Frequently Asked Questions

What is Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Infrared light is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum. It is completely safe and healthy and although infrared light is a naturally occurring wavelength of the sun, it does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, one can be exposed for hours without the risk of burning and it is so safe, hospitals use infrared to warm newborn infants.

What is the difference between Infrared Saunas vs. Traditional Saunas?

Infrared heat is a very soothing and gentle heat. Unlike traditional saunas which operate in excess of 180⁰ F making the experience unbearably hot and claustrophobic, infrared saunas have the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of between 120-150⁰ F.

Traditional saunas only heat the air in the cabin whereas Infrared saunas penetrate deep into your cells giving you a deep detoxifying sweat. Because infrared heat penetrates deep into tissues versus just the surface of skin, Infrared saunas are seven times more effective than traditional saunas for detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, Infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins compared to 3% with a traditional sauna.

How long are your sessions?

Sauna therapy sessions are 40 minutes in your own private sauna room.

How do I make an appointment?

You can schedule your appointment by calling or by booking online, here.

What should I wear?

Wear something comfortable and loose fitting such as workout clothes or a swimsuit. You can wear as much or as little as you would like while in the privacy of your own sauna room.

Do you provide showers?

No, we do not provide showers. In fact, we recommend not showering for up to an hour as you continue to sweat out toxins and cool down. However, we do provide a cool washcloth for you to remove toxins immediately after sauna use.

How often should I visit The Sauna Studio?

The frequency will depend upon your own individual health and wellness goals. We recommend at least 2 to 3 times a week. For more aggressive results, 4 to 5 times a week is recommended. We also suggest visiting the sauna immediately following your workout to see the best weight loss and recovery results.

Can I invite someone to join me in the sauna?

Yes, our saunas will comfortably accommodate you and a friend or loved one. When you book your appointment, please be sure to let us know if another person will be joining you. Please note our saunas are private rooms and not community saunas. Also, if both individuals are members, they will each have a session deducted from their account. If you are bringing a non-member, it is only $20 for them to join you in your session.

Is it sanitary in the saunas?

Yes, we sanitize each sauna before and after every use and provide clean towels. Also, infrared light kills all bacteria and any airborne germs. Many medical devices are sterilized using infrared light.

Will it seem claustrophobic?

No, our saunas are designed with large glass doors that easily open and close. The heat is a dry, comfortable, relaxing heat similar to lying in the sun on a warm summer day. Unlike traditional saunas that make the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe.

What if I don’t sweat a lot?

People sweat at all different levels. For some it takes a few sessions to open up the pores and start the detoxifying process. The more water you drink before, during and after your session the better hydrated you are the more you will sweat. You can also try our clinically proven sweat enhancer “Pure sweat” cream to boost sweating and aid in the detoxifying and fat burning process.

What is there to do while I am in the sauna?

We encourage this time to be a quiet time to relax and melt away any stresses or tensions. We provide relaxing music and magazines to read or you can bring a friend and spend quality time together. However you are welcome to bring a book or your phone to get caught up on your texts, social media or emails.

What other services do you offer?

In addition to infrared sauna therapy, we offer the following services: Salt Therapy, Infrared Massage Bed and Cold Plunge. Ask us about additional services.

What if I am running late or need to change my appointment?

If you are late the minutes will cut into your session if we have an appointment booked right after you. We ask that if you need to cancel or reschedule that you do that a day in advance.

Should I eat or drink before I arrive?

We recommend trying not to eat for 60 minutes prior to your session but encourage you to drink water before, during and after your sauna session.

Do you offer Gift Certificates?

Yes, we do! You can purchase them in our studio or online for your convenience.

Book your appointment for Cold Plunge, Massage Bed and Salt Room by contacting us at (805) 850-3500. Sauna appointments can be booked online.

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