FAQs

HEALTH CHECK
PRE-SAUNA PREP

What is infrared?

Infrared heat is 100% safe and natural for our bodies, and our well-being, as the human body is designed to accept and emit infrared. The feeling of warmth from infrared is particularly comfortable. Unlike tanning beds, infrared saunas use infrared heating, which is entirely different to microwaves, or ultraviolet radiation. It is UV that is harmful, not infrared, and so there is no need to worry. Infrared heat is extremely comfortable. People feeling infrared heat for the first time say it is like walking past a window that the sun is shining through.

How is an infrared sauna different to a traditional sauna?

Infrared saunas are more efficient than traditional saunas. A traditional sauna uses convection and conduction to heat the surface of your skin. In contrast, infrared saunas use infrared heating panels which emit light, helping your body to detoxify, giving you a deeper cleansing experience. When using an infrared sauna, the goal is not to heat the skin or ambient air. The goal is to penetrate the body for a purifying sweat. Deeper infrared penetration allows your core body temperature to rise, allowing you to sweat out harmful toxins. Unlike traditional saunas, the air in an infrared sauna is a lot drier making it easier to breathe. This form of slow heating makes infrared saunas a much more comfortable experience than a traditional one. 

What is the experience like?

The first thing people notice is a stress-relieving relaxation of the muscles. Tension melts away and the deep penetrating warmth is very soothing on aches and pains. With regular use of an infrared sauna you feel the benefits of a deep, healthy sweat that purifies your body and improves circulation. After the first session, people often notice clearer skin and a deep, restful sleep. You may not sweat very much during your first infrared session. After several sessions, you’ll begin
to sweat more efficiently, allowing your body to release more toxins.

Are the infrared saunas private?

Yes, all of our sauna rooms are private. We have three separate rooms for you to choose from. You can select which room you would prefer to use depending on availability. The room will be allocated to you for the entire time of your booking.

Can I bring a friend?

Absolutely! We have a two person and a three person infrared sauna. We charge an extra $15 per session per person, if you bring a friend. 

Should I arrive early for my infrared sauna session?

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time to complete registration. You will be given an orientation on your first visit so you’ll know what to expect. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

You do not need to bring anything with you as we provide fresh bamboo towels for use during your session. Each infrared sauna room comes equipped with jugs of water to keep you hydrated throughout your session. We recommend that you bring loose, comfortable clothing to change into after your session.

What should I wear during my infrared sauna session?

Each infrared sauna room is completely private, so you can wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. Some people like to wear their bathing suits or underwear, however most people go in with just the towels that we provide. Please remember to sit on a towel during your session.

How frequently should I have an infrared sauna?

It is completely up to you how often you have an infrared sauna session. If you are using the infrared sauna for health reasons e.g. a cleanse or detoxification program, it may help to have an infrared sauna more frequently, 2-3 times a week. Depending on your goal or condition, you can have an infrared sauna every day if you wish! You can build it into your routine like you would exercise.

How are the infrared saunas cleaned?

The infrared saunas are a clean environment, as the infrared lighting and sauna temperature are a natural disinfectant and kill 99% of bacteria. We clean the saunas after each use with organic and natural based products.

Do you have a shower at the studio?

We do not have shower facilities, however it is recommended that you wait at least 30 minutes after a session before showering. Your body can continue to perspire for up to 30 minutes after an infrared sauna. It is best to allow your body to naturally cool down and have a shower when you get home. Once you have cooled down it is important to shower to clean and remove sweat residue, old skin cells and any toxins that have risen to the surface of your skin.

How do I book an infrared sauna session?

You can book an infrared sauna session on our website on the booking page or you can phone to make a booking.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please contact us if you need to cancel or reschedule your infrared sauna session. Please note - early cancelled sessions do not receive a refund, however we will apply a credit on your account.

After your infrared sauna

HYDRATE

It is important to stay hydrated after your infrared sauna session. You should drink at least 750ml of water or electrolyte to rehydrate.

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Phillip, ACT  2606

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