Infrared Sauna

Detox. Relax. Revitalize. 

A great addition to Pura Vida Wellness Center: the Clearlight Infrared Sauna. This therapeutic sauna is a wonderful addition to Dr. Katie's array of holistic wellness services. It offers a cleansing experience, simultaneously detoxifying and relaxing the patient. 

Infrared saunas provide the patient with exposure to far infrared waves. These waves allow the patient exposure similar to sun exposure, but without the harmful ultra-violet radiation. The wavelengths generated through infrared heat are very similar to those naturally generated in the human body, it is for this reason that infrared heat is especially effective in cleansing impurities from the human body. This type of energy travels 2-3" deep into the body and is thought by some to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.The heat generated from our infrared sauna is the same as the heat generated by the sun and our bodies making it much more comparable and effective at providing an invigorating, cleansing experience. 

Why are Far Infrared Waves important to the human body?

Infrared waves have the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The human body can absorb infrared waves because of its deep penetrating ability. When infrared waves penetrate through skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes bloods vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting a better blood circulation, and the heat so produced helps to get rid of body toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.

Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas are said to include:

Eases Arthritis, Joint Pain, and Stiffness

Radiant heat has been effective in the treatment of arthritis, sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with ageing is reduced or eliminated. 

Better Circulation and Increased Energy

The sauna emits infrared wave energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called "resonance". Thus, the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.

Weight Loss

Infrared Sauna heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substantial caloric loss in a sauna heat session.  A 30-minute session can burn between 200 – 500 calories on average.

Cardiovascular Health

The Infrared Sauna increases heart rate and blood circulation, crucial to maintaining one's health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted from the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin, without heightening blood pressure.  Research has shown that sauna therapy reduces systolic blood pressure because the heat dilates blood vessels and reduces the volume of the inner lining of the vessels, thus promoting healthy blood pressure. Anything you can do to keep your blood pressure in the healthy range reduces your chance of heart attack and stroke.

Relieves Muscle Pain and Increase Recovery from Injuries

For injuries, infrared wave generated heat stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, speeding the healing of sprains and strains, thus relieving pain and reducing the time it takes the human body to recover from an injury. Far Infrared heat relieves muscle tension thereby helping your body to make the most of its intended healing abilities.


The quicker metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin, during perspiration. The skin is often referred to as the 3rd kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body's waste.  Using an Infrared Sauna helps detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds. 

"The only way to remove toxins from the fat storage sites is to mobilize the toxic fat. Infrared [of a sauna] is an effective method of removing fat-stored toxins from the body."

Stress Reduction & Relaxation

Infrared sauna heat treatment helps to melt away the stresses and tensions of everyday life! Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna and you’ll feel revitalized. It loosens the muscle tissue and the warmth of the sauna leaves you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed. 

Improves the appearance of Skin and Cellulite  

For that sought-after healthy glow, Infrared Sauna heat therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone and texture. An infrared sauna heat bath also provides a mild cleansing of the skin. Infrared Sauna has been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions, and cuts.

Improved Immune System

By creating an "Artificial Fever", infrared wave heat has a positive effect on the immune system. Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever, while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This enhanced immune system, combined with improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.  An infrared wave heat treatment in the early stages of a cold or flu has been known to stop the disease before the symptoms occur.

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease is conventionally treated with antibiotics, which frequently come with unwanted side effects such as, nausea and vomiting. However, recent research has shown that infrared sauna therapy offers a safe alternative that can even be used in conjunction with regular treatment to accelerate the healing process.

EMF and ELF: Clearlight offers the safest possible infrared sauna experience, being the ONLY infrared sauna that cancels out EMF, or electromagnetic fields, and ELF, or extremely low frequencies. The levels of EMF generated in the Clearlight infrared sauna are nearly undetectable and the ELF emitted are 5x below the threshold of concern. So, all that is left after a session in Pura Vida Wellness Center's Clearlight Infrared Sauna are good feelings. 

To learn more and listen to Dr. Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Health Institute and Dr. Joseph Mercola discuss Infrared Saunas click the learn more button:

*Information on sauna and studies gathered from