What To Wear In An Infrared Sauna?

By

Alex Tyson

Confused about what to wear in an infrared sauna or even a traditional one? Whether it’s clothes, a towel, or nothing at all, our guide below will answer your questions. 

As Australia’s only hormetic tech experts, Found—Space ensures that our clients get the best solutions for their health and wellbeing. Our commitment goes beyond the product; we guide our clients on their health journey based on their unique circumstances. Here’s the lowdown on what to wear in sauna sessions and more importantly, what to wear in an infrared sauna.

Do You Wear Clothes In An Infrared Sauna?

Every infrared sauna we deliver comes equipped with a detailed session book, a complete guide on making the most of your sauna sessions. And if you’ve been scratching your head wondering, “Do you wear clothes in an infrared sauna?” – the answer really is up to you.

We generally recommend wearing clean, breathable clothing such as cotton or swimwear. However, if you’re more comfortable wrapped in a towel or without any clothing, go for it! 

With the luxury of having a personal sauna at home, you’re at liberty to enjoy your sessions just as you please. Regardless of your choice, slipping into comfy, loose attire post-session is advised as the perspiration might continue.

Infrared Light vs. Clothing

Infrared wavelengths are hindered by any barrier that disrupts their direct contact with the skin. This includes not only everyday clothing but even soft towels. To maximise the benefits derived from an infrared sauna session, it’s crucial that the infrared light makes direct contact with your skin. This is where the distinction between traditional saunas and infrared saunas becomes vital: while clothing choices in traditional saunas might be more flexible, what you wear in an infrared sauna plays a significant role in the effectiveness of the session.

What to Avoid Wearing in an Infrared Sauna

  • Jewellery: Infrared light can heat up metal accessories, including rings, earrings, and watches, making them uncomfortably hot when in direct contact with your skin.
  • Makeup and Skin Coverings: It’s advised to steer clear of makeup or any skin coverings while in the sauna. Not only can these mix with sweat and create a mess, but they might also block some of the skin benefits that infrared saunas offer.
  • Physio Tape or Bandages: With the profuse sweating that occurs in a sauna, items like physio tape or band-aids tend to lose their adhesive quality and peel off.
  • Sauna Suits: Though they might be effective in traditional saunas, sauna suits are not designed for infrared saunas. The infrared light, essential for the sauna’s effectiveness, can’t penetrate these suits, making their usage counterintuitive.

Tips For An Effective Infrared Sauna Experience

While the reasons to use an infrared sauna vary from relaxation, health betterment, and enhanced sleep, to post-workout recovery, here are some universally beneficial tips:

  • Hydrate! Sip water before, during, and after your sessions.
  • Take a warm shower prior to your session to encourage sweating, and a cool one after to potentially stimulate fat-burning processes.
  • Use your sauna consistently, aiming for 3+ times a week. Ideally, set the temperature between 45°C – 55°C, with each session lasting 30 – 45 minutes.
  • Adjust the sauna’s temperature mid-session by cracking open the vent or door.
  • Lay towels on the bench and floor to soak up sweat, and keep an extra handy to wipe yourself down.
  • Sync with Bluetooth to jam to your favourite tunes or catch up on a podcast while you relax.

Enquire with Our Infrared Sauna Specialists

Curious about our offerings? Explore our range online or enquire with our team of specialists. Our team, with its deep expertise in infrared saunas and hormetic technology, is eager to assist and answer any additional questions around “what to wear in an infrared sauna?”.

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