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Read below to learn about the vast health benefits of these two powerful therapies. Also, check out our blog post on the synergistic effects of combining the infrared suana, red light therapy, and massage therapy!
An infrared sauna uses infrared heaters to emit radiant dry heat, which is absorbed by the skin and provides warmth to the body. Unlike traditional steam saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared saunas heat your body directly without significantly raising the surrounding air temperature. Infrared saunas are known for their potential health benefits; here are some key features and benefits of infrared saunas:
1. Detoxification: Sweating is one of the body's natural ways of eliminating toxins. Infrared saunas can induce a deep sweat, potentially aiding in the removal of heavy metals and other toxins from the body.
2. Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Many people find that the heat of an infrared sauna helps them relax and reduces stress. The soothing warmth can promote the release of endorphins, which are natural mood lifters.
3. Pain Relief: Infrared heat can penetrate the body's tissues, which may help alleviate muscle and joint pain. The heat can help relax muscles and improve blood flow to the affected area, potentially reducing pain and promoting healing. It's often used by athletes and individuals with conditions like arthritis for pain management.
4. Improved Circulation: Infrared saunas can increase heart rate and dilate blood vessels, which may lead to improved circulation. This can potentially benefit cardiovascular health.
5. Improved Cardiovascular Health: Regular use of an infrared sauna may have cardiovascular benefits, such as improving blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease.
6. Skin Health: Sweating in an infrared sauna can open up pores and promote healthy skin. Some users report improved complexion and reduced acne symptoms.
7. Immune System Support: There is evidence to suggest that regular sauna use might boost the immune system, making it easier for the body to fend off illnesses.
8. Better Sleep: Some people find that using an infrared sauna before bedtime helps them relax and sleep more soundly. The heat can induce a state of relaxation that promotes better sleep.
Infrared Sauna sessions are 30 minutes long. A session can be a stand-alone visit or combined with Red Light Therapy and/or massage therapy. Our Infrared Sauna fits up to two people.
It's important to note that while there is scientific evidence supporting the potential health benefits of infrared saunas, more research is needed to establish their efficacy definitively. While many people report positive experiences with infrared saunas, individual responses can vary. Though infrared saunas offer numerous health benefits, they are not suitable for everyone. It's essential to be aware of the contraindications, which are medical conditions or circumstances where using an infrared sauna is not advisable or should be done with caution. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new therapy, especially if you have any underlying health concerns. Here are some common contraindications for infrared sauna use:
1. Pregnancy: Pregnant women should avoid using infrared saunas, as excessive heat can potentially harm the developing fetus and lead to overheating. It's essential to maintain a stable body temperature during pregnancy.
2. Cardiovascular Conditions: Individuals with heart conditions, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, or a history of heart attacks, should consult a healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna. Sauna use can increase heart rate and blood pressure, which may not be safe for those with heart issues.
3. Hemophilia: People with blood disorders, particularly hemophilia, should avoid infrared saunas. The heat can increase the risk of bleeding and complications.
4. Fever and Acute Illness: If you have a fever or are currently experiencing an acute illness or infection, it's best to skip the sauna until you've recovered. Introducing additional heat to your body during illness can exacerbate symptoms and potentially prolong your recovery time.
5. Certain Skin Conditions: People with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or open wounds should avoid infrared saunas, as the heat may worsen these conditions or cause discomfort.
6. Medications: Some medications can interact negatively with the heat in an infrared sauna. Consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that your medications do not pose any risks in combination with sauna use.
7. Recent Surgery: If you've had recent surgery, particularly involving the implantation of medical devices or prosthetics, consult with your surgeon or healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna. The heat may affect the surgical area.
8. Dehydration: Individuals who are severely dehydrated or prone to dehydration should avoid infrared saunas. Sweating during a session can exacerbate dehydration if not properly hydrated before and after.
9. Neurological Conditions: Those with neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), may find that their symptoms worsen with increased body temperature.
10. Elderly Individuals: Older adults may be more sensitive to temperature extremes and should use caution when using an infrared sauna. They should ensure they can handle the heat comfortably and stay well-hydrated.
Always consult with your healthcare provider if you have any medical concerns or conditions before incorporating infrared sauna sessions into your wellness routine. They can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your specific health needs and circumstances.
Red light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation or low-level laser therapy, involves the exposure of the skin and body to low levels of red and near-infrared light. This non-invasive treatment has gained popularity for its potential health and wellness benefits. If you are looking for natural, safe, non-invasive and chemical-free ways to transform your health, use of red light therapy can make all the difference. The list of benefits and research proving them is nearly endless, so whether you need help with skin care, wound healing, anxiety, depression, weight loss, sleep, hormone health, or the immune system, red light therapy is the reliable, science-supported way to do it. Some of the potential benefits of red light therapy include:
1. Improved Skin Health: Red light therapy may stimulate collagen production and promote the healing of skin wounds and scars. It is often used for skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema, as well as to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Pain Relief: Many people use red light therapy to alleviate pain and inflammation. It may be effective in reducing muscle and joint pain, arthritis pain, and pain associated with injuries or chronic conditions.
3. Reduced Inflammation: Red light therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, which can benefit various health conditions characterized by inflammation, such as osteoarthritis and autoimmune disorders.
4. Improved Circulation: It may help improve blood circulation by stimulating the formation of new capillaries, potentially aiding in better oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells.
5. Enhanced Wound Healing: Red light therapy may accelerate the healing of wounds, cuts, and surgical incisions by promoting the production of new blood vessels and collagen and it boosts stem cell replication so every healing phase can be more efficient.
6. Hair Growth: Some studies suggest that red light therapy may promote hair growth and reduce hair loss in individuals with certain types of alopecia or thinning hair.
7. Mood Enhancement: Red light therapy may have a positive impact on mood and mental well-being, potentially by increasing the production of serotonin and reducing symptoms of conditions like seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
8. Reduced Fatigue and Muscle Recovery: Athletes and fitness enthusiasts use red light therapy for quicker muscle recovery and reduced exercise-induced fatigue.
9. Joint Health: It may help improve joint health by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair, potentially benefiting individuals with conditions like osteoarthritis.
10. Hormonal Balance: Red light therapy has been known to regulate the production of Melatonin (aka the sleep hormone). Melatonin regulates our circadian rhythm, it also regulates when all the other hormones are secreted throughout the day. A disrupted sleep cycle also means the overproduction of stress hormones, adrenal fatigue, and many more negative effects on your body.
Red Light Therapy sessions are 20 minutes long; they can be a targeted or a full body treatment. A session can be a stand-alone visit or combined with Infrared Sauna and/or massage therapy. For two people, the time will be doubled.
Red light therapy does not have any known negative side effects. It is natural, non-invasive, and doesn’t cause tissue damage. You can read information directly from the manufacturer of our red light therapy devices here. There is a great information here, complete with sources - please check it out!
Per the manufacturer: "Red light therapy is perfectly safe. Since it does not use ablation or heating for its healing effects, there is no risk of burns or scars. Still, it is important to closely follow instructions, stick to the recommended dosages, mind the daily limit, and not stare directly into your red light therapy device. It is advised that people in certain situations consult their doctor before using any form of red light therapy. This includes those who:
Even though there is no evidence that red light therapy would negatively affect people in these conditions, caution is still advised. Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have any medical concerns or conditions before incorporating red light therapy sessions into your wellness routine. They can provide personalized advice and guidance based on your specific health needs and circumstances.
Infrared Sauna: 30 min, $30
Red Light Therapy: 20 min, $15
Combo: 50 min total, $40 (Save $5!)
2nd Person/Sauna: $5
2nd Person/Red Light: $10 (add 10 min)
Please note: Our courtesy discounts apply to massage therapy, MLD, and Reiki only.
Infrared Sauna: 30 min, $27
Red Light Therapy: 20 min, $13
Combo: 50 min total, $35 (Save $10!)
2nd Person/Sauna: $5
2nd Person/Red Light: $10 (add 10 min)
Infrared Sauna: 30 minutes, $25
Red Light Therapy: 20 minutes, $10
Combo: 50 minutes total, $30 (Save $15!)
2nd Person/Sauna: FREE
2nd Person/Red Light: $10 (add 10 min)
*Stand-Alone or Massage Add-On sessions. Available (unlimited) to those with an active Monthly Membership in good standing.
Hydration is essential when using an infrared sauna, as the sauna session can cause you to sweat and lose fluids. Please remember to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your infrared sauna session to stay properly hydrated and make the most of the therapy's benefits while ensuring your safety and well-being.
Here's why staying hydrated is crucial during and after your infrared sauna session:
Prevent Dehydration: Sweating is the body's natural cooling mechanism, and during an infrared sauna session, you can sweat quite a bit. Without proper hydration, you risk becoming dehydrated, which can lead to dizziness, headaches, and even heat-related illnesses.
Maintain Balance: Hydration is crucial for maintaining the balance of electrolytes in your body. Sweating can lead to the loss of essential minerals like sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Drinking water helps replenish these electrolytes.
Enhance Detoxification: One of the touted benefits of infrared saunas is detoxification. Adequate hydration supports the body's ability to eliminate toxins through sweat and urine, effectively enhancing the detox process.
Boost Recovery: Hydrating after an infrared sauna session helps with muscle recovery and reduces the risk of post-sauna soreness. It aids in the removal of waste products and lactic acid that may accumulate during exercise or the sauna session.
Maximize Benefits: Staying well-hydrated ensures you get the most out of your infrared sauna experience. Proper hydration can help you feel more energized, relaxed, and rejuvenated after the session.
Complimentary bottled water is available in the room - drink as much as you need! Just please do not take it into the sauna with you!