Frequently Asked Questions

The idea behind infrared therapy is to heat your body directly with far infrared heat. In a traditional sauna you are just sitting in a hot room – 180-220 degrees. In an infrared sauna, the heat is heating your body directly and only 20% of the heat is heating the air. You want to heat your body core, meaning your front core and your back core. Your body absorbs the infrared heat and reacts to it.

The infrared heat raises your core body temperature and stimulates your lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system. Your bodies response to that is to sweat profusely.

In addition to the infrared heat triggering a profuse sweat, the water in our body also resonate with far infrared heat and this also helps with the detoxification process.

With this in mind, you now understand why we stress the importance of both front and back wall heaters in an infrared sauna. If you do not have front heaters in your sauna, you will not raise your core body temperature as well and you will not receive as much of the desired effect. All of our Clearlight Infrared Saunas have heaters all around you… on your front, back, sides, legs and feet.

Infrared heat is completely safe and all objects give off and receive infrared heat. In fact, it is so safe, hospitals use similar heaters to warm newborns. Infrared is a part of nature and essential for life.

The human body gives off and receives infrared in the far infrared band. When a mother rubs a babies stomach to relieve pain, it is the infrared heat from her hand that is causing the healing effect. We have tuned our True Wave heaters to give off far infrared in this same range for maximum absorption by your body and for maximum therapeutic benefits.

We recommend that you wear workout clothes in the sauna. Swimsuit, shorts or compression shorts for men. Swimsuit, shorts or compression shorts, fitness bra or top for women. Each sauna suite has two chairs, small shelves, hooks and hangers for jackets, etc. and a mirror.

Yes, you have privacy. Each sauna suite is enclosed on three sides by wood panels and features a closable curtain entrance.

No, Ember does not provide showers. In fact, some recommend not showering for at least an hour after each session to receive maximum benefit. You will continue to burn calories and sweat out toxins as your body temperature cools.

Each guest receives three towels, one for use in the sauna, and two for drying off after the session. Each guest also receives one damp towel if they wish to use it for cleaning. Towels are deposited in provided hamper. There is also a mirror in each sauna suite.

Bathrooms are also available.

Most people take a 30-45 minute session, 3 -4 times a week, but it is safe to use every day and at whatever heat suits you best.

The recommended temperature is between 120 and 140 F.

Yes, we provide clean towels and clean/sanitize the suite after each session. Also, infrared light kills bacteria, airborne germs and fungus. Medical devices are sometimes sterilized using infrared light.