Infrared Sauna
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Can Infrared Saunas Burn Fat?

Will it help with your weight loss goals?

While the IV Lounge is known for our work with IV Therapy, it isn’t the only service we provide for the people we serve. Another service that is getting attention is our Infrared Saunas. There are numerous benefits that sitting in these saunas offer, but there is one question that gets asked above all others. Will it help me burn fat?

A Different Question

The concern about weight loss is a valid one, but the question should be tweaked before we get into the topic. Even when you’re exercising, you’re burning calories. When calorie expenditure is greater than the calories you take in, then your body is in a state where weight loss takes place. So it actually isn’t about burning fat.

Now, does sitting in an infrared sauna help you burn those calories? The answer is a resounding yes. Sitting in an infrared sauna could be the best way to burn calories while doing very little physically. One infrared sauna session, lasting around 30 minutes with the temperature ranging from 120 to 150 degrees, can help someone burn up to 600 calories according to JNH Lifestyles. A pound is around 3,500 calories, so that is almost 20 percent of a pound in one session. Here are a few other ways you can burn 600 calories.

  • One hour of high impact aerobics.
  • One hour of basketball with minimal time outs.
  • Pedaling 14 mph on a bike for at least 45 minutes.
  • Swimming for 400-600 meters, depending on your weight.
  • 30-45 minutes of running, depending on weight, speed, and hills.

Exercise is a great way to improve fitness and challenge yourself, but using an infrared sauna will be a great way to help you burn those calories in a hurry. Many people that have used them have reported losing up to 10 pounds in a single month. The heat from the lights can also help you increase your metabolism so you’re burning calories even after your session has concluded.

The bonus that comes with that is regarding the infrared lighting technology. Your body temperature will increase, but the air temperature in the room won’t. What does this mean? It means even though you’ll feel warmer, you won’t be uncomfortable like you may be if you were to sit in a traditional sauna.

As long as we’re on the topic of weight loss, here are several other ways this service can help you reach your weight loss goals and improve your fitness levels.

Muscle Recovery and Pain Relief

Stress Relief

Emotional Relaxation

Immune System Support

Whole Body Detoxification

Cardiovascular System Support

Improve Quality of Sleep

Healing of Joints


So now we know about why and how you would use an infrared sauna to assist you in your weight loss journey, what are you waiting for? The IV Lounge has infrared sauna services and are ready to join you on your road to a leaner and better you. Reach out to us today to book your first session so you can feel the benefits that infrared saunas can provide first hand