Infrared Sauna Information
Infrared therapy is known to assist with detoxification, relaxation, burning calories, pain relief, anti-aging, skin purification, cell health, and improved circulation. That's why infrared saunas are loved by so many health, wellness and beauty experts. Come check out our infrared sauna in Centerville to experience the benefits of infrared therapy.
Top 8 Benefits of Infrared Therapy:
Detoxification: Infrared saunas detoxify 7x more than traditional saunas; detoxifying of heavy metals, radiation, and environmental toxins.
Calorie Burn: Studies have shown that an infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.
Pain Relief: Infrared sauna heat penetrates tissues, joints, and muscles to relieve aches and pains stemming from overuse, strain, or repetitive motion. Our infrared sauna in Centerville is perfect for athletes looking to loosen their muscles and joints before a workout to increase flexibility or after a workout to improve recovery.
Anti-aging: Infrared saunas stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone all over the face and body.
De-stress/Relaxation: Infrared saunas decrease cortisol and increase serotonin. It's so effective at "chilling you out" that it's actually used to treat drug and alcohol addiction.
Improved Circulation and Cell Health: Stimulates the circulatory system and oxygenates the body’s cells. The increase in blood flow results in greater overall vitality - just like a workout, but... not a workout!
Skin Purification: Infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. When you come to our skincare spa in Centerville, using the sauna will kill some of the bacteria that causes acne on the face and body.
Wound Healing: Infrared light has been proven to kill even the most resistant types of bacteria, and allows it to initiate the killing of pathogens in a wound that has become infected. It does this by stimulating the free radicals which, in this case, are good because they deliver oxygen that helps to destroy the nasty invaders.
Policy & FAQ for Saunas
Please arrive on time or early!
At our beauty and wellness spa in Centerville, we try to accommodate as many of our clients as possible. We book the rooms back to back with enough time in between to clean and get things ready for the next client. Because of this we ask that you arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment start time and make sure you vacate the room when your booked time is up.
Arrival & Departure
We book 30 or 60 minute sauna sessions.
Please be mindful and do not linger in the rooms.
Additional time spent in the rooms causes delays with arriving appointments.
What to Wear for Sauna
We provide each client with a towel, as well as one towel to sit on.
Some like to wear their bathing suits or undergarments when in the sauna, however most go in the nude. The more clothing left on, the less penetration of the beneficial infrared waves you will receive.
We recommend bringing loose, comfortable clothing to change into after your session.
We are not responsible for stolen or lost items.
A Note on Temperature
Infrared saunas heat the body, not the air. So the temperature inside the sauna is not to be confused with your body temperature or the quality of your sauna session. Please don't get fixated on the temperature the sauna reads.
In their book Beyond Antibiotics, Drs. Michael A. Schmidt et al. state the following: “Saunas are being used by some doctors to stimulate the release of toxins from the bodies of their patients. They have found that a lower temperature (105-125 F) sauna taken for a longer duration is most beneficial. These low temperatures stimulate a fat sweat, which eliminates toxins stored in fat, as opposed to the high temperature sauna, which encourages a water sweat.”
Please follow your doctor's instructions if they recommend using a lower temperature (which is still beneficial).
Other Do's, Don'ts, and FYIs
We do not recommend the sauna or any of our services for pregnant or breast feeding women.
Please no unsupervised children under the age of 12.
Please lock the door behind you in the sauna room.
Please no shoes in the sauna.
Please shut the glass doors gently.
Please refrain from applying any oils or lotions to your skin prior to entering the sauna.
Please do not eat for at least an hour before your session.