WHAT IS THE INFRARED DIFFERENCE?
Traditional steam & dry saunas use heated air to warm the body, which means they must get uncomfortably hot to reach therapeutic levels. Infrared rays are absorbed into your skin directly, causing the body to radiate heat from within at a lower, more comfortable ambient temperature. The absorbed heat causes sweating & an increased heart rate — similar to what you might experience during moderate exercise.
Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna Benefits
- Infrared heat therapy promotes cardiovascular conditioning by increasing heart rate & cardiac output (similar to a moderate workout).
- Multiple studies show that infrared sauna can reduce high blood pressure, while boosting blood flow & circulation.
Brain Health & Cognitive Function
- Research shows that infrared sauna stimulates growth of new brain cells & protects existing neurons. This enhances the ability to learn & retain new information, and relieves some forms of depression & anxiety.
- Other studies show that regular sauna use increases levels of prolactin, which helps your brain function faster, and boosts norepinephrine levels, increasing focus & attention.
Chronic Pain Relief
- The gentle, radiant heat penetrates to reach joints & muscles, increasing blood flow to these areas. This helps relieve aches & pains, muscle spasms, and chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome & rheumatoid arthritis.
Metabolism & Weight Loss
- A 30 minute sauna session creates a boost in heart rate & metabolism that burns about 600 calories – while you relax!
- Research also shows that regular sessions can eliminate body fat – an average of 4% over a 12 week period.
Athletic Recovery & Performance
- Infrared sauna reduces muscle fatigue, soreness & spasms. Studies show it can boost athletic endurance by as much as 30%, and flexibility by more than 200%.
- When included with exercise, regular sauna use can actually increase the size & strength of muscle cells, and cause a natural release of growth hormones.
Stress Relief & Relaxation
- A sauna session relieves stress & helps you relax by stimulating the release of endorphins – the “feel good” hormones.
- This trains the body to self-regulate it’s stress response & cortisol levels, and can relieve some types of depression & anxiety.
Anti-Aging & Longevity
- NASA studies show near infrared rays promote cell regeneration, allowing your body to heal & recover more quickly.
- Long-term studies in Europe also showed that regular sauna users experienced enhanced longevity & lower risk of death than non-sauna users.
Skin Health & Rejuvenation
- Described as “exercise for the skin,” infrared sauna improves blood flow & delivers nutrients to the skin. It also purifies the skin, removing toxins & debris.
- Near infrared rays promote collagen & elastin production, improving skin tone & elasticity and reducing fine lines & wrinkles. They also promote wound healing and kill acne-causing bacteria.
- Perspiration is one of the body’s natural ways to purify itself. Infrared heat penetrates deep within the body & produces a detoxifying sweat that rids the body of 7 times more toxins than a traditional sauna.
The available color in the Chromotherapy light have been specifically selected based on their wavelength:
1) Red: Activates the circulatory and nervous systems.
2) Strong Green: Provides anti-infectious, anti-septic and regenerative stimulation.
3) Strong Blue: Lubricates joints. Helps address infections, stress, nervous tension.
4) Orange: Energized and eliminates localized fat. Helps address asthma and bronchitis.
5) Green: Acts as a relaxant.
6) Blue: Stimulates muscle and skin cells, nerves and the circulatory systems.
7) Strong Yellow: Strengthens the body and acts on internal tissue.
8) Strong Indigo: Helps address eye inflammation, cataracts, glaucoma and ocular fatigue.
9) Strong Pink: Act as a cleanser, strengthening the veins & arteries.
10) Yellow: Reactivates and purifies the skin. Helps with indigestion and bodily stress.
11) Indigo: Activates and eliminates impurities from the blood stream.
12) Violet: Relaxes the nerves & lymphatic system. Addresses inflammation and urinary illness
What To Expect
Your Sauna Appointment
- Sauna sessions are typically 30. We recommend that you book an appointment, though walk-ins will be accommodated if possible. The sauna will accommodate up to 2 people, so you can enjoy the experience as a couple, or with friends.
- Please make sure you are hydrated! We encourage you to drink plenty of water before, during and after your sauna session. (We have bottled water and a water cooler available here.) You should also consider removing makeup, lotions & oils from your skin, to allow the infrared rays to penetrate your skin more effectively.
When You Arrive
- We’ll answer your questions and ask you to sign our consent/waiver form. We’ll escort you to the sauna suite, and review basic instructions. We provide towels and a towel wrap/robe — you can wear the wrap/robe, a bathing suit, or other loose-fitting clothes if you prefer. Keep in mind that exposing your skin to the infrared rays will maximize your results. Please remove your footwear before entering the sauna.
While You Sauna
- You can connect to our bluetooth stereo to listen to your own music, choose from our selections, or simply enjoy the peace and quiet.
- You can also read or use your phone or tablet in the sauna if you wish. Social media check-ins are encouraged!
After Your Session
- We encourage you to relax for a few minutes before leaving the sauna suite, and to continue drinking lots of water! We also recommend not showering immediately after your session, as your body is still experiencing detoxification benefits for up to an hour after your session.
You should not use the infrared sauna if you:
- Have a pacemaker or defibrillator, which may be negatively affected by magnets used to assemble the infrared sauna
- Have a recent (within 48 hours) joint injury,
- Have chronically hot & swollen joints
- Have an enclosed infection (dental, in joints or any other tissue)
- Have hemophilia, or are predisposed to hemorrhage
- Have multiple sclerosis, central nervous system tumors or any condition associated with impaired sweating
- Have a fever, or a condition that makes you insensitive to heat
- Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- You should consult a physician before using the infrared sauna if you:
- Are pregnant (will require written physician consent)
- Are breastfeeding
- Have a history of heart conditions
- Are using medications such as diuretics, barbiturates, antihistamines and beta-blockers