What is an infrared sauna?

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The sauna is a common fixture at day spas, and is intended to promote relaxation and detoxify the body with therapeutic heat. Infrared saunas use the latest technology to enhance the healing effects of a traditional sauna session. Here is a closer look at these beneficial effects, and the distinct advantages of full-spectrum infrared saunas.

How saunas work

The main function of a sauna is to induce sweating in the body. In the controlled, heated environment of the sauna, sweating helps cleanse the body of toxins by releasing them through the skin. Heat also relaxes the muscles to relieve tension and pain.

Why infrared saunas are unique

Traditional saunas often use steam to cause sweating, but some find this extreme heat uncomfortable. Full-spectrum infrared saunas are unique because they heat the body internally while the outside air remains pleasant. This type of gentle heat relaxes the body and promotes better sleep. Far infrared heat boosts the body’s core temperature to start a deep, cleansing sweat at the cellular level. Infrared heat, especially in the middle range, increases heart rate and improves blood flow. In turn, better circulation can strengthen the metabolism and alleviate chronic ailments. Near infrared heat (or Red Light Therapy) keeps skin healthy by stimulating collagen production and faster cell regeneration.

Timeless Day Spa in Naperville features a full-spectrum infrared sauna available in 30 or 45-minute sessions, or as part of a personalized spa package. To explore the entire selection of spa therapies and alternative treatments available at Timeless Day Spa, visit their website or call 630-428-0700.

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