Try our TheraSauna far infrared sauna and discover the many benefits of infrared heat therapy, including detoxification, weight loss, relaxation/stress relief, skin purification, injury rehabilitation, pain management, improved circulation, and more.
WHAT IS A FAR INFRARED SAUNA?
Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun's spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue. Infrared sauna therapy uses this penetrating characteristic to gently warm the body directly at the core rather than simply heating the air or the skin’s surface, resulting in a variety of health benefits, including detoxification and weight loss. Infrared heat is completely safe and does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with sunlight. In fact, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM A TRADITIONAL SAUNA?
Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike conventional (hot rock or steam) saunas -- which operate at more than 200°F -- infrared heat is effective at lower, more comfortable temperatures of 120°-150°F. Traditional saunas simply heat the air, creating an environment that can be unbearably hot, difficult to breathe in, and claustrophobic. If you think you don't like saunas, try the infrared difference!
PREPARING FOR YOUR VISIT
Wear tank top and shorts and/or workout attire. NO nudity or skimpy bathing suits. The sauna is located inside our front office and boutique and does not have a private dressing area attached.
Bring your own towels (two or three): one to sit on, one for wiping sweat, and one to put under your feet or at other areas where your body is in contact with the wood. (Frequently wiping away sweat helps eliminate toxins. Wash towels between each sauna use.)
The sauna seats two so privacy is not guaranteed unless you double-book.
Benefits are amplified when you use the sauna immediately after taking a class or working out.
Sessions are 30 minutes. For your first few sessions you may wish to do just 15 or 20 minutes, and take time to build up to the full 30 minutes.
MORE ABOUT ENJOYING THE SAUNA
Why is sweating so good for you?
Because infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. Sweating is the body's natural way to heal, stay healthy and detox. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and pushes them through the pores. The more sweat you wipe away, the more toxins can come out. Infrared heat is reported to penetrate up to 3 inches deep into tissues to warm and activate cells to release toxins. It produces a sweat composed of approximately 20% toxins and 80% water vs. 3% toxins and 97% water for traditional saunas. If you find you don't sweat deeply your first time in the sauna, just wait. Your sweat will likely become more productive and healthful over time.
What is the cortisol connection?
Relaxation is more important to your health than most people realize. The more "bad" stress you have, the more cortisol your body will produce. Cortisol is a "fight or flight" hormone made in the adrenal glands that raises heart rate and blood pressure and encourages the deposit of excess calories into the midsection (the "spare tire" effect). Scientific studies show that far infrared therapy may help the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol.
Can it really help you lose weight?
Studies have shown a 30-minute far infrared sauna session can burn 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself, heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase. Blood flow can double from a normal 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. Some experts suggest that infrared heat therapy is an important complement to weight loss because as you lose weight, fat tissue can release stored toxins such as PCBs and pesticides into your body.
Other Reported Benefits
Research has shown that infrared heat activates complex neurological, vascular and metabolic mechanisms to mediate the transmission of pain signals and effectively provide relief for a variety of pain conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. One clinical study in Japan reported a successful outcome for 100% of subjects with rheumatoid arthritis treated with whole-body far infrared sauna therapy. Infrared heat produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during vigorous exercise. The increased circulation can help decrease inflammation and speed healing. Wounds, burns, cuts and acne may heal more quickly with less scarring.
Try the sauna today! Your body will thank you.
Please note: The above information was gathered from public sources. MoveStudio does not make any health or medical claims about the use of the infrared sauna or guarantee any specific results. We are not medical professionals and the information on this website should not be construed as medical advice. Always use your own best judgment, do your research and consult your healthcare provider(s) when making wellness choices.