How Hot Do Infrared Saunas Get?

All Good Health Saunas® infrared saunas come equipped with high-quality and effective Certified Carbon Heaters and Certified High-End Ceramic Heaters. Together, they can heat the cabin of your sauna to 150°F. However, the ideal running temp is much lower—around 110°F to 130°F.

But here’s the best part, you don’t have to wait for your sauna to heat up to begin reaping the benefits. Once your sauna is on, it’s already emitting the infrared energy that’s responsible for weight loss, pain relief, detoxification and other significant health benefits.

Beat the Heat

Unlike traditional saunas that warm your body by simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared heat penetrates deeper without the need to warm the air around you. By trading the stone or stove heating elements of a traditional sauna for the certified heaters in a Good Health Saunas® infrared sauna you can enjoy the benefits of longer therapy sessions, without heat-related exhaustion and dehydration that come with the scorching temperatures of steam.

What temperature should infrared saunas be?

Your infrared sauna can be part of a healthy routine with diet and exercise to help you live your healthiest life. Infrared saunas work at high temperatures but how high should you set it when using it?

Setting the right temperature for the infrared sauna

Lower temperatures will help encourage detoxification of your system, while higher temperatures will stimulate more sweating which can be cathartic. Generally, a healthy temperature range for using the infrared sauna is between 110-130 degrees Fahrenheit.

Always take your overall health into consideration when using your infrared sauna and get out if you start to feel discomfort or overheating.

Infrared and dry saunas generally provide a bit more control over precise temperature than wet or steam saunas. Humidity remains more consistent in the dry or infrared saunas, so the overall temperature is easier to control.

Using the infrared sauna

It generally takes about 10-15 minutes to preheat your infrared sauna, but don’t wait until it reaches the highest temperature to get in.

If the temperature is set on a high number, get in the sauna when the temperature is lower but still comfortable so you can get the maximum exposure to the infrared which provides so many health benefits while it warms up.

If you’re in a unit that has a door, opening and closing the door is an easy way to control the temperature if you get too hot or too cold without having to turn off the heaters and lose any infrared exposure time.