Benefits of Sauna Spin
Beach Pilates’ Far Infrared Sauna Spin Room is currently the ONLY studio of
its kind in the world, providing a medical grade Far Infrared heat with room temperature set between 35-40 degrees C.
Far Infrared heat is the most natural way to warm your body and is safer than sunshine (no harmful UVs). More importantly, it doesn’t raise your core body temperature so it is less stressful on your heart and lungs than a traditional high temperature electric or wood-fired sauna.
The gentle infrared elements are carefully designed so the interior environment feels like a warm day, NOT a volcano. The infrared heat is natural, just like sun beaming through a south facing window on a cold day, or heat reflected onto the soles of your feet when walking on a beach. Our ceramic elements/heaters are high in silica.
Just like glass. Just like sand. Just like nature designed.
Q. WHY IS CYCLING IN A SAUNA GOOD FOR YOU?
The gentle infrared heat of our Far Infrared Sauna Spin facility mobilizes lactic acid that causes muscle cramping after a workout. It helps muscles recover instantly so that you can workout every day without sustaining a stress injury from the continuous pace. It also speeds soft tissue injury repair at the cellular level, which reduces the chance of a soft tissue injury – the number one reason people have to stop an exercise regime.
Q. WHY DOES IT WORK SO WELL?
You don’t have to raise your core body temperature in order to sweat in this sauna. If you start after exercising you can begin sweating in only 3 minutes. You can get a full detoxifying sweat in 10-12 minutes, and feel relaxed and rejuvenated after your workout.
Q. IS THIS A POPULAR METHOD OF EXERCISE?
Cycling in a sauna has been the exclusive secret of a handful of elite athletes.
The “elite of the elite”. This is because breathing super-hot air while
exercising normally will overtax your heart and lungs so quickly that most
people – even professional athletes – can’t tolerate it. The recent development of North American made Far Infrared heaters in medical therapy has caught the attention of a few trainers at the top of the athletic world. The Ottawa Senators have used it for physiotherapy and injury prevention. The Canadian Armed Forces have used it in the infantry training centre. But this is not just for athletes, but it is for anyone who wants to
improve their energy, strength and longevity.
Q. HOW WILL THIS IMPROVE MY LONGEVITY?
Sweating without raising your core body temperature produces a detoxifying sweat so powerful it is proven to remove heavy metals like lead and mercury as well as complex chemicals like pesticides and car exhaust. These toxins are part of our daily intake in this modern world, and our sauna is scientifically proven to remove almost all of them.
Q. IS IT SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN?
What Chris Chelios understood in 1980, has now been proven by doctors at the University of Alberta Medical School. In September of 2010 Dr. Stephen Genuis published a ground breaking study in “The Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology” that scientifically measured the toxicity of human sweat particles and showed that this is how our bodies prefer to clean themselves of modern day environmental toxins that are commonly in our food, water, and air. Dr. Genuis is now a faithful Sauna rider! *(not at Beach Pilates)
Q. HOW DOES IT WORK?
The patented Infrared heating system gently and naturally penetrates your skin at exactly the same wavelength that the Sun heats your body. This means your outer skin gets quickly and naturally warm, not your inner organs. So your lungs breathe normally, your heart pumps normally, and very little exercise is required to start sweating profusely. The same heat warms your muscles and soft tissues and relaxes post work- out stiffness and cramping by mobilizing lactic acid away from your affected muscle zones.
Q. HOW HOT DOES IT GET?
Our sauna NEVER goes above 40 degrees celsius while we cycle – but we typically keep it between 35-40 degrees celsius. A normal session is 15-20 minutes depending how much exercise you’ve done immediately before entering. The more exercise you’ve already done, the faster you`ll sweat. Long before it raises your core body temperature you will break a profuse sweat and finish your session. Time efficient with maximum benefits!
Q. IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN’T USE IT?
Anyone on heart medication must consult their doctor.
NO PreNatal woman should use a sauna due to the delicacy of their core-body temperature range and its effect on the developing baby.
But Sauna Spin is safe and even recommended for Asthmatics, and people with chronic complaints like fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic fatigue, diabetes and autoimmune disorders. It has also shown benefits for those recovering from chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.
Q. WHAT BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT TO HAVE ?
Regular users of our Sauna Spin room report an increase in energy that lasts all day. Better sleep through the night. Improved skin tone from the profuse sweating and weight re-balancing. Those with skin issues such as acne, eczema and psoriasis report of marked improvement if not total clearing of these skin issues.
Sauna Spin (Add On)
Sauna Spin /Sweat Therapy in our Exclusive medical grade far-infrared sauna! Amazing detoxification benefits, in a comfortable heat that is NOT your average sauna. Our far-infrared sauna will be heated well below the temperature of usual steam/wet saunas. You will sweat and receive a cardio workout as you cycle on our comfortable top of the line Lemond bikes for up to 20 minutes. This is NOT a spin class, however we do cycle to music. A fast pace is not emphasized here, but rather slow increases of resistance to help encourage sweat and detoxification.
** Bring your water bottle 🙂 See above for all of the amazing benefits of our far-infrared sauna.