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Is infrared heat safe?
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. Infrared light is a natural light spectrum from the sun but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. Infrared heat is so safe it is used in hospitals to warm new born babies.

How long is a typical session?
We offer a 30-minute introductory session or a full length 40-minute session. Clients may set their own temperature between 100-149 Fahrenheit. Most adults find 130 to be most comfortable and effective.

How often can I use the sauna?
Sweating is safe, so come as often as you like. Depending on personal wellness goals most people come 1 to 2 times per week. People with in-home infrared saunas use them daily. 

Can individuals on prescription drugs use the sauna?
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergics such as amitryptaline may inhibit sweating and can predispose individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke. You may view our sauna intake form HERE to help identify any contraindications.

Who should not use a sauna?

  • Pregnant women.
  • Anyone with a pacemaker or defibrillator.
  • Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.
  • Anyone with a recent acute joint injury should wait at least 48 hours before using sauna or until the swelling subsides.
  • Hemophiliacs or people who are predisposed to bleeding should avoid sauna use. 
  • Anyone with a condition that is associated with impaired sweating must receive clearance from their healthcare provider. Conditions include (not limited to): Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors, and Diabetes with Neuropathy.

ALWAYS consult your physician prior to using sauna if you are on prescription drugs, have a chronic illness, cardiovascular issues or are obese.

What should I wear during my sauna session?

You have access to a private room during your session. We recommend wearing as little as possible to receive the maximum benefit of infrared heat. However, towels must be used in the sauna on the bench and backrest to help keep the unit sanitary. NOTE: Dwell Yoga does NOT provide towel service. Clients should bring their own towels for use in the sauna or can purchase a towel set in the lobby.

Can children use the infrared sauna?
The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Therefore, we require that children’s sessions be limited to 15 minutes at a temperature no higher than 100 degrees. Laws require minors under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for sauna services.

Does infrared heat interfere with implants?
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.

Does the infrared sauna emit EMF?
The EMF levels of Sunlighten’s infrared saunas are well below the threshold of what is generally considered safe. In fact, they produce less EMF than a standard hair dryer.