Stay Hydrated! Drink at least a pint to 3 pints of water before, during and after your sauna session.
Do not use infrared sauna if you have alcohol in your system.
Wait at least 1 – 2 hours after eating before beginning a far infrared sauna session.
Lightweight shorts and tee shirt or swim suit.
Set your sauna temperature to 115 -135 degrees F to begin infrared sauna warm up. When sauna reaches 90-110 degrees F, it’s time to begin your session.
Sauna Session Timer: Start Slowly When you first begin to use your infrared sauna. After you begin to break a sweat, a 10 -20 minute session is recommended. For the first week to two weeks, schedule your far infrared sauna sessions every other day. Do not exceed 60 minutes in the sauna per session.
Body temperature should not be allowed to rise above 102 degrees F.
Always arrive 10-15 minutes early for your scheduled appointment. Check the website for appointment availability. Walk-ins are welcome but may not always be able to be accommodated.
Sessions begin promptly on the hour. We will admit guests before their scheduled session after completing waiver, payment, and detailed instructions if the room is available.
Once a session begins, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the infrared sauna room. Do not exit the infrared sauna rooms once a session has started, unless it is a true emergency.
Do not use or wear any perfumes, lotions, oils, fragrances, etc. They will interfere with the therapy.
No food is allowed in the infrared sauna rooms. Bottled water is allowed in infrared sauna.
The infrared sauna room is a quiet room.
Be aware of your breathing. You shouldn't enter a sauna after a strenuous activity, while you are still breathing heavy.
Do not chew gum or have in candy infrared sauna.
How Does the Infrared Sauna Detoxify the Body?
We currently live in a relatively toxic environment and these toxins are stored in our fat cells. Many of the toxins include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, sulphuric acid, and more. When the infrared light penetrates the body and converts to heat, this heat has the ability to melt the fats holding the toxins and also activate the detoxification mechanisms which then purge the toxins through the skin.
What should I wear in the sauna? Can I go nude?
Men typically wear workout or swim trunks; women typically wear workout shorts and a tank top or sports bra.
Does the Infrared Sauna Strengthen the Immune System?
Sick or diseased cells and bacteria have a lowered resistance to heat. A fever is a natural way for the body to increase its temperature to kill off these cells. While sitting in the Infrared Sauna, the body's temperature increases several degrees and further weakens these cells and bacteria. The heat also triggers the production of white blood cells and NK cells (Natural Killer) which then seek out these weakened cells and bacteria and kill them. The result is a strengthened immune system.
Does the Infrared Sauna Have Any Effect on Pain?
There is anecdotal evidence where people who have used the sauna say that their pain is diminished. The researched effects of an Infrared Sauna on pain are lesser known and much of the research is directed towards inflammation and arthritis. What we do know is that when muscle fibers are heated, inflammation is reduced and the joint and muscle pain is reduced
Will the Infrared Sauna Help Me Lose Weight?
It has been shown in research that a 30 minute session in an Infrared Sauna will cause a person to burn 500-800 calories. This is equivalent to running 3-5 miles. Much of the weight that is lost directly in the sauna is water weight, which needs to be replenished with fresh water, but the calories that are burned will not be replenished with water and serve to increase a body's metabolism. This increase in metabolism has many effects that help weight loss including increasing digestion function which efficiently converts the food you eat into energy.
How Does the Sauna Affect My Cardiovascular System?
Research has shown that the cardiovascular system is strengthened through repeated Infrared Sauna use. When the light penetrates the body and converts to heat, the hypothalamus responds and increases heart rate and volume. This is an effective way for heart training and conditioning. The infrared light produces another effect which increases cardiovascular function. When the body increases heat, the fatty acids and cholesterols melt. Many of these fatty acids and cholesterols are hardening the arteries and keeping them from expanding and contracting as necessary for proper circulation. This hardening of the arteries causes the heart to work harder at circulating the blood and when the fatty acids and cholesterols melt, it increases the elasticity of the hardened arteries which takes much of the burden off the heart and, therefore, decreasing the chance for heart failure.
How Does the Infrared Sauna Affect My Skin?
The Infrared Sauna has many researched effects on the skin. Sebum is a waxy substance produced in the skin which can block pores and cause acne. Infrared light melts the sebum and unblocks the pores. Another effect the Infrared Sauna has is that it increases blood circulation to the skin which means that the body has the ability to deliver the necessary nutrients to the skin as well as remove the metabolic byproducts. The heat from the Infrared Sauna also has the detoxifying effect which purges the toxins from the skin as well as melts the cellulite trapped in pockets below the skin producing clean, smooth-looking skin. Finally it increases healing of damaged tissues which causes scars and keloids to be reduced. Some of the other effects on the skin are improvements with rashes, burns, eczema, and psoriasis.
Who Shouldn't Use the Infrared Sauna?
There are some conditions that may be adversely affected by the use of an Infrared Sauna. If you have any of the following conditions, please consult with your physician before use. Adrenal suppression, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematous), Multiple Sclerosis, Hyperthyroidism, Hemophilia, acute joint injuries, enclosed infections (dental, joints, tissue), artificial joints, metal pins, or any other implants, or during menstrual cycle. Also, check with your physician or pharmacist for any possible effects that infrared radiation may have on how the drug interacts with the body. If, at any point during your session in the Infrared Sauna you stop sweating, your skin becomes clammy, you feel weak, tired or nauseous, LEAVE THE SAUNA IMMEDIATELY.
Does infrared technology interfere with implants (metal, silicone, etc.)?
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.