How to use infrared cabin correctly
In the following article we have created a small guide for beginners, which contains many tips and recommendations. There are no age restrictions for the use of an infrared cabin. Every healthy person can enjoy the soothing warmth at any age.
- Children are also already allowed to visit the infrared cabin. Parents should just feel their child’s forehead periodically to check if he or she is getting too warm. If the forehead area is very hot, the IR booth should be left.
- For older people, the infrared cabin is also suitable. However, the following rule applies to all adult users: listen to your own body. As soon as a feeling of discomfort appears, you should leave the heat cabin.
Who is not allowed?
Only people with physical limitations should not enter the infrared cabin or only after consultation with the attending physician. This is especially true for the following diseases:
- Acute inflammations
- Colds and flu
- Cardiovascular disorders
Only when the doctor gives the green light, you can start treatment in the infrared cabin.
Most infrared cabins allow you to set the temperature individually. Depending on the model, the thermometer can climb up to 65 degrees Celsius.
- The maximum temperature you should set here depends on your personal feeling, so you will determine your own ideal temperature over time.
- Please keep in mind: Since the body in the infrared cabin is not heated by external heat, but by the IR light, it is often not even necessary to turn up the temperature control fully. Often lower temperatures are sufficient to achieve a good effect. Therefore, also avoid unnecessary electricity costs.
Therefore, the recommendations for the choice of temperature varies greatly. Our advice: Start with a low temperature to slowly get used to sauna. If the first applications went well for you, you can slowly increase the temperature the next few times. If you feel that you are getting too warm, turn the temperature control down again. Proceed in this way until you find your personal comfort temperature that you can always use from now on.
Many beginners wonder how often they may treat themselves to a heat treatment in the infrared cabin – once a month, once a week or maybe even daily?
- Basically, there are no restrictions on the frequency of use. Use the cabin as often as your body demands or as it is good for you.
- Most infrared cabin owners treat themselves to a stay in the cabin three times a week – especially in winter.
In fact, in winter it is recommended to use the infrared cabin several times a week.
- The heat and infrared rays release happiness hormones that increase your sense of well-being. In addition, IR radiation can help release vitamin D.
- It is formed by sunlight and is not produced in sufficient quantities in many people during the dark season.
Of course, even in the summer months you do not have to give up the use of the infrared cabin. However, on hot days, many people do not like to use it. Only on cool days, the infrared cabin is often used even in summer.
The length of the treatment should also be chosen according to individual preferences.
- Most users get the best results with an application time of 10 to 30 minutes – depends on temperature. Again, listen to your own body and don’t force yourself to try to reach the half hour usage time even though you actually feel uncomfortable.
- Beginners should start with short visits to the infrared cabin to first get used to the IR radiation and heat for themselves, their skin and their body. Then, if possible, stay in the cabin longer with each application until you find out which duration of use is most beneficial for you personally.
When to end?
By the following features you can tell that it is better to stop using the infrared cabin:
- Unpleasant tingling sensation on the skin
- Shortness of breath
- Hot forehead area
Leave the cabin quickly if any of these points apply to you or your companion. Next time, try setting the temperature lower and remember to drink enough before visiting the infrared sauna.
Do not touch the radiators in the heat booth under any circumstances during operation, as they become very hot. Make sure that there is a sufficient safety distance to the radiators.
Please always use the cabin on a towel.
Instruction manual infrared cabin