As also featured in the AFAR Highlight of the Hotel Schloss Seefels in Pörtschach, Austria, the innovation of bathing Himalayan rock salt (in its original form) with Infra-Red has been used as a common holistic health practice since European scientists recognized the benefits of this approach many decades ago.
With a Bauhaus-inspired design, the Salt Cave Sauna is built w/wood from sustainable forests and it features antibacterial bamboo heater backrests & ergonomic floating benches.
A clinical study done at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and The Journal of American College of Cardiology report that far infrared saunas help to lower blood pressure, significantly increase circulation, improve heart health, and aid in weight loss. (A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn between 200 and 600 calories.)
The IR innovation intermingles w/salt treatments to instigate healing & impart a sense of energized, well-being.
Owner Andrea Geresdi says people report "feeling lighter" after a session.
That lighter feeling may be due to weight loss from sweating, the body’s safe and natural way to heal, stay healthy, and detoxify. Carrying toxins out of the body through the skin’s pores, sweat releases heat while keeping an internal core temperature consistent. Detox from an IR sauna is up to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna allowing a person to sweat out 20% toxins & 80% water (vs. a conventional sauna that only achieves a 3% toxin output).