If the extreme temperatures of a traditional sauna have been too much for you in the past, an infrared sauna can be a great alternative. With lower temperatures and more direct heat, the infrared sauna at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery can provide you with a safe and relaxing experience.
Infrared saunas use light panels and/or infrared lamps to directly heat up your skin and deeply penetrate the underlying tissue. Temperatures typically get to 110 to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. This is much lower than you would expect from a traditional sauna that usually falls between 150-195 degrees Fahrenheit. With lower temperatures, you can be much more comfortable while still achieving similar benefits.
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Most patients are good candidates for infrared sauna, but there are a few health issues and conditions that may make some people not ideal candidates for this treatment. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a severe health condition, it’s likely not an appropriate treatment for you.
Those who are good candidates for infrared sauna treatment include:
- Those with sore muscles
- Anyone seeking pain relief
- Anyone looking for a relaxing experience
- Those looking for the detoxifying benefits of the sauna
- Anyone wanting to kickstart weight loss
The infrared sauna process is very simple, but there are a few things you’ll want to know before treatment. Before you go into the sauna, you’ll want to ensure you drink plenty of water. You will be losing water through your sweat glands, and you could easily become dehydrated. Feel free to bring water or a sports drink into the sauna while you relax to ensure you don’t become dehydrated.
One of our specialists at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery will set the temperature depending on your needs. If this is your first time, we recommend starting at a lower temperature (around 110 degrees Fahrenheit) and then working your way up to higher temperatures with the more sessions you have.
How long you stay in the sauna depends on you. A session can range from 10-30 minutes.Aftercare
After the session is over, take your time letting your body cool down and return to its normal temperature. You may feel tired or lightheaded. Give your body time to recover. Avoid strenuous activities for at least an hour after your session.
You may want to take a cold or lukewarm shower or bath to rinse off the sweat afterward and to help bring your temperature down. It’s also vital that you continue to drink plenty of water after your session to ensure you rehydrate your body.
Are you looking to relax or struggling with sore muscles? The infrared sauna at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery is the perfect option to help relieve muscle pain, relax, and detoxify the body. To learn more, schedule a consultation today! Call our Coralville, IA office at 319.800.6877 or use our online scheduling form.