fULL SPECTRUM INFRARED sauna faqs
Infrared is a safe wavelength of red light (or energy) which we feel as heat. These heat waves penetrate the body to effectively heat the body and raise the body core temperature enabling you to sweat! Through the process of sweating you are able to detoxify the body (including heavy metals) and many studies have shown us that Sauna Therapy can be very beneficial for our health.
What are the benefits of Full Spectrum Sauna Therapy?
Anti-inflammatory and pain reduction: Infrared sauna has been shown increase blood flow and reduce inflammation. Infrared saunas can best penetrate tissues to relieve aches and chronic pain such as arthritis.
Improve Cardiovascular health and reduce high blood pressure.
Weight loss: Infrared Sauna provides a natural boost in circulation with regular use attributed to weight loss. During higher temperature sessions, heart rate can reach 150bpm. Sustaining this level of work requires a calorie burn and commitment!
Stress relief and better sleep: Infrared sauna activates our para-sympathetic nervous system and takes us out of being in a stressful state and relaxes us. The in- cabin red light therapy and essential oils used in the sauna will help your body have a better night’s sleep. The therapeutic heat will leave you refreshed providing relaxation to calm your mind.
Muscle recovery: Many professional athletes use Infrared saunas to recover from their training and injuries. Infrared light has been shown to promote cell autophagy, a critical process our body undergoes to ensure cells are renewed and restored or killed off. Infrared all keeps our circulation up whilst resting the muscles after a workout to help clear out lactic acid bring vital nutrients and enzymes to the muscle for repair.
Immune system boost: Infrared saunas with the deepest infrared penetration, can help increase blood flow and perspiration. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health by helping to eliminate toxic heavy metals, drug residues and hormone disruptors. Heating the body from inside can improve the function of the immune system just like fever can14. Therefore, regular infrared sauna use can help reduce the incidences of cold and flu, or even help you recover faster.
You feel amazing afterwards - and sometimes that's just what you need!
For more information on Sauna therapy and the difference between Traditional Saunas and Far Infra Red/Full spectrum Saunas check out this fantastic post by Dr. Michael Ruscio here.
How do I prepare for the sauna?
Ensure you arrive to the clinic well hydrated. During your sauna session you will release a large amount of sweat during your 45 minute session therefore it is essential to drink plenty of water beforehand. Please note: do not stress about this if you have a sauna booked in after your colonic, the body hydrates during a colonic. Come dressed in whatever you feel comfortable in and appropriate to the outside weather but in the sauna you can be naked, wear swimwear or underwear. You will continue to perspire for a few minutes afterwards and we do not have a shower so be mindful of this when booking. There is a sink and water available in the room if you need to wet a towel to wipe down your body. It is best you come without make up and body creams as you will sweat it off/out. It's not a huge deal but good to be mindful.
How long do I stay in the Sauna?
The session is 45 minutes long but it is not at a high temperature the entire time. You do not have to stay in the sauna for the full 45 mins but there are obvious benefits to staying in as long as you can tolerate. 30-45 minute sessions are the most ideal and provide the most benefit. You can always step out of the sauna if you feel overwhelmed and need a break. You can re enter when you are ready again - you have the sauna for 45 minutes and can utilise this time to suit you.
What do I bring?
A water bottle: A thermos bottle is ideal and works well in the sauna as it keeps the water cool during your session. Plastic and glass bottles are fine but your water will heat up quickly so be mindful of that. We have a water filter available for you to refill your bottle.
A Towel or 2: Please bring your own towel/s to your session - due to Covid-19 Restrictions, towels can not currently be hired.
Reading material: If you're strategic enough you won't get too much sweat on your reading literature. Having something to read can help the time pass and ease you into relaxation and stress release. Phones and iPads can go in the sauna but they will heat up - they won't break, but if they reach a certain temperature they won't work again until they have cooled down. You can also connect your phone to the sauna bluetooth to listen to your own music or podcast.
Is it best to do the sauna before or after a colonic?
For best results, it does not matter and it typically depends on your schedule, however as Colonics Sydney does not have showering facilities, most people choose to have a sauna afterwards and then will go home. It will not matter if you have one beforehand though!
How many sessions are beneficial?
Using the sauna at least 1-3 times a week can yield incredible, lasting results but individual preferences and results vary. Some people use the sauna sporadically or when they have a colonic - it is completely up to you. We also offer packages at a reduced price - check out the details here.
Can I share the sauna?
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions and social distancing requirements, the sauna can not be shared.
Who can't use the sauna?
Unfortunately there are certain people who can not use the sauna due to the risk it carries. If you are pregnant, under the age of 10, very elderly or feeling nauseous and feverish, it is advised not to use the sauna. If you have a particular medical condition please seek your Doctors approval before using our Full Spectrum Sauna.
Is it safe & hygienic to use a sauna during covid-19 restrictions?
Absolutely. Colonics Sydney has always maintained extremely high and strict hygiene standards and the sauna is sanitised thoroughly between client use.