Far Infrared Sauna
Heat therapy to enhance the benefits of your bodywork session
Boost your health in as little as 25 minutes
* When booking online, you will see a pop-up offering the Far Infrared Sauna as an add-on to your massage or bodywork session. If you’re looking to book the sauna only, select one of the stand-alone sauna options instead.
Incorporating far infrared heat into your everyday life may be the extra boost your health and your body are asking for. You can book a sauna session anytime, as a stand-alone service or in addition to any treatment.
We encourage all our clients to add a 25-minute sauna before their massage to receive the added benefits heat therapy offers. As your muscles and connective tissues warm up, enjoy this time to take a deep breath and let your mind and body relax – for even more benefit from your service.
Our walk-in cabin-style sauna, big enough for two, makes you feel like you’ve stepped into a personal spa.
- Bluetooth music
- Chromotherapy (color therapy)
- Adjustable temperature
You can adjust the temperature, step in/out as needed, or help yourself to water/tea. We recommend 122-140 degrees Fahrenheit for maximum benefit.
The benefits of sauna heat therapy are almost too good to be true
Regular sauna sessions show long-term stress reduction (through reduced blood cortisol levels). Paired with the anti-aging benefits of increased collagen and cellular health, this means helping you look AND feel your best.
But it doesn’t stop there.
In as little as one session, far infrared sauna use may help:
- Alleviate depression
- Enhance sleep
- Boost cell regeneration
- Improve immune health
- Accelerate healing and muscle recovery
- Improve circulation & cardiovascular health
- Relieve muscle pain, joint pain, and body aches
- Reduce inflammation
- Boost athletic performance
- Promote relaxation (balancing cortisol)
- Ease chronic pain, fatigue, and fibromyalgia
Far Infrared Sauna
Give your body and health the extra support it needs.
Whether you’re healing after an injury, searching for deep pain relief, or looking to improve your health, consider time in the sauna today or with your next massage.
To put the power of these benefits into perspective…
For chronic conditions,
Numerous studies show heat from a far infrared source reduces inflammation, increases blood flow, and improves our immune system. As a result, these benefits (among many others) provide significant health benefits to people of all ages and impressive pain relief for various chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and phantom limb pain.
For cardiovascular health,
A 20-year study in Finland found that increasing far-infrared sauna visits protects against heart disease and stroke for both men and women. Numerous studies document improved blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood vessel growth.
For athletic performance,
As heat from a far infrared sauna improves cellular health, it enhances the efficiency of oxygen in the blood. For athletes, this meant better overall performance, faster recovery time, and less muscle fatigue and soreness. Two sauna sessions a week for three weeks increased runners’ endurance by 32%, and six consecutive sessions improved mitochondrial function by 28%.
Frequently Asked Questions
What To Expect When You Book A Sauna Session
When scheduling the sauna with a massage, schedule it 30 minutes before your treatment time. Sauna sessions begin at your scheduled treatment time and are enjoyed prior to your treatment.
We’ll give you a basket with a robe and towel. We invite you to place your clothes in the basket as you change into the robe to wear and relax in the sauna. Feel free to use the towel on the sauna seat or after the sauna if you need to dry off.
Once your session time is up, carry your basket with your belongings to your treatment room, where your practitioner will meet you for your bodywork appointment.
How Often Should You Use A Far Infrared Sauna?
There is no perfect answer, as it depends on your health goals and what you’re looking to achieve. But your body will benefit with as little as one visit.
For full therapeutic effects, it’s generally safe to enjoy a few weekly sessions if you keep sauna time to the shorter 25-minute visits. Otherwise, once a week is great, especially if you prefer booking our 50-minute option.
How Exactly Does Far Infrared Work? How Is It Different?
Compared to conductive heat, which only heats the surface of your skin, far infrared heat is a radiant heat that uses longer waves of infrared light to penetrate the deeper tissues and layers beneath the skin. As water molecules begin to vibrate, this warms you up internally and eventually leads to sweat (detoxification).
The ability to provide this warmth to your whole body at a lower temperature allows you to experience the benefits of heat therapy more quickly, safely, and comfortably.
Is It Safe To Use A Far Infrared Sauna?
Generally, for most people, yes. But if you have any concerns, it’s always best to check with your doctor first.
If you have a high sensitivity to heat, a heart condition requiring a pacemaker or defibrillator, or the inability to sweat, we would not recommend sauna therapy for you.
Do You Have A Shower? What If I Sweat A Lot In The Sauna?
We do not have a shower available at our facility.
We provide you with a clean towel and always recommend toweling off thoroughly after the sauna. Sweating is one of our body’s detox pathways and you don’t want to reabsorb anything you’ve sweat out. Did you know that sweating is one of the few ways for our bodies to eliminate VOCs (volatile organic compounds), heavy metals, and mold?
Is There Anything I Should Or Shouldn’t Do Before/After Time In The Sauna?
DO Always ensure you are hydrating with water, as dehydration can lead to fatigue. We have water and tea available for you to enjoy at your convenience – before, during, and after.
DON’T Go into the sauna if you’ve just consumed alcohol. The sauna has the opposite effect of alcohol in relation to blood pressure, circulation, and heart rate – making a dangerous combination.
DO Feel free to exercise before entering the sauna. This is always recommended to get your blood flowing and aid post-workout recovery.
DON’T Plan to workout right after. Far infrared saunas and their benefits rely on their ability to relax your body and muscles – bringing needed support to the various systems and functions of the body long after your session. Workouts other than light stretching or walking tend to have the opposite effect.
DO Just relax and enjoy your time in the sauna. And feel free to ask us any questions you may have.
DON’T Force yourself to stay in the sauna if you feel faint, lightheaded, nauseated, or any other form of discomfort.