Introducing the Solo Sauna

Detoxify. Relax. Rejuvenate.

Boston Bodyworker is proud to offer the Solo far infrared sauna system by Sunlighten!

What is Far Infrared Sauna Therapy?

Sauna treatment is the use of high heat in an enclosed area for health purposes. Hyperthermia, which results from this increase in core body temperature, has been shown to be beneficial to one's health.

Saunas have long been used in various parts of the world for a variety of purposes. Native American or shamanic sweat lodges, for example, were used for vision questing and purification as a cultural practice.

Modern-day sauna treatment is the application of sauna bathing as a form of therapy. As your body comes into contact with heat, your breathing rate rises and you may begin to perspire.


Traditional Sauna Therapy

The temperature of a typical Finnish sauna is usually kept between 175 and 212 degrees Farenheit. You remain in the sauna for 5-20 minutes, after which you begin to cool down. Finnish saunas are generally kept dry, with the exceptiSaon of some setups that involve pouring water onto the heated rocks to create a steam sauna. Traditional saunas are typically heated with electric coils but may also be wood-fired, and are the most studied type of sauna.

Health Benefits of Sauna Therapy

In simple terms, sauna use raises your core body temperature and heart rate, which dilates your blood vessels and increases blood flow. Your body develops physiological changes that provide it with a healthful kind of stress that can have a soothing and healing impact.

How Sauna Therapy Affects Your Body

The safe heat stress of sauna therapy may affect your body in the following ways:


Improve cardiovascular health and reduce high blood pressure


Alleviate chronic stress and pain


Boost metabolism


Increase your body's ability to burn fat, lose weight, and perform athletically


Boost antioxidant production


Support healthy detoxification

Tips for Healthy Sauna Use

  • Drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your sauna session to stay hydrated
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages before or during sauna use, as they can inhibit your body's ability to cool down
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal before using the sauna
  • If you feel lightheaded or dizzy while in the sauna, stop using it and cool down
  • Begin with shorter sessions, and work your way up to longer durations
  • If you're unsure that sauna use is safe for you, consult your doctor before use

Your Membership Grants You Sauna Access

Boston Bodyworker clients have access to the sauna at our Boston location. We recommend you speak with our therapists before using the sauna so they can help you make the most of this healthful and relaxing treatment. Contact us today to learn more and schedule your appointment!