What are Infrared Salt Saunas?
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.
One of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins is through sweating. Synthetic clothing, sedentary lifestyles, sun damage are just a few factors that contribute to inadequate sweat levels for many people. With repeated use of Infrared saunas you can safely restore skin elimination and help lower your levels of heavy metals and toxicity in your body. In addition, it will also help eliminate viruses and other microbes. Infrared Saunas allow you to eliminate about seven times more toxins than traditional saunas.
Being that the Infrared Sauna causes your core temperature to increase, it is possible to burn 300-600 calories in a single session. This can be the equivalent to running for 30 minutes at 8.6 mph. Your body will burn more calories simply because your body has to work harder to reduce your core temperature and keep up with an increased heart rate. This process can result in weight loss.
Improved Heart Health and Blood Pressure
Salt room therapy sessions improve lung function by not only cleaning out mucus and toxins but also by increasing lung capacity and stamina. This can greatly enhance the performances of athletes, singers and musicians and can be used as part of their training regime.
Relaxation & Overall Wellbeing
A truly great benefit of Infrared Sauna usage is that it balances the body’s primary stress hormone- cortisol in turn promoting a deep relaxation response. The heat of the infrared sauna will aid in the relaxation of muscles and can relieve tension in the body. This allows you to reach a new level of relaxation. In addition, our sauna also includes Himalayan Salt bricks that create negative ions in the air which also promotes brain balancing and a sense of peacefulness. A Canadian study found that patients who used Infrared Saunas three times a week for three months reported improved physical health, general health and social functioning following treatments, as well as lower stress and fatigue levels.
Infrared Saunas can relieve muscle aches or joint pain by increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation and relaxing the muscles. Those with joint pain or muscle aches can find relief from this inflammation simply by sitting in the infrared sauna. Many people who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain ailments can benefit from Infrared Sauna Therapy. Infrared Saunas can help reverse chronic pain with little or no side effects.
Infrared Saunas increase circulation and stimulate blood flow. This decreases pain and inflammation and improves muscle recovery.
Skin Purification, Skin Conditions
Infrared Saunas have the power to eliminate toxins from the pores as well as increase circulation. This results in clearer, softer, younger, and healthier looking skin. By removing metals and toxins from the body, lowering stress levels and rejuvenating the skin infrared saunas can improve skin conditions including acne and psoriasis.
Infrared Saunas are a superior method of generating powerful, yet comfortable heat which deeply penetrates the muscles and joints of the body to breakdown lactic acid deposits. Additionally, Infrared Saunas increase circulation to joint capsules which in turn speeds up tissue repair and promotes more flexibility, suppleness and pliability of connective tissue.
Our Infrared Sauna works in two ways to improve respiratory health- the use of powerful, deep heat and the inclusion of Himalayan Salt Bricks. We have read that regular Infrared Sauna clients can reduce the use of their inhalers.
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
• Conditions / Diseases that cause an ability to sweat
• Implants including artificial joints, metal pins, silicone
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.
Infrared Salt Sauna Pricing
Want to try out an infrared salt sauna treatment either before or after your acupuncture session? Call or text (203) 257-7550 and schedule your time!
Stand-alone treatment (walk-ins) 30min….….. $50/ 60min….... $80
Add-on to your visit (Ins, out-of-pocket, B4G4 patients) 30min….….. $30/ 60min….... $60
Wellness Plan add-on (For patients on a 12-month subscription) 30min….….. $20/ 60min….... $40