28 Jun Traditional Saunas vs Infrared Saunas
Infrared light (heat) is very gentle and soothing. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional saunas, (hot rock or wet/steam) infrared saunas have the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 120-150 degrees F.
Traditional saunas simply heat the air around you (versus raising core body temperature) climbing up to 200F, creating a very hot and uncomfortable environment that can sometimes be difficult to breathe in.
Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue vs simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are 7 times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxification. By raising the body’s core temperature over 3 degrees, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs only 3% toxins with a traditional.