Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely. Infrared heat is a form of radiant energy. The sun is an example of a source of infrared energy that we are absorbing on a daily basis. All humans absorb and emit infrared energy.
Our infrared saunas emit a full-spectrum of near, mid and far infrared energy that penetrate the skin 3 inches deep to heat up your core temperature.
No UV rays are emitted from the saunas so they are perfectly safe to use.
Traditional saunas need to be heated upwards to 200ºF, heating the air around you to heat up your core temperature. This makes for an unpleasant experience because it is uncomfortably hot and difficult to breathe.
Infrared saunas are much more effective and comfortable because the infrared energy is penetrating your skin to heat up your core temperature directly. This allows you to relax a lot easier and receive greater benefits.
Infrared saunas are about seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxifying excess heavy metals and chemicals inside the body. Your sweat will contain 20% toxic elements vs only 3% toxic elements in a traditional sauna.
The penetrating infrared energy is also great for reducing inflammation in the joints, helping regenerate damaged tissue, and increasing your metabolism.
The increase of your core temperature also strengthens your immune system by destroying any unwanted pathogens that are susceptible to intense heat.
You will enter your own private infrared sauna suite and relax while the heat increases your core temperature so you sweat. During that time, we recommend that you quiet the mind and focus on your breath while your body takes care of the rest.
After your session is over, you can take a shower or continue to allow your body to cool down and sweat out anything else it needs to.
You are more than welcome to hang out around the Elevated studio while your body recovers. We offer water, tea, and snacks.
Be sure to stay well-hydrated prior to your session. Your body will need the extra fluids to compensate for the heat stress. Also, do not eat a heavy meal before your session. A light snack/meal should be fine.
We recommend 140-145 degrees for your first time. Many of our experienced clients will enter the sauna at 150-158 degrees with no negative side effects.
The best way to enter the sauna is completely nude. Don’t worry, you have the entire room to yourself.
This will allow you to sweat more freely without it being absorbed into your clothing.
But if you prefer, we can provide you with a towel to cover yourself in if you are solo or if you decide to share a sauna with a friend.
The lights inside the sauna are considered chromotherapy. You can curate your own color space to influence the psychology of your brain
Yes, but your ability to maintain a proper core temperature decreases with age.
We recommend you enter the infrared sauna at a lower temperature and increase if you feel your body can properly handle the heat stress.
It is always best to listen to your body!
We recommend that you consult with your physician before entering the sauna if you are taking prescription medications or have a serious medical condition.
Our saunas are cleaned diligently after every session. We use a very high quality plant-based antibacterial/antimicrobial solution to treat the sauna.
Along with our diligence, infrared energy is amazing at killing bacteria.
Your sauna will be extremely clean and sanitary for every session.