What is an infrared sauna?

Infrared sauna is one the best tools for improving your health. I first experienced it when I lived in Florida, of all places. Living now in Colorado, I get to enjoy it even more, especially when the cold days set in.

Saunas and steam rooms have been around for a long time with people sitting around the fire in an enclosed area, with stones heating up the area.

How does the infrared sauna work?

What is special about infrared saunas is that the infrared waves penetrate deep into the body, about 2 inches, and they heat up the body from the inside out. The infrared saunas heat up the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. The infrared heat that we experience is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum.

Conventional saunas can make it feel unbearably hot, while the dry soothing infrared sauna makes it more comfortable to sit and sweat profusely.

Here are some of the reactions that happen in your body as you sit in the infrared sauna:

  • increased sweating, for some people profuse sweating
  • increased heart rate
  • clarify of mind, similar as you feel after moderate exercise
  • relaxation response

The babies in ICU are exposed to infrared light to keep them warm (source), so why not try it yourself.

To learn more about our sauna click here.

To make an appointment for an infrared sauna session, call us at 303-440-1033 or schedule online here.