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Infrared Sauna, Light, Sound Therapy Leads to a Happier, Healthier You

Posted on March 07, 2014

Picture this: improved circulation, lowered blood pressure, pain relief — all from just sitting still in a warm, relaxing environment. These are just a few of the benefits from using the Infrared Sauna at The Lift Pilates Studio in Fox Point.

Infrared light means “experienced as heat,” it’s the invisible part of the sun spectrum that can penetrate human tissue, and “that’s what produces the health benefits,” The Lift owner Patty McNichols said.  “A regular sauna just heats the air, the infrared heats the body directly. It raises the core body temperature, so it produces a different kind of sweat at a deep cellular level … where our toxins are stored.”

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The Lift Pilates Studio in Fox Point, WI, has an Infrared Sauna that helps users relax and find a healthier self. Make every day better at The Lift.

An Infrared Sauna feels different than a standard sauna — you don’t feel temperature and burning on your skin because of the way that it raises your core temperature. It can reach up to 167 degrees, though users don’t start off at that level of heat. The infrared sauna has near, mid and far infrared capabilities.

Some people like to use the Infrared Sauna before a class at The Lift, because it helps to warm up their muscles, Patty said. Others will use the sauna afterwards to wind down, and Patty said she recommends using it after a workout and then showering after using the Infrared Sauna to continue the process of removing the body’s toxins. Other users simply visit The Lift just for the sauna experience — some being referred by their doctors as part of their medical treatment. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, for example, may benefit from an Infrared Sauna.

Other benefits of using an Infrared sauna include: detoxification, weight loss — at a high enough temperature, you can burn up to 600 calories in 40 minutes — skin purification, wound healing and cell health. The Lift uses a Sunlighten Infrared Sauna, with near, mid and far infrared health benefits.

The Lift Pilates Studio combines the benefits of using an Infrared Sauna with light and sound therapy as well.

Inside the sauna, there are 12 different color lights that can be used to offer different benefits, depending on an individuals’ situation or needs. Known as Chromotherapy, people can choose orange light to help with colds or bronchitis, green lights offer anti-infectious effects and regenerative stimulation and violet lights help reduce inflammation. Staff at the lift are able to help users choose the color combination that will offer the best results during their visit.

Sound therapy uses a vibrational sound while inside the Infrared Sauna, which can help people with post traumatic stress or simply boost the level of relaxation.

If you’re looking for a relaxing way to revive your energy and realize the health effects mentioned, give us a call at 414-751-8200 to set up a time to use our Infrared Sauna. You can also e-mail us at [email protected] for more information.