We believe that heat needs to be served as dessert, not the main course.
So whether it's after a workout or on an off-day, you can now treat yourself to New York City's only communal infrared sauna experience.
Because who wouldn't want to enjoy warm conversation
with the coolest people in town?
IMPROVE BLOOD CIRCULATION
The increase in body temperature from Infrared light produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout.
The increased blood flow delivers oxygen rich blood and nutrients to depleted muscles, soothing your aches and pains.
The increase in body temperature activates our parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes our neurological relaxation response and helps us heal.
The increase in body temperature triggers our brains to release natural pain killers, aka beta-endorphins. They make us feel good.
+ How long are your sessions?
40 minutes. How long will you last?
+ How many people fit in your sauna?
Eight people. What did the zero say to the eight? Nice belt.
+ What should I wear?
Clothing absorbs the light waves, so we recommend wearing a bathing suit. Bottoms are required for all people. Like a Mexican Tezmazcal or a Native American sweat lodge, this your time.
+ What is an infrared sauna?
Traditional saunas use a heat stove to indirectly heat the body by increasing the air temperature to 185 degrees – if not hotter. But infrared saunas heat the body more directly and deeply through energy efficient light panels that emit wavelengths into your body so you can feel a more vigorous sweat at much lower temperatures. Since the human body is composed of trillions of cells, and IR light has bigger waves at a slower frequency, our cells actually absorb the light and vibrate, which makes us hot and produce.. wait for it...sweat. We experience infrared light every time we feel the heat of the sun on our skin or the warmth of a camp fire. We often think of light only as something that we see with our eyes. But the light we detect with our eyes is only a very tiny fraction all of the types of light that exist on the electromagnetic energy scale.
+ How hot does it get inside the Infrared Sauna?
As infrared heat penetrates more deeply than warmed air, you have the potential to develop a more vigorous sweat at a lower temperature (140°F) than you would in a traditional sauna (185°F).
+ Is it safe to absorb IR light?
It might sound crazy that your body is absorbing electromagnet waves, but visible light and AM/FM Radio are on the same spectrum. Even babies do it. Yes, babies. Neonatal beds for newborns use infrared heating elements to make sure babies are kept warm without being stifled by hot air.
+ What are the health benefits?
First off, let’s be clear. You want to read that the IR sauna will detox you. The fact of the matter is, a sauna can't compete with our liver and kidneys when it comes to "detoxing".
Now that this order of business is out of the way, yes, saunas do have some health benefits. The cardiovascular demand to cool your body (via sweating) is similar to that of walking at a moderate pace, promoting blood flow like that of exercise.
But we like to promote the sauna for its ability to offer a restorative experience, whether on an off-day or after a cool workout experience.