Relax and enjoy detoxifying in our private Infrared Sauna. Unlike traditional saunas, which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and relieves stress. Not only will you leave feeling fully refreshed and rejuvenated after each session, you will have burned up to approximately 600 calories! For more information on what to expect and infrared benefits, click here.
Infrared Sauna - Details
Introduction to an Infrared Sauna:
An Infrared sauna can be a powerful tool in the battle to overcome illness or in simply improving your overall health. These powerful detoxification devices are similar to conventional saunas that you may see at the gym, but differ in how they expose your body to heat. Infrared light is absorbed by your body, and works to heat from the inside out—as opposed to traditional saunas that work through an outside-in approach. Infrared saunas offer themselves as unique tools in helping to maintain a healthy natural balance.
Healing Powers of Radiant Light:
Infrared saunas are known to have no health risk for healthy people of any age and be much more efficient and natural than traditional Scandinavian saunas. Infrared saunas utilize the same type of energy that the sun baths us in, although only a specific part. The infrared spectrum of light is very friendly, and highly beneficial, to your body. It is a soft, radiant heat that penetrates the skin up to two inches for therapeutic benefits. Infrared rays are so safe, they are used in incubators for premature babies. NASA has used it to help boost the metabolism of astronauts, and doctors have taken advantage of the same mechanisms it sets in motion to treat heart patients for decades! Infrared saunas truly are one the most powerful products you can use for overall improvement of your health.
6 Benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy:
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins. Many find it beneficial to take a sauna at the first sign of cold or flu, as it may have an immune boosting effect and decrease the reproduction rate of viruses.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping 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.
- Pain Relief
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, especially in the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
- Weight Loss
As you might know, sweating is a great way to burn calories and rid your body of unwanted toxins. The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate — the same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising. When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, your body will burn more calories, resulting in weight loss. Scientific research has concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories. A question many face from time to time is… How do you sweat when you’re injured, or unable to exercise? The best way… in an infrared sauna!
- Improved Circulation
As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it.
- Skin Purification
Infrared sauna technology can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
Preparing for your Session and what to Expect:
Please do not eat anything for at least an hour before, and avoid alcohol prior to your sauna session. You are more likely to feel uncomfortable sitting in a sauna with a full stomach. Choosing to take a hot shower or bath prior to the sauna session will further promote perspiration.
Please do not wear fragrance or cologne while in the sauna.
After changing into a comfy robe, you will be led to your private sauna room. Most people chose to enjoy the sauna without clothing. More skin exposure is certainly preferable, because cloth blocks the infrared rays and they will not be able to reach your body. You will be provided towels to lay on and to use as you perspire.
You may not sweat much during your first 2-3 sauna sessions. This is normal for many people, as they haven’t had a recent history of sweating, and it takes a few sessions to “retrain” the body to do what comes naturally.
During your infrared sauna session we recommend doing some activity that takes you away from your everyday routine and makes you more peaceful and relaxed. Now is a perfect time to get a book, do some breathing exercises, or simply enjoy listening to some music under our Chromotherapy Lighting
Take care not to overheat during your first few sessions. As the body continues to adjust, sweating can increase dramatically and body temperature regulation becomes more effective. Keep in mind the temperature will continue to rise as you enjoy the sauna session. The optimal sauna temperature is 100°F to 130°F. For first times, the duration of a session will be 20 minutes, and gradually increase to 30-40 minutes in later sessions.
It is essential to drink plenty of water, before, during and after a session. Doing so will replenish fluids lost during perspiration. Our Kangan Water® is a great way to replenish electrolytes in conjunction with your session!
An infrared sauna can cause hyperthermia and should be used with care. As a general rule, if at some moment you will stop sweating or feel bad and uncomfortable, go out of the sauna immediately. Never use a sauna after alcohol intake and don’t drink alcohol while taking a sauna. If you have a fever or just feel bad it is better not to take a sauna. Don’t force yourself into taking a sauna. It should be pleasant activity. It is strongly not recommended to sleep in sauna.
It is very important not to rush in hurry right after the sauna. We recommend scheduling your time in such way that you will have at least 15 minutes of free time after the sauna. A very important rule is to allow your body to cool down a little. Immediate switching to cold environment can be a shock. Then take a shower or bath to wash away sweat. Try not to use soap or gel. Your pores are open after sweating and chemicals can easy clog them and penetrate into your body.
How often you should take sauna sessions? Typically most people see amazing benefits with once or twice a week.
Contraindications for use of Infrared Sauna Therapy
- Prescription drugs: always check with your primary health care practitioner to be sure any medications you are taking
- Uncontrolled blood pressure; blood pressure that is uncontrolled or over 160/95
- Heart problems; if you have unstable or high risk cardiac concerns
- Thrombophlebitis – vein inflammation or possible thrombus/clots
- Arteriosclerosis – hardening of the arteries
- Acute illness – when you are actively sick
- Kidney disease
- Diabetes – blood sugar may be adversely affected