New Moon Wellness now has an infrared sauna
Unlike traditional saunas that operate in the 150-180 F degree range and heat up the air around you, infrared saunas operate in the 120-140 F degree range and directly warm your body. Users who find traditional saunas too uncomfortable may find the infrared sauna experience much more pleasant than what they’re used to, while getting the same benefits. The heat penetrates more deeply than warmed air, allowing users to sweat intensely at a lower temperature.
While everyone’s experience is different, what are some of the benefits of sauna use you may experience?
Relief from sore muscles
Relief from joint pain
Lowered blood pressure
Peace of mind associated with self-care and time to yourself
While infrared sauna use has many benefits, there are some precautions users should take: Do not use the sauna if you’re pregnant. To avoid dehydration, overheating, and interference with medications, stay well-hydrated while using the sauna, and stop out of the sauna if you feel light-headed or uncomfortable. Consult your physician before using the sauna if you have any health concerns that need to be addressed.
First time sauna user? Here are the basics:
Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your session.
Start with a 10-15 minute session with a lower temperature (100 or 110 degrees F, for example). As you learn your own heat tolerance, work up to 20-30 minutes and a higher temperature that is right for you. as you learn your own heat tolerance.
Wear loose, light, comfortable clothing, a bathing suit, or nothing at all. It’s up to you.
While in the sauna, relax, meditate, listen to music, bring a friend to chat with, or read a book. Don’t sleep or engage in strenuous activity.
When your session is over, take your time standing up and getting moving. Give yourself time to cool back down. Drink plenty of water. You may want to shower or bathe after your sauna to remove excess sweat.
Once you become used to sauna sessions, 3-4 sessions per week are recommended.