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Choosing the Best Attire for Sauna Sessions

Embracing the warmth of a sauna could be your gateway to numerous health benefits. However, if you’re new to the world of saunas, you might be puzzled about the basics, such as the appropriate attire for sauna sessions. Depending on the type of sauna you choose—be it an infrared or a traditional one—the options can vary significantly.

Dressing for a Traditional Sauna Experience

In traditional saunas, simplicity reigns when it comes to dress code. It’s common for users to wear minimal clothing, often just a towel. However, the comfort level of those around you should always be considered. If modesty is a priority for you or your sauna companions, a swimsuit or bikini is perfectly acceptable. 

For those who have the luxury of a private sauna at home, the dress code can be as relaxed as you wish, often just your favorite towel will do. This minimalist approach helps in enhancing the relaxation process as the heat directly interacts with the skin, opening pores and increasing sweat production.

Choosing the Right Apparel for an Infrared Sauna

Infrared saunas differ from their traditional counterparts primarily due to their heat source. These saunas use light waves that directly warm your body, necessitating a different approach to what you wear. Optimal attire includes loose-fitting, breathable clothes made from natural fibers like cotton. This material helps maximize the absorption of infrared rays while enhancing your comfort as you sweat.

Ideal choices for infrared sauna sessions include oversized cotton tees, lightweight shorts, and sandals to keep you cool and comfortable. The loose clothing also facilitates easier movement and more effective heat penetration, critical for reaping the maximum benefits from infrared therapy.

Understanding the Distinct Mechanics of Sauna Types

The key difference between traditional and infrared saunas lies in their heating mechanisms. Traditional saunas heat the air to a high temperature, prompting your body to cool itself down, whereas infrared saunas use light to directly heat your body without significantly warming the surrounding air. This distinction influences not only the sauna experience but also the choice of attire in the varying temperatures.

Traditional saunas can reach temperatures up to 50 degrees warmer than infrared saunas, prompting different considerations for what to wear. In a traditional sauna, you might prefer clothes and towels that you don’t mind getting wet with steam and sweat, while in an infrared sauna, you’ll want garments that allow for maximum exposure to the healing rays.

Discover Your Perfect Sauna 

Now that you’re equipped with the essentials of sauna wear, maybe you’re ready to find the perfect sauna to complement your lifestyle. At Maximum Comfort Pool & Spa, we offer an extensive selection of both infrared and traditional saunas (and combination Infra-Saunas®) from the renowned Finnleo® brand. Our knowledgeable team is always on hand to guide you through the choices, helping you select a sauna that aligns with your health objectives and personal preferences.

From boosting your immune system to enhancing your sleep quality, the benefits of sauna usage are profound. Regular sauna sessions have been linked to improved circulation, relaxation of muscles, and an overall sense of well-being. Visit us to explore our range and start your journey to relaxation and improved well-being today!