Our Infrared Sauna is not only a more comfortable alternative to traditional saunas and steam rooms, it has additional health and wellbeing benefits too. For people who find the heat in a traditional sauna too intense an infrared sauna is a great alternative as the heating effect is much more gentle and you get to sit in the sauna, along with your own choice of music. All round, a session in our infrared sauna is a deeply relaxing experience which improves blood flow, eases pain and has a wide range of health benefits.
How Infrared Saunas Work
Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas do not heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps to warm your body directly. These saunas use infrared panels instead of conventional heat to easily penetrate human tissue, heating up your body before heating up the air.
An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature (usually between 48˚C and 80˚C) than a traditional sauna. Infrared saunas heat the body directly so that only around 20 per cent of the heat goes to heat the air. Essentially an infrared sauna heats your body directly without warming the air around you. This environment is more tolerable, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer while increasing your core body temperature by two to three degrees.
We have a state of the art 2 person Clearlight Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna; this sauna has three types of infrared waves in one sauna:
The near-infrared (NIR) spectrum is delivered at the ideal wavelength of 880nm without extreme heat or light, stimulates your mitochondria (energy producers of the cell) to promote immune cell growth and activity. It also helps reduce inflammation and pain and speeds healing.
The mid-infrared (MIR) spectrum is a longer wavelength that penetrates deep into your tissues, helping the body to heal from within. The MIR spectrum increases circulation, speeds healing and supports deep, restorative sleep.
The far-infrared (FIR) spectrum is the longest wavelength, so it is deeply healing as it penetrates far into the body where toxins are stored. It raises your core body temperature and helps the body counteract stress.
In addition to this, our Sauna has the following additions to support your health and wellbeing.
Medical Grade Chromotherapy
Chromotherapy is the science of using wavelengths of colour light to affect your body and mind for improved health and happiness. The Clearlight Sanctuary Sauna we have includes Medical Grade Chromotherapy lighting with 96 LED Lights which can help with SAD among other conditions.
Vibration Response Therapy
We are one of only two places in the country to have Vibration Response Therapy installed in an infrared sauna. VRT combines the benefits of sound and vibration to provide an even deeper sense of relaxation. Attached below the sauna bench, Clearlight's exclusive VRT system amplifies sound and creates gentle vibrations that resonate throughout the body to activate a natural relaxation response.
Benefits of Being in the Infrared Sauna
Regular infrared sauna usage helps you,
Improves circulation and cardiovascular health
Provides relief from sore muscles
Increases your metabolic rate
Rejuvenates your skin
Reduces stress and cortisol levels.
Improves the function of the immune system
Repeated exposure to heat from infrared light results in cumulative health benefits.
For more in-depth info on the benefits please read our blog post.