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Leading multi-disciplinary practice in Timperley, Altrincham providing osteopathy for all the family across Cheshire and Manchester.

Infrared Sauna

Infrared Saunas are different to traditional saunas using an invisible infrared light to penetrate into your body directly instead of using steam.

The Infrared light heats your body, not the surrounding air, and starts to detox your body from a cellular level. You may sweat a little less in an Infrared Sauna compared to a traditional sauna; the sweat you lose in a traditional sauna is made up of 97-98% water, the rest is salt. In an Infrared Sauna you lose only 80-85% water with the rest made up of toxins (with a smaller amount of salt).

It is recommended to start with 1-2 sessions a week to then build up to 3 times a week and we can offer different packages to suit.

You should expect to feel relaxed, rejuvenated and your skin will glow. Studies show that up to 80% of people who suffer joint pain start to feel the benefits after just one session.

Many people also leave feeling hungry. This is due to the number of calories your body burns - up to 600 calories in just one session which is equivalent to a 2-mile run. Once you come out of your session be sure to hydrate and fuel up on healthy snacks.

Infrared Sauna Health Benefits

We have installed an Infrared Sauna to give patients access to infrared sauna therapy as it is an effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions – especially Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, something we see regularly in clinic with The Perrin Technique.

Some of the benefits of Infrared Sauna therapy include:


According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of an infrared sauna has a similar boost to running on your cardiovascular system. This is due to increased seat production as the body works to cool itself and your heart working hard to pump blood around the body, boosting circulation and increasing your metabolism which, in turn, burns calories.


A by-product of increased circulation is the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to muscles which help reduce inflammation, repair and recover at a quicker rate. Infrared heat dilates peripheral blood vessels, allows muscles to relax, relieving tension and reducing soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibres are heated.


An infrared sauna increases your body’s core temperature which induces an artificial, low level fever. A fever is your body’s immune system working to restore balance and fight things like infections, so running an artificial fever in an infrared sauna essentially helps your body practice it’s response which will enhance your immune system, alongside the removal of toxins and waste.


With increased circulation and a raised body temperature sees the stimulation of sweat glands. Sweat glands help release toxins that have built up in the body, such as highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium), alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds. This helps your body cleanse itself and allows


There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells that creates Cellulite – something that appears in 90% of adult women and isn’t related to being overweight or obesity. An infrared Sauna’s increase your metabolic rate by increasing your heart rate and circulation, helping remove the toxins stores in fat cells and reducing the appearance of cellulite.


Increased blood circulation and de-toxification helps with joints, especially inflamed joints suffering from arthritis. Blood flow helps keep the tissues and cartilage healthy, reducing pain in conditions like arthritis, neuralgia, bursitis, sprains and muscle spasms, joint stiffness plus many other musculoskeletal conditions.


Infrared sauna therapy has been shown to significantly decrease pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome, by up to 78% in some studies. Sweating is itself a very therapeutic process that can increase detoxification, and it is this build-up of toxins which create the environment for ME and chronic fatigue syndrome to take hold. including fatigue and mood symptoms.


Sweating helps remove impurities and dead skin cells which aid in overall skin health, leaving your skin glowing. Benefits include elasticity and texture whilst increased circulation has seen infrared sauna therapy help acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts, heling to reduce scarring.

Infrared Sauna

Manchester & Cheshire

Our Timperley Village clinic is in both Manchester and Cheshire - depending on who you ask!

Our Infrared Sauna is located in one of our upstairs rooms - our detox room. The room has a lock on the door, a medical couch to rest on, towels and body wipes, as we don’t have a shower, unfortunately.

Each session is 45 minutes; up to 30 minutes in the sauna and 15 minutes to get changed. The cost of the session is £20 per session.

We are also offering a bulk discount where if you book a course of 10 sessions you will get your tenth session free, in total costing £180.