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What is Infrared Sauna and How does it work?
IF Sauna is dry and uses infrared light to heat the sauna.
IF Saunas only get up to about 150° which gives the user a more comfortable
feel than traditional saunas.
The majority of the heat in the IF Sauna is used to heat the body, vs heating the air,
making breathing in the sauna more beneficial.
IF Saunas are more effective at giving the body full benefits, as listed below.
IF Sauna produces the same infrared heat produced by the sun and Infrared heat
is required for all living things for optimum health.
Imagine sitting in the sunshine for 3 days straight, but getting all those benefits
in a fraction of the time!
When used as intended as part of a healthy lifestyle, IF saunas may help
living well with certain chronic diseases or conditions.
Heavy metals can be detoxed/released from the body via the sweat.
Infrared can help in breaking down the toxins stored in the fat tissue.
Infrared heat is all around us and you have felt it from sources like fire, heated sand on the beach and the sun (without the harmful ultraviolet waves that the sun gives off). Just as visible light has a range of wavelengths (running from red to violet), so does infrared light: longer wavelength infrared waves are thermal, while short or near infrared waves are not hot at all, in fact, you cannot even feel them.
How it works/ what to expect:
The heat from an infrared sauna is soaked up by the skin, which raises body temperature deep inside the core and promotes a deeper level of detox than ordinary saunas can provide.
This deeper level of detoxification helps rid the body of excess toxins ranging from
heavy metals, chemicals, radioactive particles.
You will need to drink plenty of water before and after your session, so please plan accordingly.
You may wear loose comfortable clothing, or we offer robes to change into. You will most likely do some sweating, so plan accordingly.
Once in the sauna room, you will change, and enter the sauna. We then have you choose a color to help benefit your sauna session. (also called Chromotherapy, see below for more on this)
You sit in the sauna, and we have relaxing music, or you may listed to your own.
Once the session is complete, you will be given a balanced electrolyte to drink.
What will happen while in the sauna / what are signs of detoxing?
Most people will experience sweating while in the sauna.
Sweating in an infrared sauna will be a different experience from sweating in the gym.
Due to the fact that a far infrared sauna produces heat from wavelengths that penetrate your skin, rather than heat the air around you, you will benefit from a deeper sweat.
The sweat your body produces is usually thicker and more viscous
because the content of the sweat is more than just water.
Benefits of IF Sauna:
Stress /Fatigue Reduction
Relief of Sore Muscles
Joint Pain Relief
Helps Peripheral Blood Vessels Dilate
Promoted Weight Loss
Improves Appearance of Cellulite
Lowered Blood Pressure
Clear and Tighter Skin
**Benefits may happen as a result of using IF Sauna, but not guaranteed.
Precautions/ Who should not use IF Sauna?
If for any reason you are questioning if you should use the IF Sauna, please consult your physician. However, these are the known reasons to limit or avoid use of the IF Sauna.
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding/ Planning to become pregnant
Under 15 years old- children will not be permitted in the sauna
Hemophiliacs/Individuals Prone to Bleeding – The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
Fever– 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.
Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse– Contrary to popular believe, 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. Guests who appear intoxicated or inform us of alcohol consumption prior to use of the sauna will forfeit their scheduled appointment and no refund or credit will be issued.
Pacemakers/Defibrillators – The magnets used to assemble infrared saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may case.
Taking Medications-Diuretics, barbiturates and beta‐blockers that 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.
Menstruation – Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow.
The Elderly – Guests over the age of 70 will be permitted for infrared sauna use, however, at a lower temperature, as the body's core does not require the higher temps to create the same result.
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.
Chronic Conditions– Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
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.
Implants – 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