You've read about the incredible benefits that using an infrared sauna can have on your body. Now what? Read on for what you can expect in your session.
Before your visit...
*Be sure to drink LOTS of water. And by "lots" we mean more than you think you need. This is because you'll be sweating out a ton of toxins, and you'll need to remain hydrated to keep your body happy. Please don't skip this step, it's super important.
*Speaking of water, there is no water allowed in the sauna itself. This is because plastic leaches chemicals into the water when exposed to heat, and you're trying to rid yourself of toxicities. Glass containers are also not allowed because they're breakable. If you're thirsty during your session, simply step out for a moment, take a drink, and then return into the sauna.
*If possible, refrain from eating at least 1-2 hours before your session. This frees up the body to focus on the work it's doing inside the sauna, rather than on digestion.
*Consult your physician before you book your session to make sure infrared sauna therapy is appropriate for your body. This is especially important if you have existing health conditions including autoimmune disorders, blood pressure issues, are prone to fainting, etc. It is your responsibility to determine if an infrared sauna session is right for you.
*Wondering what you should wear during your session? That's up to you! You can wear lightweight shorts and a tee or tank, a bathing suit, a towel (we have some or you can bring your own), or even your birthday suit. Whatever you feel the most comfortable in is perfect.
*Keep the lotion in the bottle before your visit. Wearing lotion will inhibit your body's ability to sweat and it clogs your pores, so please wait until you get home to apply.
*Come 5 minutes early so you can enjoy your full session. If you arrive late, that will cut into your sauna time, not the person's who is scheduled after you.
*Appointments are necessary. You can book your infrared sauna session a minimum of 8 hours prior to the starting time, so please plan ahead. Something's come up and you need to cancel? No problem. Log into your MindBody account at least 12 hours in advance to cancel your session and you won't be charged. If it's after that 12-hour window, you will be charged as if you had attended.
*Allow 25 minutes for your 15-minute sauna session and 45 minutes for your 30-minute session. This gives you enough time to go in and get ready, enjoy your infrared therapy, then ease out in a relaxed manner.
*Want to bring a friend to join you? Fantastic! Our sauna fits two comfortably. Just have your friend come with you, and we'll add them to your session for only $10. This payment option isn't available online and needs to be taken care of at the front desk. No need to call ahead to let us know.
*Because kids' bodies are still developing, no one under 13 is allowed to use the sauna. If you'd like to bring someone with you who's between 13 and 17 years old, that's totally fine. They can be your plus one. You just need to share the session with them.
During your session...
*This is your time to enjoy the infrared therapy in whatever way makes you happy. You can sit in stillness, meditate, do some soft movements, read, or just listen to the music. Inside the sauna has a reading light if you desire to open up your favorite book.
*Save your electronics and keep them outside of the sauna. If you want to read, we have some magazines you can peruse or bring that book you've been longing to crack open.
*If the heat gets too much but you're not ready to end your session, you can open the sauna door to let out some of the heat, or you can step out until you're ready to resume your session. If your body decides you've had enough for the day, you can absolutely leave at any point. Please keep in mind that you will still be charged for the amount of time that you scheduled for, regardless of leaving early. This is because we've saved that time slot for you, and others aren't able to schedule during that time.
*Check in with your body. How are you feeling? If you're lightheaded or overheated, please come out of the sauna and cool off, then let our staff know. Loving the experience? Fantastic! We knew you would.
After your session...
*Again, drink LOTS of water. Like three times as much as you did before your session. Hydration is key to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and that's why you're taking this time for you. Once you think you've had enough water, have one more big glass just because.
*Give yourself some time to cool down. Hang out at the studio for a few minutes to let your body temp regulate. Have some water and just rest for about 10 minutes before moving on with your day. While we don't have showers on site, we do provide towels for you to wipe up before putting your clothes back on. Be sure to bring something to wear that's different than the clothes you wore in the sauna so you don't have to wear sweaty clothes in the car ride home.
*Give yourself a couple days to see how your body reacted to the heat. While the benefits of an infrared sauna are immense, detoxification can sometimes produce flu-like symptoms, especially if you have existing health conditions. This is a normal reaction for some people, so take it easy.
*How many session should you do each week? That's up to you. We'd recommend starting off a couple times a week at the 15-minute session level to see how your body responds to the treatment. Once you're ready, you can either up the frequency or the sauna duration period -- or, eventually, both.
*Wondering when you should schedule your session in relation to your yoga class? That, too, is up to you. Some people would prefer to have their treatments prior to their yoga class to warm up the body in preparation; others would rather relax in the sauna after class. You can also schedule your sauna session independently and not related to a yoga class at all. So many choices for you!
Ready to book your session? Click here to schedule your infrared sauna experience.