Saunas, both conventional and infrared, are well-known for their therapeutic quality, or their ability to promote relaxation and a feeling of general well-being.

Infrared saunas are comparatively speaking relatively new but nonetheless are proving to be very effective when it comes to health. Additionally to add to that if you take the therapeutic experience one step further, you also get the added effect of reducing weight and improving physical appearance when using the infrared sauna.

While that's not to say they can completely change a person or alter physical features – that therapy is known as plastic surgery – infrared saunas can make you look and feel better.

1 / They produce an intense amount of heat, which unlike traditional saunas, targets the body rather than the air around the body; This is where weight loss comes into play.

2 / Infrared rays penetrate deep into the tissue, generating increased body heat which both increases metabolic rate and actually works to liquefy fat, allowing it to essentially be sweated out. This liquefying effect also aids in reducing the ugly appearance of cellulite, for it affects the subcutaneous fat which is typically to blame pertaining to cellulite.

3 / What's more, infrared saunas can also help treat eczema, an inflammatory skin condition that leads to itchy, blotchy red spots on the skin.

The infrared energy has a cleansing effect on toxins in the body that can contribute to eczema, and the increase in blood circulation allows more oxygen and nutrients to be transported to the skin, helping skin cells regenerate.

These are just some of the health benefits associated with infrared saunas.