Note: Sauna is only for established Fern Life Center clients.
Have you tried our FAR Infrared Sauna?
Drop-in (M-TH 9-4), or to ensure you have access to the sauna when you need it, go to book an appointment online and schedule your appointment yourself. It's amazingly easy and quick, and you'll receive confirmation in seconds!
The far infrared energy released by an infrared sauna can penetrate 1.5" to 2” deep into muscle tissue. 93% of the Far Infrared energy is absorbed through our skin. By heating these tissues, pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary muscle spasms. We experience a vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels which can be beneficial in reducing muscle spasms, joint stiffness and achiness, as well as general aches and pains due to conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, neck and back pain, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is also evidence that when used 24-48 hours post injury, far infrared energy can reduce the time it takes for your body to heal sprains and strains. Pain is also at times related to ischemia due to tension or spasm which can be improved by the hyperthermia that heat-induced vasodilatation produces, thus breaking the feedback loop, in which the ischemia leads to further spasm and then more pain.
The last century has seen our environment become overloaded with toxins. Documented hazardous pesticides and insecticides continue to cause us chronic health problems, even after they have been banned from further use. In the soil DDT and chlordane residues persist and continue to add to the increased cancer rates in our industrial, modernized world by seeping into our food and water supplies.
Toxins do the damage, and far Infrared saunas help with damage control. Saunas help to accomplish detoxification in the following manner: A layer of fat and oil exists just below the surface of the skin. Far Infrared heat from the sauna increases the skin temperature, causing those fats and oils to "melt" and move out of the skin's oil glands. As sweat and oil are secreted, the toxins dissolved in them are secreted as well. By excreting these toxins and then washing them off your body, your toxic load is lowered and cellular health improves.
Research supports the use of far infrared sauna technology for the following toxic conditions:
•Migraines & Headaches
Healthy Weight Loss and Cellulite Reduction
Safe Weight Loss - Burn Calories - Lose Weight
As much as 600 to 900 calories are burned during one short sauna session of 20 - 40 minutes by sending more blood to the capillaries which can then convert fats and carbohydrates to energy. Although weight loss due to perspiration (water loss) is quickly regained through water hydration, the calories are not. Detoxifying the body is the key to safe and consistent weight loss.
Many people who have unsuccessfully tried many diets often find success with a far infrared sauna because they are able to eliminate chemicals stored in the fat cells. This makes safe weight loss much easier. Infrared Saunas assists in safe weight loss by reducing heavy metals which are directly related to metabolic imbalances in the body which will cause improper digestion and weight gain. Fat stored toxins (lipophilic) are also decreased with far infrared sauna use. Safe weight loss cannot be accomplished unless these toxins have been removed first. You burn .586 calories with one gram of sweat. It is possible to sweat 600 plus calories in a single sauna session.
Relax and get your heart in shape!
According to the American Heart Association (2005), clinical trials demonstrated that maintaining healthy blood pressure can dramatically reduce the risk of strokes by 35% to 40%, heart attacks by 20% to 25% and heart failure by over 50%. However, these statistics are just the tip of the iceberg.
Maintaining blood pressure levels within a normal range eases the workload on your heart and blood vessels. As blood pressure rises, the risk of cardiovascular events becomes “continuous, consistent, and independent of other risk factors” (American Heart Association 2005). Far Infrared sauna makes for a promising therapy for people who are otherwise not capable of exerting themselves or do not follow an exercise or conditioning program to attain a cardiovascular training effect.
Relief from Fibromyalgia
The pain of fibromyalgia is typically felt in the neck, back, shoulders and hands, but it is not exclusive to those areas. Based on criteria set in 1990 by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), a diagnosis of fibromyalgia requires a patient to have experienced widespread pain for a minimum of three months in 11 of 18 tender muscle sites. Among those 18 sites are the hips, knees and rib cage. Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include allergies, anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome, depression, dizziness, headaches, irritable bowel symptoms, numbness, and tender skin. The ACR estimates that fibromyalgia affects as many as 6 million Americans. Most sufferers of fibromyalgia are women of childbearing age, but it has also been known to strike men, children and the elderly. Far Infrared sauna therapy provides relief from all of the following symptoms and complications of fibromyalgia:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is often characterized by a deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals. Often, the end result is an excessive accumulation of mercury and other toxic heavy metals in various organs of the body. These toxic metals are found in increasing amounts in our environment and food and in dental amalgams. Toxic metals are absorbed and replace the vital elements when there is a deficiency of the good minerals.
Stress Relief & Relaxation
Surround yourself in the warm Far Infrared Rays of our new Carbon 360 technology and relax in a Infrared Sauna. Feel the stress of the day melt away. You will experience increased circulation that triggers the release of endorphins, loosening tight muscles and making you feel better all over. When we are stressed we actually tense our muscles as we hurry through our day or worry about the outcome. Holding tension in our bodies works as a heavy weight of premature aging on our system. We burden our nervous system, muscle tissue, cardiovascular, respiratory and our elimination system with our relentless stress level, fast paced diet, and irregular sleep patterns.
Caring for your skin appropriately is paramount in your resistance to various skin maladies such as eczema, athlete’s foot, acne, and other skin disorders. The prolific sweating attained in an infrared sauna carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and flawlessly clean. Skin tone and elasticity are enhanced, and maladies such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and roughness are relieved. Also, keloids develop at a reduced rate in those susceptible to their formation, and can be softened if they have already formed.
It is important to note, that while an infrared sauna can enhance the normal bioprocesses associated with the skin, maintaining a healthy complexion goes far beyond ritualistic sauna treatments. The skins outward appearance often mirrors the body’s internal health. Other factors, such as diet, toxic cosmetics, tanning salons, drugs, smoking, alcohol, dehydration, and sleep, all play crucial roles in your overall complexion. One cannot expect to maintain a beautiful complexion if the poor lifestyle choices you make overpower that of your good ones
Cancer cells produce a large number of toxins that inhibit the immune response, damage tissue and cause weight loss and other complications. Thus, a spreading cancer becomes more and more difficult to control because of an increased toxic load.
Detoxification is an important aspect of cancer protocols, and any kind of detoxification of the body, and is often a neglected part of optimizing treatment and clinical results. We live in a toxic world with air and water pollution, food and medication additives derived from petroleum and coal tars and other carcinogenic (cancer producing) sources.
Drinking water sources when tested may show elevated levels of TCE, PCB, chloramines, dioxin, and other carcinogenic substances. Allergens may cause down regulation of our immune system or a sidetracking of our bodies' immune system with a consequential less than optimum immune system to fight cancer and opportunistic diseases and organisms. Cosmetics, food with hydrogenated vegetable oils, pesticides, flea collars, decaffeinated coffee, and a host of other daily-encountered substances are carcinogenic!
Infrared therapy can help stimulate the body's immune system by elevating body temperature. Many viruses, bacteria and tumor cells are thought to have poor tolerance to heat compared to normal healthy cells. A 30 minute infrared sauna session can cause a temporary 3° increase in body temperature. This increase has been shown to stimulate white blood cells which may improve your body's immune system. Given the human body's effectiveness in fighting disease by inducing a fever, an infrared sauna can assist the body in the fight of various diseases.
Chronic Ear Infections
Infrared sauna therapy sessions can open nasal passages and therefore assist the sinuses in draining and preventing speed of infection to the middle ear.
Chromotherapy or Light Therapy
Research is showing what ancient science already knew: chromotherapy has a powerful effect on internal muscles, organs, the nervous system, mood, hormones and more. Chromotherapy affects every cell in the body. Several different colored lights are used in order to optimize the energies that flow from the various chakra centers in the body. Light therapy is utilized to restore the right vibrational energies at each center, to balance bodily functioning, to eliminate disease, and to bring harmony to the physical body and emotions. This, together with the other infrared sauna benefits, makes far infrared sauna use a powerful health maintenance system.
Cost of Using the Sauna
$15 drop-in for the use of the FAR infrared sauna
$75 unlimited use for one month