Infrared Sauna FAQs

Consider this: when you sweat, you increase circulation, which results in glowing skin, pain relief, weight loss, stress relief, increased athletic performance, improved immune function, injury recovery and more. Sounds pretty beneficial to us!

Simply stated, infrared is a light wave next to the color red on the electromagnetic spectrum that is invisible to the human eye but felt as heat. In fact, you’ve likely come in contact with infrared before since it is commonly used in incubators for newborns, heat lamps and toasters. As you can imagine, your sauna session at ºdegree Wellness will be a gentle, peaceful one that leaves you feeling relaxed and renewed.

You will actually start your session when the sauna cabin temp is 85-95 degrees Fahrenheit and let your body warm up along with the cabin air temperature. The heater panels are already emitting far infrared energy at maximum capacity and your body is receiving all the infrared energy it can absorb. Take your time and enjoy yourself.

Far Infrared ‘soft’ heat is calming and relaxing, just like feeling your body soak up the warmth of the sun on a cool day, and as your body becomes more accustomed to raising your core temperature on a regular basis you will sweat twice as much and detoxify more compared to a traditional sauna – all at cabin air temperatures that are 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit lower than hot rock and steam saunas!

After you have ‘ramped up’ in your first week or two of use, you will probably find that you want to spend more time in the sauna. It feels good, works great, clears your mind and strengthens your body. Get ready to feel your stress, body aches and pains melt away.

By heating your core temperature and inducing sweating, infrared saunas increase blood flow and heart rate, much like moderate exercise, and can burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session.

Frequency is based on each individual but generally we recommend 1-3 sessions per week.

Less is more (even nothing at all if you please!). Typically, a bathing suit or underwear are ideal for use in our infrared saunas (just be sure it’s free of plastic or metal fasteners or eyelets).

Absolutely! That’s another benefit of infrared heat over steam; infrared does not affect electronics.

The more water that’s in your body, the more productive your session will be. So we recommend good hydration as well as a light meal prior to your session (but nothing heavy or directly before your session).

Yes! The Infrared Sauna’s at ºdegree Wellness are roomy enough to bring in a spouse, significant other or friend and are a great way to encourage one another on your path to total wellness. Two of our saunas are roomy enough for two people with an additional sauna that accommodates up to four. See our special pricing for “adding a friend.”

Warm, cozy and relaxed – how does that sound? That’s what the first portion of your treatment will feel like. During the last 10 minutes, your sweating and heart rate will increase though your comfort level will remain.

Think of how you feel right after a workout and that’s probably the feeling you’ll have right after your sauna session. But within 30 minutes, you’ll experience a boost in energy and mood resulting in a productive afternoon and restful night’s sleep.

Saunas are not advisable for women who are pregnant, anyone with a pacemaker or those who have an inability to sweat.

The good news is, infrared heat kills 99% of bacteria for a naturally sterile environment. But at ºdegree Wellness, we go a step further and clean each suite in between sessions with non-toxic cleaners.

Chromotherapy FAQs

Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. The belief that color is important in healing has been around for thousands of years rooted in the idea that specific colors in the spectrum of light positively affect your emotions.

Chromotherapy has been shown to improve a range of emotions including sociability, happiness and success to name a few.

At ºdegree Wellness, our infrared saunas offer you a choice of 12 different color options, each with frequencies of a specific vibration related to different physical symptoms to help your body re-establish its natural balance.