Be Well

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6 Roche St, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
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– new tech for an ancient practice

Infrared Saunas

What it is

Infrared saunas are “cooler” than traditional saunas. Instead of steam or flame-stoked heat, electromagnetic magic creates warmth at lower temperatures, allowing you to stay longer and gain all the therapeutic benefits of controlled exposure to heat.

You can stay in your normal gym clothes, though you will sweat! We invite you to slip into a robe and slippers provided in our Sauna Studio. A Be Well Keeper will show you how to select the heat you prefer (we recommend starting with 45% for 30 minutes, and building from there), the colour spectrum you want to use, and any music you might wish to listen to.

For those who wish, a cooling shower awaits you in our lovely bathrooms.

How it works

Unlike a traditional sauna, infrared saunas don’t heat the air around you. Instead, they use infrared lamps to warm your body directly using electromagnetic energy, heating up your body before heating up the air.

Traditional saunas can be uncomfortable and cause difficulty with breathing at high temperatures, whereas infrared sauna cabins have lower temperatures and are a more comfortable alternative.

The results

  • raises your heart rate and increases circulation, replicating a workout.
  • Blood flow may rise from a normal rate of 5 litres/minute up to 12 litres/minute. Hearts are a muscle; working it makes it stronger.
  • sweats out toxic substances naturally, promoting deep cleansing
  • soothes sore muscles and promotes recovery
  • Improves skin tone, softness, elasticity, and firmness.
  • promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body’s level of cortisol, the primary stress hormone.
  • stimulates heat shock proteins that deter viruses from reproducing and reduces inflammatory cytokine proteins
A pleasurable, passive form of exercise that people have been doing, in one form or another, for millennia. Look to have at least one sauna session per week, more is better.