Healthy & Relaxing

Sauna Health Benefits

Saunas and heat therapy have been used for thousands of years and are still popular because of the array of health benefits they provide. A sauna can help people to unwind, relax, and alleviate pain and soreness.


Using color for health treatment is a centuries-old concept and many are discovering just how effectively color therapy and far infrared sauna therapy can complement each other. For example, blue is associated with relaxation, longing, and cold, which can help against nervous disturbances, sleeplessness, anxiety, and fears. On the other hand, red is associated with fire and blood; the color of activity and warmth. Red is used to increase circulation and increase general well-being and vitality.

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Pain Relief

Infrared sauna therapy relieves overworked muscles, stiffness, cramps, and muscle discomfort. Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use stimulates blood flow up to twice the normal rate. Muscles become more flexible and have a greater range of motion. Increased blood circulation aids in eliminating waste, delivering oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles.

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Workout Recovery

Your body is probably aching or sore after a workout, so it’s best to stay within a 15-20 minute sauna session for workout recovery. It's best to stay in the sauna no longer than 20 minutes to avoid extreme fatigue or exhaustion. We recommend new sauna users start with shorter sessions to get acclimated to their new routine. Always be mindful of signs such as lightheadedness, dizziness, or headaches, as they might be signs that you are dehydrated or overheating, especially after a rigorous workout routine.

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Improved Circulation

Sauna use increases and enhances circulation while oxygenating the cells, organs, and tissues throughout the body. Using a Sauna helps increase the body's ability to produce energy, and in turn, start the healing processes within the body. Saunas can also help circulation draw the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. It improves tone, elasticity, texture, and fresh color of the skin.

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Infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and oxygenates body cells. Increased blood circulation allows toxins to flow from the cellular level to the skin's surface to improve cell health and the immune system. The beneficial heat of an Infrared Sauna enhances the body's natural detoxification process and aids the reduction of various toxins in the liver, kidneys, stomach, muscles, and brain. It also increases blood flow to the skin, which can increase healing to the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin.

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Weight Control

Infrared energy emitted by the sauna is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called "resonance". Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories. The speeding up of the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands results in weight loss.

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A Salus Saunas sauna is one of the best things you can do for yourself to relax, to recover, and detoxify – a pivotal tool in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Yet, there are still ways you can improve your sauna experience, even more, one of these being the use of essential oils. In addition to the wonderful aroma these handy oils produce, they have many purposes - the most noted ones are to kill bacteria, to clear your lungs, and to make the sauna smell great.

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First Responders

Vital Health Information for First Responders

Infrared sauna therapy has been proven to assist in detoxification and increase longevity. Since infrared sauna therapy was successfully used after 9/11 to assist first responders, several studies have shown the benefits of this modern twist on centuries-old health ritual. Several fire departments around the US have purchased infrared saunas for their firehouses.

Health Professionals

Vital Health Information for Health Professionals

Infrared sauna therapy has been proven to assist in detoxification and increase longevity. Infrared sauna therapy has long been used to treat pain and ailments, with several studies showing the benefits of a modern twist on centuries-old health ritual. Several health professionals have recommended and even added infrared saunas to their offices and facilities.

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