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A First-Timer’s Guide to Infrared Sauna Sessions: What to Know Before You Go

Welcome to The Sauna Hub! If you’re considering trying an infrared sauna session for the first time, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know before your first session, so you can confidently embark on your wellness journey. Let’s dive in!

Understanding Infrared Saunas

Before we get into the specifics of your first session, it’s essential to understand how infrared saunas work and what sets them apart from traditional saunas.

How Infrared Saunas Work

Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat your body directly, instead of heating the air around you like traditional saunas. This gentle, radiant heat penetrates deeper into your tissues, providing a relaxing and therapeutic experience.

To learn more about the technology behind infrared saunas, visit our comprehensive Infrared Saunas page.

Benefits of Infrared Sauna Sessions

Infrared saunas offer a range of benefits for your overall health and wellbeing, including:

  • Detoxification
  • Pain relief
  • Improved circulation
  • Weight loss
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Stress reduction
  • Enhanced relaxation

For a more in-depth exploration of these benefits, check out our Benefits page.

Preparing for Your First Infrared Sauna Session

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable first experience, follow these preparation tips:


Proper hydration is crucial for a successful infrared sauna session. Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your session to maintain healthy hydration levels.


Wear comfortable, lightweight clothing to your session. You may choose to wear a bathing suit, shorts and a tank top, or simply wrap yourself in a towel. Keep in mind that you’ll want as much skin exposed to the infrared light as possible to maximise the benefits.

Pre-Sauna Snack

It’s a good idea to have a light, healthy snack 30-60 minutes before your session to maintain your energy levels. Avoid heavy meals, as they may cause discomfort during your sauna session.

What to Expect During Your First Infrared Sauna Session

Your first infrared sauna session should be an enjoyable, relaxing experience. To help you know what to expect, we’ve put together some helpful information on our What to Expect page.

Duration and Temperature

For your first session, we recommend starting with a lower temperature (around 110°F or 43°C) and a shorter duration (20-30 minutes). As you become more comfortable with the infrared sauna experience, you can gradually increase the temperature and session length.


Infrared sauna sessions are meant to be relaxing, so take this time to focus on your breath, meditate, or simply enjoy the warmth. You may also listen to calming music or an audiobook to enhance your relaxation.

After Your Session

Once your session is complete, it’s essential to give your body time to cool down. Take a few minutes to relax in the sauna with the door open, then move to a cooler area or take a cool shower to help regulate your body temperature.

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Combining Infrared Saunas with Other Therapies for Maximum Wellness

Infrared saunas can be even more effective when combined with other therapeutic practices, such as Red Light Therapy or Chromatherapy.

Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy uses red and near-infrared wavelengths to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and enhance overall health. When combined with infrared saunas, Red Light Therapy can provide a comprehensive wellness experience, boosting both your physical and mental health.


Chromatherapy, or colour therapy, utilises various colours to address different health concerns. Each colour is believed to have unique healing properties, and incorporating chromatherapy into your infrared sauna sessions can further enhance your wellbeing.

Infrared Sauna Session Tips for First-Timers

Here are some additional tips to help you get the most out of your first infrared sauna session:

  1. Start Slowly: Begin with shorter sessions at lower temperatures and gradually increase as you become more comfortable with the experience.
  2. Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body feels during the session, and don’t hesitate to adjust the temperature or step out of the sauna if needed.
  3. Breathe Deeply: Practice deep breathing during your session to enhance relaxation and promote detoxification.
  4. Stay Hydrated: Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your infrared sauna session.
  5. Post-Session Cool Down: Give your body time to cool down after your session, and consider taking a cool shower to help regulate your body temperature.

Pricing and Booking Your First Infrared Sauna Session

We offer a range of pricing options to accommodate your needs, whether you’re looking for a single session or a regular wellness routine. Visit our Pricing page for more information on our available packages.

Booking your first infrared sauna session is quick and convenient with our online booking system. Simply head to our Contact Us page to schedule your appointment today.

In Conclusion

Embarking on your infrared sauna journey is an exciting step towards improved health and wellbeing. By understanding how infrared saunas work, the benefits they offer, and how to prepare for your first session, you can confidently enjoy the rejuvenating experience.

At The Sauna Hub, we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness goals. With our state-of-the-art infrared saunas and additional therapeutic offerings such as Red Light Therapy and Chromatherapy, we provide a comprehensive wellness experience tailored to your needs. Visit our homepage to learn more about our services, and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Take the first step towards a healthier, happier you – book your first infrared sauna session at The Sauna Hub today!

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