Infrared Saunas

Traditional steam sauna or infrared sauna?

Unlike traditional saunas which use wood stoves or heaters to heat the air to intolerable temperatures (sometimes around 85°C), far infrared saunas use the same type of heat as the sun without the ultraviolet rays that we know to be harmful.

Instead of heating the air, infrared saunas use radiant heat to penetrate the body directly. This radiant heat penetrates 1.5 inches deeper into the skin reaching joints, muscles and soft tissue. This is deeper than traditional saunas and at a far lower temperature. Its lower temperatures allow for longer sessions that are more enjoyable and manageable.

This technology provides extensive health benefits, including:

  • Relieving pain
    A study published in Clin Rheumatol 2009 showed 8 sauna sessions provided short term improvement of pain, stiffness and a trend toward long term beneficial effects. This is one of many studies
  • Optimise your health
    Infrared works by heating the body directly, warming us safely to create a cardiovascular workout on the body whilst removing heavy metals and toxins.
  • Detoxification of heavy metals and toxins
  • Increased circulation
  • Skin purification
  • Lose weight
    Infrared Sauna get’s the body working…hard. During higher temperature sessions, heart rate can reach 150bpm. Sustaining this level of work requires a calorie burn and commitment! Use your iHealth Sauna daily and watch the transformation
  • Improved sleep
    Infrared sauna activates our parasympathetic nervous system which is in charge of making us calm before bed and set’s us up for sleep. Couple this with in-cabin red light colour therapy and a relaxing tea to enjoy your best night sleep in years.
  • Muscle relaxation and recovery
    Infrared light has been shown to promote cell autophagy, a critical process our body undergoes to ensure cells are renewed and restored or killed off. Infrared keeps our circulation up whilst resting the muscles after a workout to help clear out lactic acid and bring vital nutrients and enzymes to the muscle for repair.

Deep tissue stimulation also improves cell health and tissue growth, assisting you to live a healthier life.

Infrared saunas leave you feeling invigorated, not depleted like traditional saunas. The warming effect on your body stimulates your cardiovascular system, your immune system and your lymphatic system. Your body’s response to that is to sweat. In the far infrared sauna, the body perspires and receives all of the healthy benefits but avoids the harmful and extremely hot air of a traditional steam sauna.

How to prepare for your sauna

Please be sure to arrive well hydrated. Each persons heat tolerance is different, so being well hydrated will ensure a more enjoyable session. You will release a large amount of sweat throughout, so it is essential you have sufficient fluids.

Please be mindful of the weather outdoors and dress appropriately, however, since it is a common area we recommend you wear whatever you are comfortable in, such as swim wear or underwear.

Since you will continue to perspire for a few minutes after your session be mindful of what you will put on post-sauna.

We have change rooms and showers in the clinic for you to use before and after your session.

Appointment details

The appointment is 50 minutes long, including shower time.

Please be mindful of the time as we do run on schedule and often have appointments back to back. If you are running late, unfortunately that time can not be made up.

It is recommended to stay in the sauna 30-45 minutes (not at a high temperature the entire time) as it will provide the most benefit. You can always step out of the sauna for a breather if you are feeling overwhelmed and need a break, and can re-enter again once you are ready. As your appointment if 50 minutes long be mindful to utilise your time tailored to you.

If you are pairing your sauna with a colonic, it doesn’t matter which goes first. It typically depends on your schedule and availability.

What to bring

  • Water bottle
    We recommend a thermos bottle, as glass and plastic bottles will heat up quickly in the sauna. Purified water available for you to refill your bottle throughout your session if need be.
  • A towel or two
    Please note we do not have towels available for use. You may want to bring a towel to sit on whilst in the sauna and a fresh one for after your shower.
  • Whatever helps you relax (this is your time).
    Reading material such as books and magazines are recommended since phones, iPad’s and laptops will heat up very quickly in the sauna. They wont break, however, they may stop working until they have cooled down. Each sauna has Bluetooth which you are welcome to connect your device providing you with music or a podcast of your choosing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many might I need?

Using the sauna at least 1-3 times a week can yield incredible, lasting results but individual preferences and results vary. Some people use the sauna sporadically or when they have a colonic – it is completely up to you.

Should I have my sauna before or after my colonic?

It does not matter but it typically depends on your schedule. Most people choose to have a sauna afterwards and then will shower but the results are no different if you prefer to have your sauna beforehand.

Can everyone use the sauna?

Unfortunately, there are certain people who can not use the sauna. If you are pregnant, under the age of 10, very elderly or feeling nauseous and feverish, it is advised not to use the sauna. If you have a particular medical condition please seek your Doctor’s approval before using our Full Spectrum Sauna.

What about COVID-19?

It is absolutely safe to use the sauna despite the current pandemic. Here at Gravity North we have always maintained extremely high and strict hygiene standards and the sauna is sanitised thoroughly between client use.

About Gravity North colon hydrotherapy

Northern Beaches colonic irrigation treatments

Gravity North is a private colon hydrotherapy clinic developed to suit your health and detoxification needs. Using the highly regarded Woods Gravity Colonic System you are guaranteed a colonic like no other. There are only a handful of clinics in Australia who use this particular system, and for good reason – it is the safest, yet most effective method of colon hydrotherapy available.

The Woods Gravity Method of colon cleansing allows for a simultaneous in-out flow of water, which means your colon won’t be filled with water in order to release toxins, instead, Peristalsis (the muscular contractions throughout your digestive tract) is activated, allowing for a natural release, rather than forced.  The gravity method does not use motors or pumps during the colonic treatment. This translates to a comfortable and relaxing, yet effective, treatment. The most important aspect of the gravity method is that it awakens the colon to do the work of elimination without any force. There is no odour or mess, and all waste goes directly to the sewer.

During the colonic procedure one of our certified therapist is with you the entire time, administering the treatment and massaging the abdominal area leaving you to relax and receive your treatment at ease.  During this time we are more than happy to share what we have learned regarding many areas of looking after your body and our understanding of gut health so your body is free of the poisons that are stored in the normal bowel so you can feel better and your body can spend its time healing.

Cost effective

At Gravity North we offer packages of colonics to make your health needs more affordable

Certified therapists

A highly trained, certified therapist will be present during the entire treatment. Certified from the Woods institute in Florida, U.S.A

Nutritional support

We are here to support and encourage you on the path to a healthier lifestyle and look forward to working with you

Safe & painless

There are only a handful of clinics in Australia who use this particular system, and for good reason – it is the safest, yet most effective method of colon hydrotherapy available