Taking care of yourself is by no means a new thing – it’s been a staple of many people’s lives for generations now. More recently though, a new trend has swept across the country – Infrared Saunas.
As with so many other trends, IR saunas became a hit after a slew of celebrities started exploiting their benefits – Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Aniston and Selena Gomez to name just a few.
Since then, health spas and retail stores specialising in fitness and wellbeing have capitalised – offering hour sessions for as little as £25.
Those looking to bring the wellness to their own home could buy their very own sauna for under £1,000!
Clearly, something is causing this incredible surge in popularity, more than just a few celebrities stepping inside for some TLC. We think it’s the benefits of IR saunas and the way they make you feel.
At a basic level, an infrared sauna works like any other sauna, only the heat comes from an IR source. The impact the heat has on you however is where things start to change.
Infrared doesn’t heat the air. Instead, it heats the objects in a room instead – more specifically, it heats you!
This doesn’t just make you feel warm – the infrared waves actually penetrate the skin by as much as 3 inches! This helps loosen up the artery walls, and in the process improves blood flow, speeds up recovery from injuries and reduces chronic pain.
It’s clear to see the health benefits, but how do these plus points pan out in real life?
Lauren Levinson of women’s lifestyle magazine PopSugar went for an Infrared Sauna session in New York, and to quote “loved the experience!”
She found after her 60 minute session that she felt “less bloated and more relaxed”, and experienced a much better sleep that night. Even better than that though was the condition of her skin afterwards.
“My forehead wrinkles smoothed out, my under-eyes flattened, and for lack of a better word, I was glowing.”
Lucy Morris of lifestyle magazine, The Debrief also tried out an infrared sauna in Chelsea, and was also full of praise for the effects, going as far as staying longer than her booked time slot!
“Before I knew it, I was so zen that I’d outstayed my welcome (AKA time booked in the sauna) by nearly 15 minutes. Oops.”
That’s not all either – Brennan Kilbane from GQ Magazine opted for a slight variation on the infrared sauna, going for an infrared blanket instead.
He claims that the blankets help boost full-body circulation, which is great for the heart and muscles. On top of that, he also wrote that “My face did look noticeably brighter for days”.
Whilst our panels won’t emit the intensity of heat that you would get from a sauna, the refreshing heat and its benefits are clear – and you can have that warmth in your own home by browsing our selection of Classic White IR Panels, or for those who want to really blend their heaters in, our Image IR Panels.
If you have any questions about Infrared and how it can benefit you, give our team a call on 0116 321 4124, or send an email over to email@example.com.