INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY

Our full-spectrum, Infrared Sauna is an extremely effective, natural tool for healing and prevention.

Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits making the infrared sauna one of the “hottest” therapies for overall healthier living. 

If you want to get yourself back into balance, the benefits of an infrared sauna may be just what you need to achieve your wellness goals!

“Give me the power to create a fever, and I shall cure any disease.”

-HIPPOCRATES

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Infrared saunas penetrate your body at a cellular level while traditional saunas only heat the air around you.

TRADITIONAL SAUNA VS. INFRARED SAUNA

Traditional saunas range from 180 to 200°F. The temperatures of infrared saunas are effective at a comfortable 120 to 155°F. This lower temperature results in a much more comfortable experience while achieving maximum results.

The infrared rays act directly on the body (radiant energy) and not on the air (convection heating). Because of this direct heating, an infrared sauna has the potential to excrete up to 7 times more toxins from your subcutaneous layers of your skin.

Unlike regular saunas, infrared saunas help with pain relief, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, skin rejuvenation,  improved circulation and more!

EXPERIENCING YOUR FIRST INFRARED SAUNA WITH US!

  1. START. Create an account within our booking system to get started.
  2. BOOK. Choose which day and time works for you.
  3. SHOW UP. Come 15 minutes prior to your sauna and our friendly staff will familiarize you with the Infrared Sauna.
  4. SAUNA. Enter your sauna suite and enjoy your experience.
  5. GLOW. After your sauna rinse off with a cool shower. Get changed, grab some tea, reflect, browse our retail, talk and share your experience. Enjoy the post-sauna glow!

before your infrared sauna session

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We recommend to drink plenty of water before, during and after your infrared sauna session! Most people do not drink enough water to begin with. Now that you are using an infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated. 

Before you begin your session, it is important to remove all make up so your skin can receive the full benefits of the IR heat.

during your infrared sauna session

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You’re welcome to relax, meditate, or read a book during your session. If you start feeling faint, claustrophobic, or uncomfortable, cut the session short or open the sauna door for a bit.

During your session, you’ll start to sweat, experience clarity of mind, and your body will start to relax. Since the heat from the infrared sauna heater raises your body temperature, your metabolic rate increases. As a result, you’ll notice your heart beating faster and that is perfectly normal! 

after your infrared sauna session

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Please try to vacate the room within 10 minutes after your session has ended. We do have a Prep Room with brushes, mirrors and blow-dryers if you need a little bit more time to get ready. This allows us time to reset the rooms for the next sauna sessions. If you are unable to exit the Infrared Sauna Suite in a timely manner and we cannot reset the room for the next guest, we will have to charge you for the next sauna session. 

INFRARED SAUNA TIPS

It’s time to relax from your day and let the soft infrared heat wash over and soothe your entire body! Here are a few tips to get the most from your sauna experience. Happy sweating!

Hydrate

STAY HYDRATED!

It’s the most important rule of sauna use! To get the most out of your sauna, you must sweat and your body is only going to be able to sweat out as much water as you give it.  A good rule of thumb is to divide your body weight in half and drink that number of ounces in water daily. 

Important

SAUNA APPAREL

Our sauna rooms are 100 percent private, so you can wear a bathing suit or nothing at all. Lightweight shorts and a t-shirt are ok.  Swim suits are better.  “Birthday Suit” is the BEST. 

Sauna

COOL DOWN

When you finish your sauna session, it is important to relax and cool down while your body continues to perspire.  Sit or recline with a towel around you for about 2 minutes.

Sweating

NO SWEATING

You may not sweat a lot during your first 2-3 sauna sessions and this is normal. For many people who haven’t had a recent history of sweating, 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.

Eating

EATING

Wait at least 1-2 hours after eating before beginning a sauna session.  This will allow your body to attain the best overall results, since blood is not being diverted for digestion.

Temperature

SAUNA TEMPERATURE

We set your sauna temperature to 125-155°F to warm up the sauna. When the sauna reaches 110-120°F, it's time to begin your session.

Shower

SHOWER POWER

After you’re done in the sauna, take a warm to cool, quick shower to remove sweat and toxins from your skin. A cold water rinse will close up your pores quickly and leave your skin feeling incredibly and naturally smooth.

Listening

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions.  If you feel lightheaded, have a queasy stomach, or start to get a headache, terminate your session immediately. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective.

Essential-Oils

NO SKIN LOTIONS

Do not use skin lotions or oils before or during your sauna session as this will inhibit sweating and clog up pores. Wait until after you’ve cooled down and showered before applying your favorite skin lotion.

Stretching-Exercise

SAUNA ACTIVITIES

Achieve increased body flexibility by stretching your arms, legs, neck, and back area during your sauna session. This also increases range of motion and reduces chronic stiffness. Massage congested and “knotty” muscle areas to help alleviate soreness, pain and tightness.

Exhausted

HEALING REACTIONS

These are temporary symptoms associated with eliminating toxic substances, healing chronic infections or metabolic changes in the body.  They are an important function of all deep healing methods.  These short lived “flare-ups” are generally mild and are positive signs that deep healing is occurring. Symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, odors, and fatigue.  If you are experiencing a healing reaction, drink water and lie down and rest until the symptoms abate.

AFTER 3 INFRARED SAUNA SESSIONS

You’ll leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Your body is beginning to acclimate to the infrared light, and you’ve experienced a small portion of the overall heath benefits. Don’t stop here!

AFTER 4-8 INFRARED SAUNA SESSIONS

You’ve started to unlock the powerful detoxification process. Your body is now starting to eliminate surface level toxins more efficiently through perspiration. You’re burning more calories and raising your core temperature more quickly.

AFTER 9-16 INFRARED SAUNA SESSIONS

Your body is fully acclimated and the real magic has begun. Complete cellular detoxification is underway, eliminating harmful heavy metals. Aches, pains and stiffness are easing. Circulation has increased and your overall stress levels are down. You are in a state of complete relaxation. Your skin is glowing and renewed.

AFTER 17+ INFRARED SAUNA SESSIONS

You’ve committed to a lifestyle change and a new you. You can see and feel the results. You are stress free, sleeping better and detoxifying at a deep cellular level. You’re healing naturally from within and burning many calories in every session.

INFRARED SAUNA BENEFITS

We are all exposed to hundreds of chemicals a day in the air we breathe, the items we touch, what we apply to our skin, and what we eat and drink. Not all of these chemicals can be processed adequately by the body, nor can they be handled at one time. By incorporating an Infrared Sauna session into your weekly routine, you can help your body rid itself of these devastating toxins, while deeply relaxing for 45 minutes.

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DETOX

Get rid of toxins and chemicals stored in fat cells through excessive sweating.

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PAIN RELIEF

Unlike traditional saunas, infrared heat warms the body at the cellular level, increasing circulation.

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LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE

Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster. As a result, blood flow is increased and blood pressure is lowered.

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SKIN PURIFICATION

Increased blood circulation and the elimination of toxins leads to softer, clearer skin.

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RELAXATION

Infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep.

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IMPROVED CIRCULATION

Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface. This improves cell health, aids in muscle recovery, and strengthens the immune system.

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WEIGHTLOSS

Burn up to 800 calories in a single session and expel bodily toxins.

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WOUND HEALING

Increased blood circulation generates more white blood cells for quicker muscle and injury recovery.

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HELPS KILL CANCER CELLS

Infrared treatment shrinks tumor volumes 86% in 30 days. Tumor cells are weak cells and very intolerant of the heat stress induced by an infrared sauna.

INFRARED SAUNA CONTRAINDICATIONS

As with all medical and alternative medicine services, you may put yourself at risk if you use our Infrared Saunas improperly. If any of the items listed below apply to you, be certain to consult with your physician before using our Infrared Sauna. 

Individuals using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist. When the body is exposed to Infrared waves or elevated body temperatures, possible changes can occur in the drugs.  Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over the counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs because of a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Consult with the child’s Pediatrician before using the sauna.

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.

Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow. 

Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “Sweat Out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore they may not realize it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. If you feel faint, nausea, and or discomfort, immediately discontinue sauna use.

Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.

The use of our Infrared Sauna should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.

Pregnant women should consult a physician before using the sauna because fetal damage can occur with elevated core body temperature.

Heating of the low back area during the menstrual period may temporarily increase  menstrual flow. Some women endure this process to gain the pain relief commonly associated with their cycle whereas others simply choose to avoid sauna use during their cycle.

If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, refrain from any heat treatment for the first 48-72 hours after the initial injury. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections such as dental, in joints or in any other tissues.

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect Infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Please consult your physician prior to using our infrared sauna.

Certainly, the usage of an infrared sauna must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb Infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the Infrared waves. Since silicone melts at over 392°F and ours are only heated at 155°F, Infrared Sauna usage should be fine. It is still advised that you check with your physician and possibly a representative from the implant manufacturer to confirm that using our sauna won’t affect your implants.

The magnets used to assemble our infrared saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Thus using our infrared sauna is not recommended. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.

 
*We expect you to inform us of any conditions for your own safety! If you are unsure if the infrared sauna is for you, check with your doctor. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.
 

infrared sauna chromotherapy

Our infrared sauna features LED color light therapy, also known as chromotherapy. Color light therapy is a system of alternative medicine that uses projected colored light to treat emotional and mental imbalances.

Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Color therapy works on various energy points to help balance your body via the full spectrum of visible light. Each color addresses a distinct need.

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RED

Associated with the root chakra (base of the spine) and the circulatory system, this color works to energize the body. As well as stimulate blood circulation, activate the metabolism, and raise the body's temperature. This color is used for anemia, obesity, blood-related conditions, lethargy, and arthritis. The color red represents passionate love, taking action, physical strength, and our connection with the earth.

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YELLOW

Awaken your mind and find inspiration with the color yellow. This color is associated with the solar plexus chakra (abdomen), the nervous system, and the digestive system (stomach, liver, and intestines). Yellow is used for constipation, diabetes, mental exhaustion, eczema, indigestion, and nervous conditions. The color yellow represents assimilating knowledge, self-confidence, personal freedom, and a healthy relationship with one's self.

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BLUE

The color blue is associated with the throat chakra (neck and throat), the mouth, and the endocrine system. Blue is used for all ailments that involve speech or communication. It is also used for headaches, migraines, sleep challenges, colds, stress, and rheumatism. This color represents calming thoughts, physical relaxation, and finding internal peace.

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VIOLET

The color violet is associated with the crown chakra (directly above the top of the head), the nervous system, lymphatic system, and spleen. Violet is used for relaxing the muscles, reducing stress, and calming the nervous system. It is also used for increasing cognitive skills, processing changes in the environment, and ailments associated with the brain. This color also represents oneness with the Divine, spiritual freedom, unity, and mystical experiences.

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ORANGE

The color orange is associated with the sacral chakra (pelvic area), the digestive system (colon, bladder, and gallbladder), and inner wisdom (mind). Orange is one of the most powerful colors, as it blends physical energy (red) with mental strength (yellow). This color is used for gallstones, asthma, repairing the kidneys, relieving menstrual cramps, and sinus conditions. This color represents physical pleasure, inner joy, intuitive wisdom, and the warmth of the sun.

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GREEN

Associated with the heart chakra (center of the breastbone) and the physical heart, this color is used for conditions that cause pain within the body. Green is also used for heart conditions, emotional challenges, cancer, ulcers, muscle relaxation, and bringing balance to the body. The color green represents supportive relationships, personal transformation, compassion, and the center of our being.

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INDIGO

Associated with the third eye chakra (center of the forehead) and the pineal gland, this color is used for developing awareness and connecting with the spiritual world. Indigo is also used for headaches, vision problems, sinus infections, allergies, and nasal congestion. The color indigo represents mental strength, imagination, dreams, intuition, peace, and profound transformations.

infrared sauna RATES & PACKAGES

45 MINUTE SESSION

INTRODUCTORY | FIVE PACK

$125

ONE TIME PURCHASE | ONE PER PERSON | NOT SHAREABLE

We recommend all new customers buy the INTRODUCTORY 5 PACK to get the best deal and get the most out of the experience as a new-comer to our Infrared Sauna. By sitting in a sauna for 45 minutes a day, you do more than detox.  Your body gets washed with relaxation, healing accelerates, and hormones, like cortisol, come to a state in equilibrium. So what are you waiting for? Try our Infrared Sauna today! Your body will thank you for it.

SINGLE SESSION

$35

ONE 45 MINUTE SAUNA SESSION

BRING A FRIEND!

$52

BRING A FRIEND TO JOIN YOU IN A SAUNA SESSION FOR ONLY $26 EACH

SIX SESSIONS

$180

SIX | 45 MINUTE SAUNA SESSIONS

TWELVE SESSIONS

$300

TWELVE | 45 MINUTE SAUNA SESSIONS

ADD A SAUNA SESSION TO A FLOAT SESSION FOR ONLY $25 

Many of our guests treat themselves to the ultimate relaxation by combining an Infrared Sauna session with a Float session! This is an experience designed to detox, cleanse and relax. We recommend a sauna session prior to your float. This detoxifies your body and opens your pores, allowing the magnesium from the Epsom salts to easily absorb into your body. We will have you sweating out all the negatives from your life in no time and you’ll be one step closer to the overall health!

infrared sauna faqs

Infrared light is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum that our bodies use to heal and repair. These rays have the ability to penetrate into the skin deeply as they dissolve harmful substances accumulated in your body. Infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.

Infrared heat is completely safe. In fact,  hospitals use similar heaters to warm newborns. 

Yes, our sauna is located in a private suite where you can relax without any interruptions. 

Essentially, you will undress and enter the sauna (which will be pre-heated). You will be given water, towels and instructions on the use of the sauna. At that time, you will sit down inside the sauna, get yourself situated and begin the heating up process. You can have the light on or off, or you can listen to the stereo or even read a book. Some people simply choose to be quiet and meditate while they are detoxing.

Our Infrared Sauna sessions are 45 minutes each.

*We expect you will emerge 10 minutes after your session has ended. We have mirrors and blow dryers located in our prep room so you can finish getting ready. This allows us to reset the rooms for the next sauna sessions. If you are unable to exit the Infrared Sauna Suite in a timely manner and we cannot reset the room for the next client, we unfortunately will have to charge you for the next sauna session.

Yes, we offer a shower in our Infrared Sauna suite. If you are booked for a float session after your sauna, we will have you shower in your float suite.

There is anecdotal evidence where people who have used the sauna say that their pain is diminished. The researched effects of an Infrared Sauna on pain are lesser known and much of the research is directed towards inflammation and arthritis. What we do know is that when muscle fibers are heated, inflammation is reduced and the joint and muscle pain is reduced.

Sick or diseased cells and bacteria have a lowered resistance to heat. A fever is a natural way for the body to increase its temperature to kill off these cells. While sitting in the Infrared Sauna, the body’s temperature increases several degrees and further weakens these cells and bacteria. The heat also triggers the production of white blood cells and NK cells (Natural Killer) which then seek out the weak cells and bacteria and kill them. The result is a strengthened immune system.

We require booking appointments in advance.  Our online booking tool is easily accessible, but should not be used for booking within a 2 hour period of the desired appointment time. Contact the Spa directly by phone.

We currently live in a relatively toxic environment and these toxins are stored in our fat cells. Many of the toxins include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, sulphuric acid, and more. The infrared light penetrates the body and converts to heat. This heat has the ability to melt the fats holding the toxins and activates the detoxification mechanisms which then purge the toxins through the skin.

At least once a week is ideal, but you can sauna as often as you like! It is a great complement to your exercise routine, and also perfect for a rest or recovery day. While one session will leave you feeling refreshed and cleansed, maximum results are obtained with repeated treatments.

If you’re suffering from chronic illness or have high toxicity, one session daily for at least 10 days is recommended.

Find what works best for you and your body’s needs.

It has been shown in research that a 30 minute session in an Infrared Sauna will cause a person to burn 500-800 calories. This is equivalent to running 3-5 miles. Much of the weight that is lost directly in the sauna is water weight, which needs to be replenished with fresh water. However, the calories that are burned will not be replenished with water and serve to increase a body’s metabolism. 

We encourage using your time in the sauna as a moment to relax and meditate, while allowing the infrared heat to melt away any stress or fatigue you may be experiencing. If this is not appealing to you, then the options are endless! You can bring a book, magazine, or even your phone or tablet into the sauna to pass the time.

It is very important to hydrate thoroughly before, during and after the use of the Infrared Sauna. As the body heat increases and the body begins to sweat, the loss of water can change the electrolyte concentration and can have harmful effects. Furthermore, as the toxins are released through the sweat, they are, to a lesser extent, released in the body and hydrating helps the body flush them out.

Absolutely! Our Infrared Sauna accommodates up to 3 people, and we charge individually, per person using the sauna. 

The beneficial side effects may include:  stimulation of the immune system, cardiovascular conditioning, weight loss, calorie expenditure, pain relief, cellulite reduction, decrease in stress levels and excretion of heavy metals.  Not bad for just sitting in a sauna!!

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