What is an Infrared Sauna?

An infrared sauna uses electromagnetics to heat up a room up to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit to provide many different benefits. Here at Athlecare, it is an amazing tool to help you recover from injuries/workouts, improve healing, and help you with your overall health.

Benefits of an Infrared Sauna

There are many benefits from using an Infrared Sauna here are all the benefits we have found from the research articles we have read:

  • Recover injuries faster by increasing the production of Heat Shock Proteins (HSP’s)
  • Burns calories. A 150 pound man can burn 400-600 calories in 30 minutes.
  • Builds stamina and your resistance to heat.
  • Improves quality of sleep.
  • Helps with anxiety and depression.
  • Helps with pain relief


How to prepare for an infrared sauna session:

Please make sure you are hydrated before using an infrared sauna. An infrared sauna is meant to make you sweat a lot. You will loose a lot of water from sweating, so make sure you have been drinking water throughout the day.

The infrared sauna can get as hot as 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Come wearing clothing that won’t make you too hot and you feel comfortable sweating in.

A typical infrared sauna session is 30-minutes long. If you are not accustomed to infrared saunas then you may want to reduce how long you are in the sauna. If you are accustomed to infrared saunas then you may be in the sauna upwards towards 45-60 minutes.