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Thermotherapy 101: The 5 Amazing Benefits of Infrared Saunas

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Turning up the heat on wellness and rejuvenation, 20 Orange Spa proudly presents our two-person infrared sauna—a place where you can immerse yourself in the comforting warmth while reaping the potential benefits of thermotherapy. In this blog post, we’ll explore five excellent benefits of thermotherapy. Whether you're a thermotherapy beginner exploring the benefits for the first time or a seasoned enthusiast, anyone can reap the benefits!

What Is An Infrared Sauna?

For centuries, saunas have been a staple in various cultures and civilizations for their supposed health benefits. Traditional saunas use heated air to create a warm environment. In contrast, an infrared sauna, a relatively modern innovation, utilizes infrared light to heat your body directly. It's a unique experience that provides a deeper, more intense warmth.

How Does it Differ from a Traditional Steam Sauna?

Infrared and traditional steam saunas differ in how they generate and transfer heat to the body. Infrared saunas use infrared lamps or panels to emit gentle, penetrating heat that directly warms the body from the inside out while the air inside the sauna remains relatively cool. On the other hand, traditional steam saunas use heated rocks or electric heaters to warm the air, creating a hotter and more intense heat experience. Steam saunas produce steam, increasing the humidity, while infrared saunas are considered "dry saunas" as they don't add moisture to the air.

Potential Benefits of Infrared Saunas

Improved Circulation

As the infrared heat penetrates more deeply than warmed air, it helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, improving circulation. Increased blood flow may help speed up the body's natural healing process.


Through sweating, your body naturally flushes out toxins. The intense heat of an infrared sauna induces deep sweating, encouraging a thorough and efficient detoxification process. Detoxification occurs through the body's natural mechanisms, promoting a healthier, toxin-free body.

Pain Relief

People with chronic pain, including those with arthritis and fibromyalgia, often find comfort in the warmth of an infrared sauna. It can help reduce muscle soreness and relieve joint pain by increasing circulation and promoting relaxation.

Better Sleep & Relaxation

An infrared sauna session can also aid in promoting better sleep by helping the body's level of melatonin (the sleep hormone) to increase. Also, saunas are a quiet space to relax and destress from daily life.

Heart Health

Some studies suggest that regular infrared sauna use could reduce cardiovascular disease risk. For example, Infrared saunas promote vasodilation, which is the dilation of blood vessels. When the body is exposed to infrared heat, the blood vessels expand, allowing for improved blood flow throughout the body.

It's essential to note that while infrared saunas may offer these potential benefits, they should not replace conventional medical treatment for specific conditions.

Thermotherapy At 20 Orange Spa

Here at 20 Orange Spa, we believe wellness can stem from a blend of modern and traditional therapies.

Our spa offers a $40 session for a relaxing 30-minute experience. Alternatively, those who wish to make thermal therapy a staple in their wellness routine can choose our $150 Monthly Unlimited Use Membership, ideal for those serious about regular thermotherapy.

Whether you're seeking relief from chronic pain, a boost in circulation, or a moment of relaxation, our infrared sauna is here to cater to your wellness needs. Unearth the benefits of thermal therapy by booking a session in our infrared sauna—we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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