Increase Metabolism, Burn Calories & Lose Weight
Relieve Pain & Heal Faster
Improves the Immune System
Reduces Stress, Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety
Reduces Blood Pressure
Like all professional equipment, you may put yourself at risk if you do not fully understand how to use the sauna. Infrared sauna use as creating a cure for or treating any disease is neither implied nor should be inferred. Consult with your physician if you are unsure if an infrared sauna is right for you. Drinking water and/or an electrolyte enhanced water is strongly recommended before and after use.
If any of the below apply to you, consult your physician prior to sauna use:
Cardiovascular Issues, Obesity or Diabetes
Individuals suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory problems or diabetes should consult a physician prior to use. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow 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.
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician since some medications may induce drowsiness, while others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitriptyline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress. The use of alcohol, drugs or medications prior to a sauna session may lead to unconsciousness.
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 to maintain core body temperature. If elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
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. When using with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.
Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated with Reduced Ability to Sweat or Perspire
Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult a physician.
Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone to Bleeding
The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
Fever & Insensitivity to Heat
Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. This should not preclude sauna use.
Recent (acute) joint injury should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using.
Pacemakers / Defibrillators
The magnets used to assemble our saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.
What’s the difference between infrared and traditional saunas?
The difference is the heat source. The traditional sauna uses electric or hot rocks to heat the air to between 180 to 220F which then heats the surface area of the skin. FIR (far infrared) uses state of the art carbon panels that create radiant heat between 100 to 140F that raises core body temperature from deep inside. This infrared light energy penetrates body tissues, muscles, and organs up to 3 inches below the skin. The purpose of an infrared sauna is to give you maximum benefits at a lower temperature and for a longer session. While in a traditional sauna, many users experience light headedness, claustrophobia and difficulty breathing and then feel depleted. Alternatively, FIR users are incredibly comfortable and relaxed and then feel energetically rejuvenated. Trust us, it’s much different and much better!
Is it safe?
First and foremost, infrared heat is Safe, Essential, and Healthy for ALL living beings. In fact, hospitals across the USA have been using far infrared heat to keep newborn and premature babies warm for decades. Radiant heat is produced by the sun and our own bodies.
What do I wear?
The more skin exposed to the infrared, the better. Most people wear minimal athletic wear or a swimsuit. You may want to bring loose clothes to change into.
How often should I visit? Will I sweat on the first session?
This answer will vary depending on your intentions and state of health. It is recommended that you ease into sauna use to give your body a chance to acclimate. If you’ve used an infrared sauna recently, then come on in for regular sessions.
To truly detox and get optimal results, it is recommended to come 2-3 times per week. One time will help relieve stress and pain. For maintenance and self-care, most clients come 1-2 times per month
Don't be surprised if you don't sweat during the first few sessions. Sweating will increase with regular use. Since it is a deeper sweat, you won't necessarily notice the sweat until later in your session or after a few visits. This is also individual since every(body) is different.
Do you have showers and changing rooms?
The sauna is in a private room, so you can change once you enter. We do not offer showers. It is recommended to let your body cool down naturally and your pores to close for at least 30 minutes after your session. Simply, dry off with a towel and save the shower for later.
Is it best to use the sauna before or after a massage?
A sauna session is perfect for inducing relaxation and for warming up muscle tissue so that it is more receptive prior to a massage to optimize the treatment. Post massage, you’ll further stimulate your circulatory and lymphatic systems, leading to a deeper detoxification. The heat therapy will open your pores and allow the quality oils to be absorbed. It’s also an amazing way to take the time and space to allow your bodywork to settle for maximum benefits.
What should I do after my sauna session?
Cool down naturally, then shower. Replenish with water and electrolytes. Enjoy your radiant skin and elevated mood.