Step into the world of infrared saunas aka your latest addiction.

Nestled in the East Village, HigherDOSE is the answer to a stress-free lifeFrom nontraditional (low-temperature) saunas that provide a more enjoyable experience to charging dock tech upgrades within each treatment room, one thing is for sure, getting DOSE’d will leave you detoxed and euphoric (in more ways than one).

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In the simplest terms, what is infrared?

Infrared light is the invisible part of natural sunlight. All though it is actually light, it is experienced as soothing warm radiant heat. It is completely safe and healthy for all living things and one can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Even though the infrared light is a naturally occurring wavelength of the sun, it does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared is so safe, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

What should someone eat before and after a session? 

It’s best to eat light before and after a session—most people feel content and don’t have strong food cravings.

Can you explain the different health benefits?

Infrared is has over seven different health benefits, from 7x more detoxifying than a traditional sauna to lowering cortisol and increasing serotonin levels. Each sauna has 96 LED lights and the consumer can select for the sauna to filter through all six of the lighting options or they can focus on one specific color. In a nutshell, each color does something specific and the benefits range from calming the senses to promoting creativity. You can learn about each specific color here.

What is the recommended post routine? 

It’s good to rest afterward as the session is basically a workout in itself as studies show each session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.

What are the most apparent beauty benefits?

Calorie burn and skin improvement. Infrared wavelength is the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin. Infrared stimulates collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone

Will people with acne prone skin benefit from infrared?

Yes, infrared purifies and detoxifies the skin. It also lowers cortisol – all of which help with combat acneic skin. The best part? The results are immediate.

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