What is an Infrared Sauna Session?
Infrared saunas penetrate the skin on a deeper level than traditional saunas and are believed to have improved detoxification properties. Burn up to 600 calories in just one 15-20mins session. Relax and rejuvenate while you unwind, meditate, or listen to music.
How to Prepare
Be prepared to sweat! A water bottle is advised to bring along with you and we are happy to refill it for you. You may also want to bring some loose clothing and sandals to change into after your sauna session. Other than that, we provide you with the necessary times needed for you to enjoy our infrared saunas.
The sauna itself will have two face towels freshly placed before each session (one to sit on and one to place your feet on) and we will be sure you have a full body towel to use as well. You can choose to undress and just wear the towel in the sauna, wear a bathing suit, or wear workout type clothing. Most choose to wear a bathing suit and then use the towel. We also will provide a washcloth in a bowl of cool, aromatherapy water and a little aromatherapy spray to use during or after your session. Our sauna can comfortably fit 2 guests if you want to have a friend join you ($25 per additional guest per session).
NOTE: The temperature reading is not an indicator of the actual benefit received from the use of the infrared sauna. You will still receive maximum benefit regardless of the ambient temperature due to the penetration of the infrared rays into the body.
The infrared sauna is a great way to remove toxins, relax muscles, improve blood circulation, increase your heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, soften skin, relax and rejuvenate your mind! Saunas may also help reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and can be advantageous for muscle recovery after sports. People experiencing depression and anxiety may also find sauna bathing helpful.
Other Related Benefits: The supposed benefits of using an infrared sauna are similar to those experienced with a traditional sauna. These include:
- better sleep
- weight loss
- relief from sore muscles
- relief from joint pain such as arthritis
- clear and tighter skin
- improved circulation
- help for people with chronic fatigue syndrome
According to Harvard Health Watch, the average person will lose a pint of sweat during a brief visit to a sauna, and should drink plenty of water when they get out to help replenish.
- Provides Magnesium. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, the first being calcium.
- Promotes Sleep and Stress Reduction.
- Helps with Constipation.
- Exercise Performance and Recovery.
- Reduced Pain and Swelling.
Don’t Use a Sauna if:
- You are already dehydrated after a workout.
- if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythm, or unstable angina. If you have any of these health conditions, limit your sauna use to five minutes per visit, and make sure to cool down slowly.
- Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, before using a sauna.
- Do not use a sauna if you take medications which interfere with your body’s ability to regulate temperature, or medications which make you drowsy.
- Do not use a sauna if you are ill.
- Drink at least one full glass of water before and after using a sauna, to avoid dehydration.
- Do not drink alcohol before, during, or after sauna use.
- Do not use recreational drugs before, during, or after sauna use.
- Do not eat a large meal prior to using a sauna.
- It is recommended that healthy people not sit in a sauna for more than 20 minutes at a time. If you are new to the sauna experience, listen to your body and start slowly (for no more than 5 to 10 minutes per session). You can build up your tolerance for the heat over multiple visits.
- Never let yourself fall asleep in a sauna.
- Exit the sauna if you feel dizzy or ill.
Please talk to your doctor; may recommend avoiding long sauna sessions.