The sauna is a centuries-old institution. Far-infrared saunas are a more recent development, and many spas claim they’re a better dry-heat method for inducing relaxation and perspiration. While traditional saunas heat the air, infrared heat can penetrate the body. How do far-infrared saunas work?Infrared saunas bathe the skin in a dry, relaxing infrared heat. Unlike traditional saunas, which only heat the air around the body, infrared saunas send the heat deep into the body. This raises the body’s core temperature and may stimulate the lymphatic system and immune system. Bodies respond by sweating profusely. What should I do before using an infrared sauna?It’s best to check with your doctor before using an infrared sauna. Shut yourself in one of these other chambers:Favin Knows What -240 Degrees Feels Like Two minutes in a cryotherapy chamber might sound like (frozen) hell on earth, but Groupon's beauty blogger did it. It was awesome.Sensory Deprivation May Be the Key to RelaxationFloating in a saltwater-filled isolation tank may be the best thing you can do for your brain.
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