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What Is an Infrared Sauna Treatment


What Is an Infrared Sauna Treatment

Do you like the feel of the sunshine on your face?  Have you ever sighed in contentment as the warmth of the sun eased sore muscles? Well, infrared heat warms the body the same way the sun does.

The Raven Spa, one of the most innovative spas in Los Angeles, uses Far Infrared Rays (FIR) in its saunas. The technology, which has been in use since the ’50, uses a naturally occurring type of energy that penetrates the skin on a deeper level and is believed to have improved detoxification properties.

If you’ve ever been in a traditional sauna, you know that the temperature of the air is heated. It will warm your body, but it can be difficult to breathe. An infrared sauna functions differently – it heats your body directly instead of warming up the air around you. This allows the heat to deeply penetrate sore muscles and aching joints. This increases the flow of oxygen through your body and improves circulation.  You’ll still sweat the toxins out of your body while sitting in an infrared sauna, but you’ll be able to skip the possible pitfalls of a traditional sauna.

Infrared Sauna Treatments at the Raven Spa, a popular couples spa in Los Angeles, are great for detoxification and deep tissue repair. You may want to try a few sessions in the infrared sauna if you are struggling with injuries that would benefit from heat therapy or with circulation and breathing problems.  Many have found Infrared Sauna Treatments are beneficial when fighting drug or alcohol addiction.

If you are interested in the infrared sauna for therapeutic purposes, it is recommended that you plan at least two sessions a week. Each session lasts 30 to 40 minutes. Soak up the beneficial heat before or after you enjoy a Radiant Raven facial or a customized Los Angeles couples massage treatment.

If you want to try it out to see if it’s right for you, single sessions are available for $20. We also offer packages that allow you get to even more value for your money.  You can enjoy 5 sessions in the infrared sauna for $90 or 10 sessions for $160.

Infrared saunas generate the same infrared heat produced by the sun – and none of the damaging ultraviolet waves that make us fear exposure to the sun. Infrared heat is the same heat that warms the planet and supports life!  Infrared heat is also produced by fire.

You may be familiar with the range of wavelengths associated with visible light – think of light refracted through a crystal that is broken down into streams of color flowing from red to violet. Well, infrared light has a range of wavelengths, too. What are called near infrared rays are short and aren’t hot at all.  You wouldn’t even feel them. The far infrared rays – the kind utilized by the Raven Spa’s saunas – contain the most beneficial energy; the kind of heat-producing energy that will soak deep into your body, enhancing circulation, easing sore muscles and helping you sweat the harmful toxins from your body.

If you would like to experience the healing benefits of Infrared Sauna Treatments at either location of the Raven Spa in Los Angeles, please contact the location of your choice.  Our Silverlake spa, located at 2910 Rowena Ave., is rated among the top spas in Los Angeles. The Raven Spa in Santa Monica – a popular destination for acupuncture and couples massage in Los Angeles – can be found at 208 Pier Avenue.

For your convenience, both of our spas in Los Angeles are open daily from 10 am to 9 pm.