Infrared Sauna. That’s a bit of a mouthful. But it’s a mouthful we found to be an important one. So we invested in one so that our members can have access to the benefits it provides.
There are several other businesses in Kansas City that have one, too. They, like us, seem to have realized the power of this type of sauna.
An infrared sauna uses light to create heat, which heats your body directly, unlike a traditional sauna that uses heat to warm the air around you. This method is better tolerated by people who may have an adverse reaction to the high temperatures of a traditional sauna. And it comes with benefits.
There are currently studies being conducted to test the efficacy of infrared saunas on several health conditions including headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, and high blood pressure, and while those studies haven’t yet been concluded, our members’ experience with the sauna speaks just as loudly as the pending study results, we believe, will.
Take it from our member, Brendan O'Shaughnessy. “The sauna—of all things—was my gateway to a transformed life. My goal was to detox from Lyme disease ailments (which worked marvelously) but I slowly got hooked into Move Right’s unique SG6 formula.”
We’re glad Brendan is now a full-fledged member of our gym, but we’re even more glad that he found positive health results with our sauna.
Sweating inside a heated space is something that has a long history from many cultures, going back as far as the Ancient Greeks and Native American sweat lodges. That’s because the skin is our largest organ and when we sweat, we are able to eliminate toxins. We read an article recently about a clinic in Germany that is creating hyperthermia during chemotherapy to make the cancer cells more susceptible, reducing the dose of medication needed. The American Cancer Society explains heat treatment for cancer here https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/treatment-types/hyperthermia.html
We think that speaks volumes.
Think about when you’re sick and you get a fever, That’s actually your body’s way to create the condition in which the immune system can perform better.
Now, we’re not scientists, but we have seen our infrared sauna work in the same way as a fever would. In fact, some people have said they feel better as soon as their session is finished.
Seth Davidson, another SG6 member had this very experience. “I am a true believer in the Move Right way! Through the individual focus I receive, the camaraderie in the community, I am learning to live healthier. There was one day when I wasn’t feeling great and Tim gave me a courtesy hour in the infrared sauna. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was exactly what I needed that day,” he said.
Seth, actually came back the next day and insisted on paying the non-member rate of $40 for the hour in the infrared sauna. We didn’t want to take his money because as a member he was entitled to a free session, but Seth felt so much better, he insisted.
The Sauna we have at Move RIght uses near-infrared, mid-infrared and far-infrared light based on the settings chosen. In fact, the brand we use has been clinically tested to provide seven-times more detoxification than traditional saunas. Here are a few things that infrared saunas can help with:
Relaxation. Through the use of cutting-edge heating technology, it envelopes the user in warmth to help ease muscle tension, allowing full relaxation.
Weight loss. The technology in the sauna has been shown to actually help you burn calories while you are in it. This isn’t the primary reason we promote it or believe in it, but it’s not a bad motivator.
Pain Relief. This is one of the most important reasons to use the sauna. A recent Japanese study published in the journal, Internal Medicine, showed that chronic pain patients had a significant reduction in pain levels after the first session of infrared sauna therapy.
Reduced blood pressure. The University of Missouri Kansas City conducted a study in 2005 that concluded that infrared sauna therapy can dilate blood vessels, reducing the volume of their inner lining and increasing circulation.
Improved Circulation. The heat in an infrared sauna increases blood flow, which has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5 - 7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.
Skin rejuvenation. A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed improvements in skin appearance just three months after sauna skin therapy.
Wound healing. Our sauna uses NIR LED light, which, according to NASA, promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth.
We invite our members and non-members to look into the benefits of infrared sauna therapy and to let us know if they want to test the waters with ours. Our, completely programmable sauna, includes a cardio, detoxification, pain relief, relaxation, weight loss, skin health, and a custom setting.
Pricing is by the hour and is simple:
$30 for members
$40 for non-members
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Q. Which brand of infrared sauna do you have?
A. The particular infrared sauna we use is called the Sunlighten MPulse Believe. It is a two- person sized sauna although we recommend only one person at a time per 60-minute session.
Q. How much do you charge?
A. Pricing is $30 for our SG6 Members and $40 for non-members.
Q. How much time in the sauna do I get when I schedule?
A. We schedule 60-minutes sessions.
Q. What is the check-in process?
A Just sign in at the front desk. One of our trainers will give you a friendly greeting and guide you back to the sauna room and quickly show you the ropes. It’s all yours for the next hour.
Q. Will I excessively sweat?
A Maybe. Are you a heavy sweater? Then likely yes. If not, you may not sweat much. We have found that once you break a sweat you’ll perspire quite a bit. For instance, after a workout or even a vigorous warm-up.
Q. Where is the infrared sauna located in your fitness training studio?
A. The Move Right KC studio is divided into two distinct sides. The sauna is located in the back of the “turf-side” or the north-side (closest to 79th St.) of the studio under the big American flag. The “turf-room” (our main Move Right KC entrance) is where you sign in for and use the sauna.
Q. Will there be training sessions going on during my sauna sessions?
A. Generally, no. But if you do not mind we can make that happen. We use the turf-side of the studio for warm-ups and breathing exercises and conditioning. And the sauna of course.
Q. Is the sauna room soundproof?
A. Unfortunately, it is not. The room where the sauna is located in has no ceiling which makes it impossible to soundproof. Although there is a bit of soundproofing inside the actual sauna.
Q. Should I disrobe to use the sauna?
A. We recommend wearing gym clothes or some type of swim apparel if you choose, in the sauna. We do have a wardrobe in the sauna room that you can use.
Q. How about shoes?
A. We prefer you remove them but socks are acceptable, it’s totally up to you.
Q. Do you regularly clean the sauna?
A. Actually, the sauna is very self-cleaning, the infrared rays are anti-bacterial. We do, however, lightly sand it every quarter to maintain a fresh cedar smell.
Q. I’m allergic to cedar is this a problem?
A We’re sorry our sauna is made from cedar which does cause problems with a small percentage of the population.
Q. What settings can I choose from?
A. There are several settings. Cardio, detoxification, pain relief, relaxation, weight loss, skin health and a custom setting.
Q. Is the sauna equipped with chromotherapy lighting?
A. Not yet, but that is an option we could add in the future.
Q. What other kinds of technology does the sauna have?
A The sauna is equipped with a android device that controls the settings. It has wifi accessibility to surf the internet and it is equipped with speakers that are connected to a CD player. Remember those?
Still need a bit of convincing? Here’s an article about the health benefits from Time Magazine http://time.com/4481947/infrared-sauna-benefits-healthy/
University Health News has some good things to say, too. https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/energy/new-study-shows-infrared-sauna-benefits-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/