Is an infrared sauna safe for use by children?

A SaunaMed infrared sauna is safe for children to use but they should be under Adult supervision. The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating.


It is advisable for all users to have a glass of water before and after their sauna session to keep the body sufficiently hydrated.


If the sauna is used at all for children under ten, it should be used for a short duration at a low temperature (30-40°C) and ensure fluids are replaced through drinking plenty of water.


Recent research has suggested that the use of an infrared sauna can have a positive impact on autism and ADD/ADHD. However further research is needed in this area and we would not recommend purchasing a sauna for this reason alone.

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