“Infrared saunas help
you improve blood
circulation and burn
lifting a finger”
-Dr Oz on the Oprah Show
• Reduces Swelling and Inflammation
• Speeds Healing to Cuts & Bruises
• Normalizes Blood Pressure
• Reduces Stress & Fatigue
• Improves Joint Stiffness
• Fibromyalgia Pain Relief
• Boosts Immune System
• Helps Diminish Cellulite
• Increased Circulation
• Cholesterol Removal
• Arthritis Pain Relief
• Psoriasis & Eczema
• Chronic Back Pain
• Relaxes Muscles
• Weight Loss
• Pain Relief
Benefits of Infrared Heat Therapy
What is Infrared?
Far infrared is a form of light that penetrates an 1.5” into the body inducing 2-3 times more perspiration than conventional saunas, expelling toxins and heavy metals and relieving pain while the surrounding air stays at a comfortable temperature.
Far infrared saunas have been very effective in lowering one's toxic load of chemicals and heavy metals. They have also been very effective for relieving pain of arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.
You can be exposed to Far-Infrared heat for hours and it will never cause your skin to burn. Far-Infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things. In fact, it is so safe that it is used in the hospitals to warm newborn infants.
Burn up to 600 Calories in a 30 Minute Session
As the body works to cool itself, there is substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Blood flow during whole body hyperthermia is reported to rise from a normal 5 to 7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 550 grams of sweat in a sauna- the equivalent of running three to four miles or 475 to 600 calories. While the weight of the water lost can be regained by re-hydration with water, the calories will not be.
Heat Therapy for Pain Relief
The deep heat helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle & soft tissue injuries. Radiant heat is a form of energy that heats objects directly, without heating the air in between. In Europe, radiant heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. In addition, infrared therapy in Japan has been effective for relief of pain associated with backache, bursitis, fibromyalgia, headache sprains, strains and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated in the infrared saunas.
The profuse sweating achieved by infrared sauna therapy carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Skin tone and elasticity are improved. Infrared sauna therapy has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and also reduces the appearance of scarring. Infrared stimulates the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue in areas exposed to its healing rays. It speeds cellular metabolic rates by stimulating the activity of mitochondria, and triggering enzyme activity.
When the circulatory system is improved under the influence of FIR, it will naturally improve our metabolism. The elevation of metabolism improves energy levels and the immunity of our bodies against diseases. This is part of the effects of the improvement in the micro-circulatory system and metabolism of the body. It helps to slow down the ageing process, increase resistance against diseases and increases longevity.
Sweating achieved by infrared sauna therapy carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Skin tone and elasticity are improved. Infrared sauna therapy has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and also reduces the appearance of scarring.
Infrared sauna therapy can help clear cellulite, the gel like lumps of fat, water, and debris trapped in pockets beneath the skin, by increasing blood flow and removing stored toxins. European beauty specialists routinely incorporate daily saunas in programs to reduce cellulite.
Athletes are using the infrared sauna to warm their muscles before and after working out, to prevent injuries and also to promote relaxation. Following a work out or sporting activity, the infrared sauna helps reduce muscle tension as well as eliminate lactic acid and other metabolic waste products. Increased blood circulation delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles so they can recover faster. Many athletes find stretching in the sauna effective for increasing their range of motion.
Infrared sauna reduces the detoxification required via the liver and kidneys by the direct elimination of toxins through the skin. Two to three times more sweat is produced in the infrared sauna than is typical in conventional hot air saunas. Greater removal of toxins such as acid waste, fat-soluble toxic residue, pesticides, and heavy metals is achieved, including: lead, mercury, aluminum, and cadmium.
Toxic Nation: A Report on Pollution in Canadians, reveals that toxic chemicals, such as DDT, PCB’S, pesticides, stain repellants, flame retardants, mercury, and lead are contaminating Canadians. Many of the chemicals discovered in the bodies of Canadians are associated with cancer, hormone disruption, reproductive disorders, respiratory illnesses, and harming the development of children. The report is the first in Canada to test for a broad range of chemicals in average Canadians from across the country, and it demonstrates that toxic chemicals contaminate people no matter where they live, how old they are, or what they do for a living.
Boosts Immune Response
By raising the core temperature and creating a “hyperthermia” effect, the infrared sauna also improves a number of parameters in the immune system, and stimulates the body’s own natural healing processes. This radiant therapy may shorten your recovery time from cold and flu viruses and improve the immune response. It is reported to stimulate the immune system, the body’s own natural healing process.
Please avoid eating just before your session as your body can't sweat and digest food at the same time.
We ask that you bring a large towel and a bottle of water to re-hydrate yourself.
There are no showers but toweling off during and after your session is usually sufficient enough.
It is a different type of sweat compared to regular saunas.
Prescription Drugs: check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect due to an interaction with infrared therapy.
Certain Ailments: According to some authorities, it is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature of someone with Adrenal Suppression, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Multiple Sclerosis and pregnant women
Joint Problems: If a person has a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is in cases of enclosed infections as in dental, in joints, or in any other tissues is not advisable.
Pregnancy: or the suspicion of pregnancy, discontinuation of sauna use is recommended.
Surgical Implants: Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system. Nevertheless, a person should consult their surgeon before receiving such therapy. Certainly infrared therapy must be discontinued if a person experiences pain near any implants.
Silicone: Silicone does adsorb infrared energy. Infrared rays may warm implants silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement. Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees Celsius, it should not be adversely affected by an infrared heat system.
Menstruation: Heating of the lower back area of women during their cycle increases menstrual flow. She can choose to allow herself to experience this short-term effect without worry or she may simply avoid using an infrared heat source at that time of her cycle.
Hemorrhage: Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid infrared usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation that can lead to the tendency to bleed.
Worsened Condition: should any condition worsen with the use of an infrared heat system, the use of the system should be discontinued.
If you need to change your appointment, we do require a minimum 24-hour cancellation period.
If not, there is a service fee or you must forfeit a treatment from your package if the
appropriate amount of time is not given. You must call to cancel any appointments.