What does an infrared sauna do for your health?

You can burn 600 calories in 30 minutes but is it good for your health

One of the hottest trends in anti-aging is the sauna. Not just any old sauna, though -- infrared saunas.

From Gwyneth Paltrow to Lady Gaga, some in Hollywood swear by them.

It's basically a sauna on steroids -- infrared light penetrates your skin and heats your body.

Anthony Infantino, a chiropractor at Platinum Wellness in Phoenix, said it works for fat-burning, detox, pain management and cardio rehabilitation.

Infantino said it can burn up to 600 calories in just 30 minutes -- but that's the maximum time to spend inside the sauna.

It may sound similar to a tanning bed, but the UV light emitted from tanning beds is on the opposite side of the light spectrum, so there's no UV skin damage associated with the sauna.

Copyright 2016 KPNX


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