Last month, we gave away a very unique, portable infrared sauna during a community recipe contest. This generated quite a bit of buzz and questions about it. So I wanted to use this blog post to tell you a little more about this sauna, and why I’m so passionate about sharing it.
First, as you’ll see from the letter on the first tab of this information page about the sauna, I’m absolutely crazy about it. This highly portable unit sits in my kitchen and has become an essential part of my daily health, beauty and self-care rituals. In fact, it helps me accomplish all those goals at once, which is one of the things that I love, love, love about using it.
In Los Angeles, where I live now, we’ve had a colder winter than normal (I can hear all you East Coast and Northwest people laughing at me!). But yes, it’s been cold! Sometimes as low as high-thirties at night or in the morning.
My Warm “Wakeup Routine” Every Morning
So as a result, I’ve developed a powerful morning routine around it. Upon waking up, the first thing I do is go over and turn on this sauna. While it’s warming up, I go meditate for 30 minutes or so. (The sauna actually only takes about 10 minutes to warm up.) When I’m done meditating, and the sauna is warm and toasty, I make my hot water with lemon and get inside.
It’s sooooo relaxing and comforting! And I think it’s wonderful to have a little time to ease into the day, so you come from a space of easefulness and alignment. My morning sauna time makes me feel energized, centered and coming from a powerful place as I start each day. I feel open rather than closed up.
In fact, I can’t imagine not having my morning time in my half sauna. The only morning I’m not in it is when I’m traveling!
Health and Beauty Benefits, While You Relax
If this sauna were only comforting or pleasant, that would be one thing. But it’s much more than that!
The non-toxic, therapeutic infrared heat generated by the unit helps “open” your cells and gently release toxins, raise your core body temperature and improve your circulation–all while you sit and relax. Again, I get more into the nitty-gritty benefits and effects of using it on this page. But one health and beauty benefit I want to touch on more right now is cellulite reduction.
Now we all (yes, most definitely including me!) have issues with that pesky cellulite rearing it’s wiggly self here and again–but this half sauna has heaters that are directly targeted at your high cellulite areas like your thighs (my personal problem area to target!), hips, belly as well as your lower legs. It’s targeted and focused, so you not only feel great but are actually doing something to improve your weight, cellulite and skin, anti-aging wise, while you relax and warm up.
It’s also helped reduce much of my soreness after yoga, as my practice can be intense at times. Of course, I’m still a little sore, especially after deeper sessions, particularly through my hips (us ladies are not linear, and all those warriors can dump into the hips no matter what!), but I’m not sore anywhere near the level I used to be. And I have this sauna to thank for that.
Lastly, I appreciate how delicate it is on my face and hair. I’ve been told by aestheticians that dry heat (even beneficial infrared heat) is not good for the delicate skin tissue of your face. With this particular sauna, you get immense health and beauty benefits, yet your skin is not aged in the process. Same goes for your hair.
Give Yourself the Gift of Better Health in 2014
I hope you see why I believe this sauna is an excellent investment in your health. It’s a considerable investment, indeed. However, I believe that the plethora of health and beauty benefits it brings–not just for a week or month–but for many, many years, will more than pay for its cost. Compare it to many years of beauty products, spa treatments, workout machines that often don’t get used, and you’ll see its actually an excellent value.
We are also running an exclusive New Year’s promotion with the code “DETOX” that saves you $50 off the retail price, and gives you free shipping (which is worth a lot, considering the weight of this unit). You can find out more specifics and see my longer letter and explanation for why I use and recommend it on this page.
Your sauna is available for shipping today, and generally arrives within 5-7 business days of your order, sometimes less.
Finally, if and when you get one, please don’t forget to send me a pic of you sitting inside the sauna once it arrives. I’m eager to see where you set it up and how you use it.
And I’m definitely expecting you to have a VERY big smile on your face in that picture!
In Love and Health,