I'm not entirely convinced of the detoxification claims of the infrared sauna, but I wanted to see what all of buzz was about, so I along with many other New Yorkers lined up to sit naked in a room under a light that would deeply penetrate my skin and release excess toxins.
I only lasted 30 minutes under the heat and was ready to cool off. The temperature in the sauna was about 160-170 degrees and adjustable. While I am still unconvinced of the scientific claims that the sauna will accelerate detoxification (my kidneys and liver are already in working order) I was quite pleased with the experience. It was relaxing to be in a self-contained bubble and completely unplugged for 30 minutes. For about a week afterwards my skin glowed and those nagging achy pains disappeared. Apparently, the effect is cumulative, so I am planning to get another dose soon.
Infrared sauna room at HigherDose in New York City.