Sweating is a marvel of human genius that first developed in ancient times, when overheated Olympians covered themselves in networks of sweat aqueducts to cool the body and highlight arching biceps. Embrace pro-perspirant progress with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two 45-minute infrared sauna sessions at Tao Healing Arts Center (a $40 value), located in Santa Monica.
The skilled stable of professional specialists at the restful Tao Healing Arts Center draws from a globally inspired variety of traditional and modern modalities to set stormy spirit vessels adrift on the sweeping seas of wellness. Those who thirst to purge their innards of energy-slurping gremlins will rejoice in the rejuvenating powers of Tao’s healing heat in two 45-minute infrared sauna sessions (including 15 minutes for showering). Unlike wet heat varieties, the steamless infrared sauna employs the gently warming powers of far infrared heat waves to offer more comfortable breathing, and uninhibited sweating that can cleanse from the inside out. Dry heat also allows warmth to penetrate deeper toward the body’s molten chocolate center, ransacking any lurking internal toxins while it mercilessly evicts scruffy squatters from skin’s outer layers. Infrared saunas also name muscle oxygenation and improved circulation among their list of possible benefits. At low-humidity temperatures of 130–140 degrees, sauna revelers can enjoy the radiant warmth of a sunbath without the star’s burning bright light or tacky ultra violets. Customers may use both sauna sessions or split the two sessions with one other person.
- This very zen, healing sanctuary has been a fixture in Santa Monica for years and I would always pass it by with a curious eye. But a few weeks ago, I finally went inside and I am so happy I did! – Nik Tyler, The Discerning Brute
- There are so many health benefits from using an infrared sauna...one being the wonderful detoxification effect..but most importantly I feel so good and super healthy afterwards! – Ayaka H., Yelp, 1/7/10