Far Infrared Sauna FAQs

What are the benefits of FIR sauna?

FIR sauna: 

  • detoxifies the body 
  • improves metabolism and circulation 
  • burns calories and improves fitness
  • relieves pain and inflammation
  • boosts immunity, destroys bacteria and viruses and heals infections
  • rejuvenates and cleanses the skin
  • is very relaxing, giving the body the effect of gentle exercise without the exertion
  • improves alkalinity in the body


How is a FIR sauna different to a regular sauna?

A traditional sauna provides a hot environment to heat the skin, whereas a FIR sauna uses infrared rays similar to those we experience from the sun (without the harmful uv) to penetrate through the tissues to heat the body core. This provides multiple health benefits and enhanced detoxification.

Are there any contraindications?

Pregnant women should not use the FIR sauna.

Those with specific medical conditions or using pharmaceuticals should check with their GP. See the cautions and contraindications for more info.

Can I use the FIR sauna when pregnant?

Its not recommended for pregnant women to use the FIR sauna.

Can I use the FIR sauna when breastfeeding?

Yes that’s fine. In the FIR sauna toxins are released via the sweat glands, not into the breast milk.

What preparation do I need to do?

Drink lots of water! It’s very important to be well hydrated before having a FIR sauna. If you are dehydrated you will not sweat effectively and reap the benefits, and you may feel light-headed during / after your session due to low blood pressure. 

We also recommend exfoliating your skin before you come in, or even better doing some dry skin brushing. Avoid putting body lotions, cream, oils or make up on your skin - this ensures your pores are open for a nice, big sweat.

What do I wear in the sauna?

Nothing! Infrared waves are most effective when they can contact bare skin and we have a single person sauna, so you will be in the treatment room by yourself, in your birthday suit. As FIR heats the body core, you may feel hot or even still be sweating after your sauna, so loose comfortable clothing is ideal.

How will I feel in the FIR sauna?

You may feel a sense of deep relaxation, a very similar feeling as when you lie in the sun or have a massage. You won’t necessarily feel overly hot but you will sweat profusely. 

Will it burn me?

No, the sauna uses infrared light rays to heat you rather than a heater or hot rocks and everything is covered so it is not possible to experience a contact burn, the surface areas of the sauna however will feel warm. 

How will I feel afterwards?

Relaxed and rejuvenated! Your skin will have a healthy glow and you may notice an alleviation of muscular pain or tension. Due to an increase in circulation throughout your body you may also notice the skin on your legs or stomach is blotchy and red. This is a normal response and it does not last very long…it is more likely to happen in areas where the blood circulation is generally lower.

How often can I use the sauna?

The sauna is safe enough to use everyday provided you have none of the existing conditions listed on the cautions page and you are mindful to replenish the fluids you are losing via the sweat. A good electrolyte and lots of clean filtered spring water is the way to go!

Can more than one person use the sauna?

We can provide back-to-back appointments for you and a friend or partner, however, the sauna is only big enough for one person at a time.

How much does it cost?

For a single session the sauna costs $45 but the more sessions you buy, the more you save. We also offer 5 sessions for $200, saving you a total of $25 or 10 sessions for $350, which brings the cost of each session down to $35 each!

Do I need to make a booking?

Yes, the sauna is quite popular so it is best to book in advance to avoid disappointment!

When can I make a booking?

We have sessions available Monday through Saturday, see our contact page for our opening hours. Alternatively you can call one of our friendly staff to find out available times.

How can I make a booking?

Bookings can be made online or phone us on (03) 9388 2422.

Find us

03 9388 2422

Hardwick Building
22 Tripovich St
(Cnr Ballarat St)
Brunswick VIC 3056

* Parking is best found on Ballarat St or the carpark on Victoria St near Sydney Rd.

  • Monday
    8.30am - 7.30pm
  • Tuesday
    8.30am - 7.30pm 
  • Wednesday
    8.30am - 7.30pm
  • Thursday
    8.30am - 7.30pm
  • Friday
    8.30am - 7.30pm
  • Saturday
    8.30am - 5.30pm
  • Sunday
    10am - 5pm