Infrared Sauna FAQs
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 which 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, aluminium 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.
See our Benefits of Infrared Saunas page for a few of the most common uses of Infrared Saunas.
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
What temperature is it in the Salt Room?
The salt room is kept at an average room temperature. We typically keep the room between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
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 which 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 Infared 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 your 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.
What is my sauna suite like?
The sauna is housed in its own private sauna suite. The private suite is a spacious changing area with 2 benches, a large mirror and access to a private shower, with 2 shower heads and all the amenities.
Policies / Rules
How is the Sauna kept clean?
In between Sauna sessions, trained sauna technicians manually disinfect the entire sauna cabin as well as all surface areas of the cabin suite using antibacterial and disinfecting cleaning agents to ensure cleanliness.
What is my sauna session like?
Plan to arrive 15 minutes before your session time starts. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our friendly staff. After completing our one time waiver, a staff member will guide you to your private sauna suite and show you around. We will leave you alone to undress and hop into the sauna for your session time. Afterwards you can use the private shower room in your suite to freshen up, if you would like. We provide a towel, washcloth, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner.
Do I shower after my sauna sessions?
If you would like. We provide a towel, washcloth, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner to freshen up before heading back out into the world. You are given 10-15 minutes of shower and changing time.
Can I get locked or stuck in my sauna cabin?
No, there are no locks on the sauna cabin so there is no way to get stuck or locked inside. As a matter of fact, you can leave your sauna door open. Of course, your suite is private and has a lock that you control from the inside. You are in control the entire time.
What if I fall asleep / how will i know my session is complete?
You may fall asleep as the heat of Infrared Saunas is comfortable, but that is just fine. The sauna will beep to let you know you have one minute left in your session.
Will I be bored? What is it like?
The beauty of the Infrared Sauna is that it has no humidity and is completely dry. Therefore you can bring in a book, magazine, a phone, or even a tablet in with you. How awesome to burn calories while sitting, relaxing, or watching a show. There is also music available or you can plug in your own with the provided speaker jack wire.
Do I sit in the sauna with clothes on or naked?
As it is your own private sauna and changing suite, you can do whichever. If you are going to wear your clothing into the sauna, we recommend bringing a spare change of clothes for after.
What should I bring with me?
There is nothing you need to bring with you. We provide a towel and washcloth to freshen up afterwards. We do recommend bringing bottled water to drink, although we have water for sale in our facility. All bottled water must have a lid or a straw with a lid.
Is there music in the sauna suite? Do I have to have music?
There is music available, but only if you want it. The sauna is equipped with a speaker jack to plug into your phone or Ipod. It also features a CD player which we have equipped with a music CD of our favorite spa songs. Of course, you can choose to enjoy the sauna experience in silence as well.
Will I be alone in my suite?
The suites are designed to be private. This means that you will have your suite to yourself. However, if you chose to, you may want to enjoy your sauna experience with the company of a friend, family member, or significant other. Please note that no more than 2 people will be permitted to use a sauna suite at a time.
Can I enjoy the sauna experience with my significant other, a family member or a loved one?
Sure you can! 2 people can use the sauna together so you may choose to enjoy the restorative experience of sauna with a friend, relative, or significant other. Please note that adding a guest means paying for a sauna couples session.
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