What is the difference between traditional and infrared saunas?
Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional (hot rock or steam) saunas–which operate in excess of 200°F–infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 100°-150°F.
Traditional saunas heat the air vs. the body directly. Rather than inducing detoxification and relaxation, this can make the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe. Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue vs. simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.
How safe is Infrared?
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun but does not contain harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe it is used in hospitals and incubators to warm newborn infants.
Can kids use the infrared sauna?
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating under 18.
I am pregnant. Can I use the sauna?
While infrared saunas are great for health and well-being, it is recommended that pregnant women avoid sauna use for the duration of their pregnancy. The main reason saunas should be avoided is because high temperatures can increase the risk of complications or birth defects.
At what temperature setting should I have the infrared sauna?
The recommended temperature is between 120° and 140° F.
How long are sessions?
Our Sauna sessions can be booked for 30 minute or 40 minute sessions.
Can I bring water into the sauna room?
Of course! Please make sure you are well hydrated before coming in. We recommend drinking a minimum of 4 oz of water prior to your session and at least 8oz after your session. We ask you not bring water into the actual sauna itself. If spilled, there is risk of electrocution.
Can I bring my own music?
You are welcome to bring your own music, though we provide music for you. For A.R.T. to work we recommend using our special CDs.
What do you wear for your Sauna Session?
The fewer clothes the better, since you will be producing a good amount of sweat! We recommend a bathing suit, or your birthday suit. We provide towels to sit on.
How many people can fit in the sauna? Is the room private?
The sauna holds up to 4 people. When you book your session, you are booking a private room. We will never group unrelated guests together. You can enjoy the sauna solo or with up to 3 friends or family members.
I am taking prescription medications. Can I use the infrared sauna?
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.