Infrared Sauna: What to Expect for Your First Visit

From things like improved blood circulation, better cellular health, pain relief, and lower blood pressure, an infrared sauna provides many benefits. And since we’ve covered many of its benefits in previous articles, now is the time to learn how to use one!

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Infrared Saunas vs. Traditional Saunas

To start this off, let’s explain the difference between a traditional and an infrared sauna. If you’ve been in a traditional sauna before, you’ll remember that it’s quite hot inside, usually around 200 degrees Fahrenheit. An infrared sauna usually stands at around 100-150 degrees Fahrenheit. So you can expect the experience to be much more comfortable and breathable. 

What to Wear

It all comes down to preference when you’re deciding what to wear inside the sauna room. But we can help guide you! For those who haven’t tried an infrared sauna yet, you have complete privacy in the sauna room. Because of this, we think you can get the best experience in the nude. 

If you’re not interested in sitting nude, we recommend that you wear clean, loose-fitting clothes. The more skin you have exposed, the more freely you can sweat! We also recommend removing things like glasses and jewelry, however, it’s not entirely necessary. 

How You Might Feel After

The experience varies for many after a sauna session. Some people may feel rejuvenated and energetic. But some may feel tired, relaxed, and want to sleep afterward. Both feelings are normal and expected. You can also expect to appear a bit flushed after the session, but it also provides a nice glow for your skin!

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Other Preparations

It’s important to be clean and dry before you enter the sauna room. In terms of hydration, it’s essential to ensure you’re properly hydrated before you enter the infrared sauna. This also goes for during and after as well. Consistent hydration will also help to continue flushing out the toxins released in the body during your sauna session.


Interested in an Infrared Sauna Session? Choose Peak Recovery!


If you’re interested in experiencing an infrared sauna session, we recommend booking with us online before your visit. You can also view the additional list of services we provide on our website! Until then, we look forward to being part of your journey toward better health!



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