A good sweat has long been linked to positive health benefits, which is why models, musicians and actors flock to infrared saunas to reap results for their skin, too. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared sauna therapy gently warms your body from the inside, raising core body temperature at a cellular level.
Research has found infrared saunas have benefits for heart health and chronic pain, and while no specific studies have proven anti-ageing benefits, infrared heat has a good reputation for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, unblocking pores and healing blemishes. Proven or not, after one session skin is noticeably smoother and clearer with a definite glow. MELBOURNE Norbü Urban Retreat, The Olsen Hotel, 637 Chapel St, South Yarra, (03) 9040 1199, norbu.com.au, $40 for 25 minutes
SYDNEY Nimbus & Co, 97 Bondi Rd, Bondi, (02) 8068 5135, nimbusco.com.au, $42 for 45 minutes
BRISBANE The Float Space, Shop 4, 394 Montague Rd, West End, Brisbane, $40 for 30 minutes