Our Herbal Sauna Wrap treatment is primarily meant to induce a state of deep relaxation. While this treatment is beneficial as a stand-alone therapy, it pairs well with any of our other modalities.
Sauna blankets are similar to infrared saunas, which work by heating your body directly using infrared radiation, instead of heating the air around you like a traditional sauna. The environment provided by infrared sauna blankets/wraps is less extreme than traditional saunas but still provides the same benefits.
Much like traditional saunas, our infrared sauna blanket provides a myriad of benefits. It promotes detoxification, increases circulation, and raises the heart rate. It can also decrease inflammation, alleviate symptoms of chronic pain, speed up post-workout recovery and boost immunity.
Improvements in the skin are noted with the use of infrared sauna blankets, especially when coupled with dry-brushing and herbal oils. It is reasonable to conclude this is due to the increased heat sending more blood flow to your skin as well as promoting sweating and opening your pores.
With the addition of dry-brushing and herbal oiling (abhyanga), the benefits of these modalities as well as the sauna wrap itself are greatly enhanced. Not only does dry-brushing exfoliate (thereby unclogging pores), but it also helps detoxify your skin by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. Because we have exfoliated the skin and unclog pores, it makes it easier for the body to eliminate toxins and waste through sweat.
Herbal Oiling, also known as Abhyanga in Ayurveda, allows us to choose an oil that is specifically blended to help balance a client’s vikruti, or constitution. During our treatment, and especially in the daily practice of abhyanga, the nervous system is calmed, the skin and underlying tissue are nourished and hydrated, and joints are lubricated. This practice also increases circulation, stimulates the organ systems of the body, aids in the elimination of waste through improved lymphatic flow, and increases the health of the musculoskeletal system.
Over time, it allows an individual to become more self-aware of their body. We use oils blended with specific herbs rooted in Ancient Ayurvedic practice that help to facilitate balance and calm in the body. When used in conjunction with dry-brushing and the sauna wrap, we are aiding the oils to penetrate more deeply into the body at a more efficient rate.