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Sauna => Sauna Bathing => Topic started by: sarafina on August 16, 2012, 04:52:13 PM

Title: Safety of infrared
Post by: sarafina on August 16, 2012, 04:52:13 PM
I’ve been doing some research on infrared sauna and found overwhelming evidence of its benefits. Of course I have also seen some warnings which seem serious. Has anyone actually heard of complications due to infrared? It's seems like the benefits far outweigh the negative, but I'd like to get as much info as I can. Thanks.

Title: Re: Safety of infrared
Post by: Jennifer on August 17, 2012, 08:14:35 AM
There is no evidence at this time that infrared is any less safe than a traditional sauna or steam.

But precautions should always be taken with any sauna or steam.
If you have a medical condition, check with your physician.  Be careful of overheating and dehydration.  Do not use any sauna or steam while drinking alcohol, etc.

An infrared sauna generally operates between 115º and 135º Fahrenheit while a traditional sauna operates between 180º to 200º Fahrenheit.

Title: Re: Safety of infrared
Post by: Finn on September 05, 2012, 07:38:39 AM
Some thoughts on infrared in finland - sweden ship:

- very cold compared to normal sauna (maybe 50C in infrared VS. 80-120C in normal wood-heated one, or 60-100C in electric sauna).
- it feels like your innards get heated directly, it didn't feel good. Just think how it feels when your eyeballs get warm from the inside.
- you're dry and that adds to awful feeling. Of course if you prefer dry sauna it might be your thing.

I don't think its bad for your health, but im always thinking "oh my god im going to get microwaved!" in infrared, without any reason :(.Try it and decide then  :)!

Title: Re: Safety of infrared
Post by: hubbardalicia on February 15, 2017, 02:47:16 AM
www .thegreenage.co.uk/is-infrared-heating-safe/

Title: Re: Safety of infrared
Post by: isabellealice on March 27, 2017, 11:17:13 PM
Because of the modern design and capabilities of an infrared sauna, it poses small to no risks to its users. However, it can be a highly dangerous machine if misused. That’s why should speak with your doctor to make sure if you are fit for the high temperatures of the sauna therapy. If you have heart conditions and other delicate diseases, it is advisable to avoid using saunas at all costs.