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Infrared Sauna

Our Infrared Sauna has moved to our newest sister location: A New You Spa (located at 3080 Cedar Crest Court | Dubuque. Next door to CrossFit!)

Infrared sauna for empowered wellness. 

Afterglow Salon & Spa is committed to offering services that empower you to improve your quality of life. An infrared sauna is our latest offering of healthy, life-supporting services for you. Nine (9) heaters provide the most effective, highest quality — and quantity — of near-infrared, mid-infrared, and far-infrared heat available. [And the design produces virtually no EMF.]

 


PRICING FOR INFRARED SAUNA

Single Sessions | Bamboo carbon towel and wrap and bottled water included.

Minutes 1 person + 2nd person*
15 $7.50 + $5.00
30 $15.00 + $5.00
45 $22.50 + $5.00

*ONLY with Single Sessions.


30-Minute Packages | One-year expiration. Bamboo carbon towel and wrap and bottled water included.

No. of Packages 1 person + 2nd person*
3 $40 + $5.00
5 $55 + $5.00
10 $100 + $5.00

*per session (at time of session).


Unlimited Monthly Access

Session Length Pricing
30-minute sessions $125
45-minute sessions $150

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SAUNA SESSION

What should you bring? Afterglow provides towels, Bamboo Carbon wraps, and complimentary bottled water. [You may choose to bring your own water as well. Gatorade is available for purchase.]

What should you wear? Men typically wear workout or swim trunks; women typically wear workout shorts and a tank top or sports bra. [Swim suit or trunks are optional; you will be in a private room and will be sitting on a towel.] Or, for the most effective and comfortable option, choose our specially-designed Bamboo Carbon Body Wrap, which provides just enough coverage to remain modest, but does not contain too much material.

Pre-Session. Hydrate to prepare for an increase in core body temperature.

During Sauna Session. 

  • Optimal sauna experience occurs between 110°F and 150°F. 
  • Start with up to 30 minutes initially.
  • Gradually increase to 45-minute sessions within the optimal temperature range.
  • You may not sweat during the first few sessions. Sweat will increase with regular use.

Post-Session. Dry off with a Bamboo Carbon towel. Cool down naturally or with a shower.


THE BENEFITS OF INFRARED SAUNA

An infrared sauna is designed to promote a natural, deep detoxifying sweat and offers clinically-proven benefits like:

  • Detoxification. A Sunlighten sauna generates a sweat 7x more detoxifying than a traditional sauna. Sweating is good for you. It’s the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Sunlighten far infrared sauna detoxification happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.
  • Relaxation. Our saunas have been designed to encourage the purest form of relaxation and stress-reduction. Unlike traditional saunas which operate at extremely harsh temperatures, infrared is a gentle, soothing and therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation and improved sleep. You’ll feel relaxed while receiving an invigorating deep-tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed after each session.
  • Weight Loss. Studies have shown a 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories. [As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.]
  • Heart Health. Our heaters have been clinically shown to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
  • Pain Relief. Researchers have found therapeutic benefits to back, neck and arthritis pain from continuous use of infrared heat therapy. Infrared sauna heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. Pain management professionals incorporate infrared sauna heat therapy into treatment plans to decrease pain and muscle spasms and to speed up recovery time.
  • Lower Blood Pressure. Sunlighten infrared saunas induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, lowers blood pressure and helps circulation. Scientific evidence shows that infrared sauna use a couple of times a week lowers blood pressure.
  • Skin Purification/Anti-Aging. Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use. Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring.Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Near-infrared wavelengths are great for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production. Far infrared wavelengths target deeper down, removing toxins that can have a negative impact on your skin.
  • Improved Circulation. Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use — especially in the mid-infrared range — can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.
  • Cell Health/Immunity (3-in-1). [Available only with the mPulse level sauna.] Stay healthy with the natural preventative properties of this exclusive LED near-infrared heating technology. Near-infrared light therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenates the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
  • Wound Healing (3-in-1). Advanced LED near-infrared technology has the unique ability to heal wounds faster and minimalize scarring.

What an infrared sauna treatment can mean for you

  • It’s a way to help you achieve your wellness goals.
  • It’s a way to encourage you to develop a healthy lifestyle.
  • It’s a way to maintain vitality for the long-term.

Why you need infrared sauna and how it works

The problem is with toxins. It’s estimated that more than 80% of illnesses have causes rooted in personal environments or lifestyles. In modern society, we can do very little to reduce exposure to toxins in the air we breathe and the food we eat. Sauna detoxification has received significant mainstream attention due to a movement toward self-directed, more natural treatments.

The natural act of sweating is just one way the body regulates itself. Very simply, sweating allows one to heal and remain healthy.


Infrared sauna FAQs

How safe is infrared?
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally-occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
What about EMF? Are there any safety concerns?
Sunlighten uses low EMF technology for ultimate safety and peace of mind.
How soon can I shower after my infrared sauna session?
We do not recommend showering for 30 minutes following your sauna session. Just wipe any sweat with a  towel. [Showering while your pores are wide open can put the released toxins back into your system.]
What time of day should I use the infrared sauna ... am or pm?
It’s completely up to you and your lifestyle. There is no data showing more of a benefit in the morning or evening.
How long is a typical infrared sauna session? And how often can I take a session?
Most people schedule a 30- to 45-minute session, 3 to 4 times a week. But it is safe to use every day and at whatever heat level suits you best.
Are there times when I shouldn't use an infrared sauna?
Yes. Do not use if you’re pregnant; if you’re intoxicated; if you have a fever, any serious inflammation, a communicable disease, acute bleeding, a tendency to faint, or can’t tolerate heat. [If you have any health concerns always check with a physician prior to using infrared sauna.]
How many people can be in the infrared sauna at one time?
There is seating for up to two people during one session.
What is Bamboo Carbon?
Bamboo Carbon fiber is made with selected four-year-old bamboo which is air dried, then charred at 800°C. Ground into fine nano particles, it is added into extruded synthetic fibers to create yarn and then woven into fabric. Because of the structure and composition of bamboo, Bamboo Carbon has a high surface area and a variety of minerals that give the unique attributes of odor absorption, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, excellent absorbency and infrared emission. This combination makes it great for use during your infrared sauna experience.
How is Bamboo Carbon deodorizing?
Carbonized bamboo has an extremely porous structure and provides minerals to absorb moisture, prevent bacteria growth, reduce odor and disrupt the spread of germs and fungi.