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!
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.
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!
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.
After your sauna, you may be feeling a few different ways: from extremely relaxed and loopy, to energized and ready to take on the world. Not only do we have tea for you to enjoy post-sauna, but our relaxation room has extremely comfy chairs for you to lounge on.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get rid of toxins and chemicals stored in fat cells through excessive sweating.
Increased blood circulation and the elimination of toxins leads to softer, clearer skin.
Burn up to 800 calories in a single session and expel bodily toxins.
Unlike traditional saunas, infrared heat warms the body at the cellular level, increasing circulation.
Infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep.
Increased blood circulation generates more white blood cells for quicker muscle and injury recovery.
Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster. As a result, blood flow is increased and blood pressure is lowered.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“If I were to single out one method to combat cancer, it is the sauna. It assists removal of chemical toxins and heavy metals, increases oxygenation, enhances the immune system, and reduces the radiation burden in the body.”
Lawrence Wilson, MD
Using heat to treat illness is not new. Over 2,000 years ago, the famous Greek physician, Parmenides, said, “Give me the power to create fever, and I will cure any disease.” Modern medicine has also noted that cancer patients who developed a fever sometimes went into remission. Such an observation prompted Dr. William Coley to publish a paper on how inducing a fever in the body of a cancer patient might stimulate the immune response and cause cancer remission. Cancer clinics in Germany and Mexico routinely apply this principle by using both infrared hyperthermia and infrared saunas with their patients. Presently, hospitals in more than 20 of the United States are offering some form of hyperthermia treatment for cancer – either locally, regionally or systemically.
While regular saunas are not nearly as potent as hyperthermia treatments, infrared saunas can heat the body a few degrees more and cause a fever. This is a much gentler and slower method, but it is much safer and easier to tolerate and control.
Infrared saunas provide a form of whole-body hyperthermia that boosts health in many ways. Dr. Wilson noted that using an infrared sauna for cancer therapy offers a combination of healing mechanisms that act simultaneously and synergistically to support the fight against cancer.
The principle of hyperthermia is that cancer cells are much more sensitive to and intolerant of the effects of excessive heat than normal cells. Tumors have an impaired ability to adapt their blood circulation to the effects of high temperatures. Because cancer cells are weaker than normal cells, they are more susceptible to damage from heat. In fact, high temperatures can actually kill cancer cells, usually without damage to healthy cells.
According to the National Cancer Institute, “Hyperthermia is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures. Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells. Usually with minimal injury to normal tissues. Many studies have shown a significant reduction in tumor size when hyperthermia is combined with other treatments.”
In a clinical study published in the Journal of Cancer Science and Therapy, scientists studied far infrared’s effects on human cancer cells in vitro and on cancer cells in mice. As a result, far infrared therapy reduced tumor volumes 86% in just 30 days.
In another study, researchers in Japan discovered that whole-body hyperthermia with far infrared strongly inhibited the growth of breast cancer tumors in mice. Researchers believe this therapy is a promising noninvasive treatment for breast cancer.
Infrared saunas boost circulation, which helps to bring essential nutrients, oxygen and other substances to the cells of the body. Since cancer cells do not thrive in a high oxygen environment, improving circulation can help reverse the cancer process.
During a sauna, the pulse rate jumps by 30% or more, allowing the heart to greatly increase the amount of blood it pumps each minute. Most of the extra blood flow is directed to the skin. Saunas powerfully shunt the blood from the internal organs to the periphery of the body in an attempt to get rid of the heat. They also increase circulation to the lungs, improving oxygenation. This combination can be of great benefit for cancer patients, many of whom cannot or should not exercise much. Especially older or physically impaired patients.
Without efficient circulation, not only do health-promoting nutrients and oxygen not get into our cells, but also waste materials cannot get out. Saunas help purge the body of hundreds of toxins, such as heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides.
The heat that saunas produce creates perspiration which cleanses the skin from the inside out. Although the skin is designed to be a major organ for eliminating body wastes, in most people, it’s inactive because they don’t sweat enough. The deep penetration of infrared heat releases toxins from the fat layers just beneath the skin and flushes out those toxins through the sweat. The dry heat of a sauna can cause skin temperature to rise to about 104° F. Many – especially those who drink several glasses of water before entering the sauna — will pour out a pint of toxic sweat during a short stint in a sauna.
In addition to cleansing the skin, infrared saunas also help decongest and eliminate toxins from the internal organs. The liver, kidneys and other internal organs can become burdened with estrogen, chemicals, and toxic metals. Overload, sluggishness, and congestion of these eliminatory organs greatly inhibits the detoxification of all toxic substances in our bodies. This is a very critical problem for cancer patients. Saunas move blood away from the center of the body toward the extremities to get rid of the heat. By causing blood to move toward the body surface, infrared saunas help to decongest the body’s internal organs as well.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, obesity is a known risk factor, not only for cancer, but also for cancer death. Among the many reasons for this, cancer-promoting hormones and carcinogens are lipophylic. They hang around in fatty tissue and have a tough time metabolizing out.
Infrared saunas have been clinically shown to help burn fat and dramatically aid in weight loss. A 2009 study showed that infrared saunas provide significant results in lowering weight and waist circumference in just three months. And for those who are sedentary due to medical conditions such as cardiovascular or respiratory problems, results were even more profound. Dr. Stephen Sinatra, stated, “Their penetrating infrared rays increase blood circulation, which helps speed up your metabolism and burn calories. Up to a few hundred calories per session.” During a 30-minute sauna session, core temperature increases, and the body works hard to cool itself. Often burning 300-500 calories in the process.
While conventional cancer treatments often suppress immune function, hyperthermia can actually enhance it. Hyperthermia produces ´heat shock´ proteins on the surface of the cancer cells, making them more prone to attack by the immune system.
Heat makes cancer cells look distinct from healthy cells. Generating an immune response that is both immediate and long-lasting. Because the damaged proteins on the surfaces of tumor cells look very different from healthy cells the immune system is alarmed. Therefore, natural killer cells and macrophages are immediately sent to the tumor. These cells then activate dendritic cells, which in turn present the heat-damaged proteins to T cells. Hyperthermia promotes the maturing and migration of the DCs to the lymph nodes. Now T cells become activated against the cancer cell proteins – they then attack and kill tumor cells.
Although there are many techniques for generating hyperthermia, an infrared sauna is definitely one of the easiest and safest. In an article published in the International Journal of Biometeorology, the authors conclude that “materials emitting electromagnetic radiation in the far infrared range, appear capable of potentiating leukocyte functions without promoting oxidative injury.”
Saunas have the ability to powerfully reduce the activity of the sympathetic nerve system. Excessive activity of the sympathetic nervous system is a contributing factor in many cancer cases. It strongly inhibits digestion, immune response and eliminative organ function. Hence, cancer patients desperately need more immune, digestive and eliminative activity.
Saunas can support parasympathetic activity in several ways. Sauna heat greatly slows normal heat production, a sympathetic function. To dissipate heat, saunas draw blood from the center to the periphery of the body. This opposes an important sympathetic nervous system activity, which is to draw blood to the central part of the body as a protection against attack. Furthermore, saunas eliminate toxins that irritate the body’s tissues and keep it in a sympathetic state. Inhibiting the sympathetic nervous system can also promote cancer therapy healing by helping to reduce excess acidity in the body. Cancer, as we know, thrives in an acid environment.
The effect of saunas on the nerve system can also potentially impact appetite loss, pain and depression, all of which are common among patients with cancer. A study published in Psychosomatic Medicine looked at a group of 28 mildly depressed patients. Half of the patients utilized an infrared sauna once a day for four weeks and the other half had just bed rest for four weeks. As a result, the sauna group showed a significant improvement compared with the control group.
If you are suffering from cancer, and are looking for cancer therapy alternatives, the Infrared Sauna may be a benefit for you. However, like all alternative therapies, you should discuss what you plan to do with your doctor first. Many medications are heat sensitive. Others can interfere with your body’s natural cooling mechanisms. What may seem like a harmless addition could cause serious complications for you.
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.
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!
ONE 60 MINUTE FLOAT &
ONE 45 MINUTE SAUNA
(OR FLOAT UPGRADE)
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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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