INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY
Remember the last time you were sunbathing with sunscreen? Were you still hot? Of course you were because the sunscreen only stops the UV (Ultraviolet) light from hitting your skin.
The far infrared heat (far infrared light waves) penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Don’t confuse it, however, with ultraviolet light (UV), which causes sunburn and damage to your skin.Infrared light is part of the Sun’s invisible spectrum. One of far infrared light’s characteristics is the ability to easily penetrate human tissue. When this happens, it creates a natural resonance, which has many beneficial properties. You can be exposed to far infrared heat for hours and it will never cause your skin to burn. Far infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things. In fact, it is so safe it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
All humans send and receive Far infrared waves. The range of waves generated by the human body is 6 to 20 microns. The optimal micron output range is between 7 and 14 microns which is very close to the resonant frequency of a water molecule. This similarity makes sense since our bodies are almost 70% water. This range, sometimes referred to as “Vital Rays” appears to have special regenerative effects on the body. When far infrared waves are applied to water molecules (these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gases and other toxic materials to be released.
Why do I need to use an infrared sauna when I can just use the sauna at the gym? There are many reasons that an infrared sauna dominates regular saunas. The main reason being that it is 7x more detoxifying than a traditional sauna. Unlike regular saunas, infrared saunas help with pain relief, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, skin rejuvenation, improved circulation and more!
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Before the sauna, you should drink a full glass of water, or other hydrating drink, such as a non-sugary sports drink or coconut water. DO NOT drink coffee, soda, juice overloaded with sugar or alcohol. Wait at least 1-2 hours after eating before beginning an infrared sauna session.
We do have a private shower in our sauna suite so it’s good to take a quick shower to get dirt, dry skin, and any soap or lotion residue off your skin. If you’re going to wear clothes, wear loose-fitting clothes that breathe, like shorts and a tank top or or even a bathing suit. The beauty of our Infrared Sauna is that you can gain the benefits of sweating at much lower temperatures. This is important if you have been unable to tolerate the heat of a traditional sauna for very long!
We place layers of towels on the bench seat to absorb perspiration during your session. Infrared will penetrate clothing and towels. How long to stay in the sauna depends on several factors. First, listen to your body and don’t over-do it.
If you’re new to using an Infrared Sauna, keep in mind that you typically don’t start sweating until 20-30 minutes into the session. If you start feeling faint, claustrophobic, or uncomfortable cut the session short or open the sauna door for a bit. As you get used to the sauna experience, you will be able to tolerate longer sessions. After becoming acclimated to infrared heat, users average 45 minute sessions. Two sessions per day is permissible if you are working on a specific therapy goal.
By stretching your arms, legs, neck, back area,etc. during your far infrared sauna session you can achieve increased body flexibility, range of motion, and reduce chronic stiffness and problem areas.
After you’re done in the sauna, take a warm to cool 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.
Please try to vacate the room within 10 to 15 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.
You might feel the need to relax before getting back to your day. A sauna is relaxing, so why not savor the invigorating relaxation for a while!
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.
It’s time to relax from your day and let the soft infrared heat wash over and soothe your entire body. Sweat away the stress. Relieve sore muscles. Re-energize every cell of your body while you increase circulation, strengthen your heart and bring nutrient and oxygen rich blood to the surface of your skin and all your vital organs. Here are a few tips to get the most from your sauna experience. Happy bathing!
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 are healing naturally from within and burning many calories in every session.
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. Some are even poisonous or damaging to our detox systems (such as liver enzymes) that are supposed to detoxify them. 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.
Get rid of toxins and chemicals stored in fat cells through excessive sweating.
Unlike traditional saunas, infrared heat warms the body at the cellular level, increasing circulation.
Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation.
Increased blood circulation and the elimination of toxins lead to softer, clearer skin.
Infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep.
Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
Burn up to 800 calories in a single session and expel bodily toxins.
Increased blood circulation generates more white blood cells for quicker muscle and injury recovery.
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.
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 FAR Infrared Sauna. In all situations, hydration is a requirement for sauna use. Drinking advanced electrolyte replacement water is also recommended before, after and during sauna usage.
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to FAR Infrared waves or elevated body temperature. 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 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 / hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output, blood flow, in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This is primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by 30 beats per minute for each elevated degree 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 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 of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their 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, or until the hot and 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. Vigorous heating is strictly contra-indicated 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 FAR 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 FAR Infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the FAR Infrared waves. Since silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F) and ours are only heated at 145, FAR 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 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.
Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms.
Our bodies need the sun’s light to live. And that light can actually be broken down into a seven color spectrum. An imbalance of any of those colors can manifest itself in physical and mental symptoms. Color therapy works on various energy points to help balance your body via the full spectrum of visible light, each color addressing a distinct need.
• Combats lethargy • Boosts liver function • Skin repair • Beneficial for lungs • Reduces scar tissue • Promotes circulation • Pain relief • Enhances the senses • Beneficial for bones • Improves nutritional metabolism • Beneficial for heart • Regenerates blood • Beneficial for kidneys • Boosts liver function • Promotes muscle healing • Promotes wound healing
Stimulating, forceful and vigorous. Associated with power and vitality with a cheering effect.
AVOID when angry, overly excited, or with any condition that shouldn’t be stimulated.
• Stimulates immune function • Promotes digestion • Improves mental concentration • Stimulates bile • Improves lymph flow • Beneficial for pancreas • Reduces wrinkles • Repels parasites • Tones the motor nervous system to energize muscles
Nourishment from vitamins A and C as well as several minerals—including magnesium, sodium, sulphur and molybdenum—is a result of their yellow color.
Yellow is a warm color so has a stimulating effect. A color of joy, happiness and mental alertness.
AVOID if under nervous strain, with neuralgia or with diarrhea.
• Speeds healing of burns • Relieves fever • Calms bowels • Calms nerves • Adjusts our biological clock • Relieves itching • Builds vitality • Anti-bacterial • Astringent effect so dries up secretions • Blood tonic
Relaxing, soothing and calming. Blue is a cool or sedating color. Blue is the color of the sky so it has great influence on our circadian rhythms or work and rest patterns. In nature, oxygen—a vital element in our air and water—is blue.
AVOID prolonged exposure to the eyes.
• Calms nervous system • Calms mental stress • Relieves diarrhea • Depresses appetite • Stimulates the spleen • Anti-bacterial • Astringent effect so dries up secretions • Balances the pineal and the pituitary glands
Violet is a cooler color so has a soothing and calming effect. Violet is considered a spiritual color to help promote feelings of unity with the world.
• Stimulates immune function • Improves digestion • Relieves menstrual cramps • Relieves muscle spasms • Stimulates appetite • Beneficial for lungs • Beneficial for kidneys • Relieves hiccups • Stimulates the Thyroid gland • Soothes irritable bowel
Nourishment from B-vitamins and several minerals—including calcium, copper and selenium—is a result of their orange color.
Orange is a warm color with a stimulating effect. In nature, many spices are orange. Stimulating, energizing and vibrant. A color of joy, happiness and creativity.
AVOID if overly excited or anxious.
• Stimulates immune function • Improves sexual function • Beneficial for the heart • Tones the nerves • Stimulates the Pituitary—the master gland • Builds bone • Beneficial for joints • Improves wound healing • Dissolves blood clots • Anti-bacterial
In plants, green chlorophyll is key to the process of converting light from the sun into chemical energy for our benefit. Green is the color of nitrogen, an important element in our soils.
A color of contentment and trust. Green is often applied before and after other colors to bring greater balance.
• Clears sinuses • Improves sleep • Improves learning disabilities • Blood tonic • Calms nerves • Reduces hemorrhaging • Astringent effect so dries up secretions • Reduces swelling • Balances the pineal and the pituitary glands • Anti-bacterial
Indigo is a cooler color so it has a relaxing effect on the mind and body. Indigo enhances intuition and strengthens the imagination.
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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 light is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum that our bodies use to heal and repair. They are the healthiest rays, with the ability to penetrate into the skin deeply as they dissolve harmful substances accumulated in your body and provide lasting relaxation. Far infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.
Infrared heat is completely safe and all objects give off and receive infrared heat. In fact, it is so safe, hospitals use similar heaters to warm newborns. Infrared is a part of nature and essential for life. The human body gives off and receives Infrared – when a mother rubs a babies stomach to relieve pain, it is the Infrared heat from her hand that is causing the healing effect.
Yes, your sauna is located in a private suite where you can relax uninterrupted.
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 their having treatment.There are several things that the client is required to do for their sauna treatment:
Drink plenty of water before, during and after their session.
Be prepared to get hot, sweat and detox during the session.
Sit back, relax and enjoy every deep heating, deep tissue-detox moment.
Our Infrared Sauna sessions are 45 minutes each.
*We expect you will emerge 10 to 15 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 will charge you for the next sauna session.
Yes, we offer a shower in our Infrared Sauna suite. If you are booked in for a float session after your sauna, you are able to 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 these weakened 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. When the infrared light penetrates the body and converts to heat, this heat has the ability to melt the fats holding the toxins and also activate 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 sick or have high toxicity one session daily for at least 10 days is recommended. Subsequently, one to three sessions per week are beneficial to make a difference. 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, but the calories that are burned will not be replenished with water and serve to increase a body’s metabolism. This increase in metabolism has many effects that help weight loss including increasing digestion function which efficiently converts the food you eat into energy.
We encourage using your time in the sauna as a moment to relax and meditate, and allow 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 that one hydrates thoroughly before and during 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 accommodate up to 3 people, and we charge individually per person using the sauna. Please note that our online system cannot make reservations for more than one person in a sauna, so please call us to schedule this type of appointment – 262.408.7597
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!!
Going to the spa shouldn’t be stressful. So why worry? Here are some basic rules of spa etiquette. Reading these basics may help you know what to expect and help you feel more at ease so that you can comfortably enter our serene atmosphere.
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