Infrared Sauna

Shift Wellness

Integrative Physical therapy located in Union Square, New York, NY

Refuel your soul and boost your mood with the state-of-the-art, private infrared sauna at Shift Wellness in the Union Square neighborhood of Manhattan. Infrared light technology has been proven to promote healing, reduce musculoskeletal pain, and improve sleep quality while having an anti-aging effect on the skin. You’ll leave glowing — both inside and out — and feeling both relaxed and renewed. Call the New York City practice or schedule a consultation online to learn more about infrared saunas and how they can enhance your health.

Infrared Sauna Q & A

What is an infrared sauna?

Unlike traditional saunas that use conventional heat sources to increase the temperature of the air around you, an infrared sauna uses electromagnetic energy to heat your body directly.

As a result, infrared saunas are usually between 120-140℉ instead of the 150-180℉ of a traditional sauna. The experience is more tolerable but provides the same benefits. 

What are the benefits of an infrared sauna?

Infrared saunas provide several benefits to your health and well-being, including:

  • Detoxification
  • Relaxation
  • Weight loss
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced circulation
  • Muscle pain relief
  • Joint pain relief
  • Clear, healthy skin

Infrared saunas can also help you relax. With your busy life and multiple responsibilities, how often do you get 20 minutes to sit quietly and focus on nothing but your wellness? Why not talk to the team at Shift Wellness and schedule an infrared sauna session today?

How should I prepare for an infrared sauna session?

You don’t need to do much to prepare for an infrared sauna session. Make sure to drink plenty of water, so you’re thoroughly hydrated. You shouldn’t use the sauna if you’ve been drinking alcohol or if you have a fever.

Make sure to talk to the team at Shift Wellness about any health conditions like high blood pressure, heart problems, or pregnancy before using the infrared sauna. Your provider gives customized advice on how often to have an infrared sauna session. 

What should I expect during infrared sauna therapy?

The infrared sauna experience is relaxing and rejuvenating. During your first treatment, the team recommends a lower temperature and only staying in the sauna for 10-15 minutes. However, as you become more accustomed to the therapy, you can increase the temperature and time.

While you’re in the sauna, you can read, meditate, or listen to music. You should avoid sleeping. You perspire during your sauna, and toxins exit your body. The heat relaxes your muscles and reduces pain. When you leave the sauna, you should feel relaxed and revitalized. 

After treatment, you should take some time to let your body cool down before leaving the clinic. Shift Wellness provides water and facilities to freshen up after your session. 

Call Shift Wellness, or make an appointment online today, to learn more about infrared saunas and how they can enhance your health.