Self-care is an important part of staying healthy and active both physically and mentally. There are many different ways to practice self-care, and one of the best is by using an infrared sauna. Studies have observed how infrared plays a part in muscle recovery, mental health, and sleep promotion.
This kind of sauna uses light rather than water to accomplish its goal, offering a new alternative to self-care.
What is Infrared Light?
Infrared is a term you may have heard, but what exactly is it? According to a 2010 paper published in Advanced Industrial Control Technology, “Infrared light is beyond the light range that is visible to the human eye, and falls between the visible light and microwave regions (the wavelength is longer than visible light).”
This kind of light consists of electromagnetic waves, producing heat that we can feel even though we cannot see it. Many individuals have turned to infrared light as an alternative wellness method. Athletes especially have turned to using infrared light as a way to help with muscle repair and pain mitigation after injuries. It can also be used after an especially rigorous training session.
Individuals with chronic conditions have also chosen to incorporate infrared light into their routine as an alternative pain management and inflammation reduction method in addition to their existing routine. Results can vary depending on your existing routine and condition. Please consult with your physician if you are on prescription medication with light/heat sensitivity side effects before using infrared light.
How Does an Infrared Sauna Work?
Knowing what we do now about infrared light, how does this apply to a sauna? Great question!
Several studies have found infrared saunas to have various benefits. A 2005 study by researchers in Japan found that infrared heat could help decrease chronic pain. In the two year study, “A far-infrared ray dry sauna therapy and post-sauna warming were performed once a day for 4 weeks during hospitalization.”
Additionally, a study out of Austria found evidence that using a sauna could decrease your chances of catching a common cold. Though the results were considered preliminary, and researchers urged a more in-depth look into this idea, it offered new and exciting possibilities.
Understanding how infrared light works and how it can be used as part of an alternative wellness plan is a vital part of creating your own path to self-care and health. It doesn’t matter if you are an athlete or just looking for a way to take your wellness journey to the next level, using an infrared sauna could be the next step you are looking for.
Now that you know some background information about infrared saunas, where can you visit one?
Where Can I Book an Infrared Sauna?
Looking to see what all the hype around infrared saunas is about? Come check out the state-of-the-art infrared sauna at Float Coppell.
At Float Coppell, we offer several different options when it comes to our infrared sauna pricing. Individuals can book a 45-minute session for $35, couples can book a 45-minute session for $49, and a Sauna 10-pack can be purchased for $249. Sessions can be booked directly on our website!
When you come for your infrared sauna appointment, we ask that you bring a swimsuit or gym clothing to wear while in the sauna. We also ask that you hydrate properly before and after your appointment. Need help setting up an appointment or have questions about our infrared sauna? Give us a call at 972-393-0913. We cannot wait to help you incorporate our infrared sauna into your self-care journey!