What is an infrared sauna?
Infrared saunas use 'far' infrared lighting to penetrate deep within the tissue, muscle and bones.
Unlike traditional saunas that use heated rocks to increase the temperature making it difficult to breathe, an infrared saunas use invisible infrared lighting making it a much more comfortable experience. By penetrating deep into your body, they allow your core temperature to slowly rise allowing your body to gently detoxify and remove the build up of unwanted toxins in your system.
Why should you use an infrared sauna?
Infrared saunas may be beneficial for a range of health conditions including:
- Improve skin tone;
- Help with skin conditions such as acne, eczema and dermatitis;
- Bacterial infections;
- Muscle fatigue and recovery;
- Water retention;
- Energy production;
- Weight loss;
- Immune boosting; and
- Stress relief.
What brand of saunas do we use?
We use Sunlighten saunas which are extremely low EMF and built with 100% toxic free timbers and materials. If you would like further information on our infrared saunas please don't hesitate to contact us directly.
Can I bring a friend?
You can definitely bring a friend, it’s a great way to catch up! The saunas are built to fit up to three people, however a two-person session is the most comfortable and recommended. We charge an extra $15 per session per person, if you bring a friend.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes. We have a strict 6 hour cancelation policy. If you do miss an appointment, cancel or reschedule an appointment within 6 hours, you will lose the session.
Are the sauna rooms private?
Yes, our sauna rooms are 100% private and you can choose which one you want to use. The room will be allocated to you for the entire time of your booking.
What should you wear during your session?
All rooms are private so we welcome you to wear whatever you feel most comfortable in - which can be nothing at all. Please remember to sit on a towel during your session.
Should I shower during the session if I get hot?
No, we do not recommend showering mid-way through an infrared sauna session as this will immediately reduce your core body temperature and halt the detoxification process. If you don't mind being a little sweaty, we recommend waiting 30 minutes after a session to shower. Your body may continue to sweat for at least 30 minutes after a sauna session so best to wait.
What you should bring to your session?
Bring a towel, change of clothing and a water bottle. We have towels for hire for $3 so if you forget, don't stress! We supply body wash and shampoo to use if you are showering and we also offer complimentary water for guests. We also have plenty of magazines and books to borrow and read.
Who should be careful when using an infrared sauna?
- Children under the age of 18;
- People above the age of 55;
- Anyone with cardiovascular conditions;
- Individuals prone to bleeding;
- Pregnant women should avoid using the infrared sauna; and
- Individuals suffering from chronic health conditions should always consult with their physician prior to use.
If you are unsure about using an infrared sauna, always consult with your doctor or physician first.
How are the saunas cleaned?
We clean the saunas after each use with organic and natural based products. The saunas are made with Canadian cedar wood, which is a natural antibacterial. Infrared lighting is also a natural disinfectant.
How often should you use the infrared sauna?
We recommend at least upwards of twice a week. It can depend on your goal or condition and you can use it daily if you wish. You can build it into your routine like you would exercise. If you are using the infrared sauna for different health protocols, it may help to use it frequently. If you have any questions at all about our saunas, don't hesitate to contact us or just ask our friendly staff.
Do you have shower facilities?
Yes we do. We have showers on site. Two of our saunas rooms have showers within but if your room doesn't, you are welcome to use the main bathroom shower. Your body does continue to sweat and detoxify 30 minutes after an infrared sauna session, so if you are happy to wait until you get home, then please do!