Like any wise consumer, the potential dangers of infrared saunas are something you need to explore before you consider buying this type of sauna. Yet there have not been any published studies that home infrared saunas are dangerous, and most web discussions usually relate to the extent of benefits that an infrared heat sauna provides over a traditional steam sauna.
(Please note: the topics talked about here are meant to stimulate further investigation on your part. It is not our intention to imply that home infrared saunas are 100% safe for all individuals.)
The potential dangers of infrared saunas do exist for some pre-existing conditions. For example, it is not advisable to raise core temperatures in people who have adrenal suppression, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, or any condition that impairs the ability to sweat.
And there are a few other groups and conditions to be warned about:
When used properly, the dangers of infrared saunas are zero. Remember, infrared light is an energy that heats up objects directly (through a process called conversion); that is, it heats the body without having to heat the air in between you and the heater.
The artificial fever the FIR induces in your body is temporary and has numerous healing qualities, but you should fully understand what an infrared heat sauna does and how to avoid potentially dangerous applications.
Choose one of the best infrared saunas, rather than one of the cheaper models, to minimize any health risks that do exist. And always consult with your doctor first, especially if any of the conditions above applies to you.