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Near Infrared Light Saunas are Safe for Eyes and Don’t Cause Cataracts

Glassworker Cataract Myth Article

Some folks selling far infrared saunas try to scare you away from near infrared (NIR) tungsten lamp saunas by telling them to google “glassblower cataracts”. The truth is that exposing tissue to NIR light has been shown to promote tissue repair and that NIR lamp saunas are quite safe for the eyes. Continue reading

How to Use Your SaunaSpace® Near Infrared Sauna

Near Infrared Lamp Saunas are used somewhat differently than far-infrared and wet saunas.

General Guidelines

  • Wait 1-2 hours after eating before use.
  • Stay hydrated, 8-16 oz. of room temperature spring or carbon-filtered water is ideal before & after.
  • If you feel sick, faint, or have any kind of significant distress during sauna therapy turn the sauna off and exit.
  • Limit initial sessions to 20-30 minute once a day. Duration can be increased over time up to 60 min not exceeding 2 hours per day.
  • If you feel sick, faint, or have any kind of significant distress during sauna therapy turn the sauna off and exit.
  • Supervision is a good idea especially when beginning a sauna therapy program. If you are alone, have someone check on you by phone.
  • First thing in the morning or last thing at night are the best times for sauna therapy
  • Be careful of jewelry which may become uncomfortably hot.

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