Infrared Sauna Therapy
From the icy tundras of Central Asia to the modern-day wellness spas of Finland, sauna therapy has been used for centuries by cultures across the globe. Its benefits have stood the test of time, providing relaxation, stress relief, and an overall sense of well-being.
Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat your body. The infrared light penetrates your skin and deep into your muscles and tissues, heating the body from the inside out. Unlike traditional saunas, they don’t use heated rocks, stones and water to produce heat in the sauna. Instead, the infrared saunas work by direct heat transfer.
Our infrared sauna studio uses near, mid, and far-infrared waves which gently heat the body from within and allow you to reap the benefits of sweating. These waves are able to deeply penetrate your skin, muscles, joints, and tissues to improve blood circulation, oxygen flow, and to help detoxify the body by removing impurities at the cellular level.
The cooler temperature of infrared saunas allow for a longer session and increased therapeutic benefits, making infrared saunas a great alternative for those who can’t tolerate the high heat of a traditional sauna.
Who Should Use Infrared Saunas?
Sauna therapy is suitable for adults of all ages and fitness levels. Those with chronic health conditions or pregnant women are advised to seek medical advice before use. Otherwise, sauna therapy is a safe and natural therapy that offers numerous benefits.
Results from sauna therapy may vary depending on the individual’s age, lifestyle, and other factors. Some people have reported improvements after a few sessions, while others may require more prolonged use. With regular use, individual health goals can be achieved, such as:
What to Expect From a Sauna Session
Sauna therapy results are cumulative. This means the more you come in, the better you will feel. Just like working out or dieting, it will take a few sessions before benefits begin to manifest.
You may notice that it takes 10-20 minutes to break a sweat in your first session. This is because the sauna is heating your body directly, passively raising your core temperature 2-3 degrees, rather than simply heating your skin with hot air. This is a defining difference between infrared and traditional sauna. As your body becomes more accustomed to raising your core temperature on a regular basis, your sweat will become more excessive and start sooner into your session.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your cleaning protocols?
Our Guest experience, safety, and wellness is our top priority. Towards this end, we carefully clean our treatment spaces and surfaces between every guest visit with natural cleaning products, as well as a deeper clean with stronger chemicals at the end of each day.
Are your saunas Near, Mid or Far Infrared?
Our sauna is a full-spectrum Infrared Sauna, so uses a combination of all three!
Is infrared safe? Does it contain EMF?
Yes, it’s safe! Our sauna uses some of the most effective and safe infrared heaters on the market. Third party testing concluded that our sauna booth’s heater panels measure 0.5 mG or less, which is an EMF level lower than 95 percent of common household devices.
Will I be losing water weight?
Yes, infrared sauna causes weight loss, which will be regained upon rehydration. But the calories burned are real. As you relax in the gentle heat of our saunas, your body is actually hard at work pumping blood (increased heart rate), increasing circulation and producing sweat to cool you down. This results in a caloric burn!
What medical concerns should I consider before using a sauna?
If you are pregnant, under 18, have a fever, pacemaker, or have implants, we recommend you consult your doctor in case of any medical concerns.
Infrared Saunas offer a wide range of Health Benefits for our guests, however, there are some guests who are required to consult with their physician prior to use or are recommended to avoid infrared saunas altogether.
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptiline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heatstroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heatstroke.
Individuals 16 -17 years old may visit with an accompanying adult. Children under the age of 16 years old are not permitted to use the saunas. The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands, and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
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. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation, or those who are taking medications that might affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. 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 the 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.
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.
Diseases That Affect Ability to Sweat
Anhidrosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors, and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
Individuals Prone to Bleeding
The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared sauna until the fever subsides.
Insensitivity to Heat
An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use an infrared sauna.
The heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints 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 an infrared sauna.
Pacemaker / Defibrillator
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.