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Far Infrared Sauna Now Available at Emergence

Apr 01, 2015 12:00AM

Emergence Skin Care Studio, in Lancaster, is offering 30-minute far infrared sauna sessions Tuesdays through Saturdays. Towels and relaxing music are provided to complete the experience.

Infrared heaters warm the body in the same manner as natural sunlight. Instead of raising the temperature of the air like a traditional sauna, far infrared saunas heat the body directly. This allows for perspiration while avoiding the potential harm of extremely hot air and steam, making it a suitable sauna alternative for people with asthma. As the body sweats, it eliminates toxins through the skin. Advocates propose that this process helps to improve blood circulation, aid in pain relief, improve the skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Writing at, Brent Bauer, M.D., says that preliminary studies suggest that chronic conditions including high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from the use of an infrared sauna, but more rigorous studies are needed. “On the other hand, no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas,” he writes. “So if you’re considering trying a sauna for relaxation, an infrared sauna might be an option.”

Cost: $35 per session, or $245 for 10 sessions (three free). Location: 3695 Marietta Ave., Ste. 2, Lancaster. For more information, call 717-419-4766 or visit

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