Instead of steam or flame-stoked heat, infrared saunas use infrared lamps to create warmth. The process allows the sauna to operate at a lower temperature, while still providing therapeutic benefits that reach deeper into the muscles and joints. Health benefits include: easing muscle and joint pain, reducing stress levels, improving cardiovascular health, skin health and more.
Sauna Sessions are 20-45 minutes long. Please bring a towel to sit on to help us keep it clean for you and others. Our Sauna can accommodate up to 4 people. Please note that during class times the class music is loud, so if you're looking for a peaceful sauna session, schedule outside of class times. To reach your desired temperature, please call ahead so we can preheat the sauna (minimum 30-minute notice preferred). If you prefer max temp (170) please call at least an hour before your preferred time.
Please bring a towel to sit on during your session to help us keep things as sanitary as possible. Additional minutes can be purchased for $1 per minute. Package options are available. Prices vary for multiple people.
24 hour cancellation policy
Chromotherapy (or color light therapy) combined with infrared heat, can also promote healing in a variety of areas in the body and mind. Poor mental health can cause poor physical health, and vice versa, so it’s important to make sure we find ways to promote wellness in both of these areas on a consistent basis.
Chromotherapy with a sauna allows your body to achieve amazing health benefits in both the mind and body, healing you from the inside out.
What is Chromotherapy? For centuries, humankind has explored the health benefits of chromotherapy, also referred to as color therapy, colorology, and color light therapy. This holistic alternative treatment uses light in a variety of colors to help heal the body’s energy levels, either by looking at a color or shining the light of the color on a specific area of the body. The essence of Chromotherapy is that the body and colors are connected and different colors can heal and improve different parts of the body.
What Does Color Light Therapy Do? Chromotherapy, or color light therapy, uses the light of colors on specific areas of the body to promote wellness from certain ailments. From killing off bacteria that causes acne, to stimulating the skin to reduce wrinkles, to helping alleviate SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) color light therapy provides a holistic and harmonious approach to healing our bodies and minds.
The colors as part of the visual spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, primarily 6 colors, combined with a light source like our sauna LED panels and generate currents that penetrate the body. Each color has a different composition and potential benefit. Let’s take a look at what each color can do to help improve your health:
-Green fights the "winter blues" and Seasonal Affective Disorder
-Blue kills bacteria that produces acne, relieves migraines
-Purple Reduces anxiety and promotes tranquility
-Red Stimulates skin cells to reduce wrinkles
-Orange Promotes cheerfulness and mental clarity
-Yellow Promotes positivity and spirituality
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common medical condition where blood is flowing throughout the body and blood vessels at a greater force than normal. This puts added stress on the heart and can cause damage to the arteries if not resolved.
Nearly 50% of adults living in the United States have high blood pressure, which is “defined as a systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or are taking medication for hypertension.” In some cases, people with high blood pressure don’t feel any symptoms at all. That’s why it is considered the “silent killer”.
Those who do report symptoms notice one or more of the following:
The good news is that incorporating an infrared sauna into your health regimen is a great alternative to prescription medications in helping combat high blood pressure. As with any medical alternative, you should check with your doctor to see if infrared sauna therapy is right for you.
When we think of detoxing, we may think of drinking a lot of lemon water, eating foods high in antioxidants, or even fasting. While these are some ways to accomplish a detox and live healthier, there’s one method that many may overlook: sweating. Sweating, or perspiring, is where sweat glands on the skin release a salt-based liquid in response to exercise or exposure to high heat. It’s the body’s natural process of regulating temperature and cooling us down. It’s one of the most important involuntary body functions we have and it’s good for you. But, when it comes to how we as humans sweat, some causes are better and more healthier than others. Being exposed to sun for extended periods can cause more harm than good if we’re not prepared, causing sunburns, and an increased risk of skin cancer. Exercising is a healthy way to sweat, as long as you don’t overexert yourself. However, If you have a more sedentary lifestyle or even an injury, it’s still important to sweat, and thereby detox. Saunas can help.
As we age, we’re often hyper-focused on maintaining or improving our health. A key element to that is boosting our immunity. Having a strong immune system helps prevent illness and infections, reduces fatigue, and alleviates digestion issues. How we go about boosting our immune system can vary. Some people opt for exercise, which is a great immunity booster, while others focus on diet, nutrition, sleep, and staying hydrated. In fact, all of these should be incorporated into one’s daily routine in order to live optimally. There is one additional method that can help our bodies thrive and it’s noninvasive, low-impact, calorie-free, and downright relaxing! This method is infrared sauna therapy.
A wound is the result of an impact on the body that breaks the skin and damages the tissue. The body works to heal the wound in a very methodical way, but it also depends on the type of wound. The blood clots right when the injury takes place due to the help of fibrin proteins. Then white blood cells work to kill any bacteria to prevent infection. Over time, collagen works to ultimately help seal the wound, sometimes with the help of stitches. But how long that entire process takes depends on the severity of the wound. Sometimes it can take months or even years. We then need to ask, are there ways to help expedite the process?
The first thing most people do when they get wounded or injured is to clean the area and put antibacterial ointment or a bandage on it. This is effective for smaller wounds that don’t require stitches. If stitches are needed, the healing process may take longer. However, besides the ointment and bandage treatment, there are other ways to help the wound healing process. One of those ways is by using an infrared sauna. The power of infrared light on the body and its beneficial effects is tried and true.
When you are stressed, your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol. As a result, glucose or body sugars (your primary source of energy) are released into your bloodstream. Your body naturally does this in order to give you the energy you need to escape from a difficult situation, widely known as your flight or fight response. Once you’ve relaxed, your adrenaline wears off and your blood sugar spike drops. This is when cortisol works quickly to replenish your energy supply. Since your stress levels caused your blood sugar to significantly drop, you naturally gravitate towards more sugary foods like pastries or ice cream. Allowing yourself to eat sugary foods can be harmless, however, when you are constantly stressed and constantly reaching for these kinds of food, it can create a vicious cycle that results in unwanted weight gain. Too much cortisol can cause you to crave more sugar than your body actually needs promoting overeating and weight gain. According to a study done by the Institute of Biomedical Science, an infrared sauna session promotes the release of cortisol by increasing core body temperature. This will then help control sugar levels, regulate metabolism, help reduce inflammation, and assist with memory formulation. Beyond that, infrared studies have shown that with proper hydration, infrared can help promote weight loss.
How Much Weight Can I Lose in a Sauna? Evidence shows that in a 30-minute sauna session, a person can burn from 200-600 calories. Combined with exercise and a good diet, the sauna helps accelerate your goals.
What Temperature Should My Sauna Be Set for Weight Loss? To get acclimated to your sauna, set the temperature at the 100-degree mark. As you progress, you can gradually increase the temperature a little bit at a time until it reaches the 130-150 degree mark.
How Long Should I Sit in the Sauna for Weight Loss? A safe sauna session is 20-30 minutes. If you’re just starting out, begin with 5-10 minutes and work up from there.
Can the Sauna Make Me Reduce Belly Fat? On its own, no. However, when paired with a healthy diet and regular exercise, the addition of a sauna can help your body to burn more calories and lose more weight.
Unlike regular saunas, infrared saunas have the ability to penetrate the skin more deeply resulting in an increase in your metabolic rate. Metabolism is the process where your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. By increasing your metabolic rate you will burn more calories at rest and during any physical activity. Once your metabolism has significantly increased and you’ve reached your weight loss goal, you can begin to enjoy more of your favorite foods while maintaining the healthy body you’ve been working so hard for.
Cellulite is the accumulation of fat underneath the skin which creates a lumpy, dimple-like texture. Saunas help eliminate cellulite due to sweating, which leads to detoxification. Often by combining massage and infrared, you can see faster cellulite reduction. Beyond that, infrared helps increase the concentration of collagen production, leading to healthier, younger skin.
One of the first things that you’ll notice after a short time in your sauna is the beads of sweat that form on your skin.
Obivously, the longer your sauna session, the more you sweat. Sweating not only helps regulate your body’s temperature, but it’s a great way to detox and cleanse your pores.
According to a 2019 article medically reviewed by Shilpa Amin, M.D., CAQ, FAAFP “Sweating helps the skin remove heavy metals, with chemical elimination including BPA’s (bisphenol A), and PBA’s (polychlorinated biphenyls) and with bacterial cleansing.”
Too many negative toxins within the body that aren’t properly eliminated can have long-term problems.
Our sauna is beneficial for those who are experiencing issues, including:
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) & Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) Fibromyalgia
Other forms of chronic pain
Our sauna utilizes a series of near, mid, and far-infrared waves that penetrate various levels of the skin, tissue, muscle, and bones. Each of the wavelengths targets different parts of the body, and each comes with its own unique health benefits.
Other conditions that an infrared sauna may assist with pain management: Lupus
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Stress is something that can’t be avoided. It comes in different forms and varying degrees, either as part of a fight or flight response, occasional work or life stress or as an ongoing chronic experience. Each type comes with its share of traits and symptoms. Once we acknowledge it, it’s important to determine the source of our stress so we can start to manage or eliminate it.
The most common-sense way people relieve stress is by finding an environment that promotes relaxation and tranquility. A calm environment calms the mind—like an infrared sauna.
An infrared sauna promotes calm, acting like a mini getaway from the stressors of life. Once inside you can sit or recline in silence, read a book, listen to music, stretch your muscles, or meditate.
After you leave your sauna, you are left with a feeling of deep relaxation and a more positive mood and attitude that can last for hours and even lead to a better night’s sleep.
From the moment we step into an infrared sauna, a series of chemical changes begin to occur within our body, including an increase in temperature. Our blood vessels dilate and our circulation increases. This stimulates the release of endorphins, the ‘feel-good’ chemical, along with increasing our heart rate. As this is happening, unwanted toxins and lactic acid are carried away from our muscles, which then begin to loosen. This is all due to the far-infrared light, a wavelength that penetrates the muscles deep within the body and helps to relieve and relax from the inside out.
Infrared saunas use light to heat the body, as opposed to traditional saunas which use steam or convection heaters to warm the air. While there are some similarities, there are also some major differences between a traditional vs infrared. While traditional saunas operate at higher temperatures, this could be problematic for people with health problems related to high heat. Infrared saunas heat the body at lower, more tolerable temperatures. Infrared saunas utilize various wavelengths of light to heat the body in the form of near-, mid-, and far-infrared, which target different parts of the body. Each has its own unique benefits. Infrared sauna wavelengths, particularly far infrared, increase your core body temperature, allowing the blood vessels to expand. This increases blood flow, improves circulation, and delivers more nutrients throughout your system. Beyond circulation, infrared sauna sessions can provide a myriad of benefits. Adding infrared therapy to your wellness journey is a positive step in making health a priority for yourself and your family.