Hippocrates, the father of medicine, once said “give me a fever and I can treat any disease.”
A fever is the body’s way of naturally combating infections and viruses. The rise in body temperature is how our bodies activate our immune systems disease-fighting allies (including white blood cell and antibodies). These cells are produced at an increased rate and the vital processes and organs in the body work faster. The other common symptom that accompanies fevers, sweating, helps fight toxins and expel them from the body.
Infrared heating works similarly against disease and infection by increasing the core body temperature by approximately three degrees Fahrenheit in a 30-minute session, thus creating an ‘artificial fever’. Infrared saunas penetrate the body between one and a half to three inches, versus a traditional steam sauna which only penetrates the surface 1/4 inch. This is because Infrared saunas heat objects directly rather than the air around them, which allows rays to penetrate surfaces deeper and make for a more comfortable, breathable experience. If your core body temperature is below 98.3 degrees Fahrenheit, the immune system is not working optimally.
The price to experience the Infrared Sauna at Journey to Wellness is $30 per 30 minute session.
Or, upgrade to a 30 minute session and a 30 minute chair massage for $65.
A package of 10 sauna sessions is available for $250.
Click here to book your Infrared Sauna appointment online.
Please note that the online booking tool is for the Infrared Sauna only, no other appointments can be secured this way.
The sauna is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Appointments are 45 minutes, giving you an additional 15 minutes to cool down after your Infrared Sauna session.