WHAT IS INFRARED?
Infrared is an invisible wavelength of light (experienced as heat) that has the ability to safely penetrate your body on a cellular level and raise core body temperature. Each wavelength of the Full Spectrum (Far, Middle, Near) targets different parts of the body to produce specific health benefits:
The Far wavelength is the longest wavelength, targeting tightly stored toxins within your body that are broken up with the Infrared heat. Once broken up, they are now free to be purged through sweat, the body's natural way to release toxins.
The Mid wavelength, the second longest wavelength, targets muscle and joint tissue - reducing inflammation and increasing flexion. This, in turn, results in pain relief and aids in physical performance. It is commonly recommended by Physical Therapists and is an effective therapy for those who practice sports, exercise, or are in physical recovery.
The Near wavelength, the shortest wavelength, targets the skin - increasing collagen, encouraging skin cell rejuvenation, and aiding in fine lines and wrinkle reduction. This specific wavelength is great for anti-aging benefits and is also effective for those who have surgical scars.
In addition to these health benefits, the Full Spectrum of Infrared technology also produces an expanded range of other benefits, including weight loss, reduced blood pressure, and healthy, glowing skin. Plus, when your body is well detoxed, your whole internal Ecosystem is going to function and flow much easier and more efficiently. It's an awesome domino effect of enhanced health.
HOW SAFE IS INFRARED HEAT?
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Within nature, Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. Infrared light is used by various physicians and is even used to warm babies in the hospital.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN INFRARED AND TRADITIONAL SAUNA?
Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional hot rock or steam saunas, which can operate in excess of 200°F, infrared heat is effective at a more comfortable temperature, between 100°-145°F. Traditional saunas heat the air vs. within the body directly. Because infrared heat penetrates the body instead of simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxification. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins as opposed to just 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN THE SAUNA?
It is up to you. Most clients prefer to go in the nude, while some like to wear workout clothes. Either way, towels must be placed on the bench, and shoes are strictly prohibited. Going nude vs. wearing light clothing will not alter the effectiveness of your sauna session.
DO YOU PROVIDE SHOWERS AND TOWELS?
We provide fresh towels and body wipes for your convenience. We do not, however, provide showers for infrared sauna sessions. If able, we suggest not showering for up to an hour afterward, as you will continue to sweat out toxins as you cool down.
DOES INFRARED TECHNOLOGY INTERFERE WITH IMPLANTS (METAL, SILICONE, ETC.)?
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 an infrared sauna.
CAN I USE AN INFRARED SAUNA DURING PREGNANCY?
No. Women who are pregnant should not experience any therapies that raise their core body pressure. This also applies to traditional saunas, steam rooms, and jacuzzis. Post-birth and during breast feeding, infrared therapy is typically safe to resume. However, please consult your doctor prior to booking a session.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE THE SAUNA?
Just like any wellness or fitness practice, you will see greater results the more you do it! That being said, the recommended frequency depends on your individual health and wellness goals, as well as your lifestyle. Clinical studies have shown the effectiveness of three sessions per week for focused therapies, and many clients customize and incorporate their infrared therapy sessions into their regular routines and post-workouts. Whether it’s once a week, less, or more, we have purchase options to easily integrate infrared sauna therapy into your schedule.
HOW DO I STAY HYDRATED?
Water bottles with a lid are permitted in the sauna cabin. You may bring your own water bottle, we also offer filtered water and you may bring g a glass with you. It is important to remain hydrated before and after your sauna session.
WHAT IS YOUR MINIMUM AGE TO USE THE SERVICES?
Our Infrared Saunas are for those aged 16 years and older. Clients under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a consent form.
WHAT IF I DON'T SWEAT DURING MY FIRST SESSION?
Don’t worry. For some people, it takes a few sessions before the body really begins to sweat profusely and the “dams break open," so to speak. Hydration or lack thereof can also affect the amount you sweat. However, it is important to remember that even if you aren’t sweating, you are still receiving the therapeutic benefits of infrared heat. You win no matter what! But chances are strong, you'll have a great sweat.