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Infrared Sauna

Infrared Saunas at Breathe

Breathe Salt & Sauna offers a series of wellness services for guests seeking additional relief from illness as well as those looking for a day of relaxation while improving their general wellbeing. Breathe Salt & Sauna brings halotherapy and infrared saunas together, in one convenient place.

Infrared Saunas with Chromotherapy

Using the Infrared Saunas:

Infrared saunas are safe to use, but like any wellness treatment, users should abide by a few precautions:

  • Do not use alcohol prior to or during an infrared sauna session. Alcohol increases the risk of dehydration in an environment that already causes significant perspiration. Alcohol also increases the risk of hypotension and arrhythmia.
  • Build up a heat tolerance during your initial sauna sessions. As you get used to the heat, slowly increase your time.
  • Be sure to drink plenty of water – you must replace the fluids you sweat out so it’s important to drink water before, during, and after your session.
1What is an infrared sauna?
Traditional saunas, used for centuries, run around 180-220 degrees. In our infrared saunas, deep far infrared light penetrates the body, heating from the core outward. This type of heat generation enables more sustainable temperatures for longer periods of time. The warming effect stimulates bodily functions including the cardiovascular system, immune system, and the lymphatic system. Detoxifying the body through increased perspiration, infrared saunas also support cardiovascular health and alleviate symptoms related to pain, arthritis, and fatigue, among many other ailments.
2How do infrared saunas work?
Rather than sitting in a very hot room filled with steam to elevate body temperature externally, infrared saunas leverage far infrared light to penetrate deep within the body, heating from the core outward. Only 20 percent of the heat generated by far infrared technology heats the air within the sauna - the other 80 percent heats the body directly. Far infrared heat raises the core body temperature, triggering specific bodily functions including the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, and the immune system.
3Why do infrared saunas work?
While saunas generally help people relax, they also affect your heart and blood vessels in the same way as moderate exercise. Saunas increase heart rate, drop blood pressure, and decrease artery stiffness. According to Tanjaniina Laukkanen of the University of Eastern Finland (birthplace of the sauna) sauna-induced sweating is “… like a natural diuretic effect -- lowering blood pressure and decreasing the work load of the heart.” Far infrared waves also penetrate the body and activate sweat glands, allowing users to sweat without physical exertion. As far infrared waves penetrate water molecules in the body they begin to vibrate. This induced vibration weakens ion bonds and breaks down water molecules, allowing them to envelop gasses and other toxic materials, enabling them to be released in sweat.
4Are infrared saunas safe?
All objects in nature expel infrared heat, making infrared heat very safe in controlled environments. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, hospitals utilize the same technology in the heaters they use to warm newborn babies.
5Can everyone use infrared saunas?
Infrared saunas are safe to use, but like any wellness treatment, users should abide by a few precautions: Do not use alcohol prior to or during an infrared sauna session. Alcohol increases the risk of dehydration in an environment that already causes significant perspiration. Alcohol also increases the risk of hypotension and arrhythmia. Build up a heat tolerance during your initial sauna sessions by setting the sauna at a lower temperature. As your heat tolerance increases so can the temperature in the sauna. Be sure to drink plenty of water – you must replace the fluids you sweat out so it’s important to drink water before, during, and after your session. While infrared sauna is a relatively gentle treatment, people with severe conditions such as the following should consult with their doctor prior to adding infrared sauna to their existing medical treatment: Stroke Severe aortic stenosis Recent myocardial infraction Lupus erythematosus, if you are on steroids (interferes with blood circulation) Brain tumors
6Who benefits from infrared sauna sessions?
Infrared sauna benefits people of all ages (over eight years old) and is great for overall wellness, the cardiovascular system, and for detoxification. Infrared saunas have been beneficial for those with the following conditions: Chronic pain Chronic fatigue Cardiovascular risk Type II Diabetes (symptoms related to) Nerve damage High blood pressure Impaired heart function Arthritis Rheumatism
7What do I wear in the infrared sauna?
Our infrared sauna rooms are completely private, so you can feel free to wear what you like. Some guests prefer to wear the robes we provide or bathing suits or loosely-fitting athletic gear, and some choose to wear nothing at all. We provide freshly laundered towels for our sauna benches and additional towels and toiletries for freshening up. You will sweat, so wear whatever feels most comfortable for you.
 

Who Benefits from Infrared Sauna Sessions?

Infrared saunas benefit people of all ages (over eight years old) and are great for overall wellness, the cardiovascular system, and for detoxification. Infrared saunas have been beneficial for those with the following conditions:


 
Chronic Pain
Chronic Fatigue
Cardiovascular Risk
Type II Diabetes
(symptoms related to)
Nerve Damage
High Blood Pressure
Impaired Heart Function
Arthritis
Rheumatism

Testimonials

  • Marv H
    "I haven't felt this way since I visited the Dead Sea."
    Marv H
  • Rachel G
    "Wow! Breathe is an amazing place! You get relaxation and you get infused with healthy salt air while you relax in a stunning room with salt on the floors and zero gravity chairs. I am so excited and grateful that Johnson Creek has a wonderful place called "Breathe". If you want true relaxation, go to Breathe. I love how private the saunas are. A very nice selection of salt products for purchase. All of the rooms are beautifully appointed."
    Rachel G
  • "I am so excited for Breath S&S to be here in Johnson Creek. I am passionate about health and wellness and always looking for natural ways to improve my life and the lives of those I love. I'm hoping this is just the beginning for JC to have healthy options and more diversity in the area… I'm looking forward to visiting often and watching your growth and success! Thank you for this experience!"
  • Julia K
    "I felt I could relax and not be judged. Quiet resting place to recover after a long day, hard workout, whatever the reason. I encourage it!"
    Julia K
  • Nikki F
    "I loved the experience of the salt room, breathing in the salts was detoxifying and relaxing!"
    Nikki F
  • "Salt room enhanced my meditation experience. I could see value in using it as an inspirational tool in enhancing breath and inviting creative inspiration and expansion... It became an emotionally cleansing experience for me."