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Have you ever wondered about the benefits of being a member of PCS&M? We are a 501(c)3 dedicated to providing safe and sacred spaces to explore unique modalities for healing. Every workshop, experience, and ceremony is presented by the members for the members. In addition to Rise Up Breathwork, Mid Week Reset with Ana, the Friday night Integrated Recovery Groups, and Soul Saturday, we are adding a new experience! Our very own Stan, has decided to share the sauna life with us! This exclusive infrared sauna experience for healing and transformation is available *while time slots last!
Once you purchase your monthly or yearly membership to PCSM, you are invited to select a plan that works for your lifestyle and budget. Visit our membership services area on our website to book your sessions!
Why Sauna? Just a few of the benefits include a boost in immunity, calming the Parasympathetic Nervous System, Lymphatic System Activation, and detoxifying the body. This practice promises a blend of serenity and rejuvenation beyond the ordinary. Stan has created an opportunity for members to prioritize their physical and mental well-being in an exclusive location that offers privacy, peace, and quiet! Who doesn’t need that in their life right now??
Infrared saunas emit radiant heat, which is absorbed by the skin and helps raise the body's core temperature. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air around you, infrared saunas penetrate deep into the body, creating a gentle, comfortable warmth. This dryer heat has various therapeutic benefits, making infrared saunas more accessible and enjoyable for a wider range of humans.
Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas:
Sweating is one of the body's natural ways to eliminate toxins, and infrared saunas induce a deep, detoxifying sweat that can help flush out impurities and heavy metals. Infrared saunas, with their penetrating heat, promote a more profound reaction in your largest organ system, namely your skin! The gentle warmth reaches deep into tissues, facilitating the elimination of pollutants, and other impurities from the body. It’s like being warmed from the inside out! Saunas help increase the production and activity of white blood cells which helps to ward off nasty germs and viruses.
Relaxation and Stress Reduction:
The soothing heat of an infrared sauna promotes relaxation by helping to balance your body's stress hormones. It can also improve sleep and reduce the symptoms of stress-related conditions. We all need to calm our central nervous systems in today's chaotic world! People often report experiencing a heightened sense of tranquility and relaxation post-sauna, creating an optimal mindset for a restful night's sleep.
Infrared saunas can alleviate muscle and joint pain by increasing circulation and relaxing the muscles. Many individuals suffering from conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms find relief through regular sauna sessions. This is an amazing post-workout ritual to seal the benefits of your fitness practice by reducing inflammation.
The heat from an infrared sauna increases heart rate, promoting better circulation. This, in turn, helps to lower blood pressure and enhances overall cardiovascular health. It can even improve flexibility and range of motion.
While it's not a standalone solution for weight loss, regular use of an infrared sauna can support weight management by increasing your heart rate and burning calories.
Sweating profusely in the sauna opens up the pores, allowing for a deep cleanse of the skin. Many people report clearer, more vibrant skin after regular sauna use. One of the key contributors to youthful and radiant skin is collagen. Infrared saunas, with their deep-penetrating heat, stimulate collagen production in the skin. This results in improved skin elasticity and firmness, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The warmth reaches the cellular level, encouraging the renewal of skin cells.
Things to consider before stepping into the sauna
1. Pregnant Women:
Pregnant women should avoid using an infrared sauna, especially during the first trimester. The increased core body temperature may pose risks to the developing fetus.
2. Individuals with Cardiovascular Conditions:
People with heart conditions, hypertension, or a history of heart disease should consult their healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna. The heat can increase heart rate and blood pressure, which may not be safe for individuals with certain cardiac issues.
3. People with Skin Conditions:
Those with skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or open wounds should avoid infrared saunas as the heat may exacerbate these conditions or cause discomfort.
4. Individuals with Heat Sensitivity:
Some people have a low tolerance for heat, and the high temperatures in an infrared sauna may be uncomfortable or potentially dangerous for them.
Certain medications can affect your body's ability to regulate temperature. If you're taking medications that make you more sensitive to heat or affect blood pressure, consult your healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna.
6. Dehydration or Low Fluid Intake:
If you are dehydrated or have not consumed enough fluids, using an infrared sauna can lead to further dehydration. It's crucial to be well-hydrated before and after a session.
In general, it's not recommended for children to use infrared saunas, as they may have a harder time regulating their body temperature and may be more susceptible to heat-related issues.
8. Elderly Individuals:
Older adults may have a reduced ability to regulate body temperature, so they should use caution and consult with a healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna.
9. Recent Surgery:
If you've had recent surgery, it's important to consult your surgeon or physician before using an infrared sauna, as the heat may affect wound healing.
10. Alcohol or Drug Use:
Avoid using an infrared sauna if you have consumed alcohol or used substances that impair judgment or increase the risk of dehydration.
Always consult with your healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna if you have any underlying health concerns or conditions. Additionally, if you experience dizziness, nausea, rapid heart rate, or any adverse effects during a sauna session, exit immediately and seek medical attention if necessary. Staying within recommended time and temperature limits and listening to your body is essential for a safe sauna experience.