Why We Love the Infrared Sauna

Why We Love the Infrared Sauna


Castle Hill has two TheraSauna Far Infrared saunas, one in each of the locker rooms. There are many reasons to use the Infrared sauna in your wellness routine; in this blog we will highlight a few:

  • Infrared saunas are recognized by health practitioners worldwide as an effective method of removing both chemical and heavy metal toxins from the body. The Infrared detoxifies heavy metals such as mercury, aluminium, and other environmental toxins then conventional heat or steam saunas do not remove.
  • Infrared saunas can help clear cellulite, water and debris trapped in pockets beneath the skin. European beauty specialists routinely incorporate daily Infrared sauna into programs to reduce cellulite.
  • Infrared saunas have been used to treat sprains, bursitis, rheumatism, muscle spasms, neuralgia and hemorrhoids. They have also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and allergies.
  • Infrared saunas require 90% less electrical energy than conventional saunas, and no plumbing is required for a Far Infrared sauna. This supports the Castle Hill Green Initiatives.
  • NASA has utilized Infrared therapy to help maintain fitness levels of astronauts in weightless environments.

What is an Infrared sauna and how is it different from a steam sauna?

Unlike traditional rock saunas, the Infrared sauna does not use steam. Instead the sauna uses Infrared radiation to penetrate deep into body tissues, providing relief for sore muscles. This lower ambient temperature allows the user to remain in the Infrared sauna longer without overheating. When the Infrared energy enters the body, it causes the body temperature to increase and body to perspire. You can relax in an Infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn. Infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things. In fact, Infrared heat is so safe it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

What are the benefits of an Infrared sauna?

In addition to the benefits listed above, when the Infrared heat penetrates your body, you will experience a refreshed mind, relaxed mood, reduction of aches and pains, improved metabolism, which leads to an overall feeling of wellness.

How long and what temperature should I enjoy an infrared sauna?

The initial length of recommended use is 10-15 minutes per session, gradually increasing the amount of heat and sauna time as your body adapts through repeated visits. You may set the sauna to maximum temperature setting of 140F which will make the heaters operate at full capacity most of the 10-15minute time. If the Infrared sauna does not hit 140F during your sauna session that is not important, spending time receiving Infrared energy is what is important.

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