Infrared light, the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum, has the ability to penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health benefits. It is naturally occurring from the sun and is the basis for Infrared Saunas. Healthy infrared rays penetrate deeply in to your skin and help to dislodge harmful substances accumulated in your body. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, typically at temperatures between 180-220F, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna uses light for heat in the body. As the Infrared Sauna therapy heats the body, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins including heavy metals like mercury, lead, as well as environmental chemicals. Far infrared also helps to reduce blood pressure and assists with weight loss, burning up to 600 calories in one 40-minute session!
There are many key benefits to utilizing infrared sauna therapy. These benefits include:
Infrared saunas offer several advantages over conventional saunas:
Some people with heavy metal, chemical or pesticide toxicity levels may find it difficult to sweat initially; For some individuals it may require several sessions before any measurable sweat volume is noticed. Even without any noticeable sweat, the FAR Infrared sauna is helping to eliminate toxins through urine, bowels and hair.
Our sauna also features LED color light therapy, also known as chromotherapy. Color light therapy is a technique of restoring balance by means of applying color to the body. Its history is rooted as far back as the Mayan culture and has been valued as a remarkable source of healing. Light therapy taps the proposed healing properties of colors and is known for bringing balance to emotional and physical disturbances. It is based on the premise that different colors evoke different body responses. Some colors are considered to be stimulating, whereas others are more soothing. Therapeutic applications of light and color are currently being investigated in major hospitals and research centers worldwide. Results indicate that full-spectrum, ultraviolet, colored, and laser light can have therapeutic value for a range of conditions from chronic pain and depression to immune disorders.
Each session in our sauna includes this option — it is standard, no extra cost.
1. How to prepare?
Before entering the sauna, it is important that you are hydrated. You may bring your own water into the sauna or bottled water is available in the room. Please make sure you come with a clean face, as makeup may clog your pores.
2. Are the saunas sanitary?
Yes. We sanitize saunas between uses, but also know that infrared light is a natural disinfectant and kills any bacteria. Infrared is often used to sterilize medical equipment. The sauna is made of cedar wood, which is also naturally antibacterial.
3. How long are your sessions?
Sauna therapy sessions are 20, 30 or 40 minutes.
4. How often should I come in?
The more time you spend in the sauna the better! We suggest utilizing the sauna immediately following a workout to see the best weight loss results. Also, great for jet lag!
Do not be surprised if you do not sweat during the first few sessions. Sweating will increase with regular use, removing toxins and leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
5. Who should NOT use a sauna?
If you are unsure, you should consult with your physician. Do not use if pregnant, have serious inflammation, a fever, a communicable disease, hemophilia, or are intoxicated or dehydrated. You may also wish to consult with your physician regarding medications, if you are elderly, have cardiovascular or chronic conditions, insensitivity to heat, or a condition that affects your body’s ability to sweat. It is important to listen to your body and be aware of excessive detoxifying. If you begin to feel symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, or fly-like symptoms during your session, you should discontinue use immediately.
7. What should I wear?
Our infrared sauna is completely private. You may choose to simply wrap in one of the provided towels or you may wear something comfortable and loose fitting such as workout attire or a bathing suit. You can wear as much or as little as you would like while in the privacy of the sauna suite.
8. What should I do while I sauna?
Relax and meditate and allow the infrared heat to melt away stress and fatigue! You can sit and enjoy the quiet time, listen to our in-sauna music, or bring a book or magazine into the sauna to pass the time. We also have a Fasciablaster that you may take in.
9. Can a friend join me in the sauna?
Yes! Our sauna will comfortably accommodate you and a friend. When you schedule your appointment, please let us know if another person will be joining you. Please note that the sessions are priced per person but an additional $10 covers the cost of an extra person.
10. What should I expect afterwards?
Dry off with a towel and allow your body to cool down naturally. You should drink at least 24 oz of water with electrolytes to rehydrate.
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