Float Valley

Human Optimization Center

Float Valley

Human Optimization Center

Sauna FAQ

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Seek permission from your doctor prior to using the Infrared Sauna for the following conditions:

  • Taking Medications
  • Under 16 years old
  • The Elderly
  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Chronic Conditions

Far infrared sauna use is contraindicated for people with following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Hemophilia
  • Fever
  • Insensitivity to Heat
  • Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse

A 30-minute session burns about 600 calories, says this article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, while this study published in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes found that patients receiving far-infrared sauna therapy showed “a trend toward decreased waist circumference.”

Yes. The heat and infrared light are naturally disinfecting and kill bacteria, as well as eucalyptus wood, which is antibacterial. We also lay towels on the bench that are changed between each client, and frequently clean the benches with special cleaner.

Absolutely! Our saunas accommodate 1 or 2 people. We have special pricing for couples.

We encourage using your time in the sauna as a moment to relax and meditate, and allow the infrared heat to melt away any stress or fatigue you may be experiencing. You can also bring something to read or bring your phone or tablet into the sauna to pass the time.

We do accept walk-ins. But customers with a reservation have priority.  Please contact us to make an appointment.

At least once a week is ideal, but you can sauna as often as you like! It is a great complement to your exercise routine, and also perfect for a rest or recovery day. Find what works best for you and your body’s needs.

Yes, we have 1 private shower in the room if you wish to use it.

Far infrared wavelengths increase the production of collagen (which makes skin supple) and elastin (which makes it elastic), and also improves the delivery of nutrients to the skin via increased blood flow.

The less the better, to allow maximum skin exposure for the release of sweat. This could be a bathing suit, shorts and a tank, etc. We also provide a towel for each guest to use in the sauna if they wish.

Sessions are 30 mins in length. Visit our IR Sauna page to book a session now!

Yes. You will be the only one in your sauna for your session. Couple’s Sauna sessions are also available at an extra charge. Visit our store for more details.

Yes! Infrared heat is all around us.
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike traditional (hot rock or steam) saunas–which operate at well in excess of 200°F–infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 100°-150°F.
Traditional saunas heat the air vs. the body directly. Rather than inducing detoxification and relaxation, this can make the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breathe. Because infrared heat penetrates human tissue vs. simply heating the surface of the skin, infrared saunas are seven times more effective than traditional saunas at detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.

Leave the temperature at the default setting of 70°C. Drinking an electrolyte replacement water or sports drink is strongly recommended before and after sauna use.

Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs 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.

The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature. When using with the elderly, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

We advise you to consult with your own physician before using infrared saunas while pregnant. Generally, saunas are NOT safe for pregnant women.

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