What is Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Infrared Sauna Therapy is a resource used to safely detoxify the  body from the chemicals, metals and other impurities found in our air, food and water. It also stimulates your immune, lymphatic and cardiovascular systems.  This creates improved heart health, increased circulation, lower blood pressure and has many more health benefits.

The idea behind infrared therapy is to heat your body directly with infrared heat. 

At Get Salty & Lit, you will be placed in a private sauna booth with wall heaters that produce the infrared heat. The infrared heat increases thermal energy in the body and temporarily stimulates your lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system.  Your body’s response to that is to sweat profusely.

In addition to the infrared heat triggering a profuse sweat, the water in our body also vibrates which helps with the detoxification process.

We also provide Halotherapy at Get Salty & Lit and we recommend that you research this modality as well.  Click here to go to our Halotherapy web page. Our HaloIR private booths have the ability to give clients both treatments in a single session.



How does Infrared Heat remove toxins from the body?

As seen in the picture, the infrared heat waves penetrate into the body. They send vibrations to the fat cells thus releasing the toxins stored in them. These infrared waves raise the body temperature and activate the sweat glands that eliminate the toxins through the skin.

One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to temporarily increase blood circulation and temporarily stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.

“It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals, including heavy metals. In fact, sauna is one of the detoxification procedures used in the Environmental Units in Dallas (Dr. William Rea) and North Charleston (Dr. Allan Lieberman) where the sickest of folks go to heal.” Dr. Sherry Rogers, Total Wellness, May 2000. Read more about infrared sauna detoxification.

Weight Loss & Increased Metabolism

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system as running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.

As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism may burn calories.  Read more about infrared sauna weight loss.

Joint Pain & Stiffness

Time spent in an infrared sauna temporarily benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective at offering temporary pain relief caused by sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging may be temporarily reduced or eliminated.
Read more about infrared saunas and pain relief.

Temporary Muscle Pain Relief

Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.  Using an infrared sauna as intended as part of a healthy lifestyle promotes the temporary increase in blood flow to muscles and may offer temporary relief of arthritic pain. 

Muscles relax best when tissues are warm for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat may help relieve muscle tension by increasing the thermal energy in your muscles. 

Better Sleep

Maintaining a cool body temperature is important for falling asleep. It explains why you have trouble sleeping on especially hot summer nights and why it’s easier to sleep when your bedroom is cool and dark. You can hack your body’s thermoregulation process by warming your body in an infrared sauna, then allowing it to cool down after.  This quick cool-down speeds up the process for your brain to fall asleep.  The end result is a cool body that’s primed for sleep.

By using an infrared sauna before bed, you calm your body and mind promoting restful sleep. A calmer mind sleeps better for longer than a restless one. If you make a habit out of using an infrared sauna, you’ll extend these calming benefits. 

Stress and Fatigue Reduction

Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna often help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed. 

Many customers comment on how much they look forward to their Infrared Sauna session, as it’s a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress.

Improves SKin

The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in our sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, often leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. 

Many see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds tend to heal more quickly, reducing scarring.

Infrared Spectrums & Red Light

Red Light

The longest visible wavelength of light. Great for skin health, hair growth, boosts testosterone and more.

Near Infrared

The shortest wavelength of light that helps treat the skin. It also promotes healing and revitalization.

Mid Infrared

A longer wavelength that increases circulation and bring oxygen to injured areas.

Far Infrared

The longest wavelength which penetrates about 1.5 to 2 inches into the body and helps detox the body of chemicals and metals. We get these toxins from things like food, the environment and household/personal products we use.

Far infrared increases circulation by increasing your heart rate to mimic a low aerobic rate. These light waves also help reduce inflammation throughout the body.

What to Expect

Everyone’s body is different and will therefore ultimately obtain results in it’s own time frame. However, here is a general overview of the time frame benefits are expected to occur.

After 3 Sessions

You may leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Your body is beginning to acclimate to the infrared sauna sessions, and you’ve experienced a small portion of the overall health benefits. Don’t stop here!

4-8 Sessions

You’ve started to unlock the powerful detoxification process. Your body is now starting to eliminate surface level toxins more efficiently through perspiration. Typically more calories are burned and the core body temperature raises quicker.

9-16 Sessions

The body is typically fully acclimated to the sauna sessions and the real magic has begun. Complete cellular detoxification is underway, eliminating harmful, heavy metals, aches, pains and stiffness. Circulation has increased, your overall stress levels can be down, your skin tends to be glowing and renewed, and you may be in a state of complete relaxation.

17+ Sessions

You’ve committed to a lifestyle change and a new you. Many see and feel the results and many find themselves increasingly stress free, sleeping better, and detoxifying at a deep cellular level. The body is healing naturally from within and burning substantial calories in every session. You are on your way to living a happier, healthier life!

Infrared Treatment Room Options

Halo-IR Sauna

Clients relax in a private Far Infrared Sauna Booth to enjoy a 45-minute infrared sauna treatment with an optional halotherapy treatment during the first 25 minutes of the infrared treatment.

Full Spectrum IR & RLT Sauna

Clients relax in a private Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna & Red Light Therapy Booth to enjoy a 40-minute infrared sauna and red light therapy treatment.  Clients must be 16 years or older to attend a Full Spectrum IR & Red Light Therapy session.  These sauna booths have near, mid and far infrared light therapy as well as red light.  Click here to see information on red light therapy.

Things to Know for Your Visit

Please be free of ALL scented products prior to coming in.  
This includes: essential oils, lotion, perfumes, colognes, smoking/vaping. 

What to Wear and Bring

Bottle of water – if bringing a reusable water bottle we have a water station to fill it as needed.  We do NOT allow refilling of disposable water bottles at our water station.

Something with a lot of skin showing – a swimsuit or something similar.  This is a hot sweaty treatment.  We do ask that bottoms stay on during infrared sauna treatments.  

After Your Session

After your visit we recommend showering within 1 hour of the end of your treatment.  This is to get the toxins that you released through your sweat off of your skin.  After about an hour they start to absorb back into your body.

We have 2 showers on site and need to be booked.  They are a $5 upcharge and included soaps, conditioner and towels.

Arrival Times for Appointments

Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your scheduled appointment if it is your first visit of the scheduled treatment.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment if you have already taken the scheduled treatment.

Infrared Sauna Therapy Contraindications

Infrared Sauna Therapy contraindications are below.  We highly recommend consulting your physician before using an infrared sauna.

  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Prescription Medications
  • Alcohol & Drug Use
  • Elderly 80 years and older – The ability to maintain core body temperatures decreases with age.
  • Children – Their core body temperature raises much faster than adults. The sauna needs to operate at a lower temperature for no more than 15 minutes.
  • Conditions with impaired sweating
  • Hemophiliacs – individuals prone to bleeding
  • Fever & Insensitivity to Heat
  • Pregnancy
  • Joint Injury – Recent joint injury should not be heated for 48 hours. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
  • Pacemakers / Defibrillators – The magnets used to assemble saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. 
  • Consult a Doctor – If you have any concerns that you do not see on this list.

Research & FAQ

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information.

Clearlight Infrared Sauna, is the maker of the infrared booth that we use at Get Salty & Lit. They provided multiple studies on all aspects of infrared that can be found HERE.

*Information on this page retrieved from https://www.infraredsauna.com

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