Balance Point Health Centre is thrilled to offer a leading-edge health modality, Far Infrared Sauna therapy by SaunaRay, with Himalayan Salt Panels, the perfect complement to any health protocol provided at the clinic.
Whether you are an athlete looking to ease pain in the body or someone looking to accelerate healing through detoxification, we think you are going to love what this powerful sauna provides.
Once we started looking for an infrared sauna, we realized very quickly that there is a lot of misleading information out there. Not all infrared sauna’s are created equal! We did loads of research to find the BEST and most tested sauna out there…with health benefits at the top of our list.
The infrared spectrum emitted by the infrared sauna offers an astounding range of possible therapeutic benefits according to research studies conducted around the world.
Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps (that use electromagnetic radiation) to warm your body directly.
“These saunas use infrared panels instead of conventional heat to easily penetrate human tissue, heating up your body before heating up the air,” explains physical therapist, Vivian Eisenstadt, MAPT, CPT, MASP.
An infrared sauna can operate at a lower temperature (usually between 120˚F and 140˚F) than a traditional sauna, which is typically between 150˚F and 180˚F.
Radiant heat is very therapeutic for your overall well being. It helps to support your body’s natural ‘defence’ system to easily ward off harmful contaminates. An infrared-based system can warm your body to a much greater degree and much more efficient manner than a conventional sauna, as its energy output is primarily used to convert energy directly to heat inside the body and not to create excessively hot air which then only superficially heats the skin. This radiant heat is absorbed by your body to a depth of over 1.5 inches below the skin.
Anyone! (see q&a for a few contraindications)
If you are looking to burn calories…and who doesn’t love the thought of that!? Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase overall cardiovascular fitness and you can burn 600 more calories in just one 30 minute session.
If you are looking for pain relief, know that the deep heat helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissues injuries. In Europe and other wellness clinics, infrared head is widely used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. In Japan, they have used infrared sauna’s to treat backache, bursitis, fibromyalgia, headaches, sprains, strains and many other muscular-skeletal ailments.
At the first sign of illness, increase sessions to aid the body in boosting the immune system and decreasing the rate at which the virus/bacterial replicates.
Need to reduce impact of stress? Salt panels have been installed in the sauna to improve the experience and health benefits of the unit. Himalayan crystal salt creates negative ions, which have the ability to combat the effects of free radicals while producing a surprisingly relaxing sensation. Much like the feeling you get at the ocean, or immediately following a storm, air charged with negative ions suppresses serotonin within the body, thereby instigating higher energy levels and positive moods. The power of fresh air is our life-blood, it affects every part of our body.
Please bring the following items with you in order to make the experience more enjoyable and safe.
You may rent towels for $2.00 each if you forget yours! We also have complementary essential oils, filtered water, a meditation device and meditation materials.
Yes. If you have any of the conditions below, you will want to avoid the sauna for now:
Medications: Diuretics, Barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair body’s natural heat loss mechanisms, Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose persons to heat rash or to a mild heat stroke. Some OTC drugs, like anti-histamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Elderly (over age of 70): The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. As we mature, our bodies naturally lose this capability. We will start you at a lower temperature.
2. How long will it take to notice something happening?
Some people notice an increase in energy right away! Some may not sweat in their first couple sessions because the body isn’t ready.