Infrared Sauna vs. Dry Sauna

We’re not shy about sharing our love for infrared light therapy; our Sunlighten infrared saunas are a dreamy, health-promoting experience! We’ve yet to have any clients walk out of an infrared sauna session not feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, revitalized, and just ready to take on the rest of their day with confidence. 

Let’s briefly recap what happens during an infrared sauna session and then discuss some of the more fun, tangible benefits/feelings people have after all the science/magic of the session is done. 

The Benefits of an Infrared Sauna - What Happens to the Body During the Session?

If you’ve never experienced infrared light therapy or an infrared sauna, here's how it works: You step into the Sunlighten sauna, designed to emit infrared light. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared saunas use infrared light to penetrate the body directly, providing a deep, targeted heat-induced therapy.

So, what’s the point of sitting under a big infrared light and basking in its warming red glow? Well, the body loves it! As your body heats up, your skin and muscles relax and release tension, and you’ll start sweating. Your whole body begins a deep detox as the infrared light energy moves stagnant impurities out of the body - it’s remarkable how much cleansing the body can do while relaxing in a meditative state! 

The Benefits of an Infrared Sauna - The Post-session Feelings

Okay, you’ve just exited the infrared sauna. What feelings, sensations, and benefits will cascade over your body? While everyone will have a different experience post-sauna, people typically have three main shared experiences/benefits after their infrared sauna session. 

  • A deep sense of relaxation 

The gentle warmth of the infrared light helps to melt away stress, tension, and angst that manifests in our bodies. As this happens, our bodies phase into a sense of calming tranquility and homeostasis. Many clients find the experience meditative and often need a few minutes to gather themselves and their emotions after exiting the sauna. 

  • Post-detoxification energy 

Once our bodies detoxify, in this case through sweating, there’s a feeling of rejuvenation. The body is refreshed and less bogged down by impurities that cycle throughout the systems. Not long after the session, most people remark how they feel energized, awake, and less lethargic. It sounds funny, but some clients comment that they immediately feel lighter, which makes sense after expelling excess fluids and toxins!

  • Fresh-feeling skin

In addition to detoxifying the body deeply within, infrared light stimulates collagen production, helping to improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity on the body’s surface! Many people remark upon how fresh and smooth their skin feels after their sessions. 

  • Reduced inflammation and pain 

As we explained earlier, infrared light penetrates deep into the tissue, and our sauna is full spectrum, so you’re getting all the beneficial rays, helping to dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow; the technical term here is “vasodilation.” The increased blood flow delivers oxygen and nutrients to muscles and joints and flushes metabolic waste products; awesome, right!? This whole process helps to ease tension, pain, and inflammation naturally. 

  • Curious to Give It a Try?

At this point, we hope you understand the benefits and post-session pleasantries of an infrared sauna experience. But why just read about them? Come find out for yourself. Believe us; your body will thank you! 

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To learn more about infrared sauna treatments, read our accompanying blog articles: 

Are Infrared Saunas Safe? Dispelling the Misconceptions

Infrared Sauna vs. Dry Sauna – What Sets Them Apart?

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