What should I wear?

You will get more out of your sauna session if you dress in a way that is conducive to sweating. A sweatshirt, sweatpants and socks are ideal. If that's not your style you're welcome to wear one of our provided robes. In order to extend the life of the sauna it is important that bare skin not come in contact with the wood interior of the sauna. 

Is this similar to a traditional sauna/Finnish sauna?

The infrared sauna provides a gentle, comfortable heat. It typically operates at a lower temperature than a traditional sauna, yet it is proven to raise core body temperature much more efficiently. Most people find it relaxing and easy to breathe within this type of sauna. The infrared sauna is easier to use and typically much more enjoyable than a traditional sauna.  

 

How much will I sweat?

You probably won't sweat much in the beginning. In fact, don't be surprised if you don't really sweat at all the first couple of sauna sessions. Your body learns to sweat more efficiently with subsequent sessions. 

 

Should I buy a 30 or 60 minute session?

If you have not been using a sauna consistently elsewhere we recommend you begin with the 30 minute session and work your way up to the 60. 

Can I shower after my session?

Yes, one shower is available in the sauna room. Robes, slippers, towels, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel is provided. 

 

Who shouldn't use the sauna?

If you are or might be pregnant you should not use the sauna. Do not use the far infrared sauna without consulting your physician if you are or have: on prescription drugs, fever, sensitive to heat, over age 65, cardiovascular conditions, pacemaker/defibrillator, alcohol/alcohol abuse, joint injury (do not heat 48 hours after injury), hemophiliac/ prone to bleeding, chronic conditions/disease associated with reduced ability to sweat. If any condition worsens after using Infrared Sauna, use should be discontinued immediately and consult with your health care provider. DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with the Far Infrared Sauna without direct supervision of a certified physician.

 

Is there anything I should do to prepare?

Make sure you are well hydrated before using the sauna. Avoid consuming caffiene before your session. It may be good to have a light meal or snack about an hour prior to your session. 

How many people can use the sauna at once?

Our sauna will fit two people comfortably. Sessions are private unless the client making the reservation decides to bring a guest. Please mention in the booking notes if a guest will be accompanying you.  

 

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Our hours may vary. Please call or email before stopping by.
Regular appointment times are: M-T-Th-F 11am to 9pm - Sat 9am-9pm - Sun 9am-5pm
6150 Village View Dr, Ste 104, West Des Moines, IA 50266  
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