Since building your own sauna requires time, handiness, and slaying the dragon of Agamemnon to use as a heat source, it’s best to simply head to your neighborhood body wellness center. Keep your javelin in the sword cabinet with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a 30-minute infrared sauna session at Peace of Mind Center (a $30 value), located on Youree Drive.
Infrared saunas have been touted by The Oprah Winfrey Show's Dr. Oz as a way to increase circulation and lower blood pressure. With this deal, you’ll soak in the heat of the sun's rays inside Peace of Mind Center’s sauna, which filters out inconvenient ultraviolet radiation and warms the body without overheating the surrounding environment. As body temperature rises, the heart rate increases, and calories evaporate like puddles on a hot day. Up to 700 calories can quickly disappear in one half-hour session, only reappearing on milk-carton headshots. Peace of Mind Center’s infrared sauna sessions can also benefit mind-and-body balancers by providing pain relief and detoxification.
The Peace of Mind Center was called "Shreveport's best-kept secret" in an Examiner piece:
- Just opening the door and taking in the pleasant scent of Nag Champa incense and the soothing sounds of Tibetan meditation bells is enough to relax you. But once you cross the threshold, the journey begins. – Danita Ealy
Sima Medical & Cosmetic Clinic
Under the expert guidance of advanced registered nurse practitioner Sima Rafii, the staff at Sima Medical & Cosmetic Clinic restores patients' health and confidence with a full menu of wellness services. Their medical treatments cover dermatologic conditions such as acne, rashes, and sun damage, as well as yearly health exams and skin-cancer screenings. Armed with lasers, they turn their hands to cosmetic services such as hair removal, fotofacials, and Zerona body-contouring treatments. The skincare experts also smooth epidermises with microdermabrasion and Botox injections, and coach clients on how to care for their skin and train it to win all-state skin care trophies.