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Do Infrared Saunas Have Health Benefits?

Wondering if infrared saunas are worth the hype? Here’s a list of the top reasons why you must try this hot trend.

Infrared saunas are the latest health trend. From celebrities to your friends, everyone is raving about infrared saunas on Instagram. But is this trend really worth the hype? Yes – infrared saunas have a plethora of health benefits. Here’s everything you need to know before trying this trend.

What are infrared saunas?

An infrared sauna, or far-infrared sauna, uses infrared lamps that focus a penetrating warmth directly onto your skin to provide heat-therapy benefits. Unlike traditional saunas, which use heat to warm the air around you in order to warm your body, infrared saunas directly heat up your body. Additionally, steam saunas often make you sleepy. However, after a session of infrared sauna, you feel more refreshed and energized.

If you can’t stand the heat of a regular sauna, infrared saunas are perfect as they can give you all the benefits of a sauna at a lower temperature. When compared to traditional saunas, these are much more comfortable and relaxing. Infrared saunas generally have temperatures between 110 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit (43.33 degrees Celsius and 57.22 C). In a traditional sauna, temperatures typically range from 150 to 195 F. (65.55 C and 90.55 C).

What are the benefits of infrared saunas?

Infrared saunas are more effective than conventional saunas for bodily detoxification because infrared heat penetrates human tissue rather than only warming the skin's surface. As a result, they offer a variety of health benefits, including:

Improved heart health

Infrared saunas are very good for your heart. While inside the sauna, your heart rate increases and your blood vessels widen to increase blood flow. According to a study, infrared saunas can help boost your heart health and reduce blood pressure.

Improved lung health

Regular infrared sauna users have a lower risk of pneumonia. Some users also saw an improvement in their asthma symptoms.

Pain relief

If you are struggling with chronic pain, infrared saunas can help. When used often, saunas may help with pain management. Some individuals claimed to have reduced symptoms of diseases including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Tension headaches can also be relieved by saunas. ‌

Improved mood

If you are feeling low, you must try infrared saunas. You will notice an improvement in your mood within just ten minutes of the treatment. It can also decrease stress and anxiety. Think of it as a meditation in a warm room!

Weight loss

While one session won’t make a significant difference, regular sessions of infrared saunas can contribute to fat loss. This could be because increasing your core temperature in a sauna mimics the effects of strenuous exercise.


While saunas have always been used for detoxification, infrared saunas detoxify your body more effectively as the heat penetrates your skin. Since you sweat a lot in the sauna, it promotes the elimination of toxins through sweat.

Improved skin health

Infrared saunas boost collagen production, thus giving you a youthful, radiant complexion. They can also remove bacteria from the skin, which helps tackle acne and improves your skin health.

Since you sweat a lot during and after the session, we recommend drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Where to get infrared saunas?

Whether you want to boost your health or you are seeking that fresh-from-the-steam-room glow, infrared saunas are a must-try. Visit Biolite today to get in on this hot trend. To learn more about infrared saunas, book a consultation with us. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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