If you want to start a lively debate just talk to a bunch of traditional sauna enthusiasts about Infrared Saunas on the Gold Coast. The funny thing is, both types of sauna are really effective in treating a wide range of health issues.
Whereas traditional saunas have been around in some form or other for thousands of years, the infrared sauna has only been with us since the 1980s. It shares many benefits with the traditional sauna but is more tolerable for many people.
The reason for this is the different type of heat. The sauna produces an intense dry heat whilst the infrared sauna doesn't heat the air as much. Instead, the radiant heat it produces penetrates deep into the body tissue. For this reason, many people believe the infrared sauna is more effective at treating aches and pains.
In Scandinavian countries, where the traditional sauna was born, the practice is considered to be a social occasion. Family and friends gather in the sauna to chat and sweat at the same time. This is why traditional saunas are usually quite large.
Increasingly, however, taking a sauna is becoming an individual experience, so there is no need for a spacious cabin. The infrared sauna is well suited to this more private use, and the smaller size is great for salons, spas and even private homes.
Saunas are often suggested to aid recovery after illness or injury. If you're recovering from serious illness be sure to check with your doctor first.
For most sauna users, it's a chance to relax, de-stress and detox. The infrared sauna works up a comfortable sweat that blasts out those toxins, boosts the immune system, improves sleep and soothes sore muscles.
It has also been found to improve the body's PH level, by boosting alkalinity. This is more important than it may sound. Our modern diet, combined with stress, is producing very acidic PH levels, which can lead to multiple health issues.
If you've never tried an infrared sauna on the Gold Coast, why not give it a try. You can make your booking quickly and easily through Bookwell.