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INFRARED SAUNA

In an infrared sauna, heat and light energy is emitted to help relax and detoxify the body. Infrared Saunas are different from regular saunas because they have infrared light that creates heat to penetrate several inches deep into the tissue, activating cells; this causes the body to sweat and stimulates metabolism. An infrared sauna emits very gentle heat due to the infrared light waves heating the body from within. This type of relaxed-state sweating has, in the past, only been obtained by using a traditional wet-dry sauna (which can feel suffocating and very uncomfortable). However, patients who use the infrared sauna report comfortable breathing, relaxed muscles, and pleasant warming of the body during and after their session.

Infrared sauna benefits include help with:​

  • Relief from sore muscles

  • Relief from joint pain such as arthritis

  • Improve immune system

  • Weight loss

  • Detoxification

  • Skin rejuvenation

  • Blood circulation

  • Stress-reduction

  • Improved sleep 

The face of a woman who is sweating in a sauna

Pricing

15-min $15

20-min $20

30-min $30

45 min $45

Packages SAVE 10%

Pack of five 20-min $90 (Save $10)

Pack of five 30-min $135 (Save $15)

Pack of five 45-min $202.50 (Save $22.50)

Infrared sauna at Pellegrino Healing Center

Important FAQ's About Infrared Sauna Use

IMPORTANT:

  • Drink plenty of water before, during and after your sessions

  • If you plan to use the Himalayan salt cave as well, please schedule your salt cave session first, and use infrared sauna afterwards.

Should I eat before a session?

It is recommended that you avoid eating a heavy meal before using the sauna, as this can increase the risk of overheating and discomfort.

When should I shower?

Showering before your session will help you "sweat clean". We recommend waiting at least 30 minutes after your sessions before taking a shower, as the benefits of the sauna will continue after your session is finished. Showering helps to remove any sweat and impurities released from the body during the sauna session, and it also helps to cool down the body. Use lukewarm water. Pellegrino Healing Center does not offer showering facilities.

**Please note that oils and lotions can be damaging to the Infrared sauna and can clog your pores; therefore, please do not apply oils, lotions or perfumes before your session. 

What is the best thing to wear during my infrared sauna session?

It is recommended that you wear a towel or a bathing suit; this will help ensure that you have the best experience possible. We do provide towels and you are always welcome to bring your own. 

How long should I stay in the sauna?

If you’re new to sauna use, limit your sessions to15 - 20 minutes on your first week, and slowly work your way up. Once acclimated to it, you can go for as long as 45 minutes per session. The average infrared sauna session lasts 30 minutes. Essentially, you should look to complete your session when your body feels hot enough and deeply relaxed.

Sweating: You may not sweat that much on your first few sessions - this is normal. As your body adjusts to the infrared sauna, you’ll be able to feel the effects more, so don’t feel frustrated if you don’t sweat much on your first few sessions.

What if the sauna feels too hot for me?

Unlike regular saunas, Infrared saunas are set to a lower temperature. The recommended temperature is 125 degrees fahrenheit. This helps your body heat up gently while still providing an intense sweat session. Most people are able to comfortably sit through a 30-minute session without feeling too overheated. We are able to adjust the sauna's temperature if needed. 

Who should avoid infrared saunas?

  • Pregnant women

  • Newborns and children

  • People with a pacemaker

  • Diabetics or anyone being treated for heart conditions, circulatory issues or that are on prescription medication should check with their doctor

  • Individuals with total heat insensitivity or who lack the ability to perspire or sweat or to emit body heat should probably refrain from IR sauna use. Always, check with your doctor first.

  • Anyone suffering from dehydration, weakness, trauma, or difficulty breathing

  • People who have recently undergone serious trauma or surgery 

  •  If you are prone to excess bleeding (Hemophilia), it’s best to avoid infrared sauna therapy as the heat stimulates blood circulation

  • Those under the influence of drugs or alcohol 

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