What are Infrared Salt Saunas?

For many years,  the deep penetrating heat from infrared saunas has been known to be beneficial to soothing aching muscles and reducing stress. Recently, people have hailed the health benefits of negative ions created by salt caves for immune deficiencies, asthma and allergy sufferers. Together, the sauna and salt cave provide a vigorous body detox. 

Our sauna combines the infrared sauna experience with the benefits of a Himalayan salt cave all in one!

What’s the Difference Between Infrared Saunas and Traditional Saunas?

An Infrared Sauna uses the power of infrared heat to detoxify the body. Infrared heat permeates into the tissue making for an incredible, detoxifying experience that is much more effective than traditional saunas (which only heat the skin). Infrared saunas are much gentler and more relaxing than traditional saunas. Traditional saunas reach unbearable temperatures of 180-220 Fahrenheit degrees and are known to be uncomfortable and suffocating. On the other hand, Infrared Saunas are dry and comfortable and only reach a temperature of around 100 degrees to create a comfortable, relaxing feeling.

Why is yours called an Infrared, Himalayan Salt Sauna?

Our saunas have many distinguishing qualities about them, but the two most important and valuable features are the inclusion of Himalayan salt bricks and the use of Infrared technology. As stated above, Infrared technology is a superior and more comfortable way to deliver heat to the body for health and wellness. By introducing Himalayan salt bricks to the sauna session, you get the added benefits that one receives from using a Himalayan salt lamp at the same time. In this manner, you are benefitting in multiple ways within just one session.

How Does the Infrared Sauna Detoxify the Body?

We are constantly bombarded with toxins from our environment, even in our own homes and in the everyday products we use daily. Our body stores many of these toxins such as mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum in our fat cells. The powerful light of the infrared saunas penetrates deep into the body to melt fat and activate the body’s detoxification process which allows the release of toxins through the skin.

Reaping the Benefits of Infrared Salt Saunas
How often should I use the Infrared Saunas?
While the benefits of Infrared Sauna can be felt on your first experience, the more you use the sauna, the greater the positive outcome. Like any exercise or therapy, the benefits are cumulative. The more you use the Infrared Saunas, the more physical benefits you will feel. We offer reduced membership prices & packages (see pricing) for the convenience of our loyal guests

Is Infrared Heat Safe?
Infrared waves are a natural output of the sun, but they do not contain the harmful UV rays you always hear about, so it is safe and actually healthy for all living things. Infrared heat is what hospitals use to warm newborn infants. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning.

What does the Himalayan Salt in the Sauna Sessions do?
The salt in the infrared saunas releases negative ions into your session. Negative ions are known to reduce pollutants and to promote a calmer, happier disposition in the people who breathe it.

What are Infrared saunas used for?
Infrared saunas are used for many purposes. The most commonly known are for detoxifying the body and also for weight loss. The overall experience of using an infrared sauna is invigorating and provides an amazing experience.
Who can Use Infrared Salt Saunas Technology?

Can I use the saunas if I am pregnant?
If you are in the first trimester of your pregnancy, you should not use a sauna. However, if you are in your second or third trimester, you may use a sauna with a doctor’s approval

Can Children Use the Sauna?
Yes, it is perfectly safe for children to use the Sauna. However, when using with a child, saunas need to be set at a lower temperature and used for a shorter amount of time. Please call or email us to make arrangements.

Who Cannot Use the Infrared Sauna?

Although for most people, Infrared Saunas can have positive effects on health and overall well-being, there are certain conditions that may be negatively affected by Infrared Sauna use. If you have any medical conditions or are on any medications, you must consult your doctor before using an Infrared Sauna prior to usage:

• Cardiovascular issues, obesity, or diabetes
• If you are currently taking any Medications
• Alcohol and Drug Abuse
• Elderly & Children
• Pregnant
• Conditions / Diseases that cause an ability to sweat
• Fever
• Implants including artificial joints, metal pins, silicone
• Pacemakers/defibrillator

Be sure to check with your doctor about any medications you are on and if infrared sauna may have an effect on how the medication works.

What Should I Know About my Infrared Salt Sauna Session?
Should I Drink Water Before or After Using the Infrared Sauna?

Yes! It is imperative to drink plenty of water before and after any sauna sessions.
Your body is not only losing water through sweat, but releasing harmful toxins that it had been storing, so staying hydrated helps the body flush out toxins and keep you balanced.

Will I sweat during the session?

Yes, but that is a good thing! Sweating is one way the body rids itself of toxins. But Infrared Saunas provide a comfortable sweat, not a hot suffocating sweat that you find in traditional saunas.


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