It’s great that you are considering using an infrared sauna. They are a fantastic tool for your wellbeing and maintenance. In saying that, we want to ensure that you get the most from your sauna which will have you feeling your best.
In this article, we will share tips for infrared sauna usage.
Keep in mind
When you are spending an extended amount of time in your sauna, be mindful of your hydration. Good hydration is important before and after each session. Avoid alcohol or other intoxicating substances and if you are not feeling well, take a break and listen to your body.
It’s normal to get a shallow sweat during your first session
For those new to infrared therapy, it can take time for your body to adjust. During the first sessions some people elicit a shallow sweat. No need to worry. Give your body time to acclimatise to infrared and ensure that you stay hydrated.
With more use you’ll notice a deep, purifying sweat and an invigorating feeling afterward.
The optimal amount of sessions
There is no one answer for the amount of sessions per week, but infrared saunas are safe to use every day.
In fact, you will see wellness improvements sooner if you use it daily.
On average, most people partake in 30-45 minute sessions, 3-4 times a week.
The best way to replenish your body after a session
You will keep sweating for a while as your core body temperature cools. Wipe down with a towel and when ready hop into the shower.
Not only will this feel invigorating and refreshing, it helps cleanse your skin of the toxins you have excreted during your sweat session.
Once you’re done with your shower, it’s time to rehydrate. Your body will lose electrolytes with your sweat. Best to use a sugar-free electrolyte drink to replenish lost fluids without flavourings and unnecessary sweeteners. relectrolyteME was designed to keep your body pure and natural.
There is no research suggesting any harm from using a sauna every day. Although, there are several common sense precautions like overheating or dehydration. You can read further information about recommended sauna protocol here.
And as always, consult with your physician if you are unsure if an infrared sauna is right for you.
*Sunlighten does not provide medical advice. We recommend you consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure if using an infrared sauna is right for you. For best results, our saunas should be used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary.