Sauna Infrared

The sauna cabin is made of natural wood, which is similar to a traditional sauna, but its healing effects are associated with infrared rays and the warmer energy it produces. They penetrate the body (to a depth of about 3-4 cm), thanks to which they quickly, effectively and directly affect the entire body. An infrared sauna does not have to have such high temperatures as a traditional sauna, 30-60 degrees of C is enough to feel its health-promoting properties. There is one more advantage of this - both children and the elderly can use it, of course, if there are no clear medical contraindications.

How does the Infrared sauna work

A single session in an IR sauna usually lasts 30 minutes, and the procedure is best repeated one, maximum three times a week. For the best healing effect, it is worth using several sessions in equal time intervals. You do not need any special preparation - you enter the sauna without flaps, in the towel itself (it is also worth taking a towel under the feet), preferably one hour after a meal. Before the sauna session, you need to wash yourself so that there are no residues of creams and balms on the body. Thanks to this, pores widen quickly and the skin can breathe naturally. After the session, you should wipe thoroughly, after a few minutes, when the pores begin to close, you can (although it is not necessary) cool the body with a summer shower.

How the body reacts during the stay in the infrared sauna

Under the influence of heat, the blood vessels expand, heart rate increases, sweating begins, just like during exercise, which not only burns calories, but also removes toxins through the skin. This in turn contributes to the immune system working more efficiently.

Indications for use of an infrared sauna

  • backaches;
  • degeneration of the spine;
  • joint pain including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, other rheumatic diseases;
  • sciatica;
  • various types of discopathy;
  • peripheral circulatory disorders;
  • post-traumatic conditions of the musculoskeletal system and muscle cramps and tension;
  • menstrual cramps;
  • hypotension;
  • pressure sores, varicose veins, hemorrhoids;
  • diabetes;
  • overweight and obesity;
  • skin diseases (e.g., eczema) and burns;

The IR sauna can be used as an adjunct in respiratory tract infections, including sinusitis.

The impact of an IR sauna on well-being

Sessions in the infrared sauna also have a positive effect on the psyche; in the case of chronic stress or excessive fatigue. Thanks to the beneficial effect of infrared, the body warms up quickly and the tense muscles relax. After just a few minutes, a person using the IR sauna feels the relaxation of the whole body, and a half-hour session soothes the nerves, calms down, reduces stress, and thus improves mood.

IR sauna and slimming

The infrared sauna is also recommended for overweight people, because during one session about 600-900 calories are burned, so it is an effective means of supporting weight loss. By the way, the side effect of staying in the sauna is to reduce cellulite, because sessions also improve the appearance of the skin. It is cleansed of dead tissue, thanks to which it becomes firm, soft and full of light again.

Contraindications to using an infrared sauna

Although the IR sauna, thanks to the use of lower temperatures than in a traditional sauna, can be used even by children and the elderly, there are several contraindications to its use. It cannot be used by pregnant and menstrual women and people with cancer, hypofunction of the adrenal gland, hemophilia, lupus erythematosus, unstable hypertension or inflammatory heart disease, after strokes, multiple sclerosis, patients with epilepsy, and lung diseases. kidneys or liver after a fresh, acute joint injury, up to six weeks after surgery and during infection with elevated temperature. Screenings can also harm people with surgical implants, silicone implants or those using healing ointments and creams. It is best to consult your GP if you can use an infrared sauna.