All You Need to Know About Infrared Sauna

Infrared sauna therapy is gaining popularity in the US for its health benefits. You may have heard about this form of therapy from celebrities promoting it as a way to improve your health or relax. Elevation Hydration’s infrared sauna stands out for its ability to create the same relaxation response as you get in a traditional steam room — without having you sweat profusely or dehydrate yourself. But, what exactly is an infrared sauna? What do you stand to benefit from it, and how different is it from red-light therapy? If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, here’s what you need to know.

What Is an Infrared Sauna?

Infrared saunas are a type of radiant (heat) therapy. The heat you feel in the room comes from far-infrared rays that you can’t see. You can certainly sense their warmth on your skin and inside your body, however. It works by gently penetrating deep into the skin and muscles where you don’t sweat. By heating you up, your body is able to relax faster than it would in a room that’s heated by convection or conduction alone.

What Are the Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Infrared heat helps you relax faster by triggering the release of endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers. It’s also known to boost mood and improve sleep by increasing the production of melatonin, another hormone that your body uses to regulate sleep.

On top of that, infrared heating increases blood flow near the skin’s surface where it then moves to the heart and other tissues through the body’s normal circulatory system. This enhances the oxygenation of tissues and cells to provide you with a range of health benefits, including pain relief from arthritis or other chronic conditions.

Lastly, you’re able to enjoy all these benefits without having to spend too long in the room; sessions range from 30-45 minutes.

What’s the Difference Between Infrared Sauna and Red-Light Therapy?

Infrared saunas are a type of radiant-heat therapy that you can’t see but can certainly feel. You don’t have to have exposure from a heat lamp or heated pad for you to benefit from infrared sauna therapy. Red-light therapies, on the other hand, produce visible red and near-infrared light that you can perceive in the form of a bright glow when you’re underneath its source.

Red-light therapy is an LED-based form of phototherapy where you can do anything you want during treatment. For instance, you can read your favorite book or watch TV. LEDs are attached to your body with adhesive pads, which are placed at specific points. So, you can take off the device after you’re done and resume your normal routine.

How Elevation Hydration Can Help You

Elevation Hydration is a leading provider of infrared sauna therapy in Colorado Springs. We utilize Sunlighten infrared saunas featuring their Solocarbon proprietary far infrared technology that is 95% effective and the only heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature, lower blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Whatever your health & wellness goals are, you can count on Elevation Hydration to help you get the most effective infrared sauna therapy at an affordable price.