Infrared saunas are renowned for their health benefits. People use saunas to detoxify their skin, relieve muscle soreness after exercise and reduce stress. While the direct heating of the body by infrared light can provide beneficial results, the right sauna accessories can greatly enhance the relaxation and rejuvenation experience.
Hear from sauna enthusiasts at SunStream Saunas AUS, and see how different everyday accessories can make the benefits of infrared sauna use more effective and comfortable.
The Basics – Benefits of Infrared Sauna Practice
A sauna session is an exercise in temperature management. Although people have different preferences when it comes to sauna accessories, a water bottle is highly recommended. When you sweat in the sauna, your body can lose more than 500ml of fluid, so it’s important to make sure you replenish lost water and electrolytes. It’s ideal to drink plenty of water or sports drinks before, during and after your sauna session, but remember to avoid excessive caffeine intake, as its effect of increasing heart rate can negatively affect your condition in the heat. And don’t stress about the annoyance of having to keep your liquids handy when you want to concentrate on your deep sweat session – our purchases all come accompanied by a complementary cup holder, to keep your hydration accessible without needing it literally on-hand.
Consider a sauna hat as well. A sauna hat can help maintain a constant head temperature and protect your hair from heat damage, which is particularly useful for those who enjoy longer sessions. It can also reduce certain discomforts such as dizziness or headaches. Towels, ideally soft and lightweight cotton, are also essential for comfort and hygiene. They absorb sweat, act as a barrier between the body and the infrared rays and protect the sauna’s wooden surfaces.
Add to Relaxation
Relaxation is one of the most popular reasons why people use an infrared sauna, and there are several accessories that you can bring with you to make yourself more comfortable. For example, a robe can make the transition to and from the sauna part of the relaxation process, especially if you prefer to enter the room naked. It sets the mood for a peaceful experience and preserves modesty without unexpected exposure and panic. In addition, the integration of a Bluetooth speaker allows you to enjoy the rhythms you like, adding to the atmosphere without risking your smartphone in the heat of the sauna.
Some ergonomic supports are recommended, especially if you have a history of back problems or find sauna benches too hard for long periods. Backrests and seat cushions not only provide comfort, but also help maintain good posture and prevent strain while sitting. Otherwise, if you prefer not to sit still during your sauna session, it is a good idea to bring along some roller massagers and light weights for their functions in light massage or gentle toning exercises. However, it’s important to use non-electronic massagers and keep the weights light to avoid overexertion in the heated environment of the sauna.
Therapies to Revolutionise Your Experiences – Benefits of Infrared Sauna Sessions
Your infrared sauna sessions can be a refreshing multi-sensory experience, and the right accessories can help achieve such a therapeutic effect and take it to the next level.
Aromatherapy is known to help with relaxation and mood enhancement. It uses essential oils and diffusers, and portable diffusers are a practical choice once you have checked that they are suitable for the sauna environment. You can choose oils such as lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint, which have unique mood-lifting and pain-relieving benefits.
Chromotherapy, or coloured light therapy, uses different colours of the visible light spectrum to affect you psychologically. For example, blue light is relaxing and calming, while red light is stimulating and invigorating. Some facilities and retailers offer so-called ‘full-spectrum saunas’, but be wary as these saunas are not delivering the benefits to match the claims.
Salt therapy devices, or halotherapy, are becoming increasingly popular these days for their respiratory health benefits. They can clear the sinuses and improve lung function, helping to relieve symptoms associated with nasal congestion and asthma, making them a valuable addition to the sauna for those seeking respiratory relief.
To explore more about how to enhance your infrared sauna sessions and to learn from our experts at SunStream Saunas AUS, feel free to contact us. We are here to guide you through creating the most beneficial and enjoyable sauna experience tailored just for you.