Welcome to Infrared Sauna Therapy with Liquid Zen

Enjoy the opportunity to detox and support the optimisation of your body and mind. All the while, resting in our state of the art sauna.

YOUR 30 MINUTES TO UNLOAD

Being a contactless service, this literally is, your time. A gift to yourself that pays dividends long after the heat has worn off.

You step into the softly lit room and close the door to the outside world. Knowing you have thirty glorious minutes all to yourself, the cedar perfume, and warmth, melts you into the relaxation response. While you let your mind unravel the infrared waves go to work deep within your body. Vibrating your cells at the perfect frequency for unloading unwanted chemicals, accumulated by daily environmental exposure.

You emerge refreshed and lighter in body and spirit. This small act of service is like giving yourself a seriously warm hug 😉

“I feel like I’ve got sunshine in my cells.” Megan Smoak (sauna customer)

FIND A SAUNA OPTION TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

Do you like to luxuriate alone? Or perhaps you are looking to connect with friends? Or, ramp up your wellbeing and sauna multiple times a week? With our three seater sauna and flexible options, we’ll have something to suit:

CASUAL SOLO SAUNA

$35 each
  • exclusive sauna for 1 person
  • 30 minute session
  • Ideal for casual sauna bathing

SAUNA with FRIENDS

$55 +
  • for 2 people – $55
  • for 3 people* – $75
  • 30 minute session
  • Designed for those wanting to share time with friends

SAUNA SUBSCRIPTION

$15monthly
  • exclusive solo sessions @ $20/sauna
  • $15 saving on all sauna sessions
  • non-transferrable/non-shareable
  • bring a guest/s for $20 each
  • Best if sauna bathing twice or more a month with flexibility to bring guests

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING: (see also the FAQ’s)

* CAPACITY

The sauna is technically designed for three people. However, for three average sized people it is quite cosy. It is ideally sized for two, and luxurious for one (can lie down with your knees bent).

ACCESSIBILTY

If you have challenges with mobility please note that the sauna is located on Level 1 of the House of Prana building. The only access is via three sets of stairs.

SAUNA AND FLOATING COMBINATION

If you are anything like us, then this may just be your new favourite! Having a sauna prior to floating is a great combination for a few reasons. The sauna prepares the mind and body to relax deeply into your float experience. The skin pores are open allowing magnesium to be more easily absorbed during the float.

To effortlessly transition between sauna and float sessions then consider the timing. May we suggest the following:

If you are new to floating then book your float in “Float Room – single (S)“, starting half an hour after your sauna session ends. This will give you time to get changed, make your way downstairs, complete your induction and be perfectly ready for the start of your float.

If you have floated with us recently then you can book your float in “Float Room – single (W)“. This gives you 15 minutes between your sauna and float. This would be the minimum to allow your body to cool down a little before floating.

PURCHASE ALL YOUR SAUNA OPTIONS HERE

IF YOU ARE NEW TO INFRARED THERAPY

When you first start using and full spectrum infrared sauna you will probably want to build up slowly to a full thirty minute session. The optimum temperature range is between 38°C and 58°C. So, the key is to listen to your body. You can sauna with the door open to cool down. If you start to feel light headed, then step out of the sauna for a few minutes.

Sweating is a great sign as we release many toxins via the skin. But, it may take a few regular session before your body’s elimination systems fully start to kick in. Just remember to keep yourself well hydrated before, during and after a session.

Also be sure to read the FAQ’s (below) and any contraindications that might rule you out from using a infrared sauna. Check with your health professional if you have any medical concerns.

WHY INFRARED SAUNA?

Why sauna when you could float? That’s a great question but a better question is why not do both?! While on the surface the benefits can look similar: they both dissolve stress and fatigue, activate detoxification, boost the immune system, relieve pain. They both offer the chance to unplug from the spiral of doing and to become still, quiet, present. They both support wellbeing on many levels.

We are multi-faceted beings so the answer lies in the distinctions. While a float takes the gravity from our physical body it also works intensely on a our subconscious being. The sauna activates and nourishes on our physical being at the cellular level. It is our physical being that takes us on this trip called life so, it’s the perfect starting place to create a vital and optimised body for supporting all our other facets.

Of course sauna isn’t the cure all for everything, but it does have some well researched physical benefits that would easily find a place in a wholistic approach to wellbeing, vitality and longevity.

“Healing is not necessarily about curing. As your inner light grows – anything is possible.” Alberto Villoldo

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Dr. Raleigh Duncan, the founder of Clearlight Infrared saunas, discusses the benefits of Jacuzzi® infrared saunas.

Dr. Brian Clement, director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, discusses the importance of infrared therapy and Clearlight Infrared Saunas

HOW DOES INFRARED THERAPY WORK?

The Jacuzzi® True Wave Full Spectrum sauna works by using light waves to deeply penetrate and warm the body, stimulating cellular processes. Three types of infrared heat are evenly emitted: near, mid and far. They each have their own unique effect on the body.

Near Infrared

  • is the shortest wavelength but penetrates the deepest. It has the distinct ability to pass by the water of the body, allowing it to penetrate the deepest  and effectively heat your body core. Near infrared is associated with stimulating energy within the body’s cells, helping wound healing and increasing cellular repair.

Mid infrared

  • wavelengths increase circulation through a relaxation of the blood vessel walls. It enhances blood flow, bringing oxygen and nutrients to areas needing healing, increasing heart rate and overall metabolism.

Far infrared

  • most closely matches the heat given off by our own body. So it feels very natural and normal to us and our energy is enhanced and strengthened. Since the body is comprised of 70% water and far infrared is captured by water molecules, these molecules begin to vibrate. A subtle “resonant frequency” or vibration increases the removal of toxins either via the organs of elimination or directly through the skin.

SO MANY BENEFITS

When you’re on a good thing stick to it. Most researched studies of sauna bathing show that it is regular usage that produces the best results (Study of Sauna & Heart Health is one such example).

At Liquid Zen we appreciate the therapies we offer are inherently relaxing and enjoyable experiences. The true depth of the benefits though, are only realised when regularly practiced. That’s why we make our memberships so attractive. We want you to feel the joy of being happy in your own skin, healthy and vibrant. If you’re not already convinced this is possible for you then here is a shortlist of the benefits of regular sauna bathing.

REDUCES STRESS & FATIGUE

REDUCES STRESS & FATIGUE

In just a few minutes the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help you feel relaxed. It’s a great time to get away and release any built-up tension and stress. Infrared Saunas have also been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system putting you in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state allowing your body to heal.

Photo: Julita

DETOXIFICATION

DETOXIFICATION

One of the biggest infrared sauna health benefits is its ability to increase your blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body. A daily sauna can help detoxify your body as it rids itself of accumulated highly toxic metals, as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds.

Read more about infrared sauna detoxification

Photo: Kawita Chitprathak

IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST

IMMUNE SYSTEM BOOST

The deep heating from the infrared heaters will raise your core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. Fever is the body’s natural mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response. This, along with improved elimination of toxins and wastes, increases your overall health and resistance to disease.

Photo: Julita
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Regular visits to the sauna may also help with:

IMPROVED CIRCULATION

WEIGHT LOSS & INCREASED METABOLISM

IMPROVED SKIN

MUSCLE PAIN RELIEF

EASING JOINT PAIN AND STIFFNESS

LONGEVITY & HEART HEALTH

“The most established clinical benefits of sauna bathing are associated with cardiovascular disease, yet there is also evidence to suggest that saunas, either Finnish-style or infrared, may benefit people with rheumatic diseases such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, as well as patients with chronic fatigue and pain syndromes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and allergic rhinitis. Sauna bathing may also improve exercise performance in athletes, skin moisture barrier properties, and quality of life and is not associated with serious adverse events.” (see Clinical Effects of Regular Dry Sauna Bathing: A Systematic Review )

FREQUENTLY ASKED SAUNA QUESTIONS

Our sauna is generally unstaffed during your session. We clean, reset and pre-warm the sauna for you sessions but you check yourself in and out. The sauna is located upstairs from our float studio so, you may see us occasionally but most of the time we will be managing the floats below you 🙂

You will receive emailed instructions on how to use our service when you book.

When you book any sauna with us you choose if and who may accompany you. We only accept one booking, of up to 3 people, per session

Please bring a bathing suit or some other light covering (e.g. sarong or gym wear) to wear while sauna bathing. We provide water but if you prefer to bring your own bottle please ensure that it is in an unbreakable vessel (no glass). Fresh towels are provided.

You need to be 12 or over to sauna with us. If you are under 18 you will need an adult to sauna with you – book a sauna duo or trio.

The elderly can still sauna but as we age our body’s ability to thermally self-regulate may decrease so a shorter time in the actual sauna may serve best.

All our sessions run for 30 minutes. You can use this time as you wish so if you want to build up slowly and get out early that’s fine 🙂

For an acute injury, such as a pulled muscle or injured tendon, the usual recommendation is to start by applying ice to reduce inflammation and dull pain. Once inflammation has gone down, heat can be used to loosen up muscles, increase flexibility and increase circulation. Heat increases blood flow to an affected area, which promotes healing and relaxes muscles.

We do not recommend infrared sauna bathing for pregnant women.

Consult your doctor prior to using an infrared sauna if you have a concern of any kind or you’re not sure if any of the situations below apply to you.

You may want to avoid using an infrared sauna if you are pregnant, young, at risk of overheating (e.g. have a fever, elderly, suffer from MS) or becoming dehydrated (e.g. intoxicated by alcohol or drugs), or you have a chronic health condition (e.g. haemophilia, cardiovascular conditions, taking medications).

These conditions can increase your risk of further health complications. This is not an exhaustive list or to be considered as medical advice. Consider your current health status and talk with your healthcare provider before using an infrared sauna

If you are looking to sauna multiple times a week for a specific health condition, or as part of a holistic wellbeing approach, then please get in touch. We do offer an unlimited sauna option that may just suit your needs.

Not necessarily. Our sauna is not your average sauna. Typically, saunas rely on sweating as the vehicle for detoxifying the body and therefore need to be very hot to be effective (See “What temperature should my sauna be?” in the FAQ’s for more on this). Which is why many people associate getting very hot and sweaty in saunas.

The sauna we offer is top of the range in terms of infrared quality. It is also full spectrum, so it will heat you to the core without making the air uncomfortably hot. Therefore, depending on how your body reacts to this type of therapy on the day, your experience will differ.

So, unless you do a lot of infrared sauna bathing or your body is already efficient at regulating temperature via sweating, then you may find that you sweat only mildly or not at all. Regardless of your sweating levels this sauna will be working at a subtle cellular level to detoxify your system, so you may need to tune into your body to notice the deeper effects over a few days. You will most likely come out feeling a buzz from the inside, relaxed and refreshed… and maybe a little sweaty 🙂

Ideally you’ll wait an hour or so before showering (unless you’re floating directly after) to maximise the infrared benefits and allow the sweating process to naturally return to normal. Please note there are no shower facilities with your sauna. If you need to freshen up before your next engagement then there is a cool towelette provided.

No. Simply no.

While Netflix has some wonderful programming, our offerings are aligned with de-programming. So, we advocate just spending quality time with yourself, chilling out, daydreaming or investing the time with meditation, journaling or affirmation practices etc. …Anyway, boredom is a very healthy thing to embrace as it stimulates more creative ways of thinking and problem solving. If you’re still not convinced you may find “Why neuroscientists say boredom is good for your brains health” an interesting read 🙂

At Liquid Zen we have gone all out and installed a 3-person JACUZZI® Sanctuary Full Spectrum Sauna. According to Clearlight Saunas Australia, all Jacuzzi® Infrared Sauna models offer the lowest and safest EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) and ELF (Extremely low frequency) levels of any infrared sauna on the market, bar-none.

EMF’s come from every day things such as power lines, radar and microwave towers, television and computer screens, motors, fluorescent lights, microwave ovens, cell phones, electric blankets, house wiring and hundreds of other common electrical devices.

Levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) from human-made sources have increased steadily over our lifetime. It’s important to consider minimising your exposure to EMF’s where practical and choose a sauna that isn’t adding to the toxicity that you are trying to eliminate.

The sauna is auto-programmed for maximum infrared benefit. The benefit of using a full spectrum infrared sauna is that, unlike the traditional Finnish style, you don’t have to sit in extreme heat of 70-90 C. To experience the therapeutic benefits of infrared, the optimum temperature range is between 38°C and 58°C which makes it accessible for most people. Unless otherwise requested, we preheat the sauna ready for your arrival.

SAUNA APPOINTMENT HOURS

Wednesday-Monday: 10:25 am – 6:45 pm

Closed Tuesdays

Please note that our sauna is a self-check-in service. Staff are generally not in attendance.

You can book your sauna here

Empty yourself and let the universe fill you.

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Slider photo by Kate Hindmarsh