INFRARED SAUNA FAQ
What is Infrared Sauna therapy?
Infrared light is necessary for all living things to grow and flourish. Infrared light is a part of the sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue. Infrared heat heats the body directly rather than simply the air. The experience of an infrared treatment is similar to sunbathing, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in an infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn. Infrared heat penetrates human tissue and cells producing a host of health benefits.
Infrared Sauna Therapy is 7x more effective than a traditional sauna, and is effective at a low, soothing temperature (It’s so safe that it’s used in hospitals to warm newborn infants). To deliver health benefits like anti-aging, weight loss, and detoxification, saunas need to emit high concentrations of infrared waves—not just heat. For infrared therapy to be successful, heaters must have a high emissivity level for the body to absorb infrared energy...our sauna pods are proven 95-99% efficient at delivering a higher dose of infrared energy into the body, resulting in a therapeutic range for natural healing and prevention.
Far infrared therapy purifies the body, boosts energy, and shrinks belly fat. Our far infrared (FIR) panels provide the longest wavelength, reaching deepest into the body and cells, where toxins are stored. During a treatment, your body is surrounded by soothing far infrared heat that penetrates the body at the cellular level. By raising your core body temperature 3 degrees in 30 minutes, FIR stimulates the sweat glands, resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat that leaves you feeling light and revitalized.
What do I wear?
To enable infrared to penetrate tissues as deep as possible, we recommend wearing a swimsuit, or gym shorts and T-shirt or tank all are great options.
How often should I use the sauna?
One session will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But similar to exercise, the more you do it, the better the results. Recommended use depends on your overall health goals, and your individual situation, but overall 3-4 times per week for 30 minutes is ideal.
When will I start sweating?
Sweat levels differentiate between each individual. Don't be surprised if you don't sweat during the first few sessions. Sweating will increase with regular use. Even if your body is not drenched in sweat, your body is still detoxifying from harmful toxins. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before your session. If you are dehydrated, you will not sweat as much. If you are hydrated properly, you will sweat more.
Why do we use our infrared pod rather than an infrared cabin or other infrared pods on the market?
Our pod is clinically proven to raise your core body temperature 3 degrees within 30 minutes, higher & faster than any cabin on the market or any other pod on the market. 100% of our clients that have used a cabin, then use our infrared sauna pod say that "They sweat more, they sweat quicker, it's a much more intense experience, and they'll never sweat in a cabin again!" Raising your core body temperature the 3 degrees in 30 minutes is the "secret sauce" for providing true therapeutic health benefits that you are looking for, like creating a false fever to regenerate your old cells into new. You are able to breathe room temperature air which makes it more tolerable for clients who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues, can't use a cabin, and need the environment as toxic-free as possible. Many of the cabins use glues and other binding agents that can be toxic. The pod is made of bamboo carbon and has zero glues and binding agents that can be toxic, and has zero EMF waves. The session time can be shorter because the space is smaller and more concentrated and therapeutic for detox, healing and prevention. After all, you want your body healed, not the air.
Will my face receive benefits even though it's not in the pod?
Yes, Infrared heat benefits occur because your core body temperature rises in your entire body, therefore benefiting your face and head too (even outside the pod).
What should I expect during a session?
The first 20 minutes you'll feel is if you were wrapped in a warm blanket, feel very relaxed, and maybe even sleepy. The last 10 minutes is when the sweat pours itself on, and the intensity rises. Directly afterwards you will feel as if you have just finished an intense workout, and about 30-60 minutes afterwards you will feel invigorated and rejuvenated.
Can I shower afterwards?
We recommend that you shower 30-60 minutes after your session concludes. During that time you are still reaping the rewards of detoxing and healing as your body naturally cools itself down.
Is it sanitary?
Yes, we use bamboo carbon towel wraps inside the pod that are naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and deodorizing. They are highly absorbent for water and sweat. After each session we sanitize with a non-toxic green cleaner. Infrared also kills all bacteria and any airborne germs or fungus (many medical devices are sanitized using infrared light in hospitals).
What are the EMF levels? Are they safe?
Yes. The units come to us with zero EMF waves, and we keep it that way by operating them all by hand. This prevents wifi from creating unnecessary and unhealthy EMF waves with each sauna. The Solocarbon® panels are 100% quality controlled to ensure the safety & effectiveness of each individual heater. Our proprietary heater design eliminates all EMF, and the steel conduit electrical shielding making your sauna as safe as possible.
Can I use the sauna every day?
Yes absolutely. We suggest drinking increased amounts of water to keep yourself hydrated. As long as you feel fine, use the sauna daily and enjoy.
Do I need a Doctor’s note?
No, if you have health concerns we recommend speaking with your doctor before your sauna session.
Is the Infrared coming from lights?
No, infrared heaters are located inside the wall panels of the pod.
Are there any studies on infrared therapy?
Yes, there are studies on the use of infrared for a multitude of health benefits. Specifically, Salt n’ Sauna Wellness infrared saunas have been shown to increase core temperature for detoxification, lower blood pressure, relieve pain, aid in weight loss, and much more. Ask us for the research and studies.
Are children allowed to use the sauna?
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. When taking a sauna session with a child, we operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time. A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside the sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated, even if you don’t see them sweating.
Is it OK to use the sauna while breastfeeding?
Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon your specific circumstances.
Can I sauna while pregnant?
Even though infrared is completely safe, it is not recommended to use while pregnant. While pregnant, the core body temperature is already elevated and you could overheat.
What is the technology?
Solocarbon far infrared heating panels are the most effective far infrared sauna heaters on the market today delivering the highest dose infrared energy. Scientific research shows that far infrared is most therapeutic in high concentrations. Solocarbon panels are proven 95-99% emissive, meaning that 95-99% of the energy being produced is in the therapeutic range to increase core body temperature for a deep, detoxifying sweat. This is the active ingredient that has been clinically shown to lower blood pressure, aid in weight loss, support detoxification, and aid in optimum healing and prevention. In addition, our Solocarbon pod is comfortable and concentrated, where you can breathe room temperature air making it tolerable for clients who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues, and can't use a cabin enclosed environment. In addition, the materials used in our highly emissive coating are FDA approved and non-toxic.
The design of a Solocarbon heater allows for most of the far infrared wavelength to be near 9.4 microns, which is the level at which the human body absorbs infrared energy. This is also the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins. Our patented heater design is our special sauce. Solocarbon panels are made up of three separate layers that are sandwiched together and cured at 320°F resulting in a nearly perfect black body. This unique process makes our far infrared heaters 95-99% emissive, safe, and effective. This is why Solocarbon panels are the only far infrared heaters clinically shown to raise core body temperature nearly 3° for the most detoxifying sweat, lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and aid in weight loss.
What size is the pod?
69"L x 28" W x 18"H - keep in mind, that size is for your body only (collar bone/shoulders down), your head will remain outside of the pod at all times.
Are there any contraindications for sauna use?
If you have had abdominal surgery, tummy tuck, c-section or breast augmentation, make sure to check with your physician prior to use for approval.
If any contraindications apply to you, consult your physician prior to sauna use.
Why is a Core Temperature Study so important?
It shows clinically how effective an infrared sauna will be at therapeutic healing. You want your core temperature to raise 3 degrees in 30 minutes, which is like creating a false fever to regenerate old cells into new cells. This is the secret to providing true therapeutic health benefits from an infrared sauna. If a core temperature study cannot be produced, then that is a red flag, or if the study doesn't show a rise of 3 degrees in 30 minutes, then the therapeutic health benefits could be lacking. (Most sauna's require you to sit in a cabin for 40-60 minutes, because the sauna doesn't increase your core temperature to a therapuetic range for healing, detoxing, and sweating)
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