FULL SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNA

What Is Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna?

What Are The Benefits of Radiant Heat Therapy?
 

As endorsed by medical professionals and celebrities alike, enjoy the numerous health benefits of radiant heat experienced in our Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna. Infrared sauna is a safe and effective hyperthermic modality within a Chiropractic preventative wellness care model for optimal health.

While in our private cedar sauna, your body experiences the many health benefits of the full spectrum of light and heat energy produced by sunlight, without the negative effects of the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Infrared rays are the healthiest of the sun’s rays as infrared energy penetrates into your skin deeply and dissolves harmful substances accumulated in your body. Infrared rays revitalize your cells and metabolism. Differing from a conventional sauna or steam room experience, infrared energy gently heats the body directly instead of the air around you making it more efficient and comfortable.

Complete with high intensity Medical Grade Chromotherapy, our wellness oasis offers the deepest penetration of advanced near, mid and far infrared wavelengths 100% of the time to optimize the effectiveness of your sauna experience for the best results.


 

Your First Visit

Prior to your first visit, please take a few moments to complete your New Patient Intake paperwork online HERE or arrive 5-minutes early to complete a paper version, as this will provide our team with the required information to evaluate your health needs to ensure the utmost care.

During your first visit, you will share information about your health, such as any conditions or medications, and your reasons for seeking sauna therapy at this time. You will review intake with one of our team members during a complete walk through of sauna procedures to ensure patient comfort and safety. Sauna settings can be altered based on individual needs. Towels and hygiene products are provided. You are welcome to bring a book, phone or tablet, we can have spa music or guided meditations of your choosing on for you if you'd like. We encourage you to drink lots of water during your session for ultimate hydration and detox effects.

After your treatment, some homecare recommendations may have been suggested to you including increasing fluid intake and balancing electrolytes, cool bath or shower, ice application and various follow-up treatment. Occasional sessions will ensure best outcomes, physical relief and mental relaxation. Your compliance with our team's recommendations will ensure optimal results!

Some of the numerous benefits of sauna therapy at our clinic include:​
 

  • Receiving the benefits of our full spectrum sauna for the best penetration of infrared rays, near, mid and far

  • Relief from joint stiffness, muscle soreness, inflammation and chronic pain

  • Combat effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, also know as 'winter blues')

  • Aid weight loss and improve skin appearance

  • Detoxification and ridding yourself of stored environmental chemicals, enjoy a good sweat!

  • Boost immunity and help fight disease

  • Increased circulation and restoration of good health

  • Relaxation, tranquility and stress relief

  • Enjoy the privacy of a solo or couple experience

  • Commonly fully or partially covered by health insurance plans


Direct billed to insurance under Chiropractic coverage! See booking for intake details and restrictions, mandatory initial assessment with Dr. Sacco or Dr. Mortimer prior to sauna use (unless previously discussed in Chiropractic visit).

Sessions: 20min - $25, 30min - $35, 45min - $40 (save $5!)
Singles and couples welcome - pairs get additional $5 off per person!

A variety of holistic healthcare services and support products complement sauna therapy to help ensure optimal function and prevention of future ailments. Our additional health services and hi-tech modalities include:
 

Enjoy in a Combined Chiropractic & Modality visit or just a Modality-Only follow-up. Learn more about our wellness services


Direct insurance billing available for all services.
Individual plan restrictions apply. Learn more 


BOOK YOUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Providing Only the Best

Our clinic utilizes state of the art technologies so our patients can get back to life faster! Powerful Chiropractic modalities including Motion Metascan Gait Analysis, Class IV Laser, Radial Shockwave Therapy/ESWT, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna and TENS, are often preferred to various treatments (or even surgeries) due to their demonstrated effectiveness and non-invasive nature.

Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna Therapy is utilized in holistic healthcare around the world and praised by medical professionals and celebrities alike and we are thrilled to provide patients access to this effective FDA approved hyperthermic modality. With its ability to penetrate deeply into the whole body, it is ideal for those suffering from joint stiffness, inflammation, sore muscles and chronic pain, and those in need of mental unwind to support cognitive function, manage stress/anxiety and improve sleep.

Offering The "Full Spectrum" of Radiant Heat

Infrared rays, the healthiest of the sun’s rays, penetrates into your skin deeply and dissolves harmful substances accumulated in your body while revitalizing your cells and metabolism. Our clinic is thrilled to offer the full spectrum of infrared rays - near, mid and far for the deepest penetration and health benefits.
 

  • Near infrared is the shortest wavelength that is absorbed just below the skin’s surface creating a sweat that promotes healing and revitalization.

  • Mid infrared is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissues increasing circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.

  • Far infrared is the longest wavelength which penetrates the fat cells causing vasodilation, where the fat cells vibrate to expel toxins, resulting in the greatest levels of detoxification and stimulate your metabolism to aid in weight-loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is 'Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna'?


Saunas and steam rooms have been used all over the world for the health benefits of whole body 'hyperthermy', exposing the body to higher temperatures than normal for a safe period of time.

An infrared sauna differs from a conventional dry-heat sauna (heated with hot rocks or closed stove) or moist-heat steam room (heated by a generator filled with boiling water) as it uses deeply penetrating infrared energy, the same heat and light as that which comes from the sun for the beneficial effects without the harmful UV radiation, to heat the body for numerous health benefits.

Infrared sauna experiences are safe and often more comfortable than traditional saunas and are considered more effective. With the unique technology of our top of the line Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, we can control patient experience and optimize results.




What conditions can be treated?


Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna is widely used to support physical and mental conditions, such as:

- Chronic pain (ie. Fibromyalgia)
- Joint soreness/stiffness (ie. Arthrtitis, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis)
- Muscle soreness
- Chronic fatigue
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, also know as 'winter blues'), depression, anxiety, migraine headaches
- Excess weight and water retention
- Acne
- Organ dysfunction and compromised immunity
- Congestive heart failure and abnormal blood pressure
- Chronic stress
- General health and well-being

Other healthcare therapies or modalities that may complement your sauna goals include:

-Chiropractic Adjustment & Soft Tissue Therapies
-Class IV Laser Therapy
-Shockwave Therapy
-TENS
-Traction, ART, MRT, Graston, GuaSha, Cupping
-Registered Massage
-Traditional Acupuncture




How does it work?


Infrared sauna heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. Infrared heat therapy uses the wavelength of the visible and non-visible light spectrum of sunlight that heats the body normally.

Conventional saunas or steam rooms raise the temperature of the air to a very high level within the chamber to warm the body. Some people have difficulty breathing in this extremely warm air. Infrared saunas work differently. Instead of heating the air within the enclosure, Infrared saunas heat the body directly. The result is deeper tissue penetration. In an Infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.

  • Near Infrared is the shortest wavelength, and will be absorbed just below the surface of the skin creating a sweat that promotes healing and revitalization.
  • Mid Infrared is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue increasing circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.
  • Far Infrared is the longest wavelength which penetrates the fat cells causing vasodilation, where the fat cells vibrate to expel toxins, resulting in the greatest levels of detoxification and stimulate your metabolism to aid in weight-loss.
The sun is the primary source of radiant energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin. Infrared heat provides all the healthy benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation (UV rays) - yay!




How often can I get treated?


Sessions last 20 to 45 minutes and can be repeated once or twice during the day to maximize the benefits. Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like conventional saunas.




How many treatments will I need?


This depends on the nature of the condition being treated, our sauna is safe for daily use. Chronic pain, weight loss, detoxification, depression/anxiety sufferers may opt to come in more often than others. During the beginning of treatment, a regimen of weekly sessions tapering off to monthly sessions in our wellness oasis is recommended for optimal results. Chronic conditions such as severe arthritis or fibromyalgia may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

We offer package deals for savings for individuals and $5 off for couples.

We offer direct insurance billing for all services.




Can it be combined with other forms of treatment? How do I book?


Yes! Radiant heat or full body hyperthermy is often combined with Chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and even following surgery. Other healing modalities are complementary and can be used with the therapy to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.

After your initial 'Infrared Sauna Assessment & Treatment Plan' appointment (unless candidacy/treatment plan was discussed in your last Chiropractic visit), you'll have the option of booking several individual 'Sauna Sessions' online at your convenience, discussing treatment plan progress during your regular Chiropractic appointments with Dr. Sacco or Dr. Mortimer in between every 2 or 3 sauna sessions.

For mental unwind, chat with us about the possibility of booking in for acupuncture or massage before or after for ultimate mental relaxation!




Is it covered by my insurance plan?


A hyperthermy/heat therapy treatment plan under the guidance of our Doctors can be direct billed on to your insurance plan under Chiropractic coverage.




How long does each treatment take?


With several available options, sessions can be booked between 20 - 45 minutes in length. We recommend that you try it out for a shorter period of time and gradually increase to your comfort level.




Does it hurt? What does it feel like?


There is little sensation during treatment other than a soothing mild dry heat. To ensure hydration, relaxation and optimal outcomes, we encourage patients to drink water during and after for maximum health benefits.




Are there any side effects? Who should not use our sauna?


If used improperly, similar possible side effects of conventional saunas and steam rooms can occur in Infrared saunas, including symptoms of dehydration, heat stroke, prescription medication side effects, acute joint injury swelling or enclosed infection, effects related to specific medical conditions or disease.

Individuals with a history of multiple sclerosis (MS), hemophilia, hyperthyroidism, lupus or adrenal suppression who experience perspiration (sweating) issues generally should not use a sauna. The effects of some prescription drugs may be altered due to the high heat in a sauna. Furthermore, those who are pregnant or nursing should not use a sauna as limited studies have taken place (similar to the 'no hot-tub' rule).

Those with artificial joints, metal pins and silicone implants should consult with their surgeon, although most metallic pins are completely safe as Infrared reflects and does not absorb heat and silicone melts at several hundred degrees (our sauna reaches a max temperature of approximately 70 degrees celsius).

Contraindications list available for more information. Candidacy for treatment, conditions/related risks discussed during assessment.




Is it scientifically proven?


Yes! Infrared heat is all around us as everything emits and receives Infrared heat. The human body emits and receives Infrared heat in the Far Infrared band. Other surfaces, like a warm street or heated vending cart, give off Infrared in the Middle and Near Infrared band.

Do you want to experience Far Infrared heat right now? Take you hands and put your palms together. Move your hands about 1/2 an inch apart. You will feel warmth eminating from your palms. This is Far Infrared heat very similar to the Infrared heat emitted within our Infrared Sauna. Radiant Far Infrared is all around us and is essential for human life.

A safe and effective hyperthermic tool with numerous health benefits, Far Infrared Saunas (FIRS'), are approved by the Canadian Standards Association according to the Canadian Family Physician journal. Endorsed by medical practitioners around the world, including TV's Dr. Mehmet Oz and The Doctors, many studies report evidence associating Infrared Sauna use with improved health, chronic pain and joint stiffness reduction, increased circulation, improved blood pressure, eased fatigue, improved immunity and effective detoxification.




Who can enjoy our sauna?


The sauna is ideal for a variety of physical and mental health conditions and ages, with session duration and heat settings adjustable for various needs. Sauna procedures are discussed during initial orientation and we can discuss any questions you may have. A few things to consider before booking:

  • As children and seniors are generally more likely to experience the effects of dehydration in heat or on sunny days, we suggest shorter sessions at lower temperatures to start. Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian - pairs save $5 each! We recommend that seniors with a history of dehydration, fainting or people of any age on multiple medications arrange to have a friend in the waiting room or a ride home for their first visit as we will learn how well they can tolerate sauna therapy. Folks with any conditions or medications that may affect their ability to perspire (sweat) may also consider a shorter session and lower temperature to start as well.
  • Those will high blood pressure are particularly encouraged to try sauna as the increase of blood circulation and mental relaxation can help to lower it - yay! Those with low blood pressure are also safe to enjoy sauna, however, we would suggest a shorter session or a lower temperature to start.
  • As per the increased circulation potential, hemophiliacs (those prone to bleeding) should not go in with open wounds. Ladies often enjoy the benefits of reduced cramps during menstruation, however, increased circulation may increase flow. An immunity boost is another notable benefit of sauna, however, those with any active joint, open wound or dental infections should wait until antibiotics have been completed as to not circulate elsewhere in the body. Metal pins, rods, pacemaker? Totally ok, as Infared is reflected not absorbed.
  • Unfortunately, there have been limited studies on the effects of heat-immersion on pregnant women (much like the 'no hot-tub' rule) so sauna will not be available for these ladies, however, we encourage our Mums-to-be to consider Chiropractic, kinesio taping, massage and acupuncture for much needed relief!




What is infrared radiant heat?


Infrared rays are the healthiest of the sun's rays. They penetrate into your skin deeply and they dissolve harmful substances accumulated in your body. Infrared rays vitalize your cells and metabolism.

Within an Infrared sauna, energy waves penetrate into our body to activate the sweat glands. The sweat glands offer one of only a few mechanisms that the body has to eliminate toxins and since the skin is the largest organ in the human body it is an effective means for elimination. When Far Infrared waves are applied to water molecules (comprising 70% of our body) these molecules begin to vibrate. This vibration reduces the ion bonds and the eventual breakdown of the water molecules causes encapsulated gasses and other toxic materials to be released.

Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna refers to the entire Infrared Spectrum:

  • Near infrared is the shortest wavelength, and will be absorbed just below the surface of the skin creating a sweat that promotes healing and revitalization.
  • Mid Infrared is a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue increasing circulation, releasing oxygen to reach injured areas.
  • Far infrared is the longest wavelength which penetrates the fat cells causing vasodilation, where the fat cells vibrate to expel toxins, resulting in the greatest levels of detoxification and stimulate your metabolism to aid in weight-loss.




Why is this therapeutic technology so effective?


When you are sitting in a conventional sauna, you are sitting in a hot room; 70+ degrees celsius. In our Infrared sauna, about 20% of the heat is heating the air and the other 80% directly heats your body. The warming effect on your body stimulates your cardiovascular system, your immune system and your lymphatic system. Your body responds to that stimulus with sweat.
As the Infrared heat warms your body directly, you will start to sweat and some of you may sweat profusely. You will find you may actually sweat more in an Infrared sauna than in a conventional rock sauna, but the Infrared sauna is highly efficient and comfortable to breathe.

Studies show that sweat from a traditional sauna contains about 3-5% toxins where sweat from an Infrared sauna contains about 17-20% toxins. The detoxifying and deep penetrating heat from our sauna makes it very, very effective.





Celebrity Testimonials

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"Studies have shown that infrared sauna can lower blood pressure and eases tension in arteries so you can have improved circulation and blood flow... infrared heat has been shown to have some positive impacts on bones...The American Journal of Cardiology shows that you can burn up to a few hundred calories (per session)."

   - Dr. Stork & Dr. Ordin, TV's 'The Doctors'
 

"Infrared sauna increases blood circulation, the reason that's important is it gets the heart to beat faster and burns calories....(infrared sauna use) raises metabolism and you sweat out toxins through the skin."

   - Dr. Oz, while on Oprah Winfrey Show
 

"When my body goes into a spasm one thing I find really helps is infrared sauna...I keep control of pain with infrared sauna. A great investment for everyone, I use mine every day."

   - Lady Gaga, Superstar Performer
 

"I created my own wellness oasis, complete with an infrared sauna.... just to detox."

   - Miranda Kerr, Victoria's Secret Supermodel

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