Saunas are often seen among spas and fitness centers nationwide, and can even be brought at home with a sauna-building kit. Yet some people find the heat from a sauna almost unbearable that they will opt for a moist steam room instead.
Infrared saunas, on the other hand, works very much like a traditional sauna, except that they use a milder temperature of between 120 and 150 degrees Fahrenheit. It also does away with the hot coals often seen among traditional saunas, replacing them with built-in heaters that are located at the top and in the sides of the sauna.
Is It Better?
You might think that infrared saunas are less effective because they use less heat, yet this isn’t necessarily true. The heat coming from the infrared saunas travel deeper into the body, causing you to sweat more vigorously than in a traditional one. It’s very much like soaking up the sunlight and letting it permeate through your muscles and joints, without the danger of UV rays.
Not only will sitting in an infrared sauna cause you to sweat, but it will also rid your body of toxins more effectively than in a traditional sauna. With this effect, infrared saunas can give a boost to your immune system and even improve your cardiovascular health, making you feel great after just a single session.