Infrared Sauna Spa? Is that even a thing… Why yes, it is. As usual, I’m late finding out–but better late than never!
I was recently invited out to a local infrared sauna, called The ShapeRoom. At first I was really skeptical because I’d never heard of anything like it before. I mean, this is the day and age of scams and quick fixes–so it was only right for me to be apprehensive.
The spa rests almost hidden in a low traffic area of Houston’s River Oaks District. The moment that I stepped into the spa, I felt a sense of calm overcoming me. The ambiance was so tranquil, from the lighting, to the aroma, to the energy and the owner’s pleasant personality.
Elaina, the manager, gave me a tour of the infrared sauna spa and explained to me the process and benefits of the infrared body wrap. At this point, I felt reassured and ready to try it out!
My session started off with a a dry brushing over my torso. This exfoliates the skin, increases collagen production, and improves vascular blood circulation to the surface of the skin. This process helps diminish the appearance of cellulite. After this, she applied her proprietary firming gel (ShapeUp). The gel firms and burns fat. Yes, you can go in and purchase a bottle for use in your home. She recommended using the gel under a sweat belt, waist trainer, faja or girdle for increased results. She wrapped me up and then placed me in the infrared sauna bed. My skin felt very cool at first, but it quickly started to warm up. After all of that, I was ready to go under!
What are the benefits?
- burn 600-2500 calories
- relieve pain and joint stiffness
- drastically reduce cellulite
- detox waste and impurities
- improve immune system
- improve blood circulation
- increased clarity
- whole body rejuvenation
How do you prepare for your session?
You can prepare for your session by making sure you are adequately hydrated. Make sure you eat prior to your infrared sauna session, as infrared therapy increases your metabolism. During my session, I had on a full face of makeup. Make sure you remove your makeup before getting on the table. If not, it just ends up sweating off. I brought an extra set of undies with me to put on after my post session shower.
How will you feel after?
During my session, I was able to relax and reflect. It was so peaceful! After my session, I felt like I had just done a full on workout. I was literally drenched in sweat! It was such a relief to disrobe and jump into a cool shower, which they had at the spa. It’s difficult to describe what I felt mentally. If you meditate, then you know the feeling… absolute clarity. I can definitely see myself coming here weekly. I think it’s also worthy to note that I lost 3 lbs.
Want to schedule?
If you have additional questions or want to schedule a session, I’ve included the address and phone number below. Use my discount code: RANT to get $9 off your booking! If you end up going, drop me a comment below letting me know how your experience went! Go follow The ShapeRoom on Instagram ( @theshaperoom )to keep up with their latest deal specials!
2631 Persa Street
Houston, TX 77098