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Sauna FAQs

What do I wear?

To enable infrared to penetrate tissues as deep as possible, we recommend wearing thin clothing. Gym clothes, "yoga" attire, or swimsuit are perfect options.

When you arrive and while you wait...

You’ll be greeted by a spa attendant who will check you in, answer any questions you have, and show you the sauna room. There, you will be provided with a locker, sauna towels and plush sandals.  The attendant will have the program of your choice ready to start. This is the time to ask questions and they are happy to answer questions, educate you about the process and explain what happens. Your experience will vary based on the length and content of your service or package. The atmosphere will be complemented by calming music, therapeutic scents, and soft lighting. We provide iced purified water and a body wipe to to refresh with after your experience. 

When will I start sweating?

Sweat levels differentiate between each individual. Don't be surprised if you don't sweat during the first few sessions. Sweating will increase with regular use. Even if your body is not drenched in sweat, your body is still detoxifying from harmful toxins. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water before your session. If you are dehydrated, you will not sweat as much. 

Do I need a Doctor’s note?

No, if you have health concerns we recommend speaking with your doctor before your sauna session.

Is the Infrared coming from lights?

No, infrared heaters are located on the floor, front, back and side wall panels. The red lights you see are Red Light Therapy. 

Are children allowed to use the sauna?

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. When taking a sauna session with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 10 minutes at a time. A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated, even if you don’t see them sweating.

Nirvana Day Spa will not allow children 12 years and younger to utilize the Sunlighten Sauna. 

Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?

Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon you specific circumstances.

Are there any studies on infrared therapy?

There are various studies on the use of infrared for a multitude of health benefits. Specifically, Sunlighten infrared saunas have been shown to increase core temperature for detoxification, lower blood pressure, relieve pain and aid in weight loss. These studies can be found on

How often should I use the sauna?

One session will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. But similar to exercise, the more you do it, the better the results. Recommended use is 3-4 times per week for 30-40 minutes.

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