Infrared Sauna Safety Recommendations

Here is a list of things you should always keep in mind when using and owning an infrared therapy:

  • Water. Avoid having sauna sessions when dehydrated – due to the sweating induced by the infrared impact on your body, you should always drink a little water every now and then while inside the sauna.
  • Time limits. It is advised to start with short 4-5 minute long sessions before starting to lengthen the time limits up to 15 minutes and more.
  • Pregnancy. Pregnant women should consult with a doctor before having infrared therapy to avoid any complications.
  • Children under 12 years old. Various scientific studies have shown that children cannot regulate their body temperature as effective as adults can. This is why all children must remain under adult supervision while in an infrared sauna and stay no longer than 10 minutes. 
  • Keep it locked when not in use. Unfortunately, innocent mistakes cost parents their children each year. If your children use the sauna, you should never leave them in there unsupervised. It will only take a few minutes for a child to get burned from the heat or to lose consciousness because the infrared sauna is so hot.
    Even if your children don’t use the sauna, make sure to keep it locked when you are not using it. It is also helpful for you to educate your children on the dangers of getting stuck in your infrared sauna.
  • Alcohol. Alcohol consumption dehydrates the body, therefore it can lead to unconsciousness in a sauna cabin. So don’t drink alcohol before your session.
  • Acute injury and bleeding disorders. Because of vasodilation, these health conditions may lead to unconsciousness, blood loss, ischemia and other harmful results.
  • Clothing. Less clothing means better infrared penetration. A swimsuit or a sauna towel will be enough. Excess clothing will lessen the efficiency.
  • Monitor your own condition. You should not be in the cabin by yourself to avoid accidents, yet if you are alone – watch your condition attentively. At any sign of overheating (i.e. if your face turns bright red or your heart starts to race and you start feeling faint or dizzy), exit the cabin immediately.
  • Rest and relax after each infrared sauna session. Allow your body to readjust and relax after the session before jumping into your usual every day activities. Some 20-30 minute of relaxation will be highly appreciated by your body.
  • Chronic diseases. If you have any chronic illnesses or suffer any type of medical condition – always consult with your treating doctor about using an infrared sauna.
  • Don’t smoke in your sauna. The gases from tobacco can create a toxic breathing environment for everyone.