Find Your Bliss with Float Pod and Infrared Sauna Kansas City, MO
We don’t know about you, but our goal for 2021 is to continue making self-care and relaxation more of a priority in our daily lives — and we hope you will, too! Thankfully, at aNū we have a wide range of methods to find total relaxation. Two of our favorites are Float Pods and Infrared Sauna, both of which have a host of other benefits in addition to top-quality relaxation. Here’s what you should know:
What is a Floating session like?
Floating in a float pod allows you to experience the relaxation of being buoyant in approximately 10 inches of water, in a solution of 1,000 pounds of magnesium sulfate, otherwise known as Epsom salts. Float sessions are typically 60 or 90 minutes, but some prefer to float for even longer! The temperature of the water is set to the body’s normal skin temperature. Some may have heard of sensory deprivation therapy. Float Pods are a type of sensory deprivation, designed to enhance your ability to relax.
What are the benefits of Floating?
Some experienced floaters say that each and every float is unique. Floating is great for reducing stress! Epsom salts are ideal for relaxing the body and soothing muscle aches. Getting rid of all sensory input allows the ‘constantly-make-sure-you’re-not-dying’ part of your brain to fully relax, allowing the creative, calm part of your brain to take over. Without the constant pressure of analyzing the world around you, your body lowers its levels of cortisol, the main chemical component of stress. Your brain also releases elevated levels of dopamine and endorphins, the neurotransmitters of happiness.
The many benefits of Floating include:
● Pain management
● Enhanced healing/rejuvenation/recovery
● Magnesium absorption
● Chronic stressor relief
● Improved sleep
● Increased immune function
● Anti-gravity benefits
● Endorphins, and much more.
How is an Infrared Sauna session like?
Our infrared saunas use premium materials, air-circulation design and state-of-the-art heaters to ensure you have everything you need for the most advanced sauna detoxification possible. Our medical team is trained to help you experience the safest and most comfortable sauna sessions for optimal benefits. We will start you off slowly, 10-15 minute sessions at 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit, and slowly increase your time by three to five minutes per treatment in temperature increments of 3-5°F, as tolerated, until you are eventually up to one half-hour session at 130°F, which is the maximum we allow and can help you achieve the highest quality benefits.
What are the benefits of Infrared Sauna?
There are so many benefits to infrared sauna sessions that we hardly know where to start! Benefits include: Detoxification: Infrared saunas can help you eliminate about seven times more toxins than traditional Swedish saunas, helping rid your body of infections, heavy metals, mold and environmental toxins.
Relaxation: The heat generated by infrared sauna helps to balance your body’s cortisol level (the primary stress hormone), and also helps relax muscles and relieve tension.
Pain Relief: The increased blood circulation and muscle relaxation during infrared sauna sessions provide relief to those with headaches, muscle aches or joint pain.
Weight Loss: When your core temperature increases, so does your heart rate — similar to when you’re exercising. This in turn helps you burn more calories, resulting in weight loss. A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn roughly 600 calories!
Improved Circulation: With increased core temperature comes increased circulation. Consistent infrared sauna sessions, particularly at the middle-infrared level, can stimulate blood flow, improve muscle recovery and decrease pain and inflammation after intense exercise.
Skin Purification: Infrared technology can purify your skin by eliminating toxins from your pores and increasing circulation, resulting in clearer, softer and healthier-looking skin.