While some people are fans of traditional saunas, others find the extreme heat and steam uncomfortable and sometimes suffocating. If you are in the latter group read on to learn about the Infrared Sauna at Wholelife Wellness Centre and how it works to provide the same benefits but in a completely different way.
Traditional saunas work by raising the temperature in a closed room to the point that the body sweats profusely. This function is said to help eliminate toxins and chemicals from the body. The increased body temperature can also help relieve muscle tension and bring about feelings of relaxation.
New style infrared saunas have the same basic premise but uses light to raise body temperature without heating the air around you. This achieves better results with less discomfort. The infrared rays of the sauna penetrate 4-5cm into the body, gently raising the body temperature which is the mechanism that helps the body eliminate toxins and chemicals from the lymphatic system. Since the infrared rays penetrate more deeply than the heat of a traditional sauna, it can work effectively at a much lower temperature. It also manages to reach deeper into the body, for better release of muscular tension.
Some of the other benefits you can achieve from an infrared sauna:
- Clearer skin
- Improved circulation
- Relief from arthritis
- Weight loss
- Enhanced immune function
- Better Sleep
If you have concerns about your health and whether infrared saunas will be suitable for you, please speak to our staff before booking.
You can book an infrared sauna at Wholelife Wellness Centre Maroochydore here.