Infrared Sauna Sessions
Individual Sessions (30 minute max.) $25
Couple Sessions (30 minute max.) $35
Relax, lose weight, detoxify, get pain relief, improve circulation, lower your blood pressure and purify your skin with our Infrared Sauna Sessions.
Towels are provided.
Please bring a bathing suit or gym clothes (ex. tank and shorts) to wear in the sauna.
Are you interested in detoxification, relaxation, and increased circulation?
Have you been searching for a way to burn calories without adding pressure to your achy joints and muscles?
If so, infrared sauna therapy could be the missing link in achieving your optimal health.
As you might know, sweating is a great way to burn calories and rid your body of unwanted toxins, but how do you sweat when you’re injured, or unable to exercise? I like to sweat in an infrared sauna. Infrared saunas help your body release a number of toxins, including heavy metals, such as mercury and lead, and environmental chemicals. Infrared saunas can also help you achieve your ideal weight, relax, relieve unwanted pain, increase your circulation, and purify your skin.
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 7 times more toxins.
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.
3. Pain Relief
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can relieve this form of inflammation by increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles.
4. Weight Loss
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. An article titled, Effect of Sweating, in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.
5. Improved Circulation
As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. 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.
6. 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.
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Medical Conditions or Contradictions
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 core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to 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.
Saunas & 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.
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 takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.
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.
Chronic Conditions/Diseases Associated With A Reduced Ability To Sweat Or Perspire
Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
Hemophiliacs/ Individuals Prone to Bleeding
The use of Infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
Individuals should not use the sauna when they have a fever. Insensitivity to Heat- An individual that has insensitivity to heat should not use a sauna.
Pregnant women are NOT permitted to use the sauna.
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 saunas use during that time of the month.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an 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 be they 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, nevertheless you should consult your surgeon prior to using an 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), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of Infrared saunas. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the implant manufacturer to be certain.
- Infrared saunas work by using infrared heaters to convert light directly to heat. An infrared sauna uses soothing dry infrared heat that is well ventilated and extremely comfortable and relaxing.
- No clients under the age of 18 are permitted in the infrared Sauna without parental consent and unless accompanied by a supervising adult.
- You should prepare your skin for your session prior to your arrival. Skin should be free of deodorant, fragrances, oils, and lotions. Remove all make-up and jewelry.
- You should drink an adequate amount of water before, during and after infrared sauna treatment.
- If you are currently taking medications such as beta blockers, diuretics or barbiturates, which can affect your heart rate or interrupt your body’s natural abilities to sweat, contact your physician prior to use of infrared sauna.
- If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect any of the following disorders/conditions, please contact your physician prior to use of infrared sauna as it may not be appropriate for you: Adrenal suppression and systematic lupus erythematosus or multiple sclerosis, recent (acute, within 48 hours) joint injury, chronically hot and swollen joints, enclosed infections (either dental, in-joints or any other tissue, breastfeeding, metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implant due to the reflection of infrared rays by these articles, hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation, which can potentiate the tendency to bleed.
- Pregnant women are not permitted to use the infrared sauna.
- During your session we recommend wearing a bathing suit, sports bra and spandex towel, or something minimal. We provide towels that you must sit on during your session. This is mandatory. You must also bring your own personal towel for all treatments.
- Following the session, clients are asked to towel off, rest for several minutes and rehydrate before getting dressed and leaving.
- If you feel light-headed, dizzy, or heat exhausted; open the door, turn off dials that control the heaters, and place a cold, wet towel on the back of your head. Consult your primary care physician prior to using the sauna.
- Sauna sessions should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes at 140 degrees Fahrenheit maximum.