To be able to enjoy tranquil and restorative time at home while detoxifying your body is now an easily accessible luxury.

Saunas provide you with health benefits in just a few minutes a day, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated to deal with busy life.

You may have heard about ‘infrared’ and ‘regular saunas,’ and the differences between the two. We get questions everyday here at Vitality about this and also why the Zen Far infrared sauna is different to others.

In this article we will dive into answering these questions and let you know about

  • evidence-based truths of how infrared saunas can really benefit your health
  • help clear up some myths around infrared saunas
  • explain the benefits and points of difference of a zen far infrared sauna

Regular saunas vs infrared saunas

Traditional saunas heat the air around you, whereas as infrared saunas use infrared lamps to warm you more directly.

Traditional saunas normally operate at around 150 F (65 degrees C) to 180 F (82 degrees C) and some people find this too hot to handle for more than a couple of minutes, if at all. 

Although these saunas certainly help you to sweat and can provide warmth to your body and a ‘feel good’ feeling, we need to remember that sweating does not necessarily give you actual health benefits (keep reading to discover the facts) like fat loss or better skin, for example.

Infrared saunas function at a much lower temperature of 100 F (37 degrees C) to 130 F (54 degrees C) which makes it more tolerable in increasing your duration of use, plus actually enjoying the experience (you want it to help reduce stress, not create stress, right!)

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