How Long Should You Sit In An Infrared Sauna?

Sculptology is proud to reign as California’s number one CoolSculpting provider, but we are equally proud to also offer heat therapy to men and women of the Bay Area via our luxury infrared sauna.  There are so many benefits that come with using an infrared sauna, from detoxification to increased circulation, and even the possibility of burning fat. We have a lot of people curious about the infrared heat therapy we offer, and one of the most common questions we get asked is “how long should you sit in an infrared sauna?” 

How Long Should You Sit In An Infrared Sauna?

First and foremost, if you’re new to infrared saunas, it’s best to spend no more than 10-15 minutes in the sauna to start, and then work your way up as your body becomes more acclimated to the heat. This will give your body a steady and safe introduction to infrared heat therapy. 

Next, it’s important to consider the reason you’re using the infrared sauna. The time you should spend in Sculptology’s state-of-the-art sauna will depend on a number of factors, including pre-existing health conditions, age, level of experience, skin condition, hydration levels and your overall goals of sauna usage.

Overall, if you’re fit, healthy, and hydrated and have worked your way up to longer sessions, you can enjoy a significantly longer time in our infrared sauna, as much as 35-45 minutes. As long as you’re comfortable, which is another important point to consider. Infrared saunas can get pretty hot, so you’ll want to make sure you’re comfortable with the temperature before you commit to staying in for an extended period of time. Lastly, your overall health can help determine how long you should sit in an infrared sauna. If you have any medical conditions that might be exacerbated by heat, then you’ll want to talk to your doctor before beginning infrared heat therapy. 

Sitting in an infrared sauna for too long can actually be counterproductive, as it can cause your body to become overheated – causing dehydration, dizziness, headaches, or sickness.

There is no reason to stay in an infrared sauna for too long anyway – once you start to sweat and have been inside for the recommended time, that’s all you need to reap the health benefits. The key is to find the sweet spot where you’re feeling relaxed and comfortable, but not so hot that you start to feel uncomfortable.

The magic actually begins once you start sweating, as that’s when your body really begins to soak up the benefits. While an exact perfect amount of time is subjective, there’s a special distinction between infrared saunas and traditional saunas. Infrared saunas, like the one we offer at Sculptology, operate at lower temperatures than a traditional hot-air sauna. Therefore, your body is able to soak up the same health and psychological benefits, without putting too much stress on its essential systems and putting the user into extreme discomfort.  

On average, an infrared sauna operates at temperatures between 38-54-degrees C (100-129 F) but is capable of even higher temperatures, while the human body needs only a small increase above its operating temperature of 37-degrees C (98F) to trigger the sweat and cardiovascular response. 

Soak Up the Benefits of Infrared Heat Therapy at Sculptology

Overall, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how long you should stay in an infrared sauna, as it truly depends on your individual needs and comfort level. When you come in for a complimentary consultation with our elite team, we can identify your goals and devise an infrared heat therapy treatment plan customized to you. Call our team at 925-329-6333 or fill our contact form so we can reach you!



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