Our sauna uses near, mid, and far infrared waves that allow your body to produce a sweat that is more effective for detox. This is a great service if you’re looking to unwind, boost immunity, and improve your overall well-being.
Pairs well with Whole Body Detox and Normatec Compression.
benefits of infrared sauna
In our infrared sauna, it’s ok to sweat the small stuff. In fact, we want you to do that! The Sunlighten infrared sauna produces three types of infrared waves that heats your body’s core temperature rather than just heating the air, which allows for a more comfortable experience. Think: Laying on a beach in Hawaii. This building of heat from within allows your body to detox more effectively.
In a traditional sauna, you sweat out 97% water and only 3% toxins. In our infrared sauna, you’ll sweat out 80% toxins and only 20% water! By detoxifying your body of toxic substances such as heavy metals, oils, dirt, and bacteria, you are preventing your body from building up toxins that could potentially lead to disease and illness down the road.
Near infrared waves penetrate the outer most layer of skin, which means that it’s great for skin rejuvenation, wound healing, and overall skin health. These waves can boost collagen growth and stimulate white blood cell production by increasing energy at a cellular level.
Mid infrared waves penetrate deeper into the skin, leading to an increase in circulation. This boost in circulation has similar effects as a cardiovascular workout. You can burn up to 600 calories in one session, which can aid in weight loss and a boost in metabolism.
Far infrared waves heat your body’s core which means a more productive sweat. Since these waves penetrate at a cellular level, it allows for deeper detoxification. Far infrared can also help with lowering blood pressure.
Melt the stress and tension away, in a private, relaxing setting.
What to Expect
We provide non-synthetic cotton towels that allow the infrared light waves to flow through, so you can use the wrap if you like, or just go in the nude (we provide towels to sit on as well if they like).
Traditional saunas use high heat to heat the cabin air and a shallow, surface sweat will be produced as the body cools itself. Some infrared sauna heaters also work this way. On the other hand, Sunlighten infrared saunas are not required to run at high heat (60+). The ambient air temperature of the sauna is a personal preference. It has nothing to do with the efficacy of the infrared, which works best between 113 – 136 degrees.
For those new to infrared therapy, it can take time for your body to adjust. During the first sessions some people elicit a shallow sweat. No need to worry. Give your body time to acclimate to infrared and ensure that you stay hydrated. With more use you’ll notice a deep, purifying sweat and an invigorating feeling afterward.
Before Your Session
Please come dressed in clothing that you don’t mind getting sweaty. This could look like a bathing suit or shorts & a T-shirt. However, if you prefer to be fully undressed we provide clean, non-synthetic towels that you can use as a wrap. Please also wear shoes that are easy to remove as there are no shoes permitted inside the sauna.
We recommend you book a session as needed. Frequency can increase based on goals or if pairing with a Whole Body Detox.
After Your Session
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and encourage the flushing of toxins. Try to avoid processed foods and alcohol. Consume mostly whole foods that will replenish any nutrients your body may have lost during your session.
Please do not book this service if you have any of the following conditions:
- Uncontrolled blood pressure
- Diabetes with neuropathy
- Pacemaker or defibrilators
- Central nervous system tumors
- Multiple sclerosis
Ask your doctor if…
- You are currently taking any diuretics, barbiturates, or beta-blockers
What are the different settings?
There are seven different settings you can choose from depending on your goals.
1) Detoxification (40 min)
2) Anti-Aging (30 min)
3) Weight Loss (30 min)
4) Relaxation (40 min)
5) Cardiovascular (45 min)
6) Pain Relief (30 min)
7) Pure Sweat (40 min)
What do I wear?
Wear anything that you don’t mind getting sweaty. This could look like a bathing suit or shorts & a T-shirt. We also provide a full-body towel, so you can choose to use that as a wrap. Since shoes are not permitted in the sauna, we ask that you wear shoes that are easily removed.
Is the sauna included in the membership?
At this time, the infrared sauna is included in the membership with limited availability. However, this is subject to change at any time.
What are the differences between the settings?
There are a few differences between the settings aside from what your wellnes goals are.
1) Duration: The sauna settings range from 30-45 minutes.
2) Temperature: The temperature ranges anywhere from 135-150 degress depending on the program.
3) Infrared: The use and amount of NIR, MIR, and FIR vary for each setting.