Infrared Sauna FAQs


Why should I sweat?

There are a several benefits to sweating regularly. Sweating is a natural form of detoxification that helps the body to free itself from contaminants, resulting in weight loss, brighter skin, deeper sleep, and increased energy. Sweating also helps boost endorphins, alleviate migraines, and soothe muscle soreness. It strengthens immunity, and assists with mood improvement, stress relief, and hormone balance. To read more about the benefits please click here.

Why is sweating so good for detox?

Sweating is one of the best ways for your body to naturally eliminate toxins, chemicals, heavy metals, fat, and other waste. When you sweat using FAR infrared energy, you encourage your system to detox deeply and efficiently by increasing core temperature, which encourages toxic subcutaneous deposits to loosen and release through the skin. So, while sweating is always great for detox, sweating using FAR infrared technology takes your body’s normal processes to the next level.

What's the science behind infrared saunas?

Our specially designed beds emit FAR infrared energy waves at a level of 9.4 microns, which induce deep-penetration sweating. FAR infrared is a form of natural light just beyond the visible spectrum, meaning that although you cannot see it, you can feel it in the form of radiant heat. Not to be confused with ultraviolet (UV) light, infrared energy is a safe, healthy therapy for all living things. Our infrared beds gradually increase core body temperature by producing waves that reach beyond surface skin to subcutaneous fat and muscle. As your body temperature rises, your system begins to sweat in order to thermo-regulate itself, which allows for the release of toxins, heavy metals, and fat, while stimulating endorphin production and heart rate. To learn more about the science of sweating, click here.

Is there anyone who shouldn't sweat?

If you have a chronic condition that makes you extremely sensitive to temperature, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking a sweat session. The same advice applies to those who have recently sustained an injury and/or undergone a surgery. If you have hemophilia or take certain medications (including some blood thinners), we typically recommend against sweating. Pregnant women cannot sweat (although we would be thrilled to have you sweat after your baby is born!). If you have been advised to stay away from heat or have any concerns or questions regarding medical conditions and sweating or lymphatic therapy, please talk to your doctor, and also feel free to reach out to us by emailing us at info@performancegaines.com.

What are major risks?

There are no major risks associated with sweating for individuals of average health. If you can walk up a flight of stairs, walk your dog, or do any other activity that might result in heightened pulse and increased body heat, you can probably sweat safely and comfortably. However, if you are at all worried, please consult your doctor before booking a sweat.