In­frared sauna

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Beauty -

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,, $40 for 25 min­utes

SYD­NEY Nim­bus & Co, 97 Bondi Rd, Bondi, (02) 8068 5135, nim­, $42 for 45 min­utes

BRIS­BANE The Float Space, Shop 4, 394 Mon­tague Rd, West End, Bris­bane, $40 for 30 min­utes

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