How Hot Should I Go in The Infrared Sauna?

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How Hot Should I Go in The Infrared Sauna?

How Hot Should I Go in The Infrared Sauna?

With infrared saunas continuing to grow in popularity, more Australians are building this treatment into their health routines, accessing the many health benefits that come with regular infrared sauna sessions. Whether you’re looking for detoxification, muscle relaxation, or improved circulation, the potential benefits from infrared sauna treatments are diverse.


One of the most common questions those who are new to infrared sauna sessions have is ‘how hot should I go in the infrared sauna?’. Read on to understand the intricacies of how different temperature settings in infrared saunas can both help to enhance your experience and deliver powerful, far-reaching health benefits.


What is an infrared sauna?


While traditional saunas work by heating the air around you, infrared saunas instead make use of infrared lamps that heat your body. This results in the enjoyment of therapeutic heat treatments, all without the ambient temperature becoming increasingly (and unbearably) high.


For individuals who may struggle with the overwhelming heat of a traditional sauna environment, infrared saunas can provide the benefits of a great sweat session, without the extreme heat that normally accompanies them.


Finding the right heat for you in an infrared sauna


Infrared saunas will commonly heat up to between 48-70 degrees Celsius, but infrared technology requires precision, quality and quantity, not heat, optimum temperature range to experience the therapeutic benefits of infrared light therapy is between 38 and 58 degrees celsius. At ReGen Wellness, we have the only saunas to be tested at 99% emissivity (absorption of light into tissue). Our Sunlighten infrared saunas use the only true 3-in-1 infrared heating system in Australia, giving our guests the benefits of all three precise wavelengths (near/mid/far), with programs and heat levels that are customisable to your individual needs. We also have high heat saunas for those that want to experience precision infrared tech with traditional heat!


These types of infrared light are:


  • Near infrared (NIR). The closest to visible light, NIR light is absorbed at a cellular level by mitochondria. It provides anti-aging, skin health, muscle recovery, and cellular regeneration benefits.
  • Mid infrared (MIR). This ‘middle child’ light is made possible through our patented heating technology, providing health benefits to your heart health, circulation, pain relief, and muscle recovery.
  • Far infrared (FIR). This light is absorbed at the cellular level by water molecules, and is experienced as gentle, radiant heat. Providing detoxification, heart health, weight loss, immunity, general wellness, relaxation, and muscle recovery benefits, our FIR heater stimulates the sweat glands to result in a deep, detoxifying sweat that energises and revitalises, rather than draining the body of energy.


It’s also important to consider the length of your infrared sauna session when it comes to finding the right heat for you. Milder temperatures can allow you to stay in for longer sessions, while higher temperatures can be used in smaller doses. In our 45-minute bookings, you can make the most of our completely customisable infrared saunas to adjust heat levels to your liking (and to your intended therapeutic outcomes).


So whether you’re a newcomer to infrared saunas or an enthusiast looking to maximise the therapeutic benefits, experience the advantages of regular infrared sauna sessions with ReGen’s state-of-the-art 3-in-1 infrared heating systems, all while finding the perfect temperature setting to suit your individual needs and health goals.

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