Humans have been harnessing the power of saunas for hundreds if not thousands of years, and as science and medicine have continued to progress, it’s only become more undeniable that the people of the past were onto something. 

There are many benefits to regularly spending time in the sauna, and with the help of infrared technology, you can now enjoy those benefits faster, easier, and with greater comfort. 

But what exactly separates an infrared sauna from a traditional one, and what are the benefits that this modern version of an ancient tradition has to offer?

What Is an Infrared Sauna?

An infrared sauna uses infrared light to heat your body directly. In contrast, a traditional sauna heats the air in the sauna, which then heats your body. Infrared light allows you to enjoy the same benefits as the traditional sauna but at lower temperatures. This control provides a more comfortable experience. 

Infrared saunas are able to reach the desired temperature faster than a traditional sauna and use less energy doing it. This means that you’ll be able to use yours more easily, and you’ll see a reduced impact on your utility bills.

What Are the Benefits of an Infrared Sauna?

The health benefits of regular infrared sauna use are tremendous and wide-ranging. Below are just a few of the most helpful among them.


It’s essentially impossible to avoid all of the toxins and pollutants present in the modern world, but there are ways to limit the amount of them in your body and reduce their impact on your health. 

man is siting in an infrared sauna

When you use an infrared sauna regularly, you can start sweating out all of those toxic metals, pollutants, pesticides, and more that find their way into your body from the environment around you.

Improved Cardiovascular Function

The heat of the sauna will increase your blood flow and your heart rate, providing something of a passive cardio workout while you relax in peace. This can improve your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Weight Loss

That passive cardio workout that your infrared sauna can provide won’t just improve your heart health — it can also help you lose weight. By getting your heart pumping and the sweat flowing, you’re burning calories, which is the key to weight loss when paired with a good diet. 

Amazingly enough, sauna use can even help you control your appetite by balancing out the hormones that cause hunger.

Reduced Inflammation and Pain Relief

Inflammation is the source of a countless number of health conditions, not to mention the cause of various forms of chronic pain, including arthritis. Regular sauna use can help reduce inflammation in your body, relieving pain caused by that inflammation and reducing stiffness in your joints that may be keeping you from living a more active lifestyle.

Regulated Hormones

Hormonal imbalances can cause everything from weight gain and insomnia to mood swings and more. Infrared sauna use can help to balance out those hormones to relieve some of those symptoms and give you more balance in your life in general.

jacuzzi infrared sauna installed in a gym

Improved Mental Health

While many of these benefits are centered around improving your physical well-being, you can also improve your mental well-being by spending time in your infrared sauna. On top of regulating the hormones that impact your mental state, infrared saunas can help you feel more relaxed and less stressed, and they can increase the production of the chemicals that improve your mood.

Better Skin Tone

The improved circulation that an infrared sauna can provide means more blood flow to your skin. This blood flow allows it to acquire the nutrients and oxygen it requires to remain healthy and have an attractive glow.

Better Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your physical and mental health, and yet far too many people struggle to do it with any regularity. The calming and relaxing effects of an infrared sauna can help get you into the right place both physically and mentally to get the meaningful rest you need.

woman is sleeping on a wooden bench in a sauna

Infrared Saunas From Jacuzzi Lubbock

If you’re interested in learning more about infrared saunas, contact Jacuzzi Lubbock today! We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.