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Infrared Sauna and Red Light Therapy for Eczema

Updated: Sep 17, 2022

Woman laying in a Clearlight infrared sauna at Wildfire Wellness Maroubra

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition characterised by itchiness, dry skin, rashes, blisters, scaly patches and skin infections. Australia has one of the highest instances of eczema in the world, with the condition affecting around 10-15% of the population!

Eczema is caused by a combination of genetics, immune system activation, environmental triggers and stress. When you suffer from eczema, your immune system over reacts to contaminants such as dust, heat, fragrance, personal care products and even changes in the weather, which then causes the skin to react and flare up.

There is no cure for eczema, but holistic treatments, such as infrared sauna, can

provide much needed relief from the irritating symptoms. 40 minutes in the infrared sauna produces a deep, full-body sweat and can begin to cleanse and detox the skin of the environmental irritants that cause eczema flare ups. The gentle warmth of the sauna is incredibly soothing and calms skin inflammation, minimising the itch and promoting healing. Infrared sauna therapy is known for its ability to boost the immune system, which can be beneficial for preventing further flare ups and the increased circulation you experience throughout the session is enables the skin to heal from current symptoms.

Stress management can be a huge factor in preventing eczema flare ups. Infrared sauna therapy has been proven to lower stress-causing hormones, relieve tension and improve overall mental wellbeing. Regular sessions are a great way to relax and reset your nervous system in order to keep symptoms at bay.

At Wildfire Wellness, Red Light Therapy can be added to any session for additional benefits. Recent research has proven that Red Light Therapy, or photobiomodulation, is effective at reducing all symptoms of eczema including:

- goose-flesh like bumps (follicular keratosis)

- flaking skin (pityriasis)

- reddening (erythema)

- pimples or swelling (papules)

This research concluded that Red Light Therapy may become the new therapy of choice for eczema treatment.

As with all natural and holistic therapies, consistency is key. Setting up a regular infrared sauna and red light session is easy with our range of memberships (1, 2 or 3 sessions per week), and will ensure you commit to your regular sessions and see results.

If you have any questions about using the infrared sauna to treat your eczema, please don't hesitate to send us an email at, or book in for your first session today.

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