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Article: Near-Infrared Sauna Therapy
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All About Near Infrared Saunas – Interview with Nikki Moses
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Frequently Asked Questions About Near-Infrared Saunas
Far-infrared saunas typically use more electricity and therefore operate at a higher cost and also expose you to more EMF’s (Electro-Magnetic Fields).
The near-infrared lamp sauna penetrates more deeply (and more quickly), runs at a lower temperature, produces lower amounts of EMF’s, operates at a lower cost, and provides color therapy due to the red bulbs.
All saunas have therapeutic value, and one may easily add one or more near-infrared lamps to a traditional or far-infrared sauna. Do not add lamps to a steam sauna or other environment with a lot of moisture. We do not recommend steam saunas in general.
The most important factor is how comfortable one is in the sauna. If you get very uncomfortable, it is too long a sauna session for that day. Though saunas are optional, if one wishes to do saunas it’s best to start with one short sauna (up to 20 minutes) daily if desired, or at most 3 times per week if one is a Fast Oxidizer. As desired (and as is comfortable), one may then slowly work up over a period of days or weeks to 40 minutes at the most in one session or two 20 minute saunas in one day (which you choose is up to you). One can then work up to two 40 minute saunas per day unless instructed otherwise (see exceptions below).
There is no daily or weekly requirement for saunas. Any amount you do will be beneficial. Generally, the more often you do them and the more time you spend in the sauna, the faster your results. But the most we typically recommend is up to twice per day, for up to 40 minutes each sauna session. If dealing with an infection flare-up, shorter saunas are usually best (up to 15 minutes each) and may be done up to 6 times per day. If going through a large detoxification reaction, saunas may be very short (5 minutes) or stopped altogether during the reaction, and resumed after it has settled. People in a Four Lows pattern should limit sauna time to a total of 40 minutes per day.
If you start feeling faint in the sauna, do not be afraid, but immediately get out of the sauna and lay down until it passes. Some people are very sensitive and can only spend 5 minutes at a time in the sauna. This is fine, and one is still receiving benefit with these short saunas (over time these people usually tolerate the sauna better and can increase their sauna sessions). Children and frail (or very ill) adults should be supervised while in the sauna.