perfect on its own or as part of your floating practice.
clear float spa is proud to launch a new offering in 2019… our full spectrum infrared sauna! It is a new opportunity to bring the positive effects of rest and relaxation, training ourselves to “let go” whether you are floating – or now while you detox and refocus on what is important – in our new infrared sauna.
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How does it work?
What are the benefits?
What are the costs?
how do infrared saunas work?
The first thing you should know about infrared sauna is that it is nothing like a tanning booth. There are no negative side effects to using one.
Although the sun’s rays can be harmful to us, these rays actually contain a combination of visible and invisible light. One of these invisible rays is known as ‘infrared.’ Infrared rays are responsible for making us feel warm when exposed to the sun. Ultraviolet rays, which are visible, make the sun bright and are often the cause of skin damage.
Scientists have established that infrared rays are beneficial to the human body. Infrared waves are easily absorbed: they stimulate our lymphatic, immune, and cardiovascular systems. They also cleanse us of toxins. All of this can be done without exposing our bodies to the harmful rays of actual sunlight.
So, the secret to infrared saunas is their use of infrared wavelengths, just like the sun gives off naturally!
In our saunas, what’s most important is not the air temperature but the infrared heat itself. As your body absorbs these infrared waves, the temperature within you will increase. This produces a deep, relaxing sweat.
Sessions are available in 45 minute sessions (you get the room for 60 minutes). They are available through both a monthly sauna membership, as well as a stand alone session, or as part of a punch-card. Learn more about our pricing farther down the page.
Best of all, you don’t have to enjoy your infrared sauna alone! You can add an additional person to your sauna session for just $15.
relaxes the muscles while soothing aches and pains
Get a deep relaxation in your muscles and joints with infrared saunas.
When our body temperatures rise, the body releases endorphins: the body’s natural pain-relieving chemical. Endorphins often have a mild and enjoyable tranquillizing effect. This is why they have been linked to less arthritis-related pain and are able to quell muscle soreness from an intense physical workout.
Increases in body temperature from the heat of the sauna causes blood vessels to dilate and circulation to improve. The increase in blood flow as a result of your warmer body accelerates the body’s natural healing process. The end result is all your aches and pains are soothed which also speeds up the healing of cuts and bruises.
Infrared saunas are perfect following intense physical activity. They cause relaxation by healing your whole body, reducing muscle tension and eliminating lactic acid along with other toxins.
The heat of the sauna relaxes the body, improves circulation, and stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural feel-good chemical, providing a wonderful “sauna after-glow.”
An infrared sauna burns calories in two ways. Firstly, it does so through the sweating process itself. Sweating requires energy, and that energy is derived from the conversion of fat and carbohydrates. This is the process which burns calories. An article, titled Effect of Sweating, in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that a 30-minute infrared sauna session could burn roughly 600 calories.
Secondly, the body also burns calories during accelerated heart activity. This increase in circulation is caused by higher body temperatures due to the sauna. As heart activity increases, demanding more oxygen, the body converts more and more calories into energy.
get deeper, better sleep
Research has shown deeper sleep can come from sauna use. In addition to the release of endorphins, the rise of your body temperature during your sauna session will accompany a slow fall to your normal body heat. This facilitates a nice, deep slumber.
recreational and social benefits
The sauna can be both a private personal retreat or a relaxing environment for socializing with family and friends. This makes the sauna environment ideal for openness, a quiet conversation, a little “me time,” and/or some intimacy.
Due to the heat of the sauna, core body temperature will rise. As a result, blood vessels dilate which leads to improved blood flow. The blood’s increased circulation moves the heat towards the surface of the skin: this signals to your body to start sweating as the central nervous system sends signals to the millions of sweat glands covering the body.
Naturally, these sweat glands when stimulated produce sweat. Sweat production is primarily for cooling the body, and is 99% composed of water. However, deep sweating also reduces the level of lead, copper, zinc, nickel and mercury in our bodies. These toxins, commonly picked up from our environment, are expunged.
While in a sauna, skin is cleansed and dead cells are replaced. This keeps your skin in good working condition.
At the same time, deep sweating from the sauna purges bacteria out of the epidermal layer and sweat ducts. This cleanses the pores and improves one’s capillary circulation. The end result is skin with a soft, beautiful appearance.
improves cardiovascular performance
In an infrared sauna, your skin heats up as core body temperature rises. In response to this heat, blood vessels near the skin dilate and cardiac output increases. Medical research has shown that one’s heart rate can rise from 60-70/min to 110/120/min in saunas. After the cooling off stage, this heart rate can drop below the average heart rate after which it stabilizes as normal.
Although this might sound concerning, it’s actually a good thing. Saunas train our heart muscles and improve our heart rate/cardiac output. It’s a net positive on our cardiovascular system.
Fights illness and relieves congestion
German medical research on saunas has shown they significantly reduce the incidence of colds and influenza. Because the whole body is exposed to heat in a sauna, the body produces white blood cells more rapidly as a result. This, in turn, helps fight illness, kills viruses and relieves sinus congestion from colds or allergies.
it just feels good!
A sauna is not only good for your health, but it also feels so good. The warmness of the sauna will surely cause psychological benefits. And the retreat of the sauna itself, as all sauna-goers would agree, just feels wonderful.
As we go through our daily stressful lives, the sauna provides a pampering escape. It’s a special place where we can relax and restore the body and soul. A sauna truly makes you feel better, look better, and sleep better.
infrared sauna costs & packages
includes complimentary parking &. you can add a friend to your sauna session for just $15 per person