The Well offers an Infrared Sauna for your use prior to an appointment with one of our practitioners or just as healthy self care all on its own.
The Infrared Sauna Room
Available for 1/2 Hour Rentals
Book a session for a simple, quick way to help your body release toxic load, feel like you are pampering yourself a bit, and take a few minutes for quiet reflection in the midst of a busy day.
Studies show the following regarding regular sauna use:
Not surprisingly, sauna bathers most frequently cite stress reduction as the number one benefit of sauna use. Medical studies often determine that stress in our daily lives can negatively affect our health. In fact, the vast majority of disease (i.e. heart disease) is at least partially stress-related. Heat bathing in a sauna provides stress relief in a number of ways. It’s a warm, quiet space without any distractions coming from the outside. As we like to say, "Step into a sauna, and close the door on the rest of the world."
The heat from the sauna relaxes the body's muscles, improves circulation and stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s all-natural "feel good" chemical, and their release provides a truly wonderful "after sauna glow.”
Reduced risk of all-cause mortality & fatal cardiac incidents (heart attacks).
Using a sauna 2-3 times per week at 174 degrees F reduces risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Disease by 27% and 4-7 times per week reduces risk by 50%.
Reduced risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) with regular sauna use
A 3-month study of bi-weekly sauna use showed reduced occurrence of high blood pressure.
Long-term sauna use and aerobic exercise are associated with improved arterial compliance, which means the arteries are healthier and better able to handle additional stresses.
Benefits of Increased Heart Rate
Sauna use increases the heart rate similar to aerobic exercise with the heart rate ranging between 120-150 beats per minute.