What is infrared heat?
Infrared light is part of the Sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue. Infrared heat therapy uses these infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air. The experience of an infrared sauna is similar to sunbathing, which gives you the radiant heat that is all your own. The infrared heat penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in an infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn.
Is there anyone who shouldn't use an infrared sauna blanket?
Pregnant women should not use a sauna (although its safe after the baby is born!). If you have a chronic condition that makes you sensitive to temperature, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking a session. We recommend checking with your doctor if you have recently had an injury and/or undergone surgery. If you have hemophilia we do not recommend sweating. If you are on any medications please check with your doctor (especially if you are on blood thinners). If you have been advised to stay away from heat or have any concerns regarding medical conditions, please talk to your doctor. Please remember we are not medical professionals.
Is It safe? are there any risks associated with It?
There are no major risks associated with sweating for individuals with average health. If you are worried, please consult your doctor before booking a sweat.
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits associated with regular infrared sauna sessions. To name a few it helps strengthen immunity, weight loss, stress relief, and skin appearance.
Does infrared technology interfere with Implants (metal, silicone, ETC.)?
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna. If you have had an abdominal surgery, tummy tuck, c-section or breast augmentation, consult a physician prior to using a sauna blanket to ensure that it is approved for use.
How many calories can I burn?
Far infrared saunas are a healthy weight loss solution without exercising. Infrared Saunas burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session. In a Far infrared sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session; the equivalent of running 2-3 miles.
How do I burn calories from sweating?
Infrared saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature to induce sweating. Increases in blood flow and heart rate are a result, which, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help you lose weight. Saunas also help you lose weight by easing aches and pains associated with weight training, helping you get back into the gym the next day.
How Long Will It Take For Me to Cool Down?
It could take up to an hour. This is normal and is part of your body returning to its regular body temperature (one plus is you are still burning calories after you sweat while this cool down is taking place).
What Should I Wear in the Sauna Wrap?
During your sweat we recommend wearing socks, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt. Please make sure that the clothing is free of plastic or any metal- ie bras with underwire or swim suits with metal eyelets.
What should I bring?
We recommend wearing loose fitting clothes during your sweat session and bring a loose fitting change of clothes for after your sweat session. We provide water, but you are welcome to bring your own bottle as well. We also provide towels to towel off with after your session.
What should I do before coming in?
Please make sure that you are hydrated and have eaten a little something. We advise against sweating on an empty stomach, but also not arriving immediately after a heavy meal.
Why do I need to hydrate?
Drinking plenty of water is a top priority. We want you to feel your best. Our bodies need plenty of water to function optimally. When you sweat at CONNECTED, your body uses water to flush out toxins and other waste, the more water you have to use, the more productive your sweat session will be. It is also important to replenish the water you sweat out!
Can I Shower After a Session?
We recommend not showering immediately after your session as you continue to sweat out toxins. 30-60 minutes after your session feel free to jump in and rinse off!
Is It Sanitary?
Yes, we provide clean towels and sanitize with a non-toxic cleaner after every client/use.