Yes, 30 minutes in an infrared sauna is enough, but it’s important to work up to that time gradually. Starting with just 10 minutes at a time, and then slowly increasing to 30-40 minutes at a time, while using the sauna at least twice per week, is a great way to optimize the benefits of infrared sauna therapy. However, it’s important to note that using the infrared sauna more than twice a day is not recommended. Even once you become accustomed to the heat, experts advise against staying in the sauna for more than 20-45 minutes. Here are some additional things to keep in mind when using an infrared sauna:
Hydration is key: Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your sauna session to avoid dehydration.
Don’t use the sauna if you’re pregnant, have a heart condition or any other medical condition that could be worsened by heat exposure.
Wipe down: Always wipe down the bench with a clean towel before and after each use.
Clothing: Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, and bring a towel to sit on during your session.
Listen to your body: If you start to feel lightheaded, dizzy, or experience any discomfort, it’s time to end your session.
By following these simple recommendations, you can safely and effectively enjoy the numerous physical and mental benefits of infrared sauna therapy.