Not all brands of technology are created equal!
We only use top of the line Sunlighten for our saunas. Sunlighten’s patented Solocarbon heaters are the most effective—and the safest—infrared heaters on the market. Sunlighten saunas have met the strictest safety standards for more than a decade. The patented heater design has a 99% emissivity rating and cancels out EMF to levels that are virtually undetectable. Solocarbon is the only infrared heater shown to lower blood pressure, increase core temperature and aid in weight loss.
We use Celluma for our LED Light Therapy. Celluma is safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared and medically CE marked. Embedded with NASA researched technology, Celluma is the only all-in-one low-level light therapy device designed to manage a variety of pain and skin conditions (FDA-cleared to treat wrinkles, inflammatory acne vulgaris, diminished local blood circulation, muscle & joint stiffness, muscle tissue tension, muscle & joint pain, muscle spasm, and arthritic pain).
This depends on which service(s) you are enjoying. For details, you can go to the FAQ for each service.
Absolutely! Hydration is key to a healthy detox and finding your inner glow. You may bring your own refillable water bottle, but if you forget we have plenty of alkaline spring water available for purchase.
We do not recommend taking a shower after your sauna session, but we do have one in case you absolutely must shower. Taking a shower immediately after your session shuts down the detox process prematurely, closing down your pores so they are unable to release more toxins. We suggest giving yourself at least one hour between finishing your session and showering, if you can!
All of our services assist in weight loss, and there are multiple different protocols to follow depending on your individual goals. Scheduling a Pressotherapy session followed by an Infrared Sauna session is a great way to jumpstart your lymphatic system AND burn as many calories as possible in a low-impact, healthy way. A single sauna session by itself can burn up to 600 calories! Exposing the body to the cold water in our PLUNGE tub can increase metabolism and burn fat.
If you’re searching for how to decrease cellulite, our pressotherapy is the most popular service. You can begin to see major results after just 3 sessions.
You will need water, regardless of which service you are enjoying.
Each room has relaxing white noise you can enjoy during your service but you will want to bring headphones if you would like to listen to your own music or watch a streaming service.
You will want loose fitting clothes to put on after a sauna session. Nothing is more difficult than struggling to put on tight clothes while you are sweaty!
You can download our app on the App Store or Google Play to book sessions and manage your account. You can also book online here, on the MindBody app, or over the phone by calling (615) 614-3461. Once your appointment is booked, please read over our welcome email that will be sent to you and plan on coming in about 10 minutes early for your first appointment. Once you arrive, one of our amazing sēk specialists will assist you every step of the way.
Between 30-45 minutes, depending on the type of session you select.
Please take as much additional time as you need to decompress and relax before and after your session in our recovery lounge.
Yes, you will be in your own private room unless you wish to book our Grand Cabin Sauna for you and one other. We can also accommodate groups. Call or email your sēk specialist for details.
Please remember to silence your phone prior to entering the studio. If you plan to listen to music or watch something on our phone during an Infrared Sauna Pod or Pressotherapy session, we ask that you bring earbuds or headphones. Sounds travel from room to room and may disturb your neighbors next to you. We don’t advise you to bring your phone into the Infrared Sauna Cabin, however, our cabin has a video monitor and speakers with complimentary Pandora or Netflix apps installed for you to enjoy.
While we understand emergencies happen, we do have an 8-hour cancellation policy. Should you need to cancel or reschedule within 8 hours of your appointment, the booking system will still deduct the session from your account. If you are running late for your appointment, please be aware that you'll still be able to enjoy your service but the time will be shortened to accommodate the client coming in after.
The technology is safe, developed by NASA and approved by the FDA. Please listen to your body and use your best judgement on frequency though.
We love children (and have many ourselves) but unless they are receiving services, they are not allowed to be in the studio. Minors 12+ are approved to use Celluma and PLUNGE and a guardian must remain in the studio if the minor is younger than 16. Minors 16+ may use any of our services and a guardian does not need to be in the studio. For any minors younger than 18, a guardian must fill out the waiver on behalf of the minor.
Those who have tried a dry and/or steam sauna understand the extreme temperature of the air you are subjected to through convection heat, often causing excessive water loss and dehydration. The hot air heats your skin temperature and only allows you to be safely heated for a few minutes.
Infrared technology heats your body from the inside out, penetrating up to 3 inches of the body’s tissue. As your core is heated, the air around you is more breathable, your sweat is a deep, detoxifying fat sweat, and your sessions last longer!
The sweat from a traditional sauna is 95% to 97% water with salt making up the rest. The sweat from an infrared sauna is 80% to 85% water with the rest being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid.
Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Chromotherapy works on various energy points to help balance your body via the full spectrum of visible light, each color of which addresses a distinct need.
All of our saunas are equipped with customizable chromotherapy which includes 16 color choices. The lights are soft and gentle, and will be set for you by your sēk specialist.
Up to one daily session is safe, so it is ultimately up to you.
Think of infrared sauna therapy like a fitness regimen. The more often and consistent you use the therapy, the more significantly your body responds to each session.
If you have a specific health related concern, please consult with your physician before utilizing our services.
Should you require a health consultation to develop a utilization plan for your specific needs, you may book a 30 or 60 minute session with one of our sēk experts.
We recommend NOT using any skincare products on your body before using any of our services. During your sessions, you are trying to release toxins through your skin, so putting on topical products may interfere with this process.
It is recommended that you wait at least 1-2 hours after eating a full meal (a small snack is okay) before entering the sauna, and drink as much water as possible before your session. However, if you’ve eaten something, it’s not going to hurt you – your body will just be digesting and detoxing at the same time.
Nope, each sauna is in a private room. However, some of our solo rooms can be transformerd into tandem or group rooms to enjoy with loved ones and/or friends. We also offer the Grand Cabin, where you may enjoy your session with one or two friends.
If you have had a hard time with traditional saunas due to being claustrophobic, then the sauna pod may be the answer for you. While your body is in the pod, your head will be outside breathing fresh air. You also have the ability to open and close the pod at any time by simply sliding the top up or down. If at any time you feel anxious or want to get out, simply slide the pod open or press the call button and a sēk specialist will come help you.
Many clients who are initially nervous about being claustrophobic end up absolutely loving our sauna pods!
Our saunas are 100% customizable, so that’s up to you!
Reaching up to 150-160 degrees, our pods and cabins have a "perfect" temperature for everyone. Because your body is heated from the core outward, the temperature does not really become noticeable or feel “too hot” until the last 10 minutes of your session.
Don’t worry, we can customize a temperature just for you. If the heat makes you nervous, let a sēk specialist know and we will set your sauna to a lower temperature. If you need your temperature adjusted during your session, just press the call button and a sēk specialist will come and adjust the temperature.
For a more relaxing, meditative sauna experience, ask to be placed in a lower temperature setting. Rather than sweating too much, you will feel warm and cozy, falling into a wonderful nap while still reaping all the benefits of our amazing infrared technology.
If it is your first time, you may not sweat at all or just very little. All that means is that your body takes a little longer to sweat.
Our heat is customizable...some clients prefer not to sweat too much while others prefer their saunas extra hot so they sweat no matter what.
Your core is the first thing to be heated, so it is perfectly normal not to sweat until the last 10 – 15 minutes of your session.
We strongly recommend several sessions within a week at the onset for you to feel the difference in your body and experience the benefits.
By your 2nd or 3rd session we promise you will get a detoxifying sweat!
Infrared Saunas heat the body, not the air. Simply open the pod or cabin door and hop out (you can get right back in after you cool down a bit).
The sauna pods use far infrared wavelengths to penetrate deep into the body, heating from the inside out. The far infrared heats your core first, helping to float toxins, bacteria, and heavy metals to the surface where you will sweat them out of your skin. Far infrared penetrates fat tissue and increases your metabolic rate, reduces bloat, and burns extra calories! Far infrared also adds powerful cellular detox properties and helps with lymphatic cleansing.
The sauna cabins use far, mid and near infrared wavelengths. Mid infrared penetrates where inflammation occurs and speeds up the healing process while near infrared rejuvenates skin and promotes healthy cellular turnover.
A sauna pod session is 30 minutes long, and a cabin session is 40 minutes long. Sauna pod sessions are shorter, because the far infrared wavelengths in the pod are closer to the body, thus penetrating the body faster than in the cabin.
You are in your own private room so we recommend wearing nothing! The whole purpose is for the body to absorb the infrared heat so you’ll get the most benefit by removing clothing that may inhibit the absorption.
After your sauna session it can take up to an hour for your body to return to your regular body temperature. During this time, your body will continue to detox and burn calories.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Your body has just released heavy toxins and buildup, along with water. It is important to replace the water you lost. In addition, drinking water after your session will help flush out any leftover toxins that need to be released. You may feel hungry after your session – if you choose to grab a snack, we recommend eating as clean as possible.
Pregnant women and individuals with pacemakers. If you have open wounds or are recovering from surgery, please wait until these areas are healed.
Infrared saunas increase the heart rate. People with cardiovascular diseases or underlying heart arrhythmia, such as atrial fibrillation, should talk with their doctor before using our saunas.
If you have a health-related concern, please consult with your physician before utilizing our saunas.
Pressotherapy is a non-invasive therapeutic method that uses the application of air pressure, alternating between compression and decompression. Pressotherapy stimulates lymphatic drainage, improves blood circulation, reduces the appearance of cellulite, and alleviates muscle soreness.
Pressotherapy is done with an air compression suit (pneumatic massage) that covers your arms, torso, legs, and feet. A computer controlled machine sends air pressure into each of the suit's chambers beginning at your feet and ending with your arms.
It does not hurt at all! In fact, it is extremely soothing and relaxing. Just like our saunas, the Pressotherapy is completely customizable. You can do a session that is light and gentle with low compression or we can turn it up to feel it deeper in your tissue. It’s your choice!
A standard Pressotherapy session is 30 minutes long. An additional 15-30 minutes can be purchased if you would like to enjoy up to an hour of Pressotherapy.
While you are in your own private room, you need to wear socks, pants and a long-sleeved shirt. This is for hygiene purposes as you will be inside a pneumatic suit.
That depends on your needs!
For an ultimate detox, you can pair your sauna session with a Pressotherapy session immediately beforehand. The two combined exponentially increase the benefits and results you see and feel.
For cellulite treatment, you will likely see improvement after one session but you’ll see amazing results after 3 sessions.
For muscle soreness relief, come in when you feel the need and get fast-tracked on the road to recovery.
Low-level-light therapy is based on LED technology and is the application of light energy to the body for therapeutic benefits. The energy delivered by the LEDs has been shown to enhance cellular metabolism, accelerate the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, as well as stimulate the production of collagen — the foundation of healthy, smooth skin! Research has shown that LED light therapy may help smooth skin texture, improve skin firmness and resilience, increase lymphatic system activity, restore skin’s natural cellular activity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial hyperpigmentation. The treatment is for all skin types, and is non-ablative, non-invasive, painless, and requires absolutely no downtime. Clients can return to their normal activity immediately after the treatment.
Based on extensive research, low-level-light therapy devices have been cleared by the FDA, and shown to manage:
LED devices are considered extremely low risk when used as intended.
No. Light therapy is non-invasive and is painless when used as intended.
Low-level-light therapy is based on LED technology developed by NASA and is FDA approved.
No. Celluma utilizes a combination of blue, red, and near-infrared LEDs only.
The Celluma session is 30 minutes long, but your appointment time is booked for 45 minutes in your room. This extra time allows for you to get in and out and take your time doing so. In addition, it allows for us to answer any questions you may have upon arrival.
Celluma should be in close proximity to the area being treated so please make sure the area being treated can be exposed (tight leggings will make it difficult to treat something on your legs). Skin should be free of clothing, makeup, or anything else that may deflect light away from the skin.
Many makeup formulas contain minerals that may deflect light. Clean, freshly washed skin is recommended for best results.
No. You can use Celluma while sitting or lying down. For example, there are two ways to use Celluma when targeting the lower-back region: sitting comfortably in a chair with Celluma curved horizontally around the lower back area, or lying down with the device placed on the lower-back region. The Celluma may also be placed vertically on the spine following the natural curvature of the body. The key benefit of its design is the unique ability to mold its shape to conform to the profile of the body. Do not lie directly on top, lean against or apply full body weight to the device.
The best position is the one that is most comfortable for the client! Celluma may be placed on or wrapped around the body part. Once positioned, sit back, relax, listen to music, watch TV, or take a nap.
Yes. You may resume all normal activities immediately following use.
You will see results after one session but the recommended treatment plan is 2-3 times a week for 4 weeks. After that, a maintenance plan of one session per month is recommended to maintain your treatment results. Celluma conditions the skin and collagen, much like a fitness regime, so the more consistent you use Celluma, the better and longer you will see the results.
Celluma should not be used on children under 12, or over the breast or stomach of a breast-feeding or pregnant person.
Cold plunging is the practice of immersing oneself in cold water to receive a multitude of benefits. You can experience increased circulation, reduced inflammation, enhanced muscle recovery, boosted metabolism and immune system, and elevated mood and mental clarity.
While the PLUNGE can get as cold as 39 degrees Fahrenheit, many studies suggest the optimal temperature is around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Your session time will allow for up to 15 minutes in the PLUNGE room. The amount of time spent in the water will depend on each individual's cold water immersion experience and tolerance. Beginners will have the ability to get in and out of the water in 30-60 second increments as they build up their capacity to stay longer. A good target time for experienced plungers is 3-5 minutes.
While benefits are received after just 1 minute of cold water therapy, research shows that positive results from cold exposure compound with consistency. Studies suggest that a cumulative total of 11 minutes per week is enough time to reap maximum benefit.
You will need to wear a swimsuit.
Dry off with the towel provided. Avoid a warm bath or shower soon after your session and allow the body to raise its temperature naturally and gradually.
Our PLUNGE tub is equipped with a comprehensive filtration system that includes an ozone filter, a UV filter, and a 5-micron water filter that work together to keep the water crystal clear.
Individuals with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, Reynaud's syndrome, pacemaker, or pregnancy. Please consult with your physician for more detailed questions specific to any concerns you may have.