Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna benefits for athletes in Newport Beach.

Infrared Sauna

Sweating is good for you. Period. End of story. 

That being said, gone are the days of dialing up the air temperature of a traditional sauna. OC Athletic Massage & Training has the privilege of offering a full-spectrum infrared sauna from Sunlighten, with penetrating infrared rays and therapeutic visible color light that warms the body from within at temperatures between 110 degrees Fahrenheit and 135 F.  

Why does that matter? Because you get the same (if not greater) benefits at a lower temperature than old school methods. 

Heat therapy in an infrared sauna mimics moderate exercise (like a strenuous walk) , and provides similar health benefits you would expect to see from that. 

  • Increased circulation >> Improved heart health & better detox
  • Reduced inflammation >> Less joint pain and post workout soreness
  • Gentle, therapeutic heat >> Relaxation & better sleep
  • Consistent cardiovascular conditioning >> Better performance & recovery
  • Raised (and controlled) core temperature >> Enhanced immune response

We provide a safe, restorative sweat session that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

Things to keep in mind:

Stay hydrated! Pretty sure you (and we) could benefit from drinking more water. Regular heat therapy makes that even more important, and is a good reminder for whole body benefits across the board.

Practice makes progress. Infrared heat therapy is best served on a consistent basis, and the benefits are cumulative over time. You might notice that you don’t start sweating as quickly during your first few sessions. Do not give up on the process. Once your body gets accustomed to the HOW of infrared therapy (lower and a bit slower), you’ll notice more sweat…sooner.

We are honored to be able to offer this high level service to our athletes. Our goal is to support your WHOLE body and lifestyle. Not just the recovery process…the LIVING of what is important to you.

Feeling strong, healthy and able to excel on a normal basis.

Combined with our Cold Plunge, the sauna is the perfect complement to your overall wellness routine. Even better, you can combine these sessions with other services, such as massage and/or athletic training, resulting in massive improvements. Let’s go.

Discounts and Packages

To get the most for your money, we offer massage packages and programs! Commit to improving your health and performance. Check out our Packages page for details.

Check out this study that shows deep penetration of infrared heat  with mild temperature (35–50°C), and light humidity during FIRS bathing appears favorable for the neuromuscular system to recover from maximal endurance performance.