There are numerous benefits to sweating. Sweating is a natural form of detoxification that helps the body to free itself from contaminants, resulting in weight loss, brighter skin, deeper sleep, and increased energy. Sweating also helps boost endorphins, alleviate migraines, and soothe muscle soreness. It strengthens immunity and assists with mood improvement, stress relief, and hormone balance.
Basically, sweating releases the bad stuff, so it (and you) can focus on the good stuff.
Is there anyone who should not sweat?
If you have a chronic condition that makes you extremely sensitive to temperature, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking a sweat session. The same advice applies to those who have recently sustained an injury and/or undergone surgery. If you have hemophilia or take certain medications (including some blood thinners), we typically recommend against sweating. Pregnant women cannot sweat. If you have been advised to stay away from heat or have any concerns or questions regarding medical conditions and sweating or lymphatic therapy, please talk to your doctor, and also feel free to reach out to us by email at AMETHYSTROADDETOXSPA@GMAIL.COM.
How often should I sweat?
The short answer is, as much as you want. You can’t sweat more than once a day, as tempting as it might be. However, you can sweat once a day, every day, for a period of time (as long as you are staying super hydrated!). Many people who are interested in losing weight or supplementing a rigorous fitness regimen come every other day, which is a wonderful way to make sweating a regular part of your routine. Others find that the best rhythm for them is one or two times per week, a few times each month, or whenever they can fit a sweat into their schedule. The key is to trust your body and go with what feels best for you. Any sweat is better than no sweat.
What do I wear?
If you’re doing a sweat session, you should dress in comfortable, loose, casual, skin-covering clothing. We suggest more cotton bottoms or light sweatpants and a long-sleeved T-Shirt. Pajama bottoms with breathable fabrics are best. Your feet also need to be covered, so socks are a must. We strongly advise bringing a set of clothing to change into after your sweat is finished, because you’ll probably be drenched in sweat.
Can I sweat naked?
No. We’re sorry, but there’s no way around it. We can’t allow naked sweating. If it makes you feel any better, the beds do get quite toasty, and you’ll probably be glad that you have a nice layer of cotton between you and the heat when it all comes down to it.
What should I eat?
A little something, but nothing heavy. We advise against sweating on an empty stomach, but we also recommend not arriving immediately after a heavy meal. Eating light, fresh food prior to your appointment is best. Salty foods tend to be better than sweet foods, and (of course) drinking plenty of water is always a top priority.
What's the big deal about hydration?
Because we want you to feel awesome. Your body, just like every other living thing on earth, needs plenty of water to function optimally, so you’ll always feel your best when you are hydrated. When you sweat at Amethyst Road, your body uses water to flush out toxins and other waste materials, and the more water you have to use, the more productive your sweat will be. It’s also important to replenish the water that you sweat out so that you walk away feeling vibrant, refreshed, and hydrated.
How long is an appointment?
Sweat sessions are 60 minutes long. Here’s the scoop: Treatments are 45-60 minutes because that’s the ideal amount of time for the body to sweat. If you cut a session too short, your body doesn’t have the time that it needs to truly use the temperature increase to detox. If you make a session too long, your body has to work harder than it really needs to, without an increase in benefits. This means that we can’t adapt session lengths or accommodate late appointments by any more than 10 minutes. We know it’s strict, but we promise your body will thank you. Please be sure to be on time! There's also 15 minutes of cool down time. You will drink water and replenish vitamin C.
What are infrared beds?
FAR infrared beds are specially constructed beds with ceramic plates and infrared blankets that are made to emit safe, deep-penetration infrared heat waves. At Amethyst Road, our new Blankets are now expertly-crafted with the healing properties of amethyst. The amethyst stone, which deepens and enriches the powerful benefits of infrared, is meditative and calming—working with emotional, spiritual and physical connections to encourage satisfying stillness, balance, and peace. Also, it’s often used to eliminate impatience. Here’s how it works: our blankets are covered in amethyst, and as infrared heat passes through the blanket, the amethyst healing properties reach higher frequencies. Simultaneously, as infrared heat penetrates our body, our bioavailability heightens, allowing us to absorb the amethyst elements with a deepened sense of intensity. We’ve added a tourmaline layer to generate negative ions. Our blankets offer the added benefits of tourmaline—exactly like amethyst! Tourmaline is a negative ion. A negative ion provides positive wellbeing. As our bodies absorb these healthy, odorless and tasteless molecules, they stir biochemical reactions that increase our mood (serotonin boost!), ease depression, calm stress and enliven our daytime energy—it’s the same feel-good effect as swimming at the beach, hiking, breathing fresh mountain air or gazing up at cascading waterfall. As tourmaline releases these enlivening vitalities, it also repels and protects against negativity, deflects radiation and enhances positive physical intentions, empowering vitality, emotional balance, and intellectuality. When you want to clear an aura and set an air of protection, you’d want tourmaline. Also, it’s used to support detoxification, reduce water retention, improve circulation, reduce lactic and fatty acids and more.
By incorporating a charcoal layer, we’ve amplified the detoxification process. Activated charcoal boosts your energy, brightens your skin, reduces bloating and increases the body’s detoxifying activities. So, as the detoxifying elements of charcoal mix with the detoxing benefits of infrared heat—it’s a double detox. Actually, make that an all-natural double detox.
A medical-grade magnetic strip promotes healthy blood circulation. A static magnetic field is utilized to improve blood circulation. Infrared heat boosts your blood circulation without magnetic components. Magnetizing the experience just enhances this process, reeving up healthier, more oxygen-rich circulation. In addition to blood flow, magnets are utilized in wellness for cellular alignment, stimulated nerve activity and control of body acidity levels.
Our blankets are EMF free and made of premium, non-toxic materials. Enjoy the relaxing, stimulating effects of healthy infrared heat at its full potential. In today’s hyper-tech world, it’s more important than ever to provide your body with regular detoxification and reduce our exposure to electromagnetic frequencies as much as possible.
How many calories do I burn?
A typical sweat session burns somewhere between 800-1,600 calories, between the 60-minutes in the bed and the 36-hour metabolic boost that follows. For comparison, swimming or biking for the same period of time burns between 500-900 on average. Throwing a frisbee or walking the dog burns 150-300, and sitting in bed watching Netflix burns about 40-80. Pssst- you still get to sit in bed and watch Netflix here. Just saying.
Will I be gross and smelly?
Maybe, maybe not. Everyone sweats differently. Still, the very first sweat you do at Amethyst Road tends to release more toxins than the ones that will follow, so you may experience a little more stinky-stickiness. The more you sweat, the more diluted that sweat will be, because you’ll have less of a toxic build-up in your system. So, the more you sweat, the less icky your sweat will be. Regardless of the stinky-stickiness level, you should plan on being drenched (picture jumping into a pool with your clothes on). With that in mind, we definitely recommend bringing a change of clothes for after your sweat.
Can I/Should I shower?
We recommend that you don’t unless you absolutely have to. Here’s the scoop...after your session is complete, your body continues to sweat until it returns to normal temperature- meaning that your metabolism stays up, calories continue to be burned, and detoxing continues even after your session is technically finished. Taking a shower cuts that cooling process short (since even a hot shower is colder than your body’s post-sweat core temperature), and robs you of the benefits that you would get during that period. As an average, we recommend waiting for at least one to two hours before showering.
What does it feel like? How will I feel afterward?
The first forty minutes of your sweat will feel cozily & warm. Most people feel extremely relaxed, some feel comfortably sleepy. The last twenty minutes of the session is more challenging. At that time, your heart rate will likely increase, and you may notice that you are sweating more profusely. Afterwards, you will feel refreshed, clear-headed, and rested. Many feel a boost in mood and energy, and describe simply feeling cleaner inside. Just like a workout, some sweats will feel better than others.
What if I don’t sweat very much?
Everyone is different, and we encourage all of our sweaters to trust that their body is doing what is right for them. That being said, there are numerous factors that affect how much you sweat on any given day, including hydration, stress, sleep, and hormones. If you want to have the most productive sweat possible, try to arrive well rested and well hydrated, and avoid recent or excessive alcohol intake.
What if I have to pee?
Interestingly, our bodies can typically sense that the best way to utilize water during a session is through sweating, and your system will usually avoid sending water to your bladder while you are in the bed. However, we do encourage sweaters to use the restroom before their appointments, and you can always leave the bed if you find that you need to.
What if I want to keep my phone with me?
We recommend that you take sweating as an opportunity to fully relax, and give yourself a break from your phone. We also recommend against phone usage due to the fact that your sweat will be more productive if you keep both arms inside the infrared blanket throughout the session. However, if you do feel more comfortable with your phone, you are certainly free to keep it during your session. We do ask that you keep your phone on silent out of respect for other sweaters, and bear in mind that phone calls are absolutely not allowed.
What if I want to chat with my friend(s) during a sweat?
Unfortunately, out of respect for our other sweaters, we do not permit conversation during sweat sessions. However, if you do come with a friend, we are happy to open the curtains that separate beds from one another so that you can share the experience. The waiting room is also a great place to catch up with friends after your sweat is finished.
What if I’m being treated for cancer?
Although we do not recommend sweating for individuals who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, many sweaters who have previously experienced cancer treatment recommend sweating as a great way to detoxify residual medications and lingering side effects.
What if I’m on my menstrual cycle?
Many of our female sweaters find that sweating is a great way to alleviate cramps and help counter hormonal imbalances. However, we do ask that you bear in mind that sweating may increase menstrual flow, so if you already experience heavy bleeding you may not want to sweat during your cycle. As always, we root for you to trust your body, and do whatever feels good to you.
What if I’m on medication?
There are some medications (including certain prescription blood thinners) that we do not recommend in conjunction with sweating. If you are on medication of any kind, please talk to your doctor prior to scheduling.
What if I have high/low blood pressure?
Sweating is a cardio workout, and we ask all sweaters with high or low blood pressure to bear that in mind. If you have a blood pressure condition, please talk to your doctor before booking an appointment at Amethyst Road, to determine if an increase in core body temperature is a healthy option for you.
What if I have medical implants?
If you have pins, rods, artificial joints, or other medical implants, we typically recommend against sweating, as a core body temperature increase may not be a comfortable choice for you. However, there are exceptions, and we have found various ways to help some sweaters that have medical implants to keep their implants located away from the infrared exposure during their sessions.
What if I have migraines?
Many sweaters who have suffered from migraines find that sweat sessions greatly improve their condition, and we highly recommend sweating as a helpful treatment. We also recommend that you pay particular attention to your water intake, as dehydration can be a leading cause of migraines.
What if I have allergies?
Many clients who suffer from allergies, from skin allergies to asthma, have reported that their allergies are lessened as a result of sweating. As always, we do recommend that you talk to your doctor if you are concerned in any way
We are not medical doctors. All information has been provided in advance. Please seek advice from your Medical Doctor if you have questions. We are not liable for failure to seek advice from a professional. By scheduling your appointment, you agree that you have read and agree to these terms.