Do Infrared Saunas Burn Fat?

As California’s number one CoolSculpting provider, the Sculptology team knows very well that so many men and women have unwanted fat that hinders their confidence. We know you’ve probably seen infrared saunas at your gym or elsewhere, and have likely been curious about their benefits, especially when it comes to burning fat. So, let’s take a close look at what an infrared sauna is and whether or not there is any evidence to support the claim that they help you burn fat. Do they really work? 

What is an Infrared Sauna?

An infrared sauna is a special type of sauna that uses infrared light to heat the body, which is a type of A man and a woman in a sauna electromagnetic radiation invisible to the human eye but can be felt as heat. Infrared saunas are sometimes also referred to as far infrared (FIR) saunas or infrared therapy, and they are different from traditional saunas because they do not use heat or steam to warm the air, but instead use infrared light to directly heat the body. The light is made up of waves of energy that travel through the air and are absorbed by the body. 

At Sculptology, our infrared sauna is top of the line, and like all the experiences we offer, is a luxurious and relaxing experience. Our goal is always to ensure you leave renewed and rejuvenated, and we are confident our infrared sauna can get you there. 

Do Infrared Saunas Burn Fat?

So, do infrared saunas burn fat? Well, here’s what we know.  A small study out of Binghamton University in New York exposed people to an infrared sauna three times per week for 45 minutes for four months.  Those who used the sauna had up to a 4 percent drop in body fat compared to the control group whose body fat did not change! 

Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat the body from the inside out, causing your body to sweat. Sweating helps you burn calories and lose weight! And by heating the body from the inside out, that type of heat penetrates deeper into the tissues, which results in a deeper, more detoxifying sweat. Plus, they raise your core temperature, which can raise your heart rate.  A 2017 study found that participants’ heart rates stayed elevated for up to 30 minutes following a sauna session, similar to what people experience when performing moderate-intensity cardio like jogging. Another study found that regular use of an infrared sauna was associated with lower blood pressure and improved cardiovascular health.

Plus infrared light has been shown to have some other benefits that promote weight loss. Infrared saunas help improve circulation and reduce inflammation. Additionally, spending time in an infrared sauna can help you relax, sleep better, and overall reduce stress and anxiety, which are commonly known to help keep the pounds on. 

Burn Fat in Sculptology’s Infrared Sauna

At Bodify, we may have perfected the art of fat-freezing via CoolSculpting, but we also love that we can offer men and women of the Bay Area the ability to sweat it out! Infrared saunas provide so many countless benefits, so why not give it a try? What do you have to lose? Except stress, toxins, and potentially some unwanted pounds? Contact us ASAP to schedule a complimentary consultation, and be sure to also check us out on Facebook or Instagram. We can’t wait to help you start your journey to a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle, through the enrichment of the body, mind, and soul.



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