Most people do not consume enough water. Now that you are using an infrared sauna and sweating, it is even more important to stay properly hydrated. Always drink water before, during, and after your session. *Remove all makeup to allow your skin to receive the full benefits of IR heat during your sauna experience.
Our staff will get you checked-in and show you to your private room. We will make sure you know how to use the sauna controls. You can even sync your phone and preferred audio playlist to enjoy during your session.
Your sauna experience is in a private room, and we will provide complimentary towel service for your session. We recommend either wearing underwear or a bathing suit during your session. There is enough room to stretch your legs on the bench or even stand inside the sauna.
Benefits and health improvements from sauna use are cumulative. We call this dose-dependence. The more you come in, the better you will feel. It’s similar to working out or dieting. Generally, it will take a few sessions before you start to notice improvements.
What you will notice: It takes about 10-20 minutes to break a sweat during your first session. Heat adaptation plays a role here. IR saunas heat your skin directly as compared to traditional saunas that raise the ambient air temperature. As your body becomes more accustomed to raising your core temperature on a regular basis, your body will become more efficient at sweating and may begin at an earlier point during your subsequent sessions.
When you finish your sauna session, most people will continue to perspire until your body naturally cools down. Use the complimentary towels to dry your sweat and place used towels in the Towel Drop. We recommend bringing clothing that is loose-fitting and comfortable to change into after your session - think ‘athleisure.’
Your body just flushed a lot of toxins! Be sure to replenish and rehydrate. Water + Electrolytes + Minerals!
The best example of infrared energy is the sun.
Consider standing in the sun on a cold day. You feel warmth from the sun even though the air temperature is cold. This warmth you feel is far infrared penetrating your body to a depth of 1.5 to 3.5 inches. Infrared heat is a completely safe energy that raises the temperature in objects without having to heat the surrounding air. Approximately 80% of the sun’s rays fall into the infrared range. Unfortunately, the sun also casts harmful UV rays that damage our skin and DNA. Infrared therapy is able to accomplish this effect without the harmful UV radiation.
An Infrared sauna uses infrared heaters as the heating elements (non-visible wavelengths of infrared light to heat your body). Full-spectrum simply refers to the use of near, middle, and far infrared wavelengths for therapy. The different wavelengths allow varied penetrance through tissues, and, therefore, impart different health benefits to the body’s cells and tissues. There are many brands of IR saunas on the market that only cast either near or far infrared light which diminishes the therapeutic benefit. As you can imagine, full-spectrum units cost more; hence, many companies opt for the less-expensive options.
With regards to heat therapy, it is well-established that infrared saunas are safe, non-toxic, and even impart enhanced benefits in the form of infrared energy.
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 promote heat generation in the body 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 115° – 135°F, while traditional saunas can get up to 195°F.
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. Not only are infrared saunas extremely beneficial, but they are also more efficient and require less electricity.
We offer two sauna sessions at Invert Health: 30-minutes or 45-minutes. If you have never used an IR sauna previously or if this is your first time visiting our facility, we limit you to a 30-minute session.
Absolutely. Our sauna experience is 100% private, and you can lock the door after entering for further security. There are bluetooth compatible speakers inside the sauna, and you may connect your phone and preferred playlist during your session.
Sauna benefits are dose-dependent. Multiple studies show 27% reduction in cardiovascular disease events (heart attack, stroke, etc) with 2 sessions per week and that regular use of 4-7 times per week offer the most robust health benefits (50% reduction in CVD event mortality).
Medications: Some diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may inhibit the body’s natural ability to cool down. OTC antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke. If you are taking these medications, you must first notify our staff.
Cardiovascular Conditions: Individuals with known cardiovascular disease (hypertension or hypotension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation, or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via skin (perspiration) and the respiratory system. Heart rate has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature. While sauna use reduces risk of CVD events, the dose and duration may need to be adjusted.
Alcohol: Do NOT use the sauna if you have recently consumed alcohol. Alcohol consumption before or during sauna use can cause severe dehydration, hypotension, arrhythmia, and possibly embolic stroke and should be avoided.
Illness and Fever: Do not use the sauna if you have a fever or are ill. Heat is a stress to the body. Yes, sauna use will boost immunity, but not during the acute phase of illness.