What are the health benefits of using an infrared sauna?
All noted health benefits have been either clinically shown on our heaters or based on studies of infrared wavelengths that our heaters have precisely mimicked. Sunlighten Saunas have been proven 99% effective at emitting the highest quality of infrared heat required to deliver a full range of health benefits to include, but not limited to:
– Hearth Health
– Muscle Recovery
– Improved Circulation
– Improves Mood
Why is hydrating before and after using the Infrared Sauna Important?
The heat therapy offered by the sauna causes the body to sweat. Because your body loses needed fluids, it is essential to go in hydrated and rehydrate after completing your session. Being hydrated also helps your kidneys function as they should, eliminating toxins.
How long is a typical session, and how often can I take a session?
Most people partake in a 30–40-minute session 3 -4 times a week, but it is safe to use every day and at whatever heat suits you best. Our staff will help you determine which settings may be best for your specific needs.
Can benefits of the sauna be blocked?
No, infrared can pass through materials.
Is the Sauna Safe for children?
We recommend only children 12 years and above use the sauna. A child’s body temperature rises much faster than an adult’s. Therefore, their time would be limited to 15 minutes per session.
What is SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder?
As the sunlight during the day decreases, so can our mood. Bringing color and light therapy to your routine is an effective way to combat SAD.
Chromotherapy, or ColorTherapy, is the science of using colors to adjust the body’s vibrations to frequencies that improve health and harmony.
The light helps turn the brain on the brain and the body. When the light enters the body through the eyes and skin, it triggers the hypothalamus, which regulates all life-sustaining bodily functions: https://community.thriveglobal.com/how-to-use-color-and-heat-to-beat-the-winter-blues/
Does infrared technology interfere with implants (silicone, metal, etc.)?
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and, thus, are not heated by this system. Please consult your physician before using the sauna if you have any concerns.
Is it ok to use the Sauna while pregnant or breastfeeding?
The answer is generally yes. However, depending on your specific concerns and circumstances, please consult your physician.
What is the temperature of the Sauna?
The sauna’s temperature will range from 100-130 degrees, depending on your specific needs.
How many times should I visit the Sauna for Optimal Benefits?
Typically, between 3-4 times a week for 30-45 minutes is optimal to see and feel the benefits of sauna use.
Proper sauna use is essential, and our mission is to ensure your visit is relaxing and enjoyable. Please review the items noted below so you will know what to expect when visiting the Sauna Room. We are excited to share this experience with you!
First, similar to how our bodies warm up and cool down when we exercise, there are some basic steps to follow to ensure you gain maximum benefits from using a sauna.
Important Things to Note:
Hydration is everything! Make sure you drink plenty of water BEFORE and AFTER you visit the sauna. Your body needs fluids to function correctly, and sweating in the sauna will dehydrate you.
Always listen to your body. If you’re feeling off in any way, please let us know, as your time may need to be reduced until your body adjusts to the sauna environment.
Taking cell phones or other electronics into the sauna is not recommended. Turning Tides is not responsible for damage to devices taken into the sauna room.
Your personal belongings, such as purses, bags, and cell phones, may be stored in the lockers located in the back of the center. Please ensure your electronic devices are turned off or silent before placing them in the lockers.
Children 12 and up may join you in the sauna. However, the core body temperature of children rises at a much faster rate than adults. While we recommend 30–40-minute sessions for adults, children should only be exposed for a maximum of 15 minutes.
Women should wear workout shorts and a tank top or sports bra, and men should wear workout or swim trunks in the sauna. Proper clothing ensures you do not become too hot and helps keep the sauna clean. There is plenty of room to change clothes in the room before beginning your session and after. Infrared lighting penetrates through clothing materials, so you will still get all the benefits.
A towel will be available for you, or you may bring your own to wipe down after the sauna. Wiping down thoroughly after sauna use removes the toxins excreted through sweat until you can shower so your body does not reabsorb them.