Infrared Sauna Room
Calming, balancing, and grounding to your spirit, our Canadian Hemlock sauna uses infrared heat to help your body release toxins, heavy metals, and environmental chemicals. This technology aids in weight loss, relaxation, relieving unwanted pain, increasing circulation, and purifying your skin.
What To Expect
When you come in for a sauna appointment, you have the room all to yourself. We provide a soft wrap if you prefer modesty, which many guests do, and a towel to use as a pillow if you’d like. We also have magazines and inspirational books if you want something to mindlessly occupy the time. If you are concerned about being all sweaty before heading back to work, we have wet and dry towels to freshen up with, as well as an after-sauna body spray.
Sauna Room Rates
$20 – 15 minutes (1 person), $30 – 15 minutes (2 people)
$35 – 30 minutes (1 person), $40 – 15 minutes (2 people)
$10 – 15 minutes, when added onto spa services
$20 – 30 minutes, when added onto spa services
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BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY
– By Dr. Amy Myers (via MindBodyGreen.com)
- 1. Detoxification
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.
- 2. Relaxation
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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To ensure that you have a safe & positive experience with our sauna, please review these conditions which may exclude you from sauna use at this time. Should you need to forfeit your reserved use of the sauna due to any of these conditions, you will not be charged for the cancellation of this portion of your appointment.
Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anti-cholinergics such as amitryptaline 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. 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 infrared waves or elevated body temperature.
- Cardiovascular Conditions
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 caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and 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.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
- Pacemakers / Defibrillators
The magnets used to assemble our wooden saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna to discuss the possible risks this may cause.
- 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, 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.
- 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 your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
- Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone To Bleeding
The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding. Consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared sauna until the fever subsides.
- Insensitivity to Heat
An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use an infrared sauna.
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 their menstrual flow.
- Joint Injury
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the 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.