WHAT IS AN INFRARED Sauna
A traditional sauna uses convection and conduction to heat the surface of your skin. Infrared saunas, however, use infrared heating panels that emit light helping your body to detoxify, giving users a deeper cleansing experience. The infrared light can't be seen by the naked eye but it gives off what's called radiated heat, penetrating deep within your tissues, muscles and cells.
Unlike traditional saunas, the air in an infrared sauna is a lot drier making it easier to breathe. This form of slow heating makes infrared saunas a much more comfortable experience than a traditional one.
BENEFITS OF REGULAR SWEATING
Sweating is the body's natural process to remove toxins and nasty chemicals from the body. Infrared rays gently heat the body, increasing the core temperate and creating a deep reaction from within your body's cells to assist the detoxification process.
A number of studies have shown that you can burn up to 700 calories per session. As your body attempts to cool itself down, it also increases your heart and metabolic rate making you burn more calories.
Near infrared has been shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in your skin. Sweating improves blood circulation as well as skin elasticity, tone, texture and firmness - it also helps unblock pores and reduce blemishes. A weekly infrared sauna session will leave you glowing and the more you sweat the better you'll feel.
You need to be kind to your skin, after all, you will be living in it for your entire life. Regular sweating allows your body to detoxify nasty chemicals, pollutants and dirt lodged within the dermal layer. Studies have shown that the average person is exposed to 700,000 toxins a day, scary right?
Infrared heat increases the blood flow and brings essential nutrients to the surface of the skin - allowing your body to naturally glow. Regular infrared sauna sessions have also been shown to improve skin conditions such as cellulite, acne, psoriasis and dermatitis. Get glowing people!
When you use a sauna it increases the core temperature of your body. Bacteria and viruses can't survive under certain temperatures and this increased heating helps your body fight these off, giving your immune system that added boost.
If you’re suffering with aches and pains, an infrared sauna is a great way for you to deal with these. Infrared saunas increase circulation, which encourages healing blood flow to trouble areas.
sTRESS Reduction & Sleeping
One of the biggest benefits of an infrared sauna is relaxation and the chance to de-stress. People today live busy lives and we are now under more daily stress than ever before. An infrared sauna session can not only help you unwind but it also decreases the production of cortisol, the main hormone for stress in the body. If you've had a rough day there's no better place to be than an infrared sauna, plus it will help you sleep a little better.
Infrared saunas that integrate chromotherapy or light therapy (like ours!) have also been shown to potentially support symptoms of seasonal depression. The therapeutic applications of light and colour are being investigated in major hospitals and research centres worldwide.
traditional sauna vs. infrared sauna
Infrared saunas penetrate deep within your body at a cellular level, while traditional saunas only heat the air around you.
Infrared saunas use dry heat, whereas traditional saunas use humid heat resulting in poor air quality, which can be unbearable at times.
Traditional saunas dehydrate you more than an infrared sauna and remove more water but less toxins.
Traditional saunas only remove about 3% of toxins in your body, whereas an infrared sauna can remove up to 20% of toxins from your body.
Ready to sweat? How to get started
START. Sign up and create a new account through our booking system.
BOOK. Choose which day and time works for you through our online timetable.
POP IN. Arrive 10 minutes prior to your first infrared sauna session. You'll be welcomed and shown around the studio by our friendly staff who will get your ready for your session.
EMBRACE THE SWEAT. Your experience with Nimbus & Co is our top priority and as you enter your own private room, you'll be all ready to infrared it up and start sweating.
HELLO THE NEW YOU. After your session you can shower if you like, change, replenish with some coconut water, hang out with our staff or fellow sweaters, use our free Wi-Fi, browse our retail, grab an additional massage from one of our therapists, or simply crack on with your next daily challenge.
LET'S TALK ABOUT HEAT
Unlike traditional saunas infrared wavelengths heat the body, not the air around you. So the temperature inside the sauna is not to be confused with your body temperature or the quality of your sauna session. The higher the temperature does not necessarily mean more benefit and some of the wavelengths operate at a mid to lower range temperature. No stressing during a session if you feel like it's not super hot, rest assured you are getting the benefits!
first timer tips
Drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated pre and post your sauna session.
Limit the amount of personal care products you put on before a session. You came here to get sweaty right? We'll help you detox the junk so don't load yourself up with more unwanted toxins.
Big night last night? Hey it’s okay, our infrared saunas are the perfect solution - just make sure though that you are hydrated before and after your session.
Bring a book or magazine to read, or listen to some relaxing music. You can bring a friend, your mum or dad, or even better, just be with you.