Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS AN INFRARED SAUNA?
Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits making infrared saunas one of the “hottest” therapies for overall healthier living. If you want to get yourself back into balance, the benefits of infrared sauna therapy may be just what you need to achieve your wellness goals.
Please consult your doctor prior to booking your infrared sauna session if you suffer from the following conditions:
Cardiovascular Issues, Obesity or Diabetes
Medications – Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician since some medications may induce drowsiness, while others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation.
Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated With Reduced Ability To Sweat Or Perspire.
Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone To Bleeding – The use of infrared saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
Fever & Insensitivity to Heat – Individuals with insensitivity to heat or who have a fever should not use the sauna until the fever subsides.
Pregnancy – Pregnant women should consult a physician before using an infrared sauna.
Menstruation – Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. This should not preclude sauna use.
Joint Injury – Recent (acute) joint injury should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
Implants – Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using.
Pacemakers / Defibrillators – The magnets used to assemble our saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.
CAN I BRING A FRIEND TO MY INFRARED SAUNA SESSION?
Yes, our infrared saunas can seat up to 3 people per sauna. When you book your sauna session at The Happy Loft, you can bring a friend for just $15.
HOW LONG IS THE SAUNA SESSION?
Our infrared sauna sessions are 45 minutes.
HOW OFTEN CAN I USE THE SAUNA?
Our Infrared Saunas are safe to use every day. However, we generally recommend three to four sessions per week for optimum results.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN THE SAUNA?
All rooms at our studio are private, so we welcome you to wear whatever you feel comfortable in - bathers, underwear, or just a towel. We provide towels and wraps for your use during your session.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING ALONG WITH ME?
We provide towels and water..
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
In contrast to traditional high-heat saunas, Solocarbon infrared heating is highly customisable, so you can enjoy a deep, detoxifying sweat at lower, more comfortable temperatures.
Like it hot? That's fine too - now you have the choice.
INFARED- DIFFERENT TO MICROWAVE AND UV?
Infrared technology is totally safe. Unlike tanning beds, Sunlighten saunas use infrared heating, which is entirely different to microwaves, or ultraviolet UV radiation.
Infrared heat is safe and healthy for all living things. Far from a new technology, infrared heat has been used in a variety of health and human movement applications for many years. Sunlighten saunas use a refined heating technology called Solocarbon, which is used in days spas, gym, training studios and
health practices worldwide.