Do the cold temperatures have you down? Warm up and boost your mood in an infrared sauna. Unlike traditional saunas, this type uses an electromagnetic wave (infrared) to heat the body versus the air. Infrared saunas boast many health benefits including pain and soreness relief, an increase in blood flow, and a decrease in stress and anxiety. The heat detoxes the body, while increasing metabolism and burning hundreds of calories at the same time. A win-win situation!
Interested in giving infrared a try? Stop by one of these New Orleans studios for a quick and effective sweat session.
The Freret street fitness studio doesn't just host sweat-inducing workouts. Body Shoppe has a private infrared sauna available for members and non-members to use for 30-minute increments. The sauna is equipped with Bluetooth for listening to your favorite playlist or podcast, towels are provided, and showers are available if you prefer to rinse off right away! Packages, including an intro pack for new clients and student discounts, are available. A single drop-in session is $30.
Body Shoppe is located at 4537 Freret Street.
There are several ways to utilize your time in an infrared sauna. DROP Sauna Studio, located in Lakeview, suggests using the time to relax, meditate, lift light weights (available near the towel drop), or simply catch up on your favorite TV show (each private sauna suite has a TV). A variety of packages and memberships to the studio are available, and a $25 session for local first timers awaits! Sessions are 40 minutes — how will you spend yours?
DROP Sauna Studio + AthletiCouture is located at 141 West Harrison Avenue Unit C.
NOLA Chill, a new cryotherapy studio located Uptown, also brings the heat! Whether you're doubling up on their many services (localized cryotherapy and NormaTec Compression Therapy to name a few) or just stopping by to warm up, each 30-minute session is chock full of benefits. The studio offers packages and memberships, and the single drop-in rate to use the sauna is $30.
NOLA Chill is located at 6045 Magazine Street.