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Far Infrared Saunas.... Not just for Detox
Sierra Acupuncture & Healing Arts uses exclusively Sunlighten Far Infrared Saunas
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 Since the beginning of recorded history Man has used saunas to ensure health and wellness.  From Native American sweat lodges through the Mayan civilizations and across the planet to the Finnish saunas we know today, humans have benefitted from the detoxifying effects of sweat produced during these sessions.  The Sunlighten Far Infrared saunas use infrared (IR) energy which allows heat to penetrate further into tissue than the other more traditional methods.  It is this technology that allows far buried cells to release the toxins we accumulate every day.  An IR sauna can help the body generate up to 2-3 times more sweat volume than traditional saunas while operating at significantly lower temperatures and still burning up to 600 calories in a 30 minute session.

      Recent research indicates IR saunas can help the body fight off colds as well as mobilize and facilitate the elimination of such toxins as mercury, aluminum, cadmium, silver, pesticides, gasoline and solvents, and even the chemicals accumulated through everyday use of toothpaste.  Dr. Dietrich Klinghandt of Germany has found through his research that 80-85% of sweat from IR use is water while the rest is cholesterol, fat soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia, and even uric acid which is linked to rheumatoid arthritis and gout.  Dr. Sherry Rogers, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, states IR saunas are the only known method for eliminating man-made toxins from our bodies.

We at Sierra Acupuncture & Healing Arts invite you to enjoy the benefits of these saunas to aid you on your lifelong journey towards vibrant health.  Please consider the list of precautions and the following tips to help make your sauna experiences beneficial and enjoyable.

Carson City

$20/session for patients

$200/10 punch pass (Save 25%)

$175/10 punch pass (patients)


Incline Village
-Incline prices reflect the use of Red Light Therapy in our sauna


$25/session (patients)

$250/10 punch pass

$200/10 punch pass (patients)

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Starting Out:

1st Session- Hydrate before entering
-Set the thermostat for 120 and enter the sauna at 100 to allow your body to heat gradually with the sauna
-First sessions should last around 20 minutes and you are able to slide open the roof vents and/or slightly open the door if you are feeling too hot
2nd Session- Add 2 minutes
3rd Session- Add 2 degrees

-You'll want to repeat the instruction for the 2nd and 3rd sessions for all subsequent sessions being sure to not exceed 30 minutes at a temperature greater than 130 degrees F unless directed to do so by your practitioner.

-If you feel dizzy, nauseous, light headed, short of breath, chest pain or anything out of the ordinary, END YOUR SESSION IMMEDIATELY and consult a staff member.

While in the sauna, feel free to read, meditate, pray, relax, listen to music or sing songs stuck in your head from the videos your toddler incessantly watches. Keep in mind, however, that if there are others in the sauna with you please partake in quieter activities and try to respect their experience as well. Please refrain from discussing politics as it will be hot enough in there already.
Afterwards, remember to towel off as any chemicals brought out through the sweat can be reabsorbed and refrain from showering as any chemicals used in the "purification" process in your local water supply will be able to be reintroduced through your open pores.  Be sure to wrap your neck in a scarf if venturing out into the wind or cold.  Drink plenty of water during and after your session to enable your body to re-hydrate.  Give yourself enough time for your body to recover after each session and try to stretch, your muscles will thank you.

Begin by being well hydrated.  Excessive sweating can make you dizzy or even develop potentially harmful complications. 
Remove shoes, jewelry, make-up, perfumes or colognes, or other hair or skin products which will clog skin pores and inhibit sweating.  The chemicals found in synthetic fabrics can leech into our body through open pores so be sure to have on loose fitting natural fiber clothing while in the sauna.  Inside, be sure to sit on a towel with another on the floor below you as any contact of sweat and wood will damage the sauna.  If your feet require treatment, try to elevate them without placing them on your neighbor's lap.

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