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WHY SHOULD I SWEAT?

We are all exposed to hundreds of chemicals a day in the air we breathe, the items we touch, what we apply to our skin, and what we eat and drink. Not all of these chemicals can be processed adequately by the body, nor can an endless amount or number of them be handled at one time. Some are even poisonous to the point of damaging critical parts (such as liver enzymes) that are supposed to detoxify our bodies. By implementing use the of an infrared sauna session into your weekly routine you can help your body rid itself of these devastating toxins.

WHAT IS INFRARED HEAT?

Infrared light is part of the Sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue. Infrared heat therapy uses these infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air. The experience of an infrared sauna is similar to sunbathing, which gives you the radiant heat that is all your own. The infrared heat penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in an infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn.

IS THERE ANYONE WHO SHOULDN'T SWEAT?

Pregnant women cannot sweat (although its safe after the baby is born!). If you have a chronic condition that makes you sensitive to temperature, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking a session. We recommend checking with your doctor if you have recently had an injury and/or undergone surgery. If you have hemophilia we do not recommend sweating. If you are on any medications please check with your doctor (especially if you are on blood thinners). If you have been advised to stay away from heat or have any concerns regarding medical conditions, please talk to your doctor. Please remember we are not medical professionals.

IS IT SAFE? ARE THERE ANY RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH IT?

There are no major risks associated with sweating for individuals with average health. If you are worried, please consult your doctor before booking a sweat.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

There are numerous benefits associated with regular infrared sauna sessions. To name a few it helps strengthen immunity, weight loss, stress relief, and skin appearance.

DOES INFRARED TECHNOLOGY INTERFERE WITH IMPLANTS (METAL, SILICONE, ETC.)?

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.

IS IT OK TO USE THE SAUNA WHILE BREASTFEEDING/SICK/POST-SURGERY?

Please check with your doctor prior to sweating,

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO SWEAT?

You must be 18 years or older to sweat.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS?

Due to liability reasons, only those who are sweating can be in the room during sauna sessions. We also cannot have children left unattended in the lobby at any time for liability reasons. Please make alternative arrangements for childcare if you will be coming in to sweat.

HOW MANY TIMES A DAY CAN I SWEAT?

We only allow one 30 or 40 minute session per day.

WHY ARE THERE SPIDER LOOKING LINES ALL OVER MY LEGS?

This deep layer heating causes blood vessels and capillaries to dilate for better circulation. This red pattern is you being able to physically see this process. It will go away on its own within a few hours.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY CORE TEMPERATURE TO COOL DOWN TO NORMAL?

It could take up to an hour. This is normal and is part of your body returning to its regular body temperature (one plus is you are still burning calories after you sweat while this cool down is taking place).

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SWEAT?

This is different for each individual! We recommend 1-3 sessions per week.

WILL I BE LOSING WATER WEIGHT?

Yes, and this will be regained upon hydration. But the calories you burned are real!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN STEAM SAUNA AND INFRARED SAUNA?

A traditional sauna uses wet or dry heat to warm the air around you, which induces sweating. This can aid in weight loss, but it has shown that the weight loss is mainly due to loss of water – or heavy sweating. An infrared sauna heats your body from the inside out, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer and increases your heart rate. Infrared sauna use results in more calories burned in a shorter period of time. Furthermore, Solocarbon infrared heat allows for most of the far infrared wavelength to be near 9.4 microns, which is the level at which the human body absorbs infrared energy.  This is also the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins.  This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of far infrared heat, which improves weight loss efforts.

HOW DO YOU BURN CALORIES WHILE SWEATING?

Far Infrared Saunas are a healthy weight loss solution without exercising. Infrared Saunas burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session. In a Far Infrared Sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session; the equivalent of running 2-3 miles.

HOW MANY CALORIES CAN I BURN?

Far Infrared Saunas are a healthy weight loss solution without exercising. Infrared Saunas burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session. In a Far Infrared Sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session; the equivalent of running 2-3 miles.

WHAT DO I WEAR?

During your sweat we recommend that less is more. Feel free to sweat in your birthday suit if you are comfortable with that. Otherwise we recommend a swim suit, or bra and underwear. Please make sure that the clothing is free of plastic or any metal- ie bras with underwire or swim suits with metal eyelets.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

We recommend wearing or bringing loose fitting clothes for after your sweat session. We provide water, but you are welcome to bring your own bottle as well. We also provide towels to towel off with after your session.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE I COME IN?

Please make sure that you are hydrated and have eaten a little something. We advise against sweating on an empty stomach, but also not arriving immediately after a heavy meal.

WHY DO I NEED TO HYDRATE?

Drinking plenty of water is a top priority. We want you to feel your best. Our bodies need plenty of water to function optimally. When you sweat, your body uses water to flush out toxins and other waste, the more water you have to use, the more productive your sweat session will be. It is also important to replenish the water your sweat out!

HOW LONG IS A SESSION?

Our standard session is 30 minutes. We offer a 40 minute session (Super Sweat), this is the longest a client is allowed to sweat per day. If you make a session too long, your body has to work harder than it really needs to, without an increase in benefits.

IS IT SANITARY?

Yes, we provide clean towels and sanitize with a non-toxic cleaner after every client/use. Infrared light also kills all bacteria and any airborne germs or fungus. Many medical devices are actually sanitized using infrared light. We pride ourselves with keeping a clean and relaxing environment.

HOW MANY CALORIES CAN I BURN?

Far Infrared Saunas are a healthy weight loss solution without exercising. Infrared Saunas burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session. In a Far Infrared Sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session; the equivalent of running 2-3 miles.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE DURING THE SESSION?

The first twenty minutes of your sweat session will feel warm and cozy. Most people feel extremely relaxed, maybe even sleepy. The last 10 minutes of the session are more challenging. In that time, your heart rate will likely increase and you will notice that you are sweating much more.

HOW WILL I FEEL AFTERWARDS?

Immediately after your session you may feel like you just finished a workout, however 30 minutes later you will feel refreshed and rested. You may feel a boost in your energy and mood. Oh and get ready to sleep like a baby that evening! Keep in mind- just like a workout some sweats will feel better than others.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY SWEAT SESSION?

Be sure to replenish the water you sweat out during your session. We recommend waiting 30 minutes before showering and putting on any lotions, liquids, creams, etc. until your pores close up.

WHAT IF I DON’T SWEAT VERY MUCH?

Everyone is different and this is also true for sweating. We all sweat different amounts. For most people it takes a few sessions to acclimate to the detoxifying process. Also, the more hydrated you are the better you will sweat.

CAN I USE MY PHONE DURING MY SESSION?

Please do not make any phone calls or FaceTime during your sweat session. It is a spa like environment and the rooms are close together, so please take the 30 minutes to unplug and relax. Please make sure cell phones are on silent.

WHAT IF I WANT TO LISTEN TO MY OWN MUSIC?

We do have spa music that plays in each suite, so if you wish to listen to your own music please bring headphones.

WHAT IF I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC?

Most clients find that they do not feel claustrophobic during their session. Your head is out the entire time and you can push the pod down to as far as you need to to feel comfortable. If you are claustrophobic please share your concerns with us, and we will do everything we can to make sure that you remain comfortable during your session.