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Immerse yourself in the unique therapeutic experience of full spectrum infrared sauna therapy, and halotherapy (dry salt therapy).
The benefits of sauna therapy and halotherapy have been known for many years and have been used by countless individuals for increased health and wellness. We are pleased to offer these therapies through our full-spectrum infrared saunas and halobooths in a relaxing, private environment providing an escape from the stresses of the outside world.
What is an infrared sauna?
Traditional saunas have been utilized for thousands of years to promote wellness and alleviate ailments. Traditional saunas heat the surrounding air to produce healing heat. Unfortunately, they can also be uncomfortable and intolerable. Full-spectrum infrared saunas warm the body with near, mid and far infrared energy to produce a deep, penetrating, healing heat which is more relaxing and comfortable.
Different wavelengths across the entire electromagnetic spectrum have different effects on our bodies – UV waves, microwaves, color waves all affect us in different ways. The infrared portion of the spectrum has beneficial effects. Infrared waves are color waves too – infra = below red.
Near infrared waves are particularly good for skin, wound healing and immune function; mid infrared waves affect muscle relaxation and increase circulation. Having said that, you do get all those benefits from far infrared waves but you get them much faster by adding near and mid. The near/mid infrared waves will penetrate deeper and raise your core body temperature faster which will boost the speed and effectiveness of your infrared therapy sessions by about 10-15%.
You get the most benefit from far infrared as it provides whole body therapy – this is where the deep detoxification benefits are produced. Far infrared waves produce detoxification benefits because of the resonant frequency they have with the water molecules in our bodies. Near infrared waves pass right through water and don’t have that effect; on the other hand, they penetrate more deeply and raise core body temperature more quickly.
Infrared Sauna Health Benefits
Full-spectrum infrared sauna therapy offers a wide variety of scientifically supported health benefits including:
Weight loss and increased metabolism-According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, regular use of a sauna imparts a similar boost on the cardiovascular system to running. As you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.
As your body increases sweat production to cool itself, your heart works harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. This increase in your metabolism will burn calories.
Muscle pain relief-Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster.
Muscles relax best when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension and the deep heat of far infrared saunas help peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries.
Infrared heat also reduces soreness and muscle spasms as muscle joints and fibers are heated.
Immune system boost–The deep heating from the Clearlight Sauna True Wave II™ infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. How does this benefit the body? Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.
This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.
Detoxification-One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.
Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.
Improved appearance of cellulite– Cellulite refers to superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 90% of post-adolescent women.
Common areas where cellulite is found are the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, and the appearance of cellulite is not always reduced by weight loss.
Since the far infrared radiant heat of the Clearlight Sauna® warms three times as deep as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite. There is a direct link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells.
Sauna use and far infrared heat can increase heart rate and localized blood circulation, which essentially reverses the above-mentioned trends towards the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Decreased joint pain and stiffness-Time spent in an infrared sauna benefits patients suffering from many forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has also been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated.
Stress and fatigue reduction– Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.
Infrared sauna sessions are a great time to escape the daily stresses of life and release any built-up tension and stress. Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal.
Improved skin–The profuse sweating achieved during and after you sauna session carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean. Increased circulation draws your skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface.
You’ll see improved tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds heal more quickly, reducing scarring.
If you have any questions regarding your current medical condition and the use of an infrared sauna, please consult your medical doctor before use. Infrared saunas are contraindicated for the following conditions or you should consult your medical doctor prior to use. Infrared Saunas creating a cure for or treating any disease is neither implied nor should be inferred. In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort while in the sauna immediately discontinue use.
Seek permission from your doctor prior to use for the following conditions:
- Taking Medications
- The Elderly
- Cardiovascular Conditions
- Chronic Conditions
Infrared sauna use is absolutely contraindicated for people with following conditions:
- Insensitivity to Heat
- Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse
Disclaimer: Livewell Sauna and Salt uses Jacuzzi Clearlight “Sanctuary” 2-person full-spectrum infrared saunas. Information on health benefits and contraindications included here was taken from their website.
What is Halotherapy?
Halotherapy, also known as dry Salt Therapy is a holistic approach that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Dry salt air is dispersed into an enclosed environment through a unique process generated by a halogenerator. This type of treatment is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to provide relief for respiratory and skin conditions.
When you heat salt, it becomes super dry, and kinetically more active. This heated and dry pure sodium chloride is then crushed into micro-sized particles and dispersed into the air in an enclosed environment. When micro-particles of dry salt is inhaled into the respiratory system, it does its job by absorbing and removing allergens, toxins and foreign substances in your lungs and throughout your respiratory tract. Salt also reduces any inflammation and opens airway passages making easier to breathe.
Halotherapy Health Benefits
Dry Salt Therapy has many positive effects on our respiratory, skin and immune systems. It reduces bronchial inflammation, thins and removes mucous from the lungs, as well as improves lung capacity and functionality. It also reduces skin inflammation, improves cellular rejuvenation and decreases itching and irritated skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Dry Salt Therapy has also been very successful in reducing stress as well as enhancing our cardiovascular system.
In addition, those who suffer from the following conditions can greatly benefit from the halotherapy.
- Bronchial Infections
- Chronic ENT illnesses
- Sinus Infections
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Smoker’s Cough
- Ear Infections
- Stress and Fatigue
Normally there are no side effects. Some people might experience a scratchy throat or a tickle in their sinuses. Others who might be slightly more sensitive could experience a minor skin irritation, which tends to go away after a session or two. For those who experience a slight cough, this is a sign that the salt therapy is effectively working. The body is loosening and releasing all the mucous buildup.
Although Halotherapy is known as a safe and natural treatment, clients who have any serious health conditions or women who are pregnant should always seek proper medical advice from a doctor first. Halotherapy is not recommended for people who have the following conditions.
- Infections associated with a fever
- Contagious diseases
- Cardiac disease patients
- Acute respiratory disease
- Severe hypertension
- Chronic obstructive lung diseases
Disclaimer: Live Well Sauna and Salt features the Global Halotherapy Solutions Halo Booth Pro. Information included here was taken from the GHS website. The Halo Cabin creating a cure for or treating any disease is neither implied nor should be inferred.
Please maintain our relaxing environment and silence your phone before entering the facility and keep conversations to a minimum.
No food or drinks permitted in treatment rooms
Cancellations must be made 24 hrs. prior to appointment or session will be forfeited
All clients are responsible for their belongings during their time spent in the facility