WHAT IS AN INFRARED SAUNA?
Infrared saunas use ‘far’ infrared light to penetrate deep within body tissue, muscle and bones.
Unlike traditional saunas that use heated rocks to increase your body temperature, making it difficult to breathe, an infrared sauna uses invisible infrared light, which makes for a much more comfortable experience. By penetrating deep into the body, this allows your core temperature to slowly rise allowing your body to gently detoxify and remove the build up of unwanted toxins in your system.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE AN INFRARED SAUNA?
Infrared saunas may be beneficial for a range of health conditions including:
- Reducing Viral and Bacterial Infections
- Improves skin tone, acne, eczema and dermatitis
- Muscle fatigue and recovery
- Water retention and Weight Loss
- Energy production
- Weight loss
- Immune boosting
- Stress relief
WHAT BRAND OF SAUNAS DO WE USE?
We use Sunlighten saunas which are extremely low EMF and built with 100% toxin free wood and materials.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND?
You can definitely bring a friend. The saunas are built to fit 2 people, though the seating arrangements are cozy. We charge an extra $5 per session per person.
DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY?
Yes. We have a strict 8 hour cancelation policy. If you do miss or cancel your appointment with less that 8 hours notice, you will be responsible for payment.
ARE THE SAUNA ROOMS PRIVATE?
Yes, the sauna room is 100% private.
WHAT SHOULD YOU WEAR DURING YOUR SESSION?
The sauna room is private so we welcome you to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in – which can be nothing at all. Please remember to sit on a towel during your session.
SHOULD I SHOWER DURING THE SESSION IF I GET HOT?
No, we do not recommend showering mid-way through an infrared sauna session as this will immediately reduce your core body temperature and halt the detoxification process. If you don’t mind being a little sweaty, we recommend waiting 30 minutes after a session to shower. Your body may continue to sweat for at least 30 minutes after a sauna session so best to wait.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING (and not bring) TO YOUR SESSION?
Bring a change of clothing and a water bottle with electrolytes. We supply towels. Do not bring or apply body lotions or oils before you enter the sauna, as these stain the untreated wood.
WHO SHOULD BE CAREFUL WHEN USING AN INFRARED SAUNA?
- Children under the age of 18
- People above the age of 65
- Anyone with cardiovascular conditions
- Individuals prone to bleeding
- Pregnant women should avoid using the infrared sauna; and
- Individuals suffering from chronic health conditions should always consult with their physician prior to use.
- Individual with metal implants/joint replacements
If you are unsure about using an infrared sauna, always consult with your doctor or physician first.
HOW ARE THE SAUNAS CLEANED?
We clean the saunas after each use with organic and natural based products.
HOW OFTEN and how long SHOULD YOU USE THE INFRARED SAUNA?
We recommend at least upwards of twice a week. It can depend on your goal or condition and you can use it daily if you wish. We recommend starting with a 30 minute sauna, cooling off just for a bit, every 10 minutes. As you become a more seasoned sauna-ist, sessions can last up to 60 minutes.