Seek permission from your doctor prior to use for the following conditions:
- Taking Medications
- Under 12 years old
- The Elderly
- Cardiovascular Conditions
- Chronic Conditions
Far infrared sauna use is contraindicated for people with following conditions:
- Insensitivity to Heat
- Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse
A 30 minute session burns about 600 calories, says this article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, while this study published in the Canadian Journal of Diabetes found that patients receiving far-infrared sauna therapy showed “a trend toward decreased waist circumference.”
Yes. The heat and infrared light are naturally disinfecting and kill bacteria, as well as cedar wood, which is antibacterial. We also lay towels on the bench that are changed between each client, and frequently clean the benches with special cleaner.
Absolutely! Our saunas accommodate 1 or 2 people. We have special pricing for couples.
We encourage using your time in the sauna as a moment to relax and meditate, and allow the infrared heat to melt away any stress or fatigue you may be experiencing. You can also bring something to read or bring your phone or tablet into the sauna to pass the time.
We do accept walk-ins. But customers with a reservation have priority.
At least once a week is ideal, but you can sauna as often as you like! It is a great complement to your exercise routine, and also perfect for a rest or recovery day. Find what works best for you and your body’s needs.
Yes, we have 1 private shower in the studio if you wish to use them. You may notice that your body continues to sweat for some time after a session, so we recommend waiting at least 30 minutes to shower to allow your body to continue to release toxins. We also recommend bringing your own robe as we currently do not provide robes.
Far infrared wavelengths increase the production of collagen (which makes skin supple) and elastin (which makes it elastic), and also improves the delivery of nutrients to the skin via increased blood flow.
The less the better, to allow maximum skin exposure for the release of sweat. This could be a bathing suit, shorts and a tank, etc. We also provide a towel for each guest to use in the sauna if they wish.
We recommend between 20-40 minutes per session.
Yes. You will be the only one in your sauna for your session. We also have private change rooms and the sauna is in a private area of the studio.
Yes! Infrared heat is all around us.
It’s so safe it’s used to keep babies warm in the NICU, and our bodies radiate it naturally. (source) The warmth of a hug? Infrared heat. The warm feeling you get when you hold hands? Not necessarily caused by infrared heat, but your hands do in fact emit about 8-10 microns of infrared.
There are probably many times and occasions people should not float, but here are three:
If you have epilepsy that is not under any medical control;
If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and
If you have had tattoo work within the last 2-4 weeks, and maybe you should wait for 6 weeks if your tattoo is really colourful.
We will give you ear plugs prior to your float. But if you don’t want to use them, or if salt water accidentally gets in your ears, we have the solution for you. In every room we provide a solution of half white vinegar and half water. Just rinse out your ears with fresh water first, then squirt this solution in each ear one or two times. That should do it.
Most people prefer to not wear anything at all, but are certainly welcome to float in a bathing suit.
Yes! There are two mini changerooms with showers equipped with a blow dryer.
While there is no guarantee that the salt won’t strip some color from your hair, we recommend that you check if the water running through your hair in the shower at home is fully clear. If there is still some color coming out you should wait a couple of more days/showers. If your hair does bleed into the tank you can be charged up to $1500 to clean out the entire tank and filtration system and refill all the salt.
Feel free to experiment and do whatever you feel most comfortable doing. Someone will show you the basic and common positions before your float but feel free to experiment.
Its not uncommon to fall asleep during your float due to the deep relaxed state you enter into. Due to the high salt content the water in the tank is incredibly buoyant. It’s extremely unlikely that you’ll roll in your sleep in which case the worst that can happen is getting woken up by a bit of salt water in your eyes or mouth.
Yes, you can reach very deep states of meditation, and may experience all sorts of things you may or may not be familiar with. Its an amazing opportunity to let go and explore!
Yes we offer 1.5 hour floats and longer upon request.
It is safe for adults, including pregnant women. However, we highly recommend those suffering from any medical conditions consult their physician prior to floating. If you’re under the age of 16 we require parental consent.
Each float room is private so you’re ok to leave your stuff on the bench beside the tank while you float.
The magnesium sulfate actually makes your skin very silky and soft. You will absorb some of the Epsom salt, so it’s advised that you to drink plenty of water or tea after your float. You won’t prune up either from being in the water so long this is also due to the high salt content of the water.
Epsom salt – magnesium sulfate – is a chemical compound containing magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Combined with water, it raises the water’s specific gravity, resulting in a dense solution in which a body can float effortlessly. Epsom salt has been proven to be highly absorbable by the skin resulting in countless benefits to the body including detoxification, strengthening of the immune system, heightened endorphin release, and relief from physical, mental, and emotional stress and fatigue
For more details check out our cleaning section. In a nutshell the water is fully filtered 3-5 times between each float, passing through an intense filtration system for particulate matter and then a UV filter which targets the DNA and RNA of bacteria, viruses, algae and other biological matter. The environment created with the high concentration of salt with some natural disinfectant (Medical Grade Hydrogen Peroxide 35%) makes it nearly impossible for any type of microorganism to survive.
The first float tank was developed in 1954. These involved full submersion in water and a breathing device that completely covered your face. The first lay down, commercial tanks were invented in the early 70′s.
No you can enter or exit as much as you like. There aren’t any latches on the tank doors, and you can get out anytime. That being said, the 60-minutes usually goes by a lot faster than you’d expect.
Only one person per tank. Double-wide tanks do exist, but we feel that they take away from the whole ‘sensory deprivation’ experience.
We have 4 Pro Float Cabins from Pro Float Inc, the Canadian Leader in float tank manufacturing and design.
If you have longer hair, you may want to bring a comb. Also, something to put your contact lenses into while you’re in the tank. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT FLOATING WITH CONTACTS IN. Other than that, we provide everything you need (towels, earplugs, body wash/shampoo, tea, water,..)
Yes. Just follow the same protocol you would for a swimming pool. However we have a policy that any accidents of any type or kind that compromise the tank will result in a $1500 to refill the water and replace all of the Epson salts.
Check out our float prep section on our website. But quickly here: Don’t drink coffee or Alcohol for several hours beforehand (it can make your system jittery). Also, we suggest not shaving the day of your float, the salt water can irritate your skin. Eating a light meal about an hour to 90 minutes ahead of time stops your stomach from rumbling while you float which can be distracting. Other than that, check out our float tips page for more tips to have the best float experience possible.
Floating is known for heightening deep mental relaxation. Floating allows the brain to produce a greater amount of theta waves, generally resulting in an increase in mental clarity, creativity and memory function. It is said to increase the release of the endorphins, which leads to elevated mood states and alleviation of anxiety, depression, and negative mental habits.
There are a lot of Pregnant women who love floating! There is even a special position you can float in that can potentially relieve all of the weight of the baby off of the mother’s body which can be a great help to those suffering from lower back pain. If you are in your third trimester, or have any concerns, please consult with your physician before coming in.
It’s a combination of the sensory deprivation, no sound, touch or site, feeling totally weightless combined with magnesium sulfate which is a mineral known to help people relax. However some people on their first float are so unfamiliar with this environment they have trouble settling in. That’s why we recommend most people float at least 3 times when starting to get the hang of it.
Most plans that cover Massage also include Hydrotherapy under that category. Floating falls under Hydrotherapy when under the guidance of an RMT. If you are unsure, ask your provider if you are covered for Hydrotherapy with an RMT.
Our tanks are state of the art Pro Float cabins that you can actually stand up in. Once you’re comfortably in, being in the tanks is more like floating in outer space than being shut in a box. You’re always in control of your environment, and even people with extreme claustrophobia have reported having no problems during their time in the tank. If you still feel uncomfortable you can also leave the door open as long as you like.
After a colonic, you can continue with your normal daily routine, including eating and drinking. However, you should avoid any foods that you know irritate or upset your stomach and try to avoid alcohol. Now that you’ve cleansed yourself its probably a good idea to put the “right” foods back inside of you. We offer customized nutritional coaching plans. Inquire for more details.
The session itself typically takes about 45 minutes, so with changing time, you’ll need to allow at least an hour. Your first treatment will normally take longer as your therapist will need to go over your medical history and assess your current bowel health before starting.
Most of the important bowel bacteria are present on the bowel wall and are not removed during colon hydrotherapy tretments. Good bacteria breed best in a balanced environment, therefore a colonic cleanse may actually improve their environment and help increase or rebalance their numbers. If your therapist thinks that your bowel bacteria may be out of balance, they may suggest a pro-biotic after your treatment.
Generally speaking as soon as your treatment is completed you can carry on with your normal routine. You may experience an increase in bowel movements over the first few hours, to eliminate any remaining water or waste. This is perfectly normal and shouldn’t involve any undue urgency or discomfort. After that you may find that you don’t need to go to the toilet for a while, perhaps as long as a few days, as your bowels have been emptied.
Everyone is different and colonics help some people more than others. We do not make any promises or wild claims for our treatments. The best way to find out if they will benefit you is to book a treatment and see for yourself.
Your safety is our number 1 priority. The Angel of Water maintains the water temperature and pressure within safe limits, and a new, single use, disposable speculum is used for each treatment.
None whatsoever. The angel of water system is designed to minimize both mess and smell. If an accident does occur there is a hand held shower head, as well as towels nearby. The waste goes directly into the sewer to minimize any smells.
Not at all. Your therapy will take place in a private treatment room and a trained therapist who understands the sensitivity of the procedure will be nearby at all times. The Angel of Water “Open System” allow the client to insert their own tube you’ll remain covered and in your own privacy for the rest of the treatment.
If you are constipated, and have any additional concerns you should ask your therapist for advice on what you can do beforehand to maximize the benefits of your treatment.
Avoiding Alcohol and staying hydrated is highly recommended. We recommend refraining from eating and caffeine about two hours before the session. We also suggest drinking 8-10 glasses of water, eat primarily vegetables, fruits and grains the day before the session.
No, being on your menstrual period does not have an effect, it is actually considered to be a good time to cleanse, as your body is naturally cleansing. Your time of the month will have no effect on the outcome of the session.
The Angel of Water system uses a single-use, sterile rectal nozzles. The use of sterile disposables coupled with the implementation of the Angel of Water’s multi-stage sanitation protocol with EPA registered disinfectants leaves no danger of contamination.
Anyone who does not pass the contraindications (requirements) which is indicated in our confidential intake form.
If you had the following conditions within the last 6 months; congestive heart failure, intestinal perforation, carcinoma of the rectum, fissures or fistula, severe hemorrhoids, renal insufficiency, colon or rectal surgery, abdominal hernia, pregnancy, cirrhosis.
We all know that everyone is different. There are many factors to consider including your reason for having a colonic in the first place, as well as how successful the treatment was. Your therapist will advise you on whether you need further treatments, as well as when and how often you need to return.
Most people find the procedure to be quite relaxing, with no discomfort. The colon fills and empties regularly as part of its normal function, so the treatment is nothing new. You may feel varying sensations of fullness and movement in your abdomen throughout the treatment. Colon Hydrotherapy is usually not painful at all.
It may feel a little strange as the small tube is inserted, and you may have a natural urge to squeeze it out again, but this passes quickly. Occasionally the colon may contract during the treatment, giving a cramping sensation but this is easily tolerated and passes as soon as the bowel empties again.
An enema is limited in its reach, as it can only cleanse out the lower part of the colon and the rectum. Hydrotherapy can accomplish a much deeper cleanse reaching the rectum and the entirety of the colon.
“One colon irrigation is equivalent to 30 enemas.” – Dr. Norman Walker
Most people feel amazing after a colonic. Many have reported an increase in energy and vitality. Occasionally some clients may feel a little under the weather for about 24 hours. If you have any concerns, or you feel unwell, speak to your therapist who will be able to explain your body’s reactions to you.
The average person’s colon can often hold 8 to 25 lbs of fecal matter for years even decades. When John Wayne died from colon cancer, they found 60-80 lbs of undigested material causing a massive intestinal blockage.
Yes. A colonic or Colon Hydrotherapy is much safer and easier than the common enema.
In an open-system session, the water flows automatically at a constant pressure of 1 psi. The water is gravity driven and flows from a gravity tank located at the end of the unit. Due to the constant yet gentle flow of the water, generally 35-40 minutes is sufficient.
The disposable tube (speculum) used in the open-system is much thinner than in the closed as it is only about pencil size. Although it can be up to 10 inches long, only a small portion of about 1.5-2 inches is self-inserted into the rectum.
The Angel of Water system and most open systems are designed so that the client can self administer the session painlessly and easily. Tubing is used to connect the speculum to the unit where the water flows. There is a basin located in the middle of the unit, which the client sits over with a drain in the bottom. This where the client will release into and waste will travel down the drain into the sewer system underneath the unit. Although, the waste is “open” to air, the unit is designed as a vented system to ensure no odor or mess.
Due the larger tubing and plumbing used in open-system, there is no need for additional abdominal massage because larger amounts of stool are able to pass through the system sufficiently whereas in a closed system usually there needs to be someone to assist and massage when required.
Open systems allow you to evacuate up to 5x more fecal matter and waste in a single session than closed systems.
Although both systems have been proven to work well, our open system allows our clients to enjoy their privacy, while getting a more efficient cleanse. We believe the Angel of Water is the best unit on the market and why we chose to use it in our studio.
Colon Hydrotherapy, also called Colonics is simply the removal of toxins and waste that have collected in the colon, by the introduction of warm water through the rectum. The water cleans the colon by flowing into the colon, and flushing back out, carrying waste and toxins with it.
Colonics is important as without a clean and healthy colon, you can be susceptible to chronic or occasional constipation, fatigue, digestive issues, and other health concerns. As well, colonics is a highly effective method to cleanse your colon, and colon hydrotherapy is the only therapy that is proven to eliminate toxic residue that has buried itself into the internal walls of the colon.
Risks with whole body cryotherapy are minimal. Please check if you are in an at risk category before booking an appointment. Things that may occur include fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), claustrophobia, redness, and skin burns (only if exposed to low temperatures longer than recommended), and allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare) .
People with the following conditions should avoid cryotherapy: Severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), pregnancy, acute or recent myocardial infarction, cardiac pacemaker, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders,unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
Those under the age of 18 will need medical approval and parental consent.
No the entire session is completely dry and will not make your skin wet.
The doors to the unit never lock and your head will always remained exposed out of the top of the cabin. You will be able to exit the unit at any time you choose.
No the cold blast actually works to activate the immune system and make it stronger. The cold will cause the internal body to increase in temperature, stimulate the immune system and decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.
We would suggest at least 5 treatments minimum not spaced out more than a few days apart (3 days or less) in order to maximize your results. If you keep feeling better and better keep going. Once you have reached a desirable state you can then come less frequently for maintenance.
You’ll should feel great right away. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel relief from muscle and joint pain, improved energy, and increased flexibility that will last for several hours or even days. During every treatment you will experience the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood elevator, a lift that can last for several hours. Changes in skin texture and reduction in cellulite and weight loss will take longer to see results. We recommend a series of treatments for maximum results.
During a cryotherapy session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel great and energetic. The mood-enhancing effects from each session can last for days. You should also feel a reduction in pain and inflammation.
Once the client has entered the chamber the treatment is of short duration (2-3 minutes), and the cold is ‘dry’, making the temperature quite tolerable for most. There is a chance that the end of the treatment, you may get a ‘pins and needles’ sensation, which disappears almost immediately after the treatment.
Yes. Single person cryo chambers have been used for the past 30+ years without any severe adverse reaction ever recorded.
The main concern with Cryotherapy is if a client enters into the machine with wet clothing, especially wet socks. At such temperatures water will freeze immediately. Nitrogen make up about 78% of the air we breathe and it is that exact same nitrogen that cools the tank. The clients head is exposed at all time and will breathe regular room air. There will always be an operator present during operation. The operator raises the platform the client stands on up so that the head is above the heavier nitrogen vapors. For added safety, our cryotherapy room is also equipped with an oxygen monitor for extra safety measures. As an added precaution, in order to protect the more temperature sensitive tissues such as hands and feet, clients wear dry socks, slippers, and gloves, which we provide.
Once you enter the chamber, you will stand and slowly turn while cold nitrogen gas fills the chamber. Over a period of up to 3 minutes, the individuals skin surface temperature is lowered to approximately 50 degrees Fahrenheit. A sudden drop in temperature will trigger the skin’s cold receptors to activate the body’s most powerful survival mechanisms. Endorphins are released along with a rapid circulation of oxygen-rich blood throughout the entire body.
Whole body Cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time.
If you wish to cancel your appointment please call least two (2) hours prior to your session without penalty.
Whole body Cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Japan for more than three decades. Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body Cryotherapy, and in many European countries the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies.