What is a far infrared sauna?
Without sunlight life would ceases to exist. Just a small percentage of all sunlight is visible and less than 2% of that is infrared - and that's the good stuff. A Far Infrared Sauna is one way to take in some good rays, without the damaging UV. At Colonics Sydney we have chosen a Far Infrared Sauna that combines the highest quality carbon fibre Infrared panels and Pure Wave Ceramic heaters to selectively emit the most healthy wavelengths from the sun's energy spectrum.
Far Infrared Saunas work by heating the body directly, penetrating 4 - 5 cm into the skin, creating a cardiovascular workout whilst removing heavy metals and toxins via sweat. Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps to warm your body directly.
Regular treatment using far infrared energy can benefit our health in dozens of ways including but not limited to:
Relieves the symptoms of arthritis, rheumatism and fibromyalgia.
Relieves muscle, back and joint pain.
Relieves toxins naturally through sweat.
Burns up to 1000 calories in 30 mins.
Promotes beautiful, youthful skin.
Strengthens cardiovascular system and boosts immune system.
Great for stress release and relaxation.
You just feel amazing afterwards - and sometimes that's just what you need!
How do i prepare for the sauna?
Ensure you arrive to the clinic well hydrated. During your sauna session you will release a large amount of sweat during your 45 minute session therefore it is essential to drink plenty of water beforehand.
Come dressed in whatever you feel comfortable in and appropriate to the outside weather but in the sauna you can be naked, wear swimwear or underwear. You will continue to perspire for a few minutes afterwards and we do not have a shower so be mindful of this when booking. There is a sink and water available in the room if you need to wet a towel to wipe down your body.
It is best you come without make up and body creams as you will sweat it off/out. It's not a huge deal but good to be mindful.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Water! You can refill your bottle if need be or you can purchase water. A thermos bottle is ideal and works well in the sauna as it keeps the water cool during your session. Plastic and glass bottles are fine but your water will heat up quickly so be mindful of that.
Towels, towels and more towels! Please bring your own towel/s to your session but be aware it is best to have more than one. If you forget towels they can be hired for $2 each.
Reading material: If you're strategic enough you won't get too much sweat on your reading literature. Having something to read can help the time pass and ease you into relaxation and stress release. Phones and iPads can go in the sauna but they will heat up - they won't break, but if they reach a certain temperature they won't work again until they have cooled down. There is a radio/MP3 player in the sauna also.
If you are a parent and you need to bring your children please be advised they will need to stay in the room with you as the Therapist will be with clients and can not supervise children.
You do not have to stay in the sauna the entire time but there are obvious benefits to staying in as long as you can tolerate. 30-45 minute sessions are the most ideal and provide the most benefit. You can always step out of the sauna if you feel overwhelmed and need a break. You can re enter when you are ready again - you have the sauna for 45 minutes and can utilise this time to suit you.
Can I share the sauna? The Far Infrared Sauna we use is a 2 person sauna. It does accomodate one person very comfortably but 2 people may sit in it side by side. This will attract a $15 surcharge ($60 for 2 people). You will still receive the full benefits of the sauna if you share your session. It is a maximum of 2 people. There is no surcharge if your children under 14 join you however under 10 years of age is the minimum age of entry.
Who can't use the sauna?
Unfortunately there are certain people who can not use the sauna due to the risk it carries. If you are pregnant, under the age of 10, very elderly or feeling nauseous and feverish, it is advised not to use the sauna. If you have a particular medical condition please seek your Doctors approval before using our Far Infrared Sauna.