Get Your INFRARED Sweat On and Feel The Dewy Goodness
by Kiki Athanas
January 18, 2019
Sweating is healthy, but sweating the right way can mean less stress, better sleep - and might even replace your physiotherapy (seriously).
You’re likely already familiar with saunas…but now it’s time I introduce you to the next-level sweat.
The key is in the rays: far infrared rays, to be exact.
Far infrared rays are invisible waves of energy that can penetrate deep into tissue, joints and muscle, warming your body from the inside out. This penetration enables the detoxification of cells at a deeper level and a lower heat than traditional sauna.
"Far infrared heat has been used therapeutically in Japan and Germany for over 80 years and is so safe it is used in some hospitals to warm newborn infants in incubators."
I recently treated myself to a little self-care experience at Dew Sweat over in the East end of Toronto, and was absolutely delighted at the entire experience - from the gorgeous aesthetic of the space, the enjoyable heated sesh, and then the refreshing tea + fresh oranges I was offered to wrap it all up!
The Benefits of Far Infrared
- Glowing complexion
- Increased metabolism
- Deeper sleep
- Pain relief
- Exercise recovery
- Skin purification
- Improved circulation
- More energy
- Boosted mood
- Sense of well being
I won’t lie to you - I walked in there a bit frazzled after a morning filled with some intense meetings and a less than perfect TTC commute over.
After 55 minutes of sweating it out from the inner depths of my core (seriously - and this is from someone who does NAWT sweat…) - I felt this blissful rush of energy, yet calm. If I may relate it to an adaptogen (because it would be rude not to), it’s actually a similar experience to taking Schisandra Berry, which has an unusual dual effect on the nervous system - it’s a mild central nervous system stimulant that enhances mental activity, and at the same time, it is calming and helps relieve anxiety.
A deep infrared sweat gave me that same nourishing “boost” whilst also feeling extremely meditative.
How You Can Get Your Sweat On (In Wintery Toronto)
Dew Sweat is a gorgeous, bright, airy space filled with all the essentials for a truly spa-like self-care indulgence: an attentive staff, fresh mint-infused spring water, a lavender cooling head wrap (YAS they come put it on for you mid-session!), and even some PLUCK tea & oranges slices for your departure out…or stay awhile in their peaceful chill-out space.
PS did I mention you watch Netflix while you sweat?
Nexflix and chill no more my friends! It’s time you Netflix and sweat!!!