What are the Advantages of Having an Far-Infrared Sauna in Your Home?
Infrared Saunas have been around since the 80’s but are becoming increasingly popular as experts advise that regular use could offer multiple health and beauty benefits. The benefits of using a far-infrared sauna have been promoted by celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Anniston and Gwyneth Paltrow. All have spoken out about their belief in using infrared saunas for detoxing or assistance with pain relief.
In Finland traditional saunas are an integral part of Finnish tradition and culture. Most detached homes there have a sauna and apartment buildings will often have a communal sauna. Australians are also recognising the benefits of purchasing a far-infrared sauna for their own homes.
Why try a far-infrared sauna?
Infrared saunas are believed to offer greater benefits than a traditional steam sauna due to the way they work. Traditional saunas mainly heat the air around you whereas the infrared lamps in infrared saunas are placed in a way to heat you up directly, This allows the heat to penetrate more deeply to the body's tissues achieving a greater impact whilst operating at a lower temperature. Far-infrared heat reciprocates the highly beneficial section of the light spectrum produced naturally by the Sun.
The advantages of having access to your very own Kiva Wellness far-infrared sauna at home.
The outbreak of COVID and subsequent lockdowns has emphasized the need to be self-sufficient and perhaps not completely reliant on external services to meet our needs. How wonderful would it be during lockdown periods to still be able to satisfy one of your valued self care rituals. Using a far-infrared sauna can help relieve stress and tension, aid muscle recovery and increase blood flow. They offer an escape from devices and so can play a key role in promoting your health and wellness, something intrinsically important when faced with the restrictions we have been facing.
It can be hard when leading a busy life with multiple commitments to remember to take care of yourself. Usually enjoying a moment to oneself is the first thing we tend to skip. However when your far-infrared sauna is always readily available you will struggle to find a reason to miss out. Save your session for just before bed or first thing in the morning if you like. You could even commit to a 15 minute sauna session during your lunch break if you work from home! What a great way to encourage a break from screen time and to help combat mental fatigue.
Many people believe that wearing no clothing helps you to get the full benefits of using an far-infrared sauna and so having access to your own private sauna is arguably a huge advantage to enable this. Whether you prefer to wear swimmers or not it's usually nice to enjoy your own personal space so you can stretch out, practice some heavy breathing and relax your tummy muscles. Saunas are intimate settings and although many health clubs and spas work hard to provide a comfortable experience your relaxation may be altered when the experience is shared with strangers. Having a sauna at home enables you to completely relax.
Sharing is not always caring
Some people are more sensitive to sharing germs than others are but if you don't like the thought of picking something up then a home sauna could be a great option for you. Of course most places will have strict cleaning procedures in place and rules to follow such as always using a towel and most of us are more than comfortable with this.
This really depends on how often you will use the sauna. If you are a sporadic user and feel that wouldn't change even if you had one at home then financially there may not be a huge benefit to you. However if you are paying for a weekly membership at a club but can’t find the time to visit as often as you would like or if you spend most of your time at home and struggle to get out then owning a far-infrared sauna may be more cost effective than paying for casual use or ongoing fees.
You can treat your friendsHaving a far-infrared sauna at home can help you create opportunities for your friends and family to relax too. Combine it with a girls pamper session with face masks and a fruit platter. Or pull out all of the stops and book for a massage therapist to come to the party too!
Which Far-Infrared Saunas do we recommend?
Kiva Wellness is an Australian brand brought to you by the same company that owns Love Your Health Australia. Focused on wellness products including Infrared Saunas, Yoga accessories, Pilates and more you can be rest assured that your considered purchase is from a reputable company with excellent customer service. Our high quality far-infrared saunas available in our store include the following: