Infrared Sauna Benefits

Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna Benefits


How does the Infrared Sauna work?

Infrared radiation uses electromagnetic energy to increase body temperature at the cellular level. Unlike traditional saunas, Infrared doesn’t heat the air around you, it is said that only 20% of the heat produced goes to heating the air, whereas 80% goes directly to heat the body. Keep reading for some of the benefits Infrared Saunas can provide.

Infrared heat is very safe, the radiant heat produced penetrates deep below the skin warming the body from inside out.


What are the recovery benefits of an Infrared Sauna?

Muscle Repair

Infrared heat penetrates the muscles, increases blood circulation, and has been shown to increase muscle repair. Many athletes are drawn to the sauna post-workout due to the known recovery benefits it provides.

Cardiovascular Health

Research suggests that saunas may be good for your heart. Studies have shown that individuals who have regular sauna sessions can lower their blood pressure and may reduce their risk of cardiovascular-related conditions or heart failure.

Infra-Red Saunas have been shown to lower inflammation and increase blood vessel formation and dilation up to 50%! There is so some research to suggest that regular use of the sauna can improve exercise tolerance and improve cardiovascular conditioning.

Pain Management

Sauna use has been found to induce the release of endorphins, a happy hormone, and a natural painkiller.  Research suggests that regular sauna use can reduce joint and muscle pain and stiffness, reduce inflammation, and provides the energy required for healing.

Immune Function

Infrared Saunas have been found to increase immunity. Due to the heat of an Infrared Sauna, your internal body temperature raises, tricking your immune system into action and promoting the growth of more white blood cells which are used by the body to fight off illness and infection.

Improved Sleep

Another Infrared Sauna benefit is that they provide full-body relaxation and helps to relieve muscular tension throughout the whole which is known to improve sleep. Infrared saunas may also relieve stress and therefore calm the mind, allowing for better sleep.


Due to the many research effects and benefits of the infrared sauna, we would highly recommend adding some sauna sessions to your week.

You can start small and build up your tolerance to the heat.  Why not book into CreateFit’s recovery centre and enjoy the benefits of our Infrared Sauna, Ice bath, Compression therapy boots, massage guns, and more.


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