Why are some infrared saunas less hot than others and does the temperature make a difference? 

Infrared saunas can vary in temperature depending on the brand of sauna and light spectrums (FAR/MED/NEAR/FULL SPECTRUM).
One myth is that hotter saunas detox you more.
We see A LOT of misconception with regard to temperatures, eg; A lot of clients prefer hotter saunas because they sweat more and they feel they are getting more bang for their buck.
The truth is… once your sauna is on, it’s already emitting the infrared energy that’s responsible for all the healing benefits you may have heard of.
You don’t need to put your body through extreme heat stress to detox as sweating is not the only form of getting toxins out of the body.

Are there different types of sweat when detoxing? 

Yes, The two main types of sweat glands are: eccrine and apocrine.
Eccrine glands occur over most of your body and open directly onto the surface of your skin. i.e.
Apocrine glands open into the hair follicle, leading to the surface of the skin. While most sweat is comprised of water and little salt, studies show that 15-20% of infrared sauna-induced sweat is composed of cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals, sulfuric acid, and ammonia (as well as sodium and uric acid.) In other words, an infrared sauna may enable your body to eliminate environmental toxins through sweat.

What are the little black spots that start to appear on my towel after sweating?
There’s not a whole lot of research to back that the black spots that appear are heavy metals sweated out. I would say they are more a mixture of dead skin, dirt and sweat which is probably why your skin feels super soft and smooth after your session.

What does FAR infrared mean?
FAR-Infrared heat is the same type of heat as the sun without the ultraviolet rays we know to be harmful. Instead of heating the air, infrared saunas use radiant heat to penetrate the body directly. This radiant heat penetrates 1.5 inches deeper into the skin reaching joints, muscles and soft tissue. Deeper than traditional saunas, and at a far lower temperature, averaging 60 degrees C.
Far infrared is the longest wavelength. It is believed to penetrate the fat cells to eliminate toxins and stimulate metabolism. In a far infrared sauna, the air around your body stays cooler than in a traditional sauna. Instead, heat energy is targeted at the body and allows for a more comfortable experience.

What health conditions are benefited when using the sauna?
Since far infrared saunas are more accessible to those who cannot tolerate extreme heat, they offer pain relief and other benefits to a wide range of people with medical conditions. Some of the main ones are listed below.

How many sessions should I do per week to get the most benefits?
We advise to add the sauna as a part of a healthy lifestyle just as you would a gym membership. Infrared saunas are safe to use every day. In fact, you will see wellness improvements sooner if you use it daily. On average, most people partake in 30-45 minute sessions, 3-4 times a week.

How long should I stay in the infrared sauna?
30-45 minutes is the recommended time to reap the most benefits. You can always open the sauna door if you start to overheat. Just remember to stay hydrated!

Does the amount a person sweat indicate their detox level?
Not always. The body can detox a number of ways. The primary organs of detox in the body are your liver and kidneys. The reason your body sweats is to cool its internal temperature. While sweating can help take the load off the kidneys it isn’t a true indication of how much you are detoxing. The various chemicals, toxins, drugs, heavy metals and excess sex hormones that were extracted during an infrared, are dumped by the liver into the bile. With the bile, these substances are transported into the small intestine and continue through the intestinal tract to exit the body in the stool.

What is the FAR infrared sauna good for?

  • Improving blood circulation and skin complexion. Far Infrared expands capillaries which stimulates increased blood flow, regeneration, circulation and oxygen.
  • Strengthens cardiovascular system by causing heart rate and cardiac output increase, and diastolic blood pressure decrease.
  • Improves detoxification.
  • Wound healing. FAR Infrared supports cell growth, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis all necessary during tissue repair and regeneration.
  • Relaxation and pain/aches management. FIR reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms, as muscle fibres are heated. As a result, rapid reduction of swelling, inflammation and associated pain occurs. Relaxation of muscles and relief of muscular aches – reduces back, shoulder and neck pains
  • Immunity boosting. Supports the Immune system by supporting increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus
  • Cancer support.- for further information click the link below. 

Should I have a cold shower afterwards or should I wait?
On average your body will continue to sweat for 5-15 minutes after your sauna. It’s best to let your body cool down naturally. If you can wait until you get home to shower its recommended.


FREEDOM FLOAT CENTRE SAUNA PACKS  *prices subject to change


Single 30min sauna  ($10 extra pp) $30
Single 45min sauna ($10 extra pp) $40
5x 30 minute sauna *shareable $100
INTRO OFFER SAUNA * available once       10 x 30 min pack $150
INTRO OFFER SAUNA *available once         10 x 45 minute pack $200
Regular 10 x 30 minute sauna pack $180
Regular 10 x 45 minute sauna pack $220

As always, if you suffer from any health conditions please consult your physician or health care professional before starting regular sauna use.

Happy Sweating!