Infrared saunas are increasingly popular in the health and fitness community for a number of reasons including the numerous health benefits and they just make you feel good!
Mindset is such an important part of an athletes preparation and recovery and with an infrared sauna at our disposal BodyCo Sports Recovery is the perfect place to switch off.
Relief from muscle pain and aches
what is infrared
Infrared is a safe wavelength of light (or energy) which we feel as heat. Infrared works by heating the body directly, warming us safely to create a cardiovascular workout on the body whilst removing heavy metals and toxins. Infrared is different to steam or hot rocks sauna in that it heats the body at a lower more comfortable temperature.
infrared OR Regular
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
The infrared sauna uses infrared light panels to heat your skin using light, not by heating the air around you. The light from infrared saunas travels deeper into the body, and can actually help the body to sweat at a lower temperature, which can be very useful for those who don’t want to bake in a regular sauna.
Infrared saunas don’t use steam and rely solely on infrared light to create the overall desired results in the users.
A steam sauna has a lower temperature than a dry sauna, but it uses a large amount of heated steam which creates a humid experience.
A traditional dry sauna uses a kind of hot stove to heat the air.
The air temperature then increases around you, and the temperature of your body increases due to absorption by heat convection. Your body starts the cooling process by transporting blood closer to the surface of the skin and opening your pores by sweating.
Infrared sauna relies on emitting a specific wavelength of infrared light.
Your skin absorbs this light, which causes your body’s temperature to rise.
Of course, both types of sauna have various benefits
Picture Above: Infrared Panel