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What is Infrared?
Infrared is a safe wavelength of light (or energy) which we feel as heat. Infrared works by heating the body directly, warming us safely to create a cardiovascular workout within the body whilst removing heavy metals and toxins. Infrared is different to steam or hot rocks sauna in that it heats the body at a lower more comfortable temperature.
Mind and Body Benefits
A study published in Clin Rheumatol 2009 showed 8 sauna sessions provided short term improvement of pain, stiffness, and a trend toward long term beneficial effects. This is one of many studies that highlight the benefits and effectiveness of infrared sauna use.
Infrared Sauna get’s the body working…hard. During higher temperature sessions, heart rate can reach 150bpm. Sustaining this level of work requires a calorie burn and commitment! Use our iHealth sauna regularly and watch the transformation.
Infrared sauna activates our parasympathetic nervous system which is in charge of making us calm before bed and set’s us up for sleep. Couple this with in-cabin red light colour therapy and a relaxing tea to enjoy your best night sleep in years.
Infrared light has been shown to promote cell autophagy, a critical process our body undergoes to ensure cells are renewed and restored or killed off. Infrared heat keeps our circulation up whilst resting the muscles after a workout to clear out lactic acid, bringing vital nutrients and enzymes to the muscle for repair.
How much does it cost?
No, you don’t need to be a member but membership provides you with some great savings. We offer a once a week and 3 times a week membership options, along with multi session packs. Simply ask us to find out more…
Upon arrival you will be led to our lounge area where you will be offered a herbal tea or water. Here you will be asked to fill in our health history client intake form. One of our friendly team will then lead you to our fully private sauna room. There we will show you how to hook up to our bluetooth speakers should you wish to listen to music or a podcast. You can also dim the lighting to suit your mood.
The standard temperature for infrared sauna is 62-64 degrees with the maximum temperature being 70 degrees. Infrared saunas are a “dry” heat that raise your core body temperature, making for a very intense sweat.
In the sauna we recommend you wear undies or bathers. You will sweat a lot, so you want to be comfortable. Bring loose fitting clothing to wear after your session.
We provide towels for you so the only thing you really need to bring is WATER! It’s very important that you arrive well hydrated and continue to drink water during your sauna. If you forget your water bottle we have bottles for purchase.
Yes. But we recommend that you let your body cool naturally after your sauna as this will help you feel the benefits for up to an hour after your session is over.
However, if you are booked in for a massage after your sauna you will required to shower before the massage.
No, our sauna is a single person sauna allowing complete privacy and a place to unwind. However at Body for Life we offer a range of other wellness services so we often have partners and friends doing other treatments while while you have your sauna.
No. Please do not wear fake tan in our sauna. Any damaged towels from fake tan will incur a $25 fee per towel.
No. Not only will it block your pores, decrease your sweat and encourage breakouts it will also stain our sauna wood.
Yes you can.
The main difference between infrared saunas and traditional saunas is how they use heat. Traditional saunas use a single heater that is heating the air and this hot air heats the user. In contrast, infrared saunas use advanced therapy to heat the user directly with only a small percentage of the heat heating the air. This results in a deeper sweat and at a lower ambient air temperature. In fact, infrared saunas usually operate between 50° – 70°C, while traditional saunas can get up to 92°C.
You will get all of the relaxation benefits of a traditional infrared sauna along with the increased health benefits that infrared offers all at a much more comfortable temperature. Infrared saunas are also dry saunas and many users find this makes for a more comfortable sauna session.
WEIGHT LOSS & INCREASED METABOLISM
All weight loss starts with a positive diet, however, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system as running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories helping with your weight loss journey.
MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF
Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension.
IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST
The deep heating from the infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.
Regular sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself through the liver and skin, accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
IMPROVES APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
Sauna use and infrared heat can increase heart rate and localised blood circulation, which essentially reverses the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
EASE JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS
Time spent in an infrared sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Heat has also been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.
STRESS AND FATIGUE REDUCTION
Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.
A session is a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress.
Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal.
The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes during your session carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface.
You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh colour. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
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