There are distinct differences between an infrared sauna and a traditional sauna. If you’ve ever been to a traditional sauna, you know that they use hot rocks or steam to create soothing warmth inside the spa. It’s so hot and steamy at times it takes your breath away.

In contrast, an infrared sauna uses a comfortable healing infrared light. At Eco Chateau, we have Sunlighten infrared spas for our guests to enjoy. Instead of heating your body with exterior heat sources, the infrared sauna uses the red infrared light to warm your body from within. The first thing you’ll notice is that infrared saunas operate at a lower temperature than traditional saunas. Instead of entering a space that’s so hot (often upwards of 200 degrees Fahrenheit), an infrared spa runs about a comfortably soothing 157 degrees Fahrenheit.

The benefits of saunas have been embraced for hundreds of years.

Penetrating heat boosts your heart rate, improves your circulation, relieves pain, stimulates muscle recovery, and purifies your skin through a healthy sweat. With infrared spa technology, the light penetrates your body more deeply than the heat of a conventional sauna—but gently, so many people feel more comfortable spending longer periods inside an infrared sauna.

In a study conducted at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Sunlighten infrared saunas lowered blood pressure. The Journal of American College of Cardiology also indicates that infrared saunas improve heart health and assist with weight loss. Our spa guests look forward to their time in our Sunlighten infrared saunas to rest, relax, and restore. The saunas give you a feeling of quiet privacy, where you can enjoy some restorative time.

When you’re inside the infrared sauna, you can change the lighting with a remote to enhance your time with some chromotherapy. Special lighting allows you to cast the gentle glow of the color of your choice from the sun’s light spectrum. Different colors are believed to offer additional benefits. Choose whatever soothes your soul.

Ready to enjoy the benefits of our infrared sauna? Contact our helpful team at Eco Chateau, the highest-rated wellness spa in San Diego.