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Throughout history, people around the world have cooled and heated the body in the hope of reaping physiological benefits. Saunas have been used in Finland for thousands of years and the Ancient Egyptians used the cold to treat injuries and ailments. Fast forward to today, and people are heating their bodies in infrared saunas, while others are enduring extreme cold by standing in a -90C chamber, and now I’m one of them.
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This week I tried an infrared sauna in London. It was my first time and I was terrified — I can’t last longer than five minutes in a normal sauna and infrared saunas claim to heat your body more effectively (up to three times as much), so even the thought of spending 45 minutes in one already had me hot and bothered.
If you don’t know much about how infrared saunas work, or what the health claims are, click here to have it all explained, then come back and discover what went down when I tried it out. (Skip to the end for my top three places with an infrared sauna in London).
What is an infrared sauna? What are the infrared sauna health benefits and how is an infrared sauna different to a normal one? These are the first questions that come to mind when people hear of them.
They have been popping up in dedicated places in the last few years (starting in New York, obvs) and according to Vogue, Kendall Jenner got one for her birthday in 2018 from her sisters. If you are wondering what they do, and if they’re worth spending up to £50 on, I’ve laid it all out for you…