How Our IR Saunas Work

They make you sweat—but better.

Skin, your body’s largest waste-eliminating organ, relies on sweat to remove harmful toxins. If you tend to be inactive, you might not be sweating enough to adequately shed these toxins—which is why our full-spectrum infrared sauna can help.

While traditional saunas have been shown to encourage sweat that contains 97% water and 3% toxins, full-spectrum infrared saunas typically encourage sweat comprised of only 80-85% water. The remaining 15-20% includes toxins made up of heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid, and fat-soluble toxins.

Because full-spectrum infrared light cleanses at the cellular level, exposure to it can release toxins stored in your fat cells (1).




They produce full-spectrum light.


The infrared sauna you’ll experience at afloat is the only full-spectrum IR sauna on the market. Full-spectrum refers to three wavelengths of light: near, mid, and far. Near, the shortest wavelength can penetrate and rejuvenate the skin’s epidermis, promoting collagen growth, healing, and healthy skin, as well as boosting immune function.


Mid-wavelengths penetrate the body’s soft, inflamed tissues, promoting oxygenation, better circulation, and muscle relaxation by helping to expand blood vessels—but not all infrared saunas produce them. The full-spectrum sauna at afloat, however, is able to produce such wavelengths by generating and maintaining a 250-degree temperature.


Far-wavelengths are the deepest-penetrating of the three and are the most common wavelength infrared saunas produce. Studies have shown that far-wavelengths support deep organ decongestion, which can result in not only lower blood pressure but a slimmer waist.


When mid- and far-wavelengths are combined, they effectively stimulate the cardiovascular system and raise body temperature. When its temperature rises, the body works to cool itself by increasing heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolism as during exercise—ultimately supporting weight loss.





(1) Dr. A.J. Adams, International Institute of Holistic Healing: “What is Far Infrared Therapy and How Does it Work Toward Healing the Body?”