Just the other day I had a client contact me asking if she was to have a sauna session “would I be able to increase the heat in the cabin”. She had been into the salon previously and had been shown the cabin by a member of my staff but was not convinced by the cabin temperature. She continued “the sauna should be in excess of 60 degrees as advised by her personal trainer”
So let me set the record straight; During normal use the temperature of the cabin will rise to around 110° F. (43°C) This is the recommended temperature for Far Infra-Red Saunas, it should be made clear that 80% of the infra red energy heats the body and 20% heats the cabin. So the bulk of the infra red rays being produced by the heaters is being absorbed by the body, it’s like laying in the sun but without the UV rays.
Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep. Infrared sauna benefits include therapy that helps you relax while receiving an invigorating deep-tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed after each session.
I explained to her, I could increase the cabin temperature but this would have no additional benefit to her whatsoever, it would make it very uncomfortable and concluded that I couldn’t understand why her personal trainer would want to subject her to this excessive level of heat!