How To Use An Infrared Sauna for Maximum Benefit
Many of our Olympic Hot Tub customers have asked how to use a far infrared sauna properly for maximum benefit. If far infrared saunas are new to you, you’re probably wondering how to use one, too. The first thing you need to know is that it’s not your Grandfather’s sauna. The Far Infrared experience doesn’t include steaming rocks.
Not all saunas work the same way.
Where traditional saunas make you sweat by raising the temperature in the room, usually by water applied to hot rocks, far infrared works by reaching water molecules in your body tissue that trigger your sweat glands. Since your body and the materials in the room absorb more than four-fifths of the wavelength, the air might not get above 100°F to 130°F – compared to 180°F to 220°F for traditional steam saunas – but the sauna is doing its work. That makes a Finnleo Far Infrared Sauna safer, cheaper on energy use, faster to warm up, easier to assemble, more comfortable, and more effective at generating sweat and washing toxins away.
Here’s how to use your Finnleo Far Infrared Sauna for maximum benefit:
- The far infrared waves will be looking for water in your tissues, so make sure they find plenty. For every 15 minutes you plan to stay in the sauna, drink about 12 ounces of water.
- If you’re not used to sweating, consider soaking your feet in warm water for 10 minutes before your session. Showering also will help you sweat.
- Check with your doctor if you have a medical condition that might limit your sauna use, and never try to treat your condition without seeking medical advice.
Enjoying the Session
- The sauna is “warmed up” in about 10 minutes, no matter how the air feels, so you don’t have to wait a half-hour or more as with traditional saunas.
- Start with 20-minute sessions (unless your doctor advises otherwise). You can work up to 40-minute sessions twice a day, twice a week.
- Wear a swimsuit or shorts and a t-shirt; or nothing at all!
- Use whatever position is comfortable and relaxing for you – sitting, standing, lying down. Some people think you get deeper energy penetration if you’re closer to the coils.
- IMPORTANT TIP: You may feel temporary symptoms from the toxin release, including odors, tastes, fatigue, or headaches, but leave the sauna if they become severe or if you feel week, lightheaded, dizzy or nauseated.
- Take a shower or just relax for at least 15 minutes after you leave the sauna.
- Drink more water to replace what was lost – it won’t add back the calories you sweated out!
Far Infrared technology has been widely used around the world for more than 30 years. Your Finnleo Infrared sauna has the highest safety standards and offers amazing physical, mental and emotional benefits. Finnleo Far Infrared Saunas sales are growing every year as savvy, health conscious users understand how they work and how to get the maximum benefit. Check out Olympic’s large selection of Finnleo Far Infrared Saunas today!
Just don’t expect hot rocks.
Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.