Sauna Stretch is a slow, gentle stretch done in Sauna style Infrared Heat set at 120-130 F° with a 5-10 minute restorative cool-down in dim lighting with ambient “raining jungle” sounds. Come to a hot oasis from city living and reap the benefits of short term, high heat sauna with a dash of a meditative mindset..
Proven science-based benefits of non-aerobic sauna activity include:
- improved cardiovascular function
- improved muscular endurance
- chronic pain relief
- reduction in all cause mortality
- lower rates of dementia and hypertension
- increased muscle gain (after a tough workout)
- skin rejuvenation
- improved stress resilience
- lower risk of Alzheimers
- better sleep (especially after a late night sauna)
WHO SHOULD NOT DO SAUNA STRETCH?
ask your doctor if you’re not sure if this is right for you
- pregnant women
- men looking to conceive a baby
- people who have had a recent heart attack
- people taking antihistamines, barbiturates, beta-blockers or diuretics
- while sauna is safe for most people with heart disease, some cardiovascular conditions call for avoiding saunas. These include unstable angina, recent heart attack, and severe narrowing of the aortic valve (aortic stenosis)
- sweating in sauna may increase itching in people with eczema
- show up hydrated — drink water with electrolytes. EASY TIP: put some salt in your water or buy some “S Caps electrolytes”
- bring water with you
- wear socks into the room — the floor will be HOT. Once you’re on your mat, remove your socks.
- we will not allow the sauna heat to be on longer than 20 minutes — there are 0 benefits of staying in the heat longer than that
- leave when you feel like you’ve had enough. If you’re new to the heat you have to slowly build up to 20 minutes. First goal is 5 minutes. Then 10. Then 15. Etc. do not make this an endurance contest
- You can sit still and not do the slow moving stretches. Don’t try to “keep up.”
- Keep your movement in the class slow, gentle NOTE: for the safety and reduced stress levels of all participants, no push-ups, sit-ups or “hardcore” exercise activity. The science is in on pairing sauna style heat with non-aerobic activity.