Help your body rehydrate and rejuvenate with an infrared sauna therapy session. The infrared sauna at Urban Massage & Wellness can help reduce muscle and joint pain, increase circulation, and purify your skin – all while you sit back and relax comfortably. An infrared sauna session is great on its own or as an add-on to a massage treatment!
The Benefits of Infrared Sauna
Infrared saunas offer plenty of benefits, especially for those who are pursuing a healthy lifestyle and spending time exercising. The release of toxins and rehydration of the body and skin combined with pain relief and muscle relaxation make it the perfect stop after the gym.
Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins. When compared to traditional Swedish saunas, infrared saunas allow you to sweat about seven times more, leading to improved results.
Infrared sauna therapy promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone. The heat generated by the sauna will also help to relax muscles and relieve tension throughout the body, allowing you to relax and de-stress.
If you suffer from muscle aches or joint pain, infrared saunas can help offer relief. The heat of the sauna helps to increase circulation in your body, which also causes your muscles to relax and reduces inflammation and associated discomfort.
Increased Heart Rate
The heat generated by an infrared sauna will cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate — the same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising. If you have high blood pressure or a related condition, we advise you to read our caution page or talk to your doctor before booking an appointment.
As the heat from infrared saunas increases your core body temperature, your circulation will increase along with it. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, especially in the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery, and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
Expelling toxins from your body is great for your overall health and your skin. Infrared sauna technology can help purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
Treat Your Body and Mind
How Infrared Saunas Work
Infrared saunas heat the skin and body with radiant heat by using infrared heaters. In contrast, traditional saunas require a convection heat source. Radiant heat makes you sweat more, increasing the number of toxins your body expels.
Our saunas are built to accommodate one person at a time, meaning you’ll have 30-45 minutes of uninterrupted you-time. You can get lost in your own thoughts, listen to the radio, or connect your own device to hear your custom playlist.
Our saunas have built in light therapy to take your relaxation experience up a notch. Choose your colour (cyan, purple, white, green, red, blue, or yellow) based on your mood or desired effect. Read on below to learn more about each colour and the associated benefits.
Cyan is the colour of clarity, harmony, healing, and energy. Cyan inspires clarity of thought, increased creativity, and decisiveness.
Cyan is a colour that is associated with heightened sensitivity to emotions, thoughts, and actions. To induce clear thinking, compassion, and self-healing, try incorporating some cyan into your surroundings or wardrobe. Too much exposure to cyan can lead to confusion and indecisiveness.
Positive descriptors: clarity, balance, harmony, compassion, healing, self-sufficient, communication.
Negative descriptors: boastfulness, secrecy, unreliability, deception, carelessness, indecisive, reticent.
White is the colour of purity, innocence, and completion. White inspires creativity with the image of a blank slate or clean sheet.
White is a colour that symbolizes peace, independence, and inner cleansing. White is often associated with a fresh start or a clean slate, so if you want inspiration or a cleanse, try looking at the colour white. However, too much of the colour white can feel sterile and empty.
Positive descriptors: wholeness, innocence, simplicity, pristine, open, equality, purity.
Negative descriptors: sterile, boring, critical, cautious, empty, isolated, fastidious.
Purple is the colour of imagination, spirituality, and balance. Purple inspires creativity, humility, intuition, and transformation.
Purple is the combination of red’s energy and blue’s integrity, creating a balance between the body and mind. Purple is often used to foster meditation and introspection. Too much exposure to the colour purple can lead to intense introspection and feelings of depression.
Positive associations: creative, intuitive, inventive, humanitarian, selfless, fantasy, psychic.
Negative associations: immature, cynical, impractical, aloof, arrogant, corrupt, pompous.
Green is the colour of balance, harmony, and growth. Green inspires feelings of renewal, stability, and energy.
Green is a great colour that promotes the balance of the head and heart. It’s the colour of sustainability, gardens, and spring. Looking at the colour green and wearing green clothing can help you feel refreshed and restored of energy. When you feel in need of an energy boost or positive thoughts, find some green to incorporate into your surroundings. Keep in mind that too much green can be exhausting.
Positive associations: balance, harmony, calm, reliable, generous, tactful, kind.
Negative associations: possessive, overly cautious, envious, greedy, hypochondriac, misery, jealousy.
Red is the colour of energy, motivation, and passion. Red inspires action, confidence, ambition, and determination.
If you need a motivational boost or encouragement for physical activity, red is the colour to incorporate into your life. It can be as simple as adding a red home decor item to a specific room in your house or an article of clothing that you put on when you need a confidence boost. But don’t overdo it! Too much red is known to increase aggression and anger.
Positive associations: assertive, confident, exciting, stimulating, powerful, courageous, strong.
Negative associations: aggressive, domineering, angry, ruthless, intolerant, violent, fearful.
Blue is the colour of trust, honesty, and loyalty. Blue inspires idealism, responsibility, sincerity, and confidence.
If you have high-stress levels or anxious thoughts, blue is a colour that can help you feel more relaxed. Adding blue elements to your home or wardrobe can help you cultivate tranquillity and calm in your everyday spaces. Blue is best in moderate doses. Too much of the colour can foster feelings of sadness.
Positive associations: integrity, trustworthy, tactful, reliable, conservative, devoted, organized.
Negative associations: rigid, sad, passive, unstable, weak, manipulative, self-righteous.
Yellow is the colour of intellect, optimism, and cheer. Yellow inspires mindfulness, happiness, hope, and clarity.
Yellow is the brightest colour on the spectrum, so it seems natural that it suggests fun and entertainment. Yellow is also a colour that symbolizes research, innovation, and analysis. If you’re in search of a pick-me-up stimulus or a sliver of hope, infuse some yellow into your life.
Positive descriptors: optimistic, cheerful, enthusiastic, creative, wisdom, logic, fun.
Negative descriptors: critical, egotistical, pessimistic, spiteful, cowardly, impatient, judgemental.
What You Should Know Before You Book an Appointment
Sign the Waiver
All clients wishing to book an infrared sauna appointment must sign a waiver. We recommend that you read the caution section prior to booking. You can read the waiver on our website, but we will email you a copy that needs to be filled out and signed when you book.
Safe Sauna Use
Our saunas are overseen by our highly trained staff members to ensure you are well taken care of during your appointment. Our equipment undergoes regular inspections, maintenance, and sanitizing between clients.
The sauna is designed to make you sweat, so you’ll want to take measures to stay hydrated. Drink water before you enter the sauna, during and afterward to replenish your body’s moisture. *Please remember to bring your own water bottle for your appointment.
Not Recommended For
For our clinic, the minimum age to use the infrared sauna is 18. There are other warnings about sauna use, as well as conditions that should avoid the sauna. Read more about it on our caution page before booking an appointment.
Enjoy the Benefits of Infrared Saunas
Wouldn’t it be nice to have some relaxing alone time while also gaining health benefits from our beautiful sauna? The advantages of adding a sauna on to your massage treatment are virtually endless! You can warm up on a cold day, escape the chaos of life for thirty minutes, or soothe your aching muscles. Whatever your reason, you can book an infrared saunas session on its own or pair it with a massage appointment. In any scenario, deep relaxation awaits.