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!

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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!

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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.

1 | DETOX

Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. When compared to traditional saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins – leaving you fully refreshed and rejuvenated after each session.

2 | INCREASED CIRCULATION

Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.

3 | WEIGHTLOSS

Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 800 calories.  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.

4 | SKIN PURIFICATION

The near infrared wavelength (sometimes referred to as Red Light Therapy) is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Near infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone.

5 | IMPROVE IMMUNITY

A fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.  This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.

6 | RELAXATION

Infrared sauna helps to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.

WHAT TO EXPECT

BEFORE YOUR SESSION
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 SESSION
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 SESSION
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. 
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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!

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

INFRARED SAUNA FOR CANCER THERAPY

"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

INFRARED HEAT THERAPY

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.

Infrared treatments shrink tumor volumes 86% in 30 days

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. 

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.

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. 

*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.
 
MEDICATIONS
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 may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
CHILDREN
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 ELDERLY
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.
CARDIOVASCULAR CONDITIONS
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.
ALCOHOL/ALCOHOL ABUSE
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.
CHRONIC CONDITIONS
Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
HEMOPHILIACS AND/OR INDIVIDUALS PRONE TO BLEEDING
The use of our Infrared Sauna should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
PREGNANCY
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using the sauna because fetal damage can occur with elevated core body temperature.
MENSTRUATION
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.
JOINT INJURY
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.
IMPLANTS
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.
PACEMAKER AND/OR DEFIBRILLATOR
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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 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!!

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.

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