Infrared saunas have been used for years to help soothe aching and stressed muscles. In recent years, people find relief from their allergies and asthma through the negative ions created in salt caves. Joseph Downer, LAc, at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center in Stratford, Connecticut, offers an infrared salt sauna that combines these two powerful healing properties to support your health and detoxify your body. The wellness center welcomes patients from the following towns: Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, Guilford, Madison, Meriden, Milford, North Branford, Northford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, New Haven, East Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Bethany, Woodbridge, Waterbury, Prospect, Wolcott, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Monroe, Newtown, Sandy Hook, Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Easton, Sherman, Bethel, Brookfield, Cos Cob, Danbury, New Fairfield, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Riverside, Westport, Weston, Southport, Redding, Wilton, & Stamford. To schedule your infrared salt sauna, call the office or request an appointment online today.
What is the Infrared Salt Sauna?
The infrared salt sauna is a therapeutic treatment that combines the soothing benefits of a sauna with the healing powers of Himalayan sea salt.
The infrared salt sauna contains 20 pounds of Himalayan salt, which saturates the air in the sauna with negative ions that pull pollutants from your body, while at the same time promoting a calmer, happier disposition.
The effects of the sauna are similar to how you might feel after spending a few days at the beach breathing in the salty, ocean air. However, the effects from one hour of therapy in the infrared salt sauna are equivalent to 2-3 days at the beach.
What are the benefits of the Infrared Salt Sauna?
The combination of the sauna and Himalayan salt offers many benefits beyond helping you feel happy and content. Some of the medical conditions that benefit from the infrared salt sauna include:
The therapeutic sauna also lowers cortisol levels to improve stress, rids your body of heavy metals, improves blood circulation, and increases your metabolic rate. You may also find the therapeutic sauna rejuvenates your skin and helps jumpstart your weight loss.
What can I expect during the Infrared Salt Sauna?
The infrared salt sauna at Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center is large enough to fit two people comfortably. But each booking is private, so you can enjoy the sauna by yourself or with a friend or loved one.
The wellness team recommends you wear lightweight clothing while in the sauna, such as your yoga attire, swimsuit, or tank top and shorts. Eating isn’t allowed in the sauna, but you can drink water while your body detoxes.
Though treatment time in the therapeutic sauna varies, you should aim for 30-45 minutes for optimum results. After treatment, you should wait at least an hour before showering while your body continues to sweat and detox.