An infrared sauna uses light to create heat, unlike a traditional sauna that uses steam or heated rocks to heat the air around you. The infrared light gives off what’s known as ‘infrared radiant heat’ which penetrates into your skin, deep into your tissues, muscles and cells, increasing oxygen flow and circulation, produces a detoxifying sweat and dissolves harmful substances accumulated in your body.
The infrared sauna will produce a deep, detoxifying sweat, reaching all the way down to the cellular level where most toxins reside. Beyond the incredible relaxation effect infrared sauna therapy has, it yields additional benefits in a significant way: increases endorphin levels; proven to be beneficial for muscle fatigue and recovery; detoxification; supports weight loss & increases metabolism; reduces cellulite; increases blood flow; and boosts immunity. Incorporating infrared therapy into your wellness regime will leave you feeling blissfully rejuvenated.
An infrared sauna uses light to create heat, unlike a traditional sauna that uses steam or heated rocks to heat the air around you. The infrared light gives off what’s known as ‘infrared radiant heat’ which penetrates into your skin, deep into your tissues, muscles and cells, increasing oxygen flow and circulation, producing a detoxifying sweat and dissolves harmful substances accumulated in your body, giving users a deeper cleansing experience.
An infrared sauna is more comfortable and relaxing experience than a traditional sauna, as it doesn’t have to get as hot it sits between 45-65 degrees, whereas a traditional sauna sits between 80-100 degrees.
Besides the size, absolutely nothing. Our large saunas are twice the size of our standard saunas, and are able to fit the length of a yoga mat in them or up to two people seated comfortably. We encourage those with yoga in their wellness routine to stretch, practice or meditate in a larger space for comfort, or share some downtime with a friend. Our large sauna is priced slightly higher, ranging from $42-$55 per session (plus our standard guest fee of $15 per person, per session charge).
The temperature within the infrared sauna sits between 40-65 degrees, this is the optimum temperature to receive full benefits of the sauna.
Infrared therapy is a wellness experience where the results are progressive. This means the more you come in, the better you will feel. Just like working out or dieting, it will take a few sessions before benefits begin to manifest.
You may notice that in your first few sessions it takes around 10-20 minutes to break a sweat. This is because our saunas are heating your body directly and raising your core temperature, rather than simply heating your skin with hot air. This is a defining difference from a traditional or community sauna you might have used before. As your body becomes more accustomed to raising your core temperature on a regular basis, your sweat will become more excessive and start sooner into your session.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should avoid using the infrared sauna
- Anyone under the age of 18 (under 18 needs parent/guardian in attendance, under 13 not permitted)
- Anyone over the age of 55
- Anyone with cardiovascular conditions
- Individuals prone to bleeding
- If you suffer from chronic health conditions, it is always best to consult with your physician prior to use
- If you have any concerns or are unsure about using an infrared sauna, it is best to consult your GP or physician prior to use
Depending on your goal or condition, we would recommend using upwards of at least twice a week. It is perfectly safe to use it daily if you wish. Infrared therapy is a wellness experience where the results are progressive. This means the more you come in, the better you will feel. Just like working out or dieting, it will take a few sessions before benefits begin to manifest.
Yes, all of our sauna suites are completely private and secluded. The room you book into will be allocated to you for the entire time of your booking (up to 50 minutes). Our rooms are fitted with a bench, hooks to hang bags/clothing and a mirror. All of our rooms also have their own shower facilities which means you can finish your sauna session with a shower in the comfort of your own private space.
Our saunas are made from Canadian cedar wood which is naturally anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. This is especially important in the sauna where bodies, moisture and heat combine to make the environment perfect for molds and bacteria. Infrared lighting and the sauna temperature are also natural disinfectants. We clean the saunas after each use with organic and natural based products.
Yes, each sauna suite has its own shower facilities. This means you can finish your sauna session with a shower in the comfort of your own private space.
My Sweat Session
The best option is nothing at all. Swimsuits are great too, but if you feel more comfortable having clothes on, lightweight clothing is best. We also recommend bringing clothing that is loose fitting and comfortable to put back on after your session – there is nothing worse than trying to put on tight clothing when you are hot and sweaty!
One of the most important ways to prepare for your infrared sauna session is to hydrate. Drinking enough water before, during and after your sauna session to avoid dehydration. We also recommend eating a light meal before your session to avoid feeling faint or light headed as the sauna will activate your cardiovascular system and increase your heart rate, much like going for a slow jog.
It’s important to feel comfortable before and after your infrared sauna, so we suggest wearing loose clothing, or packing a spare pair of clothes if you can, as you will continue to sweat after the session as your body continues to cool down. We encourage you to BYO a towel and water to hydrate, however towels will be available to hire and water carafes will be provided. We also have a range of refreshments for sale including both alkaline and coconut water, as well as other nutrient dense beverages such as cold pressed juices and kombucha.
No, we do not recommend showering mid-way through an infrared sauna session as this will immediately reduce your core body temperature and stop the detoxification process. If you become hot during your session, there is an air vent on the roof of the sauna that can be opened or just open the door slightly for some fresh air. You may find this will give you enough relief to complete your session.
Showering after your session is not a must do – if you don’t mind being a little sweaty after your session you don’t need to shower, you will continue to sweat as your body naturally cools down. For those wanting to maximise sauna time and skip the shower, ensure you wipe away the sweat with a towel to avoid reabsorbing toxins. A Rimba tip: Refresh with our complimentary cold face cloth that is provided after your session, these have been infused with a blend of essential oils.
You have just flushed out a lot of toxins so be sure to replenish and rehydrate. We have a range of refreshments for sale including both alkaline and coconut water, as well as other nutrient dense beverages such as cold pressed juices. Be sure to try our pre and post sweat shots! At Rimba Sweat we provide complimentary filtered water, just bring along your own drinking device.
Yes, absolutely! Enjoying a sauna session with a friend is a great way to catch up. Our large saunas seat up to two people very comfortably. Our standard saunas can also have two people, please note you will be sitting closer than you would in the large sauna. Our standard guest fee of $15 per person per session charge applies if you bring a friend along.