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INFRARED SAUNA

DETOX + RECOVER

HOW IT WORKS.

Infrared saunas are designed to activate longevity processes known as hormesis, the body's adaptive response to moderate stressors and enhance its resiliency. The higher temperature "heat shock" stimulus of the sauna is just enough to promote an exercise-like response without being destructive to the cell. As a result, the body is forced to adapt, leading to improved cardiovascular health, stabilized mood and support immune function.

BENEFITS OF INFRARED THERAPY

Decreased Fatigue and Pain:

  • Decreased chronic low back pain 

  • Improved quality of life

Enhanced Immune System:

  • Increased production of WBC's

Improved Blood Circulation:

  • Decreased blood pressure

  • Increased arterial compliance through the production eNOS

Better Recovery Performance:

  • Dramatic improvements in time to exhaustion

  • Neuromuscular recovery

Improved Brain Function

  • Reduced risk of dementia

  • Growth of new brain cells

Anti-Depression Effects:

  • Improvements in chronic pain levels

  • Anti-depressive properties

Frequently Asked Questions on Infrared Sauna

Who can benefit from Infrared Sauna?


Infrared sauna usage (or adaptation to heat stress has been shown to increase endurance in athletes, prevent atrophy during muscle disuse, improve insulin sensitivity, increase the growth of new brain cells (neurogenesis), improve learning and memory, and finally...longevity.




How should I prepare for my Infrared Sauna session?


Obviously with all the sweating, you want to make sure to rehydrate! Please come to each session well-hydrated, not hungover or after drinking alcohol. Drinking water is available in the sauna room. Please only use glass or stainless steel bottles in the sauna; plastic bottles are not permitted in the sauna.




How long is a recommended session?


We recommend working your way up to 30- to 40-minutes. You will have the room for 50 minutes total, giving you enough time to freshen up and change upon completion. Your sweating and detoxification continues after you get out of the sauna for about 30- to 60-minutes afterwards, so it is not recommended that you shower right afterwards as it will shorten the benefits of the detoxification process.




Can Infrared Saunas replace aerobic activity/working out?


The heat-stress of saunas act as an exercise-mimetic. In other words, when the body is introduced to a stressor, it will do what it necessary to meet the demand and return the body to baseline (I.e. increased heart rate, breath rate, sweating, etc.). This response is very similar to aerobic exercise (jogging, brisk walking, etc) and has similar cardiovascular benefits. It is not meant to be a substitute for aerobic exercise, however saunas can be a great supplement. In fact due to the exercise-like effect, the body will release growth hormone to attenuate the stressor - resulting in shorter recovery times. The largest study ever performed on saunas was published a couple years ago, demonstrating a reduction in all-cause mortality (meaning sauna participants were less likely to die of natural causes earlier in life). In summary, we understand heat-stress is a powerful way to “hack" your body’s recovery mechanisms.




What do I wear in the Infrared Sauna?


You can wear a bathing suit or a towel. You will be in a private room alone or with a known partner.




Are there any contraindications to using the sauna?


Infrared Sauna use is not recommended for people who are pregnant, children under 12, those who cannot handle temperature extremes, those with hemophila, fever, insensitivity to heat, and those under the influence of alcohol or who abuse alcohol.





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