Saunas: A Love Affair

Saunas: A Love Affair

While we're missing the chill, fresh, and sexy vibes of your nearby HigherDOSE locations, we've turned our homes into make-shift spas and sanctuaries in the meantime! You've seen just a few of our at-home biohacks (Hello #HackAtHome!) but here's a deeper look into why the infrared sauna is our tried and true number one!


Sure, we've got skincare routines and face masks galore, but nothing beats that post-DOSE glow. After every session, our skin is softer, dewy, and more radiant. The increase in sweating helps reduce deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, while the increase in circulation brings your skin's natural glow to the surface. We've seen major improvements in our complexion within just a few weeks of regular sauna use. It's our best-kept skin secret!


Using an infrared sauna can feel like you've worked out without setting foot on a treadmill. As you relax into the gentle yet stimulating heat, your body is hard at work increasing your heart rate, promoting better circulation, and even burning calories. We love hitting the sauna after a workout to help take our gains to the next level. On the flip side, an infrared sauna is also an excellent solution for days off when we want to focus on our recovery. It can melt tense muscle fibers and lower our cortisol level, leaving us feeling unstoppable in the gym and beyond.


Speaking of feeling on top of the world, the best part of an infrared sauna session is the rush of feel-good chemicals our brains release. Enter DOSE: Dopamine has proven vital to nervous system functions like pleasure and attention. Oxytocin, aka the "love hormone", has been shown to decrease stress and anxiety levels. Serotonin is a chemical linked with many functions within the body and is thought to play a role in balancing mood, memory, sleep, and sexual desire. And last but certainly not least, Endorphins! Think "runner's high". The most well known of them all, endorphins act on the opiate receptors in our brains helping to relieve stress and pain and produce feelings of euphoria. Euphoria?! Sign us now!


This sounds pretty great, doesn't it? We have a full suite of saunas for purchase, ranging from solo saunas to custom three-person saunas (just like at your fave HD location), and even outdoor options! Depending on the size and style of your choosing, we have financing options that can make your at-home sanctuary a reality! *Insert zen music here*

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