Infrared saunas are a comfortable sauna experience that delivers the benefits of traditional saunas in cooler environments. At Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, we offer an infrared sauna studio in Boston and Newburyport, where we welcome patients from Seaport, Salem and the surrounding areas of Massachusetts.
What is an Infrared Sauna?
An infrared sauna is a sauna environment that uses infrared lamps to heat the body. This is different from traditional saunas, which can use a variety of methods to heat the air inside the sauna, creating a warm environment. An infrared sauna heats the body directly, without increasing the environmental temperature as much as a traditional sauna. As a result, an infrared sauna creates a temperature of around 120ºF to 140ºF. This is significantly less than a traditional sauna that often reaches temperatures ranging from 150ºF to 180ºF. With an infrared sauna, patients can achieve similar benefits to a traditional sauna but in a more comfortable environment. Additionally, there is evidence that infrared saunas are more efficient because infrared lamps penetrate the body with heat more deeply than the warm air in a traditional sauna.
How Much Does Infrared Sauna Therapy Cost in Boston & Newburyport, MA?
The cost of your infrared sauna therapy treatment at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver your desired results. During your initial consultation, we will assess your treatment goals in order to develop an individualized treatment plan. Once we determine the treatment approach that is best for you, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We accept traditional payment methods and offer financing through CareCredit® for your convenience.
What are the Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy?
Similar to traditional sauna therapy, Infrared sauna therapy provides many benefits to overall health and wellness. The primary benefit is that patients can enjoy these health and wellness effects without the high temperatures of a traditional sauna. Infrared sauna therapy is generally more comfortable, allowing patients to sit in the infrared sauna environment longer, which can help to achieve even greater benefits. The general health and wellness benefits of infrared sauna therapy include:
- Relief from soreness and pain
- Improved sleep and relaxation
- Improved circulation and heart health
- And more
What is Sitting in an Infrared Sauna Like?
An infrared sauna provides a relaxing experience. If you’re planning to enter an infrared sauna, we recommend wearing breathable, comfortable clothing. You should also drink plenty of water to hydrate for your sauna therapy, as the warm temperatures of the infrared lamps will cause the body to sweat out a lot of hydration. Inside the infrared sauna, you’ll be able to sit comfortably as the infrared lamps heat the body. Many people choose to read or meditate inside the sauna. A typical sauna therapy session will last about 20-30 minutes. After this time, you may want to take a few minutes to cool down and rehydrate.
How Often Should You Use An Infrared Sauna?
Infrared saunas require no downtime or recovery period, besides rehydrating after your sauna therapy. When you first start using an infrared sauna, it may take some getting used to before you’re ready for additional treatments. We typically recommend that patients use an infrared sauna 3-4 days per week. If patients tolerate the infrared sauna well, it may be appropriate to use it as often as daily.
How Long Does it Take to See the Benefits From an Infrared Sauna?
You’ll begin noticing the benefits of an infrared sauna within moments of your sauna therapy! Within the first few minutes of sitting in the infrared sauna, you’ll notice the relaxation benefits. As the body sweats and detoxes, you’ll start noticing relief from pain and stress. These benefits persist after your infrared sauna therapy session, but additional sauna sessions can boost and prolong these benefits. For these reasons, we often recommend a treatment plan of multiple infrared sauna therapy sessions per week. During your consultation at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics, we’ll help you determine a treatment plan that works for you.
If you’re looking for an infrared sauna in Seaport, Boston, Newburyport or the surrounding areas of Massachusetts, look no further. We are proud to offer infrared sauna studios in Boston and Newburyport at Suite Six Medical Aesthetics. To learn more about the benefits of infrared sauna therapy, or to schedule your consultation, contact us today.