We hope the answers below provide you with the information you are looking for. If you have any further questions or would like to experience the incredible benefits of our Sunlighten Infrared Colour Therapy Saunas, please don’t hesitate to reach out or book a session with us. We can’t wait to help you on your wellness journey!

Is it safe to use an infrared sauna?

Absolutely! Infrared saunas are considered safe for most people. The radiant heat they emit is similar to the warmth of the sun, minus the harmful UV rays. However, if you have any underlying health conditions or are pregnant, it’s always a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna.

How does an infrared sauna differ from a traditional sauna?

Infrared saunas use infrared heaters to emit radiant heat directly to your body, while traditional saunas rely on steam or hot air to warm the environment. The heat from an infrared sauna penetrates deeper into your muscles and tissues, providing a gentle and comfortable experience. It also allows for a lower ambient temperature, making it more tolerable for those who may find traditional saunas too hot.

How does colour therapy work in an infrared sauna?

Colour therapy, or chromotherapy, uses different colours to stimulate specific responses in the body and mind. In our Sunlighten Infrared Colour Therapy Saunas, we incorporate LED lights that emit different colours to enhance your sauna experience. Each colour carries unique vibrations and energies that can promote relaxation, balance, and overall well-being.

Can infrared saunas help with weight loss?

While infrared saunas can assist in weight management, they should not be considered a stand-alone solution for weight loss. During a sauna session, your body may experience a temporary increase in heart rate, metabolic rate, and sweating, which can contribute to calorie burn. However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a balanced diet to achieve sustainable weight loss.

Can I use an infrared sauna if I have a medical condition or take medications?

In most cases, using an infrared sauna is safe even if you have a medical condition or take medications. However, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna, especially if you have cardiovascular problems, high or low blood pressure, diabetes, or any other chronic health condition. Your healthcare provider can offer personalised advice based on your specific situation and ensure it aligns with your overall treatment plan.

How long should a typical infrared sauna session last?

A typical infrared sauna session usually lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. However, the duration can vary depending on your personal comfort level and tolerance to heat. It’s always important to listen to your body and start with shorter sessions if you’re new to infrared saunas. As you become more accustomed, you can gradually increase the duration to maximise the benefits.

How soon will I notice the benefits of using an infrared sauna?

The benefits of using an infrared sauna can vary from person to person. Some individuals may experience immediate effects such as relaxation, improved sleep, or a sense of well-being after just one session. However, for long-term benefits such as detoxification, pain relief, or skin rejuvenation, regular and consistent use is key. Many individuals start noticing significant improvements after a few weeks of regular infrared sauna sessions. Remember, each person’s journey is unique, so listen to your body and enjoy the gradual progress along the way.

What should I bring and wear for an infrared sauna session?

We recommend bringing a towel to sit on and another towel to use for wiping off sweat during and after the session. It’s also a good idea to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. As for clothing, you can wear lightweight, loose-fitting attire or choose to go au natural. Remember, the goal is to allow the infrared heat to penetrate your body, so avoid heavy clothing or materials that may block the heat.


To ensure a safe and enjoyable infrared sauna experience, please adhere to the precautions outlined below. If you have any specific concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your well-being is our top priority, and we’re here to assist you on your wellness journey.


The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. If elderly, operate at a maximum heat of 55°C and for no more than 30 minutes.


The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.


Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician since some medications may induce drowsiness, while others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitriptyline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

Cardiovascular Issues, Obesity or Diabetes

Individuals suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems or diabetes should consult a physician prior to use. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.

Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, they may not realise when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. The use of alcohol, drugs or medications prior to a sauna session may lead to unconsciousness.

Chronic Conditions or Diseases Causing Reduced Ability to Perspire

Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumours and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult a health care practitioner.

Haemophiliacs / Individuals Prone to Bleeding

The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.

Heart Conditions

Sauna use is not recommended for persons with the following conditions: unstable angina, recent myocardial infarction (30 days) and severe aortic stenosis.


Pregnant women should consult a health care practitioner before using an infrared sauna.


Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. This should not preclude sauna use.


Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using.

Joint Injury

Recent (acute) joint injury should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.

Fever & Insensitivity to Heat

Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.

Communicable Skin Diseases

Even though the warm-up time of the sauna – before the user enters – is said to desiccate bacteria and thereby sterilize the sauna, we would ask that sauna users who have any communicable skin diseases, refrain from using this sauna.