How to Achieve the Most out of Your Sauna Sessions
Do not eat 60 min before each session
Drink at least 8oz of water before to hydrate properly
Use towels to absorb sweat
The optimal sauna temperature is between 100-145 degrees; however, if you are new, it is important to start out slow to allow your body to get accustomed to infrared therapy. We recommend 15 min at 100’, then gradually increasing time and heat if desired.
Always listen to your body and to what it is telling you.
Stick with it, and the long-term benefits, just like exercise and sauna use, take time and consistency to see results.
Towel off, sit for a while if needed, then shower off.
Drink 24oz or MORE of water or an electrolyte drink to rehydrate yourself!
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INFRARED SAUNA WAIVER
1. Please do not consume beverages while inside the sauna unit. Drink plenty of water before and after your session. Beverages may only be consumed outside of the sauna unit to avoid the risk of electrocution.
2. The walls of the sauna will become very hot during your session. Please do not lean against the walls without a backrest as this may cause damage to a circuit panel.
3. Please remove all jewelry before your session.
4. Electronic devices are not recommended in the sauna room. Good Karma Yoga LLC is not responsible for damages to these items.
5. Please discontinue the use of the sauna if you feel lightheaded, dizzy, or heat-exhausted.
6. DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with this Infrared Thermal System without the direct supervision of a physician.
7. Pregnant mothers are not permitted in the sauna room. Excessive body temperatures have the potential to cause fetal damage, especially during the early days of pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using the sauna.
8. People with pacemakers or electronic implants are not permitted to use the sauna.
Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated with Reduced Ability to Sweat or Perspire – Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors, and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating. Consult a physician.
Fever & Insensitivity to Heat – Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.
9. For guests with special needs or assistance requests must be made during an appointment time.
The use of drugs, certain medications, or alcohol prior to or during the sauna session may lead to dizziness or unconsciousness.
If you are currently taking medications such as beta-blockers, diuretics, or barbiturates, which can affect your heart rate or interrupt your body's natural ability to sweat, contact your physician prior to using an infrared sauna. Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid sauna.
BENEFITS OF INFRARED THERAPY
Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun's spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health and anti-aging benefits, minus the dangerous UV rays. An infrared sauna heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air around you like a traditional sauna; it raises the core body temperature to produce a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside.
Infrared light is divided into near, middle, and far regions that are based on the different sizes in infrared wavelengths. Near-infrared levels are best for wound healing, skin health, and increased immune function. Middle-infrared levels are ideal for increasing circulation and promoting muscle relaxation. Far-infrared levels are used primarily for detoxification purposes. Unlike many infrared saunas, which offer only far-infrared light, our full-range infrared sauna allows you to receive the benefits of all three light ranges.
Detoxing the body
Heat increases blood flow by expanding the capillaries that carry blood. Raising the body’s core temperature, in turn, produces sweat to help regulate the body. When the body is heated internally, and blood is flowing, it also increases oxygenation and blood regeneration. In turn, sweating not only helps to cool the body but also purges the body of heavy metals and other toxins, particularly toxins stored in the fatty tissues.
Unlike traditional steam saunas that operate at extremely high temperatures, infrared heat is gentle, soothing, and therapeutic. Sit back and enjoy an invigorating deep-tissue sweat that will leave you feeling refreshed after each session.
Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and to speed up recovery time.
Studies have shown that an average infrared sauna session can burn as many as 600 calories! As your body works hard to cool itself, there is an elevation in your heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate.
Lower Blood Pressure
Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure, and helps circulation.
Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow like that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.
The near-infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. Near-infrared treatments stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone.
Skin Conditions and Wound Healing
By sweating regularly and profusely, toxins are eliminated through the sebaceous glands instead of them coming out via dead skin cells. Infrared light enhances the skin’s healing process by promoting faster cell regeneration and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increases to repair wounds and prevent infection.
Improve Cell Health and Autoimmune Support
Infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenates the body’s cells. The increase in body temperature during an infrared session stimulates the body’s natural immune response. This increased blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery, and strengthen the immune system.
Our sauna comes equipped with chromotherapy lighting. Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Chromotherapy works on various energy points to help your body re-establish its natural balance.
What's the difference between infrared saunas vs. traditional steam saunas?1. Infrared actually heats the body directly. Traditional saunas use heat to warm the air around you. 2. Infrared sauna temps range from 100-165° F. Traditional sauna’s range is 150-190° F 3. Infrared sauna is a dry heat and low humidity. Traditional saunas produce steam and are higher in humidity. 4. In an infrared sauna, you sweat 80-85% water and 15-20% heavy metals and toxins. In steam saunas, you sweat 97% water and only 3% heavy metals and toxins.
Is the sauna private?Absolutely. You are in a private room, allowing you to sweat, stretch out, and relax in total privacy.
How long is a sauna session?All sessions are 30-45minutes. You can shorten your session at any point by stepping out of the sauna; however, to receive maximum benefit, we recommend you stay for at least 30 minutes. It typically takes 10-15 minutes for your body to really begin feeling the heat and 20 minutes to begin producing a good sweat.
What do I wear for my infrared sauna session?Whatever you want! We recommend something minimal, such as your bathing suit. You want to be able to sweat freely since your pores are open. And no footwear in the sauna. We have towels you can wrap around yourself, but feel free to bring your own.
Do you provide showers?We do! However, you may want to step out & have a seat to cool down first before jumping right in; this will allow your body temperature & heart rate to stabilize.
Can I bring my phone, tablet, or laptop into the sauna?The sauna gets hot, so we do not recommend it.
What should I do there?Relax, read a book, and listen to music (you can Bluetooth your phone, or we can provide music for you) Sleeping is NOT recommended.
How many people can be in the sauna at one time?It is a 2-person sauna; appointments are made per person; if you would like to go in with more than one person, please let us know, as it will be an added charge.
STUDIES BEHIND THE SCIENCE
Women’s Health: Saunas Might Actually Be Really Good For You. Here’s Why.
Canadian Family Physician: Far-infrared saunas for treatment of cardiovascular risk factors
Netherlands Heart Journal: Sauna bathing: a warm heart proves beneficial
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Repeated thermal therapy improves impaired vascular endothelial function in patients with coronary risk factors
Photomedicine and Laser Surgery: Clinical and Experimental Applications of NIR-LED Photobiomodulation
Journal of Biological Chemistry: Photobiomodulation directly benefits primary neurons functionally inactivated by toxins
Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine: The effects of repeated thermal therapy on quality of life in patients with type II diabetes
Journal of Neurology and Stroke: Near Infrared LED: An Emerging Technology on the Treatment of Stroke
Japanese Heart Journal: Repeated sauna therapy reduces urinary 8-epi-prostaglandin F(2alpha)