‘Medical practitioners make use of Infrared Radiant Heat to treat sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain...’
excerpt from the McGraw / Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology.
How far infrared heat works for you
Infrared heat is simply a form of energy that is directly transmitted at a specific wavelength. It is NOT ultraviolet light that causes sunburn and damages your skin. The sun is our natural supplier of infrared heat. Infrared heat is able to penetrate the skin by up to 45mm, so impurities can be pushed out using lower, more comfortable temperatures in a far-infrared sauna (when compared to conventional (steam) saunas).
What to bring:
Our sauna is a 1 person model so unlike some other places, you will always have a private session on your own. You will be most comfortable if you wear either underwear or a swimsuit in the sauna. You will likely sweat, so bring a spare change of underwear. You will be supplied with towels, a wet face cloth and a bottle of water. It is recommended that you are well hydrated before, during and after using the Infrared Sauna. Our Infrared Sauna also has a radio / CD player so you are welcome to listen to your own music if you like. We have ample ‘trashy’ magazines to read or you may choose to just relax and bliss out. Sessions are up to 45 minutes. We recommend increasing your time gradually over the first few sessions as you adjust. We recommend using the Infrared Sauna at 45-55 degrees, depending on comfort, experience and tolerance.
Benefits of Far-Infrared Sauna use:
While we do not imply or infer that Infrared Sauna use will cure or treat any disease, there are a number of well-documented benefits associated with using an Infrared Sauna. These include, but are not limited to:
Removal of toxins through perspiration, increase in circulation / strengthening of the cardiovascular system, weight loss and improvement in joint pain and stiffness.
You may experience many other benefits with regular Infrared Sauna use.
Before using our Infrared Sauna, you will be required to complete a Medical Waiver Form. While Infrared Saunas are very safe for most people, you should seek medical advice beforehand from your General Practitioner if you:
- are taking any medications,
- are over 65 years old,
- have a cardiovascular or chronic health condition,
- have high / low blood pressure,
- have had recent surgery,
- experience faintness / light headedness / blackouts,
- have vision / hearing problems,
- have epilepsy / seizures,
- have any nervous system disorder,
- have asthma / chronic bronchitis / respiratory problems,
- have diabetes,
- have regular headaches
- are a smoker
The follow are contraindications to Infrared Sauna use:
Pregnancy, Hemophilia, Fever, Insensitivity to Heat, Alcohol / drug regular use / abuse.