeutic for Olympic and Power lifters and people engaged in strength training.
Other clinical evidence indicates infrared sauna improves circulation, relieves stress and anxiety, increases heat endurance, and can boost the immune system.