Our infrared sauna is handmade in Canada from Canadian Basswood and is 100% toxin free. We have added Himalayan Salt panels in the sauna for increased health benefits for your sauna session.
Infrared saunas are different from traditional saunas. Traditional saunas heat up the air around you to induce a sweat. Infrared saunas utilize a ceramic heating element that emits infrared energy. Infrared energy is the same wavelength as sunlight generating warmth to heat up your body before heating up the air. This is great for people who do not like the intensity of traditional saunas. Infrared saunas are so safe that they are used in Neonatal ICU’s around the world to help keep newborn babies at healthy temperatures.
* Please note if booking a masssage and an infrared sauna session on the same day it is best to book the massage before your infrared sauna session.
Infrared Sauna Benefits:
Infrared saunas stimulate the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems. Studies have shown there are many benefits to infrared therapy.
Decreases Pain - The deep heat of the infrared sauna helps blood vessels dilate to increase circulation and stimulate healing to muscles and joints.
Detoxification – The skin is a major organ of detoxification and sweating is one of the best ways to rid your body of toxins. Regular saunas definitely help you sweat, but infrared saunas are proven to be more effective for releasing toxins due to the infrared rays.
Enhances Immune Function - Increasing the core temperature of the body by just two degrees can increase your immunity by 40%. Infrared heat penetrates deep into the body’s tissues. This heat works much like a fever to kill and weaken viruses, fungus, yeast, and bacteria as well as activating your white blood cells.
Decreases Inflammation – helpful for painful and Autoimmune conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, fibromyalgia etc.
Improves Skin Health - Sweat allows dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria to be eliminated from the pores of your skin. Your skin will be glowing and radiant.
Weight Management – The Infrared sauna causes your body temperature to increase which in turn, increases the metabolic rate. This is similar to how your body reacts when exercising. Increasing the metabolic rate burns calories. You can burn 600 calories in a 30 minute infrared sauna session.
Himalayan Salt Therapy Benefits:
Salt therapy helps in combating respiratory, lungs and skin related ailments. Studies have shown that inhalation of Himalayan salt improved lung function in cystic fibrosis suffers and relieved symptoms of chronic asthma and bronchitis.
Himalayan crystal salt creates negative ions in the air which aid in detoxifying the body, promoting relaxation, balancing hormones, reducing joint and muscle pain, improving sleep and increasing energy levels.
ADVISEMENT'S & CONTRAINDICATIONS
Any of the below described contraindications will require you to use discretion for your own wellbeing. Severe medical conditions or pregnancy will require a note of authorization from your doctor prior to the use of the Infrared Sauna.
Medications – Diuretics, barbiturates and beta‐blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitriptyline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to heat stroke. Some over‐the‐counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Pregnancy/Breast Feeding – Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna. A doctor’s consent is required. If breast feeding, do not use the infrared sauna. A detoxification process will produce the expelled toxins into your breast milk.
Menstruation – Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow.
Elderly – The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. As we mature, our bodies naturally lose this capability. Guests over the age of 70 will be permitted for infrared sauna use, however, at a lower temperature.
Cardiovascular Conditions – Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension/hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow.
Alcohol/Alcohol Abuse – Contrary to popular believe, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
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.
Hemophiliacs/Individuals Prone to Bleeding – The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
Fever – An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared sauna until the fever subsides.
Insensitivity to Heat – An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use an infrared sauna.
Joint Injury – If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside.
Implants – Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.
Pacemakers/Defibrillators – The magnets used to assemble infrared saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may case.
In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort, immediately discontinue sauna use, and exit the sauna.