Reviewed by Dr. Scott Maymon, ND, NPH, and Dr. Sarah Stone, ND.

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Far infrared saunas have become increasingly popular for their therapeutic and health benefits. At Pure Body Health, we are proud to offer Relax® Far Infrared Saunas, a unique type of sauna that offers many advantages over other saunas.  Not only do we offer this therapy in office, but also the opportunity for our patients to purchase a Relax Far Infrared Sauna at a discount.

In this blog, we will explore the benefits and why you should consider incorporating them into your wellness routine.

What is a Far Infrared Sauna?

Before diving into the benefits, it’s important to understand what a far infrared sauna is. Unlike traditional saunas that use heat to warm the air around you, far infrared saunas use invisible light waves to directly heat your body.

These light waves are able to penetrate deep into your tissues, promoting a deeper sweat and providing numerous health benefits.

Relax Far Infrared Saunas use ceramic semiconductor technology to emit far infrared light in the perfect range for the body to absorb. This means they generate the highest and cleanest levels of far infrared compared to any other sauna on the market.


One of the main benefits of using a far infrared sauna is its ability to aid in detoxification. Sweating is the body’s natural way of getting rid of toxins, and far infrared saunas can help to stimulate a deeper sweat by raising your core body temperature

This can assist in flushing out harmful toxins and heavy metals from your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Pain Relief

The heat from the sauna promotes blood flow, which can help reduce inflammation and alleviate sore muscles and joint pain. These saunas have been shown to be particularly effective for individuals suffering from chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even sports injuries.

Improved Circulation

As your body heats up, your blood vessels dilate, allowing for improved circulation and oxygen flow to your muscles and organs. This can help with muscle recovery, as well as provide cardiovascular benefits such as lowering blood pressure and promoting heart health.

Relaxation and Stress Relief

In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become a common issue that many people struggle with. Far infrared saunas can be a great tool for relaxation and stress relief. The warmth of the sauna can help to calm the mind and promote feelings of relaxation and well-being. 

This can also have a positive impact on your sleep, as the sauna can help you unwind and achieve a deeper, more restful sleep.

Skin Health

Far infrared increases energy production of cells. The result is an increase in collagen and elastin and improved circulation. Collagen and elastin help to improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and promoting a more youthful complexion. 

Regular use has been shown to improve skin tone, reduce acne breakouts, and even diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

Weight Loss

While far infrared saunas are not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, they can aid in weight loss efforts. The increased sweating from using the sauna can help to burn calories and boost your metabolism. It has also been shown to assist in reducing cellulite and improving overall body composition.

Experience the Benefits for Yourself: Book Your Session Today!

Are you ready to experience all the amazing benefits of Relax Far Infrared Saunas for yourself? Book an appointment at Pure Body Health for a session! These saunas are also available for purchase at our office. Come in and try it out today! Your body will thank you. 

Call (480) 427-0442 to book an appointment or complete the online inquiry form. If you live in Tempe, stop in and say hello! We are located at 1553 W Todd Drive, Suite 106, Tempe, AZ 85283.

FAQs About Far Infrared Saunas

How much is a session?

We charge $50 per session but offer discounted rates if you purchase a package. You can purchase a Relax® sauna through Pure Body Health at a discounted rate.

What does a far infrared sauna do?

A far infrared sauna uses infrared heat to penetrate deep into body tissues, promoting increased blood flow, detoxification, and pain relief.

What does “far” mean in an infrared sauna?

The term “far” refers to the far end of the infrared spectrum, which provides deeper tissue penetration compared to near or mid-infrared heat.

How safe is far infrared?

Far infrared saunas are considered very safe. They operate at lower temperatures and do not have the extreme heat associated with traditional saunas, reducing the risk of adverse effects while providing the same, if not better, health benefits.

What is the difference between infrared and far infrared?

The main difference between infrared and far infrared is the wavelength of light that is emitted. Infrared saunas emit near infrared, which has a shorter wavelength and can be harsher on the skin. Far infrared, on the other hand, emits longer wavelengths that are more gentle and better absorbed by the body.