All The Places to Get Sweaty in Sydney . . . Sans a Gym
If you've ever been confused about the difference between a traditional sauna and an infrared sauna, allow us to explain.
A traditional sauna uses convection and conduction to simply heat the surface of your skin. However, infrared saunas use infrared heating panels that emit light that helps to detoxify and cleanse your body. The infrared lights give off a specific type of radiated heat that penetrates deep within your tissue, muscles and cells to promote a range of health benefits (more on that below). You'll also find that you can sweat it out a little longer in infrared saunas compared to tradition ones as the air is a lot drier making it easier to breathe (and sweat) for longer.
So what are the benefits of an infrared sauna?
Infrared saunas are a great way to detoxify the body. The rays gently increase the body's core temperate so you sweat out all the toxins. There's plenty of evidence that they help burn calories, too. As your body heats up, your heart rate and metabolic rate both increase causing your body to burn excess calories. Some studies claim you can even burn up to 700 calories per session. Burning calories without working out? We'll take it!
Saunas can also give you that good skin-glow we all lust after. Sweating improves and increases the blood circulation, resulting in better skin elasticity, tone, texture and firmness. It also helps to clear your pores of nasty chemicals, pollutants and dirt thats lodged below the skins surface.
And if all that doesn't convince you to book in, it's also said to help reduce stress, boost your immune system and aid in pain relief. Sounds heavenly huh?
Below, we've created a guide to the best infrared saunas in Sydney so you can get your sweat on, sans the squats.