My Infrared Sauna Experience

Lately it seems like there are all kinds of new health and wellness products and experiences popping up all over the place. One that intrigued me more than the others is the infrared sauna. After researching, I discovered that there was actually an infrared sauna salon near me, and with a fabulous offer for first timers, I had to give it a try!

Primarily, I was interested in hitting the sauna to lose weight. Being on the keto diet, any time I have too many carbs I immediately gain water weight. I was hoping that hanging out in the sauna a bit would rid me of any extra water weight that a little carb binge might have caused. After researching further, I learned that additionally, the infrared sauna can remove other toxins from your body, as well as assist with pain relief, muscle recovery, relaxation, and improved sleep.

These are different from traditional saunas. They are set to a lower temperature, but are actually more effective. The infrared rays heat your body whereas a traditional sauna heats the entire room. This allows the heat to penetrate more deeply, causing more sweat and heightened benefits.

In addition, the sauna near me offered chromotherapy, which is colored light therapy. In your sauna room, you were able to choose a lighting color, each which come with their own benefits. I always choose green, as it's the color for relaxation.

I have absolutely loved my experiences with the infrared sauna so far. The session is 40 minutes long, and after the first 10 minutes or so I am always sweating buckets! Good thing I bring some ice water in with me! During my sauna time, I either bring a book in to read, play on my phone, or just relax alone with my thoughts. It's a completely silent experience, which is a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

I've noticed that since going to the infrared sauna regularly, my skin has been clearer. I also feel very energized after leaving a session and sleep well that night. And I do lose water weight! Plus, 40 minutes of completely uninterrupted quiet time is an absolute blessing! Even though sessions are fairly expensive after my initial trial offer, I plan to try to go every other week or so.

Have you ever been to an infrared sauna? Would you try it? Sound off below!


  1. When I went on holiday in January our lodge had an infrared sauna. I must admit I wasn't a fan as it didn't get hot enough for my liking. We return to the same place in November but this time we have a proper sauna.

  2. I've never heard of an infra red sauna but it sounds like something I'd definitely be into! I'll have to look for one in my area. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I've never heard of this before! Sounds lush though - is it something you have to do often to get the benefits? I'll definitely look this up in my area as really tempted now!

  4. I've heard good things about infrared. But I hate getting hot so I wouldn't go in a sauna!

    Jenny x

  5. I love 'normal' saunas so this sounds amazing! Chilling out for 40 minutes away from everyone else sounds absolutely dreamy, I'll have to see if there are any near me!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

  6. Omg this is cool! I have always seen saunas on movies and tv shows but I have never experienced it in real life lol. The whole being sweaty is what is throwing me off though and I'm a impatient person so 40 mins OMG i don't know if I would survive.

  7. I have never heard of an infrared sauna before! I always feel like it's hard to breathe in saunas so I tend not to go. I may have to see if there is one of these near me, though! How has your Keto journey been going?

  8. I have never heard of an infrared sauna before! I'm not really a fan of heat and don't like saunas in general so I'm not sure if this is for me but the benefits sound amazing x


  9. I've literally never heard of this before but it sounds so interesting and that it has some really great benefits too, thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara ­čî┐

  10. no thiiiiis sounds right up my street!