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What temperature do you think your BODY would reach? I am researching infared saunas vs. hot yoga practices (such as Bikram). One source (wikipedia) said the heaters in infared saunas will range from 120 to 140 °F (43 to 54 °C), but no mention of body temperature. And a direct Bikram source said their classes are ideally set at 105 degrees F (again no mention of body temp, but I'm guessing it's be the same due to the type of heat used -- not wavelengths). I'm curious to know how the body would respond to these types of heating sources, ie. the sauna heating your core with wavelengths vs. Bikram heating the air PLUS the heat you'd generate from doing the yoga exersises. Somehow the Bikram heat does not sound very healthy, but there's certainly lots of devoted followers.

this question was asked by Guest on Sep 5th 2008, 11:49 pm

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We've conducted a research to check the body temperture in an infrared sauna during and after a 30 minute session. The results conculded that the core body temperture was raised by 3°F and the body surface temperture was raised by 14°F

Below is the research summery during and after the sauna session:

TimeSurface TemperatureCore Temperature
Before Starting86.36°F97.70°F
10 Minutes in session93.74°F98.42°F
20 Minutes in session96.80°F99.50°F
30 Minutes in session100.58°F100.32°F
10 Minutes after session96.44°F100.22°F
20 Minutes after session95.54°F99.50°F
30 Minutes after session93.92°F97.88°F

This comment was posted by Crystal Sauna Support on Sep 6th 2008, 11:21 am