An increasing number of individuals are having their joints replaced with a variety of metals, alloys, and plastics. The number of hip and knee replacements seems to be increasing parallel to the number of individuals using sauna therapy regularly. Naturally, this confluence of factors begs the question: Is it safe to sauna with joint replacements?… Read more
Infrared Sauna Articles
7 Sauna Myths Debunked
From ski resorts to medical laboratories, public opinion about saunas has changed drastically over the past 20 years. Saunas were once considered by many as a luxurious form of relaxation at a spa, or other high-end facility. Like hot tubs, sauna use came with a long list of contraindications, some of which continue to be… Read more
Can You Practice Yoga In Your Sauna?
Yoga has become very popular over the past few decades and purports many health benefits. One of the main benefits of yoga is that it is a practice you can take anywhere with you – some prefer an outdoor practice, while others like to visit heated studios. For many, practicing yoga in a heated room… Read more
Can Regular Sauna Use Help Achieve and Maintain Sobriety?
Clinical approaches to treating addiction have evolved significantly over the past decade, and new approaches to reaching and sustaining sobriety have become multilayered. Sobriety is a complex conversation, and there is no one solution that will fit each individual. Furthermore, substance abuse can range from mild to severe, and therefore, treatments to help maintain sobriety… Read more
Can Sauna Use Help To Treat Candida Infections?
At some point in most people’s lives they have had to face the dreaded yeast infection. For the most part, these minor infections can be solved with over the counter antifungal creams or oral antifungal medications. Some individuals live with candida in the digestive tract, sexual organs, or mouth without ever even knowning that this… Read more
Can Sauna Use REALLY Make You Smarter?
Is it possible that sitting in a hot box for twenty minutes, three times a week can make you smarter? Sounds silly, but research shows that when proper protocol is followed, saunas may improve neurogenesis as well as other neurotrophic factors. Although these neurogenic improvements do not necessarily correlate to intelligence, it certainly bodes well… Read more
The Elderly and Infrared Sauna Use
Regular Low Temperature Infrared Sauna Use May Aid in the Prevention and Treatment of Geriatric Frailty Increasing an individual’s healthspan or overall quality of life into the later years is a topic studied broadly. Typically, individuals are not looking to simply increase life expectancy, but rather to do so in a healthy body. As people… Read more
What Is Heat Stress?
Saunas are thought to be places of deep relaxation – so why is heat stress considered to be an integral part of an optimized sauna experience? Heat stress sounds like the antithesis of a relaxing time. What is the difference between unhealthy stress and beneficial stress? Let us pull the curtain back and find out… Read more
Can You Sauna With Silicone Breast Implants?
At saunas.org, one question that comes up frequently is whether or not it is safe to sauna with breast implants. The unfortunate reality is that there is little data to determine the risks associated with sauna bathing with breast implants; similarly, there is little data to support the safety of sauna bathing with breast implants. … Read more
How To Sauna Safely With Children
In many parts of the world, such as Finland, the entire family saunas together. If you are considering incorporating sauna therapy for your whole family, there are a few precautions that ought to be taken into consideration before engaging in this type of health modality. If you are unsure about how safe sauning bathing may… Read more