Infrared. The word might seem a bit scary if you’re not in the know. Yet, actually, infrared saunas are on the forefront of safe, healthy, effective rejuvenation for your body. At Rize Salon and Infrared, we believe in this therapy so much that it takes up half of our name! Here’s a quick guide on what to expect when you book your infrared sauna session.

Infrared Saunas vs. Traditional Saunas

If you’ve ever been in a traditional sauna, you’ve likely felt equally rejuvenated and exhausted. It’s a strange juxtaposition that often comes about because of the way that traditional saunas function. Using steam or hot rocks, traditional saunas work by heating up the air around you. Unfortunately, this can reach dangerous temperatures and can make it difficult for some individuals to breathe.

Infrared saunas, like the Sunlighten Solocarbon technology we use at Rize, take a different approach. Instead of heating the air around you, infrared saunas use heat (another name for infrared light) to directly heat your body.

You’ve Already Experienced Infrared!

Okay, so we may have buried the lede a bit. Infrared is simply a form of radiation, or light, naturally emitted by, well, pretty much everything. The sun’s infrared light gives you that warm feeling on your face on a nice day. Your body’s infrared radiation is felt when you snuggle up to a loved one.

Infrared saunas use that same concept to provide healing warmth to your body without heating the air and without the sun’s harmful UV rays. In fact, it’s so safe that similar technology is used to keep newborn babies warm in hospitals!

Some of Infrared’s Healing Properties

At Rize Salon and Infrared, we offer our infrared sauna technology in order to provide healing and rejuvenation in a variety of forms. The benefits of this kind of therapy include:

  • detoxification (even at the cellular level)
  • wound healing and scar minimization
  • skin health and anti-aging effects
  • weight loss up to 600 calories per session
  • heart health (clinically proven to reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure)
  • pain relief (including back, neck, and arthritic pain)

But most of all, our Sunlighten Solocarbon infrared sauna is designed to provide relaxation and stress reduction. Come in, get comfortable, and experience all the benefits of a traditional sauna (and more!) without the negative effects of heated air.