Ben Lucas explains the health benefits of infrared saunas.

The latest wellness trend causing temperatures to rise are infrared saunas. They are the perfect solution if you are sore or injured from exercise, struggling to relax or had an exhausting week at work. See below for five reasons why infrared saunas are good for overall health.

Weight loss

I am sure you have heard that saunas help with weight loss and this is because you sweat! The infrared sauna works by heating your core temperature to stimulate sweating, this increases your blood flow and heart rate much like a cardio workout. This is a simple and easy method to help maintain a healthy weight which is important for good health. Another great benefit is they help with muscle aches and pains to ensure the body is properly recovered.


Tis the season to be jolly and indulge in Christmas treats and drinks. In the New Year, infrared saunas will help detoxify the body to start 2019 refreshed and rejuvenated. The deep penetrating heat will make you sweat removing the toxins your body may have absorbed, helping to flush out and purify the skin. 

Improved Circulation

The high heat increases your heart rate which means your circulation with fasten as a result. Regular sessions will considerably stimulate blood flow and decrease any body pain or inflammation.

Pain Relief

A natural alternative to pain relief that will relieve tension, sooth muscles and speed up recovery time. The warm calm sanctuary will help reduce inflammation to allow your body to function properly. This is because infrared saunas have the ability to increase the production of while blood cells that help calm swelling.


Infrared saunas promote relaxation and are a great method to relieve everyday or work life stresses. They work to balance the body’s cortisol levels which is the primary stress hormone. An infrared sauna session will release body tension, unwind the mind and make you feel totally relaxed. They have been designed for optimal comfort to ensure the experience is pleasurable. If you are looking to try Infrared Sauna Therapy in Sydney head to Flow Revive, Paddington’s newest sanctuary of stillness!


Ben is the owner and co- founder of Flow Athletic, an incredibly successful yoga and fitness studio based in Paddington. They have a lot of internationals coming in to try out their classes as news of Flow Athletic is widely know. Ben was also named one of the 2017 ‘Men of Influence’ by Men’s Style magazine.

This year marked five years since they opened its doors and Ben has celebrated by launching a recovery studio called Flow Revive.

Prior to getting into the fitness industry, Ben was a professional NRL player for the Cronulla Sharks and a number of other teams. After finishing his stint with the NRL, he went on to own three very successful personal training studios and during that time he also turned to Ultra Endurance running.