The BEST temperature for your infrared sauna

It’s no secret that we love infrared saunas here at the Sauna Squad. It’s the entire point of us starting this website. And yes, we use our infrared sauna pretty much everyday. It’s always great to hop in there at the end of a long day and literally sweat out the stress and the weight of the day. Seriously, it’s great for sleep and relaxation.

But what is the best temperature for an infrared sauna? How hot should you crank up your infrared sauna in order for you to get the maximum health benefits?

Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

What really is the best temperature for an infrared sauna?

The best temperature range for an infrared sauna is between 115 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit (46 to 56 degrees Celsius). In this temperature range, the infrared heat will begin to produce sweat from your eccrine sweat glands, which has been proven to improve the look and feel of one’s skin, reduce stress levels and improve circulation.

 This temperature range also allows for maximum comfort without overheating or excess sweating. Some people may prefer a slightly cooler or warmer temperature, but for most individuals, the sweet spot typically falls within this range.

I know for us, we always have the best sauna sessions when we hop in around 45 degrees Celsius (our Canadian is showing) and ride the wave of heat up to 55-60 degrees Celsius.

How to properly heat up your infrared sauna

You can properly heat up your sauna by adjusting the temperature to your desired temperature threshold and playing the waiting game.

It’s important to allow enough time for the sauna to fully heat up before using it. This can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size and model of your sauna. I know ours takes about 25 minutes to hit 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees), which is usually enough to begin to induce sweat.

Start with low temperatures for your first infrared sauna sessions

If this is your first time using an infrared sauna, then we recommend starting at low temperatures until you’re comfortable with the idea and feeling of being in a high-temperature environment. Gradually increasing the levels over time may be beneficial both mentally and physically as your body adjusts over time; especially if this type of heat therapy is novel to you.

Safety Precautions

As with any heat therapy, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety while using an infrared sauna. One important safety measure is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during, and after your sauna session.

It’s also important to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard, especially if you’re new to using an infrared sauna. If you feel dizzy or experience any discomfort, it’s best to exit the sauna and cool down.


Infrared saunas can provide a number of health benefits, but to fully enjoy and reap the rewards from sauna sessions, it’s important to understand the best temperature range for use. For most people, the ideal temperatures falls between 115 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit (46 to 56 degrees Celsius).

Remember, to properly heat up your sauna before use and to take safety precautions such as staying hydrated and listening to your body. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to optimize your infrared sauna experience and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer.

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