Infrared Sauna

Coming August 2018

Infrared saunas are not only a more comfortable alternative to traditional saunas and steam rooms, they have additional health and wellbeing benefits too.  For people who find the heat in a traditional sauna too intense or simply don’t enjoy sitting in a hot ill-lit room with half naked strangers, an infrared sauna is a great alternative as the heating effect is much more gentle and you get to sit in the sauna alone with relaxing light therapy and your own choice of music if you desire.  All round, a session in our infrared sauna is a deeply relaxing experience which improves blood flow, eases pain and has a wide range of health benefits.

 

How Infrared Sauna’s Work

Unlike traditional saunas which heat the air and this heats the people, infrared saunas use harmless infrared light waves to penetrate the body and gently heat it from the inside. This heat relaxes the muscles, soothes away rheumatic pain and stimulates blood flow by increasing your heartrate.  You still sweat like you would do in a normal sauna but, as the infrared sauna only heats you and not the air around you, the air you breath is a nice temperature and the warmth you feel is much more comfortable.  Infrared is so safe, it’s used in hospitals to warm new born babies. Our infrared sauna has a light therapy function built in too which makes it an even more relaxing environment.

What Infrared Sauna’s Help With

Because of the relaxing effect, infrared saunas are very effective at treating the symptoms of stress and relieving muscle tension.  This, along with the way it raises your heartrate, stimulates blood flow to promote healing and flush out toxins from the muscles.  Therefore, infrared saunas can help with:

  • Rheumatic pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Poor circulation
  • High blood pressure
  • Lowered immune system

They’ve also been shown to have the following benefits:

  • Improved skin condition – the sweating opens and purifies pores while stimulating collagen production
  • Weight loss – the heat and raised heart rate burn extra calories
  • Relaxation – the ‘exercise effect’ releases endorphins and other feel good hormones

Infrared saunas have no negative side effects and are completely safe so you can try ours for any of the above conditions and more or just for a lovely relaxing experience which leaves you with the same feeling as doing moderate exercise.

What to Expect

Expect to sweat.  Our infrared sauna is a one person booth so you can sit naked in total privacy while the sauna gently heats your body causing your heartrate to rise and your body to sweat.  If you’d like to listen to music or the radio while you’re in the sauna, it has a Bluetooth connection so you can connect it to your mobile phone to listen to whatever you like while you’re relaxing.  It also incorporates light therapy into the treatment so you leave relaxed and refreshed.  Infrared sauna sessions at The Float Spa are 30 minutes long.

If you’d like to know anything more about our infrared sauna and how it could improve your wellbeing, call 01273 933 680 to speak to one of our team or to book a session.