Far Infrared Sauna

How it Works:

Our Far Infrared Sauna is open to Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine (HCIM) patients and to the general public. Appointments can be scheduled by calling our office.

What to Bring to Your Session:

  • Water to drink before, during, and after your appointment
  • Shorts and a tank top or t-shirt or a swimsuit for wearing when in the sauna.
  • A change of clothes.
  • 3 towels: one for sitting on, one for using while in the sauna and one for using to dry off after your sauna session. You can bring one full size towel for sitting on and two hand towels for drying off.
  • Towels can be rented for $1.00. Due to the nature of the sauna and the detoxification effects, we strongly encourage you to bring your own towels.

Hours of Operation:

The sauna can be scheduled Monday-Thursday between 9:15-4:30.

Sauna detoxification experts recommend spending 15-30 minutes in the sauna. We offer both 15 and 30 minute sessions in our scheduling system. If you have never done a sauna before it is recommended that you begin with five minutes or less and work your way up to longer sessions one minute at a time. The reason is that the detoxification process can be severe for some people and you will feel ill before you feel better. It is for this reason that we also suggest working with one of our HCIM providers so they can oversee your regimen.

Cost:

PACKAGES: 10 sessions, 0-30 minutes for $60.00

*Limited to availability and spa hours of operation

  • There is an additional charge for sauna towels – $1.00 per towel.
  • Pricing is per session NOT per person so bring a friend and split the cost.

Sauna Precautions:

Far Infrared Saunas are safe when certain precautions are taken –

  • Pay attention to not overheat while using the sauna. It is best to start off slow and work your way up to longer periods of time.
  • Hydrate. Be sure you drink plenty of water prior to your session, during and once your session is complete.
  • Replenish electrolytes and minerals by adding a little sea salt to your water.
  • Never drink alcohol prior to using the sauna.
  • If you know you have a high toxic burden, consider working with a HCIM provider to support your liver during your sauna detoxification. The sauna will mobilize toxins and you want to be certain your are supporting your body in removing them effectively.

Sauna Benefits: