Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT EXACTLY IS INFRARED HEAT
It is simply a form of energy (also called radiant heat) that is directly transmitted onto objects because of its specific wavelength. Sunlight is our natural supplier of infrared heat. Sunlight is part of a wide spectrum of frequencies including infrared and ultraviolet rays. Visible sunlight is in the middle of this spectrum. At a lower frequency, light changes to ultraviolet rays that can cause sunburn. At a higher frequency, light changes to infrared rays. The 6-14u long infrared heat rays are the most beneficial to the human body - this is what our I-Health sauna uses.
WHY INFRARED OVER TRADITIONAL SAUNAS
While conventional hot rock or steam saunas warm the air, infrared saunas directly heat the body. Infrared saunas can directly penetrate up to 45mm inside the body. They are seven times more effective than traditional saunas by producing sweat composed of 20% toxins versus the 3% produced by a traditional sauna during the detoxifying process. Infrared saunas operate at a lower temperature so you can still breathe normally without the discomfort of high humidity or steam.
IS IT SAFE
Yes. Infrared heat lamps have been used for decades to treat muscle and joint problems. In hospital baby care units, incubators are often equipped with infrared heating systems to keep new-born babies warm. It is also used in hospitals to treat wounds, third degree burns and cancer patients.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Infrared heat warms the body and penetrates skin and muscle tissue to induce deep sweat, increasing blood flow and improving circulation. Better circulation encourages toxins to flow to the skin's surface, improving cell health aiding in muscle recovey and strengthening the immune system.
WHAT DO I WEAR/BRING
Bring underwear/bathers to wear in sauna.
Bring a towel to wipe yourself down after your sauna.
Bring a drink bottle and DRINK AT LEAST 2 GLASSES OF WATER BEFOREHAND.
SAUNA ONLY USE
One person - 30 mins $40
second person FREE
3 sessions $100
5 sessions $160
10 sessions $300
SAUNA + TREATMENT $100
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
DETOXIFICATION AND IMPROVING CIRCULATION
Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands releasing built-up toxins and waste. With infrared sauna the induced sweating is deeper and more profuse, enabling your body to excrete a higher percentage of toxins than a traditional sauna. It helps eliminate toxins, pesticides and environmental chemicals including sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol, heavy metals like zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation - fully oxygenating the body's cells.
The deep radiant infrared heat raises your body temperature, inducing a type of artificial fever. As the body works to combat this"fever" your body's immune system is stimulated and strengthened.
MUSCLE AND JOINT RECOVERY
Tissues heated to 45C and then stretched exhibit a non-elastic residual elongation of about 0.5-0.9% that persists after the stretch is removed, which does not occur in these same tissues at normal temperature.
JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF
The deep heat helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles, so they recover faster.
Increased blood circulation, elimination of toxins and flushing out of cellular debris improves skin texture , complexion and tone by helping to develop and maintain the body's capillary network that carries vital oxygen and nutrients to the skin.
IMPROVES WOUND HEALING AND BURNS
Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring
Infrared therapy promotes rebalancing of the body's hormones through its effect on the autonomic nervous system, reducing the negative physical impacts of stress on the body. Combining the radiant warmth of infrared heat, soothing choice of colour therapy lighting, aromatherapy and soothing music or guided meditation, the total experience rebalances both the body and mind.
An infrared session can help raise your basal metabolic rate, continuing to burn calories at an elevated rate for hours after your session as finished.
INSOMNIA, JETLAG AND HANGOVERS
Unbeatable in promoting deep, restful sleep and flushing out excess toxins.