Frequently Asked Questions: Infrared Sauna

We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions for our Infrared Sauna.  You will also find a  short list of contraindications for the Infrared Sauna as well.  If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us for more information.  We are not able to provide medical guidance to you on existing conditions you may have, and we recommend that you contact your physician if you are not sure if the treatment will interfere with your situation.

How does an infrared sauna work?

The idea behind infrared therapy is to heat your body directly with infrared heat. In a traditional sauna you are just sitting in a hot room, 180-220 degrees. In an infrared sauna, the heat is heating your body directly and 20% of the heat is heating the air. You want to heat your body core, meaning your front core and your back core. Your body absorbs the infrared heat and reacts to it. The infrared heat raises your core body temperature and stimulates your lymphatic system, immune system and your cardiovascular system. Your body’s response to that is to sweat profusely. In addition to the infrared heat triggering a profuse sweat, the water in our body also resonate with far infrared heat and this also helps with the detoxification process. Our sessions are 50 minutes in a private room.  You can sauna alone with a friend or your significant other.  All our saunas have Chromotherapy at no extra cost.

Is infrared heat safe?

Infrared heat is completely safe and all objects give off and receive infrared heat. In fact, it is so safe, hospitals use similar heaters to warm newborns. Infrared is a part of nature and essential for life.

What do I need to bring?

You don’t need to bring anything, we will provide you with Organic Cotton Turkish towel to wrap yourself in. Regular Hand Towel will be available for you to dry yourself at the end of the session.

How often should I come in?

We suggest at least 3 times a week or 4 to 5 times a week depending on personal goals.

What is Chromotherapy?

Chromotherapy a non-invasive light therapy that heals with color. Light Therapy has been a great source of healing trough history. Color Light therapy is a technique of restoring imbalance by means of applying color to the body. Its history is rooted as far back as the Mayan culture.  Light Therapy has been valued throughout history as a remarkable source of healing. Today, the therapeutic applications of light and color are being investigated in major hospitals and research centers worldwide. Results indicate that full-spectrum, ultraviolet, colored, and laser light can have therapeutic value for a range of conditions from chronic pain and depression to immune disorders.

Will I lose just water weight?

You are going to be sweating out water by using infrared heat technology to burn calories. Infrared saunas are clinically shown to aid weight loss. During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase.  The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat.  Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories; leading to more weight loss, and blood flow also rises, increasing form 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute. Plus, regular use of our saunas may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning.

Are the saunas clean and sterile?

Yes, Infrared light kills all bacteria and many airborne germs and fungus.  Many medical devices are sterilized using infrared light. Saunas are also sanitized after each session.

Should I shower after sauna?

No, we don’t recommend showering immediately after your session as you continue to sweat out toxins.

Should I eat or drink before I arrive?

For ideal results, we suggest not eating one hour before your sauna session. It is important to hydrate before, during and after your session.

Contraindications: Infrared Sauna

We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions for our Infrared Sauna.  You will also find a  short list of contraindications for the Infrared Sauna as well.  If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us for more information.  We are not able to provide medical guidance to you on existing conditions you may have, and we recommend that you contact your physician if you are not sure if the treatment will interfere with your situation.

  • Pregnancy – women that are pregnant should not be using the infrared sauna
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed
  • Elderly individuals taking prescription medication should consult a doctor or those
    • with Cardiovascular disease
    • with hypertension/ hypotension
    • with chronic diseases
    • under the care of a physician should discuss this treatment prior to scheduling
  • Individuals with metal pins, rods or artificial joints should check with their physician prior to scheduling
  • Use of alcohol is prohibited prior to using the infrared sauna.
  • Acute joint injury, fever or prone to bleeding should not use the infrared sauna.