There’s nothing quite like a sauna sweat session. You feel more relaxed and rested after you're done, and the heat helps relieve sore muscles and improves your overall health and well-being.
If the high temperatures of a traditional sauna are just too much for you to handle, an infrared sauna may offer the benefits of a sauna without the extreme heat.
Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don't heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared wave-producing heat panels to warm your body directly, easily penetrating human tissue and heating up your body from the inside out.
An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature (usually between 120˚F and 140˚F) than a traditional sauna, which is typically between 150˚F and 180˚F. This allows you to experience a more intense sweat at a lower temperature.
Our sauna offers far infrared light, which is clinically shown to raise core temperature, lower blood pressure and aid in weight loss. The infrared heat penetrates deeper to detoxify the body, reduce muscular pain and inflammation and rejuvenate skin.
INFRARED SAUNA SESSIONS
Infrared saunas detoxify 7x more than traditional saunas; detoxifying of heavy metals, radiation, and environmental toxins.
Infrared saunas decrease cortisol and increase serotonin. It's so effective at "chilling you out" that it's actually used to treat drug and alcohol addiction.
Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
Infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Kills bacteria that causes acne on face and body.
Stimulates the circulatory system and oxygenates the body’s cells. The increase in blood flow results in greater overall vitality - just like a workout, but... not a workout!
Infrared light has been proven to kill even the most resistant types of bacteria, and allows it to initiate the killing of pathogens in a wound that has become infected.
Infrared saunas stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone all over the face and body.
Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphins. All these are the powerful happy chemicals your body creates while in the infrared sauna giving you a natural high.
Infrared sauna heat penetrates tissues, joints, and muscles to relieve aches and pains stemming from overuse, strain, or repetitive motion. It's perfect for athletes looking to loosen their muscles and joints before a workout to increase flexibility or after a workout to improve recovery.
WHAT TO EXPECT
HOW TO PREPARE:
We provide each client with a towel, as well as one towel to sit on. We recommend bringing lightweight, loose clothing to sit in and then also a change of clothes for after your session.
It is recommended drink plenty of water before a session to help you sweat out the toxins as well as after to replenish the water and electrolytes you have lost. We also recommend to wait 1-2 hours after eating before using the sauna. Do not use skin lotions or oils before or during your sauna session as this will inhibit sweating and clog up pores.
We recommend bringing a book or magazine to enjoy in the sauna and highly recommend NOT bringing in any electronics. (It’s a great moment to get quiet, meditation time in)
Please check with your doctor before starting any kind of infrared sessions.
DURING THE SESSION:
The sauna temperature is set between 115 -140 degrees F depending on your preference. Infrared saunas heat the body, not the air. So the temperature inside the sauna is not to be confused with your body temperature or the quality of your sauna session. These low temperatures stimulate a fat sweat, which eliminates toxins stored in fat, as opposed to the high temperature sauna, which encourages a water sweat.
You may not sweat a lot during your first 2-3 sauna sessions. This is normal for many people, as they haven’t had a recent history of sweating, and it takes a few sessions to “retrain” the body/ lymph system to do what comes naturally. Over time, you will begin to sweat more quickly and at a lower temperature setting as your body adjusts to your regular sauna routine. Most people find a 30 minute session 2-3 times per week most beneficial.
After the session, it is recommended that you slowly acclimate your body back to room temperature. Afterwards it is important to shower off any toxins you may have sweat out. It also extremely important to re-hydrate with an electrolyte drink.
We do not recommend the sauna for pregnant women.
No children under the age of 18.
Please no shoes in the sauna.
Please do not eat in the sauna rooms.
Please do not bring beverages other than water into the sauna.
Please shut the glass doors gently.
Please refrain from applying any oils or lotions to your skin prior to entering the sauna.
We do not recommend bringing any electronics into the sauna.
If any of the below apply to you, consult your physician prior to sauna use:
CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUES, OBESITY OR DIABETES
Individuals suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems or diabetes should consult a physician prior to use. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician since some medications may induce drowsiness, while others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE
Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. The use of alcohol, drugs or medications prior to a sauna session may lead to unconsciousness.
The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. If elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
CHRONIC CONDITIONS/DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED ABILITY TO SWEAT
Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated With Reduced Ability To Sweat Or Perspire – Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult a physician.
HEMOPHILIACS/PRONE TO BLEEDING
The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
FEVER & INSENSITIVITY TO HEAT
Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. This should not preclude sauna use.
Recent (acute) joint injury should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using.
The magnets used to assemble our saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.
In the rare event that you experience pain or discomfort, immediately discontinue sauna use.