One of the best parts of going to a spa (after the incredible massages and relaxing face masks, that is), is the sauna. A great way to sweat out toxins and boost circulation, saunas are a beloved by beauty aficionados the world over. If you love the steam but not the crowds, you're in luck: A new, portable infrared sauna experience is beginning to gain traction in the wellness community, and you can set it up in the comfort of your very own home.
How does a portable infrared sauna work?
Designed to be mobile for home-use, portable infrared saunas, like this No. 1 best-selling SereneLife Portable Infrared Home Spa (From From $179.99, Amazon), put a fun spin on the traditional steam room we're used to. Unlike traditional saunas that work by warming the air around you, this unique device uses infrared lamps that largely work to warm you up — not the air. This means you'll be getting less of a steam bath and more of a heated muscle treatment.
Health Benefits of Portable Infrared Saunas
With this device, you'll get all the same benefits of a traditional sauna, including detoxification, improved circulation, muscle and joint pain relief, and clearer skin, without subjecting yourself to the high temperatures of the steam room — SereneLife's sauna maxes out around 140 degrees. But don't worry: You'll still be breaking a sweat. Its lamp will safely penetrate deep into the skin to give you those sauna advantages. There's also a time control that goes up to 60 minutes (though experts typically recommend that you not exceed 20 minutes at a time).
What's more, studies have shown evidence that infrared saunas may be beneficial to those with chronic health problems, such as pain and high blood pressure, and customers seem to agree: According to the more than 600 customer testimonies on Amazon, you'll start feeling all the amazing benefits right away. "My severe pain has ruled my life for over six years," one buyer wrote. "The is only my third treatment and I cannot believe how different I feel when I get out of the Infrared Home Spa. I would recommend it to anyone with chronic pain!"
How to Use an Infrared Sauna
When it comes to using SereneLife's at-home device, the first thing you need to do is hydrate. Just as you would before visiting a traditional sauna, you'll want to make sure you've consumed enough water to counteract all that sweat. Not only will it make the experience more effective, it will also keep you from becoming rapidly dehydrated and making yourself sick.
From there, all you'll need to do is turn it on, select your temperature and time, put your feet on the included mat, and take a seat in this contraption's included foldable sauna chair. Small enough to be enjoyed in front of the TV, you can zip yourself in up to your neck and settle in with your favorite show. It's as simple as that!
Once you're done, just unzip, climb out, and pack it down into bag form for easy storage or travel.
Watch the video above for more info, then head over to Amazon to choose your favorite color (there are three available) to get started! Happy sweating!
Where to buy: $185.44 (Originally $261.99), Amazon
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