USING AN INFRARED
Users report that having an infrared sauna in their home has increased their health in so many ways. Not only does having an easily accessible infrared sauna lead to physical health benefits, but users love being able to relax and unwind at home.
Want to learn how to best utilize your infrared sauna? Check out the recommended steps below!
Step 1: Heat the Sauna Up
Infrared saunas are kept at a lower temperature than other saunas by nature, however, you can still personalize the temperature of your sauna. When you're new to using the sauna, you'll want to stay well below 100 degrees in the beginning.
As your body adjusts to the heat, you can increase the temperature as you feel it's appropriate. It typically takes the sauna a little over 10 minutes to heat up, so once you've waited that time period, feel free to step in and enjoy your session!
Step 2: Pay Attention to the Time
Since you're just starting to use an infrared sauna, you'll want to pace yourself. As you keep the temperature lower, you'll also want to use it for shorter periods of time.
Start by only using the sauna for a few minutes. Try starting with 5-10 minutes just to get used to the heat. As you start to handle the heat better, keep increasing the time. Eventually, you'll be up to 30 minutes. This is the most common time to be in the infrared sauna once you're well-adjusted.
Step 3: Remember to Drink Water
Before you even enter the sauna, drink a full glass of water. This will help you stay hydrated as you sweat. If you're sitting in the sauna for 30 minutes, it's important that you properly hydrate yourself before sweating for that long.
In addition to drinking a full glass of water before getting into the sauna, bring a glass in with you if you're going to be in for a while. If you don't want to drink that much water, a sports drink with electrolytes to help you rehydrate yourself would be great as well.
When you get out, another great way to restore the minerals and nutrients lost through your sweat would be to drink a glass of water with pink Himalayan salt in it. This helps you recover as a sports drink would, yet, it doesn't have all the dyes and sugar that a sports drink may have.
Step 4: Bring a Towel
When you start sweating, you're going to want to have a towel with you. Don't forget to bring a towel in the sauna to keep yourself wiped off as your body rids itself of toxins. Not only will you want a towel to wipe off with, but one to sit on as well.
Since your body is going to be ridding itself of heavy metals, you don't want the floor of your sauna or the bench to absorb these toxins. It's best to soak up the sweat with a towel so you can wash it afterward.
Step 5: Relax
Once you've properly prepared yourself, don't worry! The whole point of the infrared sauna is to take care of yourself, so take care of yourself mentally while you're in there. Bring a book or put some music on and just relax.
You can even try meditating or closing your eyes and clearing your mind if you want to get away from all the noise.