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What to Wear in a Sauna

There are numerous health benefits that come with making regular use of a home sauna, but you may have questions about using them if you’re unfamiliar with them. If you’ve never attended a sauna, one of the first things you may be wondering is what to wear in a sauna. There are a couple of different ways that question can be answered though. There are certain variables that impact the type of attire that should be worn in a sauna, like whether it’s an infrared or traditional sauna. Knowing what to wear in a sauna is essential to being able to reap all of the benefits of spending time in one. 

What to Wear in a Traditional Sauna

When it comes to traditional saunas, it’s not uncommon for attendees to wear anything except a towel. Of course, it’s important to make sure that if you’re attending the sauna with someone else they’re comfortable with that type of situation. If that’s not something you’re comfortable with, you can always wear your favorite bikini or swimsuit in a traditional sauna. It’s important to ensure that if you do choose to wear a swimsuit in a traditional sauna that it doesn’t contain spandex or anything synthetic because the heat could cause it to melt. 

Now if this is your personal traditional sauna in your own home, you can get by just fine wearing only your favorite towel.

What to Wear in a Sauna That Uses Infrared Lights

Infrared saunas are different from traditional saunas in a variety of ways which is why the clothing requirements are different for these types of saunas. When it comes to infrared saunas, the best attire is loose-fitting cotton-knit clothing. That’s because cotton allows attendees to be able to gain the benefits of the infrared rays uninterrupted.

Taking that into consideration the best attire for sitting in an infrared sauna includes lightweight, large tee shirts, shorts, and sandals. This type of clothing can also be instrumental in helping you sweat more.

How Infrared Saunas Differ From Traditional Saunas

The reason why different clothing is required depending on the type of sauna you’re attending is because of how they function. Instead of heating the area around the room like traditional saunas, infrared saunas use light that the body absorbs.

Traditional saunas heat the area of the sauna up to the level where the body begins its natural cooling down process. Instead of infrared light, traditional saunas often use heated stones and water to create steam. Traditional saunas can reach temperatures up to 50 degrees warmer than infrared saunas.

So you’ll want to wear clothing and towels you don’t mind getting wet with steam and sweat in a traditional sauna, as opposed to an infrared sauna.

Where to Find Traditional or Infrared Saunas in Vail

Now that you know what to wear in a sauna, you’re probably ready to begin searching for a sauna to call your own. Finding the ideal sauna for your household is much easier than you probably imagine. That’s because there’s a wide variety of both infrared and traditional saunas available to choose from at Maximum Comfort Pool and Spa. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff would be eager to help you answer the questions necessary for choosing the best traditional or infrared sauna for your household, too. The health benefits that come with using a sauna range from an improved immune system to better sleep. For more information about traditional or infrared saunas, check out our selection online today!