What are Different Types of Sauna Bath?

Most of us know the benefits associated with taking a sauna bath; a regular sauna bath can rejuvenate our mind and body. It is believed that sweating resulting from a typical sauna bath can effectively cleanse our body from various types of toxins and infections. There are three main types of sauna baths – traditional sauna, infrared sauna and near infrared lamp sauna. Let’s check them out…

Types of Sauna Bath

Listed below are the three main types of sauna bath:

  • Traditional Sauna Bath:

    This can be gas or wood fired and the temperature is maintained between 180-degree Fahrenheit to 220-degree Fahrenheit. In traditional sauna, bathers generally splash water on heated stones or rocks to produce steam. It is considered that the presence of steam in traditional sauna can help in treating sinus and other respiratory ailments. Traditional sauna can have a 10-15 minutes session followed by two minutes of cooling down period in fresh air. Finally, finishing it off with a cool shower, jumping in a pool or frozen lake.

  • Infrared Sauna Bath:

    In this type of sauna, several infrared heaters are used to heat our body by producing infrared waves. The temperature is comparatively lower, between 110-degree Fahrenheit to 140-degree Fahrenheit. It is considered that since infrared waves only cool the body and not the surrounding air, it is much more energy consuming than a traditional sauna. Promoters of infrared sauna believe that the radiating heat creates ‘resonance’ that can effectively be absorbed by the cells of the body. This can boost the cellular metabolism and blood circulation resulting in weight loss.

  • Near Infrared Lamp Sauna Bath:

    This uses various incandescent infrared heat lamps and chiefly emits near infrared energy and some middle infrared energy. They can also emit a small amount of far-infrared energy. The yellow, orange and red visible lights emitted by near infrared lamps can assist in color therapy. They can also help in removing cellulite by targeting the specific parts of our body.

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