What Is an Infrared Sauna?

Sauna use, also known as sauna bathing, means short-term, passive exposure to extreme heat. Saunas are, historically, small rooms used as hot-air or steam baths.

Infrared saunas are a modern version of an ancient healing method, which has been used for thousands of years for relaxing, detoxing, and preventing health challenges.

Infrared saunas use light to create heat. Sitting in an infrared sauna is like sitting under the sun, enjoying the soothing warmth for the healing, anti-aging, and health-optimizing benefits.

With an infrared sauna, you get the positives of the sun WITHOUT the negatives of UV radiation.


A Traditional Sauna vs. Infrared Sauna


A traditional steam sauna, often found at gyms and spas, heats the atmosphere in the room and the surface of your skin. It can be uncomfortable and hard to breathe in a traditional sauna. 

An infrared sauna heats your body directly, giving you deeper skin penetration—up to 3 inches—and more health benefits, including helping you sweat more and allowing your cells to release more toxins. 

You can spend more time in an infrared sauna (30-45 minutes), with 2-3 times more sweat, which means you'll release more toxins


Are Infrared Saunas Safe?

Yes! The technology behind infrared saunas is used to warm premature babies in the hospital.

Athletes also use infrared heat as a form of therapy for strength and endurance training.

Because the sauna’s exterior doesn’t get hot, infrared saunas are safe to have inside your home, on any flooring, no plumbing required.


Full-Spectrum Infrared Healing

Full-spectrum infrared saunas have the entire infrared spectrum: near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared—which each produce different healing responses.

  • Near-infrared. The shortest infrared wavelength. Helps with wound healing, cellular repair, and skin renewal.

  • Mid-infrared. Longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper. Helps with inflammation and speeds up healing.

  • Far-infrared. This wavelength is closest to the heat given off by your body. It reaches deep into the body, where toxins are stored. 

Some brands offering full-spectrum infrared saunas are doing so with dangerous food heat lamps.

Influence Saunas are full-spectrum infrared saunas without dangerous food lamps, giving you maximum health benefits, using safe, low-EMF heaters.

Check out your affordable, well-made saunas options here.

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