Work up a Sweat With an Infrared Sauna as Part of Your Wellness Routine
Written By: Brittany Lawrence
Photography Provided By: Perspire Sauna Studio Orange County Saunas
Can’t figure out that one thing your wellness routine is missing? Don’t sweat it! Perspire Sauna Studio is here to heat things up—literally! Adding an infrared sauna and chromotherapy into your self-care ritual may be just the thing you have been looking for. With locations in Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach and Mission Viejo (coming soon), you have plenty of options for self-rejuvenation. Step into a 40-minute session and reap the seven benefits of incorporating an infrared sauna into your wellness routine. The results will have you glowin’ inside and out!
1 | Kick Back and Relax Orange County Saunas
No matter who you are, everyone could use an hour to themselves. Infrared saunas promote relaxation and improved sleep with soothing heat, leaving you feeling fully refreshed. “Each session includes a private room and sauna with a Smart TV with Netflix, Pandora and…complimentary towel service with a chilled eucalyptus towel for you to cleanse off with afterward,” said Colton Khan, Marketing Manager at Perspire Sauna Studio.
Native Knowledge: Perspire Sauna Studio offers various pricing including an introductory offer to new guests! You can try them out and feel the benefits yourself for seven days for $49. “We strive to make it accessible by offering the Intro Week Pass, Packages and Memberships so that the pricing can be more approachable for a wider range of individuals,” Khan said.
2 | Everyone Is Detoxing About It Orange County Saunas
The infrared sauna heat helps release built-up toxins in the body by increasing blood circulation, which helps stimulate sweat glands. The infrared waves are “penetrating our physiology on a cellular level, resulting in a deep detox and increased metabolism,” said Khan. These toxins are then carried out via sweat and waste. This process helps you feel good from the inside out!
Native Knowledge: What makes Perspire Sauna Studio stand out? Aside from their dedication to the best in class sauna experience, their saunas are full-spectrum for maximum benefits. “Full-spectrum meaning near, mid and far-infrared waves are being absorbed through the skin and muscle tissue which improves skin health, increases oxygen delivery and blood circulation, decreases inflammation and relieves pain on a muscular level…” said Khan.
3 | Go A-Weigh
Does burning calories while literally sitting down sound like a good work out? We thought so! Regular use of the sauna can be as effective as doing a cardio workout. How? Your body will be working hard to produce sweat which is meant to cool you off. At the same time, your heart will be pumping harder to increase circulation, thus burning calories and boosting metabolism. This isn’t just water weight loss—we are talking 200-400 calories per session! Sign us up!
4 | Warm Reception Orange County Saunas
The deep heat causes blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow. This helps carry waste and toxins out, while bringing in oxygen-rich blood to muscles in need. This helps your muscles recover faster. The heat also reduces muscle soreness and helps relieve muscle tension. It is a natural way to have pain management as muscles relax more when their tissues are warm.
Native Knowledge: Never tried a sauna before? Some tips for coming in, aside from wearing loose-fitting or gym clothes, stay hydrated! As for the sessions, “we recommend 135-140 degrees for 40 minutes. People who are brand new, we would even recommend starting at 125 degrees and slowly working your way up. We have also found that the benefits compound with increased frequency and regularity of usage—and always recommend coming in well-hydrated,” said Khan.
5 | Quick Cleanse
As you sit through a session, which is 40 minutes at an average temperature of 140 degrees, naturally your body temperature is going to raise. This creates a sort of fever situation. A fever is your body trying to fight off an infection, so the same sort of effect happens in the sauna. Your temperature rises, fighting off bad or infectious germs in your body, while also detoxifying and cleaning out bad toxins. It is almost like an internal body cleanse.
6 | Pore Over
All of the sweat you will be pumping out during the 40-minute session helps carry out deep impurities in your pores and clear out dead skin cells. After the session, your skin feels soft and looks glowing and clean. Your increased circulation also brings natural nutrients to the surface which help improve your skin’s tone, color, texture and elasticity. This increased circulation also helps with acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and cuts. But wait, there is more! The sauna also helps with cellulite reduction! Your increased heart rate and blood circulation also helps stop fatty deposits and liquid accumulating in fat cells, all of which reduces the appearance of cellulite.
7 | Counting Sleep
Aside from relaxing muscle tension and calming your nervous system, these sessions also include chromotherapy to maximize the benefits. But what is chromotherapy? “Chromotherapy or color light therapy is a technique of restoring balance in our physiology through exposure to colored light on the body, through the skin and eyes,” revealed Khan. The saunas feature six colors to choose from: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. “Not to be confused with the infrared light waves which are invisible and felt as warmth, our saunas also feature medical grade chromotherapy lighting. Each color light is visible to the eye but it also has its own frequency, a form of vibrational energy that will have various therapeutic effects on our bodies and minds, based on the specific color,” explained Khan. For example, the blue light encourages relaxation, therefore it is a good choice to help promote better sleep. It is a calming light. Eventually, this therapy can help improve melatonin levels naturally, helping you fall asleep on your own.
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Perspire Sauna Studio
488 E 17th St, A103
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
19330 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
28031 Greenfield Dr, Ste C
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
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1308 Bison Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92660
27692 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Mission Viejo, CA 92691