Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna2018-11-27T20:51:29+00:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Our infrared sauna rooms are completely private, so you can feel free to wear what you like. Some guests prefer to wear 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.

Customer Testimonials

“Everything was perfect! The sauna experience was very relaxing. I felt I was in a cozy cocoon. Breathe has thought of all the fine details to ensure the sauna experience was pampering and restorative.”

“Very relaxing. I really enjoyed the lights changing and the music was very nice and soothing, I also loved the scented towels in the fridge for after.”

Lauren H.

“It’s nice that something like this is available in Johnson Creek. The sauna was a great experience.”

Emily L

“Very relaxed and toasty. I sniffed one of the essential oil infused towels the whole time. The towels are a great idea! Loved them!”

“Relaxed, like I was on vacation and had no problems in the world. It was like living on my own island.”

Who 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

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.