The Solo Sauna is designed to promote deep, natural, detoxifying sweat. Discover the health benefits of infrared sauna sessions and how they could help you.
What’s the difference between far-infrared and traditional saunas?
Heat and comfort
Conventional hot rock/steam heat saunas heat the air around the body with steam, which can often be unbearably hot and will cause you to only sweat at the surface of the tissue. Steam also makes the air difficult to breath.
Infrared saunas heat the body directly. Infrared heat is very gentle – the experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body.
Unlike traditional (hot rock or steam) saunas – which operate at well in excess of 90°C – infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 40°-65°C.
Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue, not simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are more effective than traditional saunas at cleansing the body.
Infrared sauna therapy uses this penetrating characteristic to heat the body directly at the core 2 to 3 degrees, rather than simply warming the air or skin’s surface. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins versus only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna – seven times more effective.
Relaxation and rejuvenation – feel better as the gentle infrared waves penetrate deep into the body, warming your aching muscles and melting your stresses away…
Skin improvement – infrared therapy is great for your skin. The deep sweat helps the skin to eliminate the years of built up make-up, dirt and other impurities and bring the natural oils to the surface, leaving your skin glowing, soft and supple.
Improve circulation while you unwind in a sauna. Great for stimulating blood flow from head to toe; the perfect way to let go of tension from your working life and put you well on your wellness journey!
How safe is infrared heat?
Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight – in fact, infrared heat is so safe it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
The experience of an infrared sauna feels similar to sunbathing – but unlike sunbathing, far infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning, so you can relax in an infrared sauna knowing it cannot cause your skin to burn.
The system we use
We use the Solo Sauna from Sunlighten™, which uses the SoloCarbon® heating system. This is the only infrared heater to have been scientifically tested and proven to sustain far-infrared the whole time you are in the sauna. This means you will enjoy the deepest sweat, assisting you on your wellness journey.
A 30 min Infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories as the body works to cool itself in the infrared sauna. There is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
Regular usage of an infrared sauna provides a truly deep, productive and detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside. You can detoxify the body from heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum; and from industrial chemicals such as arsenic and formaldehyde.
Sweating is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. The Solo Sauna is designed to promote deep, natural, detoxifying sweat.