Benefits of Infrared saunas:
Humans have been detoxifying using heating therapies for tens of thousands of years. Infrared sauna therapy aids the release of toxins by resonating the bonds that hold toxins locked in the subcutaneous fat layer under the skin.
Researchers analysed the sweat from both traditional and infrared saunas. Sweat from the conventional sauna users was about 97% water and 3% toxins. Infrared saunas produced sweat that was only 80 — 85% water. The remaining 15-20% was made up of heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, uric acid and fat-soluble toxins.
One of the key benefits of detoxification through the natural sweating process is that toxins are removed directly through the skin, bypassing the kidneys and liver. Detoxification systems based on treatments taken orally rely on the toxins being taken out of suspension, into the bloodstream and then filtered out through the organs. This effectively reintroduces toxins into the circulatory system before they can be removed.
Relaxation and Mood Elevation
Infra-red stimulates the circulatory system, improving muscle recovery, decreasing pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
Improved Skin Tone and Texture
Infra-red is the most effective wavelength to heal the dermis and epidermal layers of skin, stimulating collagen production. Detoxification and circulation-boosting effects will result in softer, healthier skin.
Infra-red saunas cause your core temperature and heart rate to increase and your body to burn more calories. You can burn up to 600 calories in one session!
Our body uses energy to produce sweat. We burn 0.586 of a calorie to produce 1 gram or millilitre of sweat. A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off up to 1000gms or more in a sauna session. 1000ml x 0.586 cal = 586 calories burned!
Things to Remember
- Your therapist will prepare the sauna for you and provide you with towels. All towels are professionally laundered after each use.
- Make sure you are well hydrated before your sauna session. Drink at least one large glass of water before your session and drink plenty of water during your session.
- You can bring your own water bottle.
- Wear as little as possible. Naked is best as you will sweat a lot. Bathers or undies are acceptable if you prefer. You will be provided with a towel to wrap around you loosely. The room is private, so you can relax.
- Wear/bring clothes that you don’t mind changing into at the end of your session after you towel down.
- We do not have shower facilities on the premises.
- If you have a massage before your treatment, be sure to wipe off any excess oil with the blue towel provided before you enter the sauna. We use a water-dispersible oil so any remaining oil will not prevent you from sweating (we have tested it).
- In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort, immediately discontinue sauna use.
- There are benefits to both.
A sauna before a massage can be great for warming up muscles, helping them to relax and stretch before a massage. However, we have heated tables and other techniques to achieve this end.
We suggest a Sauna after a massage to maximise the powerful detoxification effect of the massage-sauna combination. The sauna aids the body to expel toxins that have been released from the muscles and body systems during the massage. A sauna after a massage has also been found to reduce any muscle pain or soreness after treatment.
- Saunas are not recommended during pregnancy or for young children and the elderly or weak. Those with the following conditions require extra care when using a sauna:
- Dental amalgams
- Past use of LSD or other psychotropic drugs
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Respiratory conditions
- Acute infections
- Lymph node removal
- Prostheses, silicone implants or metallic pins
- Sensory nerve damage
- Chronically ill
- Anyone taking pharmaceutical medications