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Infrared Stone Therapy

Infrared stone therapy offers many benefits for your overall health and wellbeing:

  • Improve sleep

  • Assist with metabolism

  • Purify negative energy

  • Improve blood circulation

  • Relieve pain and inflammation and stiffness

  • Improve relaxation and decrease stress

  • Detoxify the body of toxins and metals

  • Accelerate recovery after workout or injury

  • Improve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being

  • Relax your mind and body with hot stone therapy

  • Temporarily increase localized blood circulation where applied

 

At Sukhino, we offer two ways to enjoy those benefits - either as an add-on service inside our salt cave, or as a stand-alone service with a few extra bells and whistles to help you relax.

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What is Infrared Stone Therapy?

Infrared stone therapy may be known by many other names, including far infrared therapy, gemstone therapy, infrared mat therapy, and more. So what is it?

It can be administered in several ways too, but here at Sukhino you rest atop a state-of-the-art, heavy duty mat that's layered with infrared heat, insulation, and precious gemstones that are known for their own healing qualities as well as their ability to transfer heat evenly. 

You can choose from two options when you schedule time on one of our quality Healthyline infrared mats. Each service option has its own perks, and each feature offers unique benefits. Scroll down to learn about each.

 
 

Which experience is right for you?

With two excellent ways to enjoy infrared stone therapy, you may have trouble deciding which is right for you. ​We love them both!

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The Premium "Stand-Alone"

  • features our TAJ-Mat™ Full 7224 Firm - Photon PEMF InfraMat Pro®, loaded with jade and tourmaline stones, as well as crushed amethyst

  • 30 minute session

  • hosted in our lounge, with a privacy curtain, during times when other guests typically are not present in the lounge

  • lounge chair has a 300 lb weight limit

  • option to use our heated acupressure eye massager and wireless headphones to listen to binaural beats (no extra cost)

  • Pricing: $39 for a single session, 1 Flex member credit, or the use of other infrared package credits

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The Standard "Add-On"

  • features our Mesh JT Mat Full 7224 Flexible InfraMat Pro®, loaded with jade and tourmaline stones

  • 45 minute session

  • hosted in our salt cave during scheduled halotherapy sessions

  • floating lounge chairs have a 400 lb weight limit and require using steps or a stair-style ladder to access

  • Pricing: $20 ($15 for members) to add to your appointment; also requires a salt cave pass or membership credit for the halotherapy session

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Far Infrared Benefits

 

Relief from Minor Muscle Aches, Joint Pain, and Back Pain

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Infrared stone therapy is most commonly known for its ability to assist the body in temporarily reducing or relieving minor aches and pains in the muscles and joints. Because it uses far infrared rays that penetrate 4-6 inches below the surface of your skin, it will slightly increase your body's core temperature, which helps to deliver more oxygen to the areas that need it most. 

This therapy is particularly helpful for those who suffer from arthritis, lower back pain, or everyday "life" aches - including stiff joints or minor injuries.

Stress Relief and Rest

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We live in a stressed out society, so carving out a few minutes of your day to rest is the ultimate way to reclaim control of your health and wellness. 

After a few minutes on the mat, many people report a "melting" sensation, where they feel the stress and tension just melt away, leaving them grounded and at ease. 

Because you can also take advantage of our binaural beats headphones, your brain will "hear" special tones designed to move your brainwaves to Delta, the most blissful, restful stage. The acupressure eye massager is a pretty sweet treat too!

Detoxification

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The use of infrared rays can help reduce water retention in the body and elimination of any metals as well. According Healthyline, the manufacturer of our mats, "These toxins cannot be expelled instantly, so they accumulate in our bodies, encapsulated in water molecules. These trapped toxins lead to blocked blood circulation, impaired cellular energy, and illness. When we are exposed to FIR waves, the molecules trapping toxins inside us vibrate and break apart, and are expelled through excessive sweating caused by FIR heat therapy. FIR is a safe and effective way to detoxify and is considered seven times more effective than steam saunas or conventional heat. (1)"

Reduce Chronic Fatigue Symptoms

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Using FIR (far-infrared therapy) consistently each day has been shown to support your efforts to improve energy levels, maximize comfort, and reduce aches and pains that are often present with chronic fatigue and CFS (2) Even using the infrared therapy a few times a month can produce remarkable changes.

If you need daily sessions, purchasing an infrared therapy mat from us may be the most convenient and affordable option. We have several models available to meet your health and budget needs.

Improve Overall Wellness

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If you're seeking a non-pharmaceutical option to boost mood, reduce aches and pains, and let go of the stress and tension that weigh you down, infrared stone therapy may help. 

Our guests often say the same thing after a session... WOW. 

What to Expect

 

before your session

Avoid stimulants.

Caffeine and nicotine can provide a burst of energy that makes it harder to relax during the session. Avoid drugs and alcohol too.

Eat a little.

A growling stomach will be distracting, but also try to avoid eating a heavy meal so you don't feel sluggish. Light meals and snacks are great!

Dress down.

 Your internal body temperature will rise, and you may perspire during this session. It's best to dress light, but you are in a public space.

Pack light.

We provide everything you'll need, but if you'd like to change clothes for your session, feel free to do so. You may change in the restroom.

arriving at Sukhino

Leave early.

Please arrive about 10 minutes before your scheduled time so we can get you checked in and provide a thorough orientation. Please do not arrive more than 20 minutes before your scheduled start time.

Park.

You may park on Holy Trinity Street, across from our door (except on Thursday mornings), or in the parking lot behind The Kula Center building. If those options are full, you can park on Market Street. 

No shoes.

We ask you to remove your shoes at the reception area to keep the center as clean as possible. We provide cozy, non-slip socks to keep your feet warm, but you're welcome to bring a clean pair of your own.

Expect nothing.

We will guide you through the "need-to-know" information when you arrive. You'll rest on a comfortable lounge chair, and have the option to use our eye massager and/or listen to binaural beats. It's a chance to just be.

after your session

Relax.

Take a few minutes in our lounge. Have some water or hot tea. Jot a note in the Salty Reflections journal or bring your own. Give yourself the gift of moving slowly and mindfully before you rush back to "the real world".

Get ready.

If you need to "get ready" before you leave, take your time in our Ready Room. We provide a hair dryer, curling iron and wands, flat iron, combs, spray deodorant, and a few other body and skincare products.

Browse.

Visit the other services in Kula Center upstairs, or shop in our boutique, where we've stocked a few favorite items to help you continue self-care at home. You'll find epsom salts, CBD oil, supplements, and more.

Drink water.

You may feel a bit dehydrated after your session. Be sure to drink extra water throughout the remainder of your day.

Then try to take it easy and prolong those relaxed, peaceful vibes.

 
 

Pricing

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Infrared Stone Therapy Packages

1 Single Session

$39

A single 45-minute treatment. Expires in 2 years.

Intro to Infrared

$78

Buy 2, get the 3rd free. Not shareable, expires in 3 months.

Same-Day Retreat

$99

Float and use the infrared therapy mat on the same day. Not shareable.

Feel Better Infrared

$69

Complete three infrared sessions in one week. Not shareable.

6 Infrared Package

$204

Keep 'em to yourself, or share with friends. Expires in 2 years.

12 Infrared Package

$398

Plenty to share, but we won't tell if you don't. Expires in 2 years.

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Flex Memberships

Our Membership Program gives you the flexibility you need, at an affordable price, so you can prioritize your own wellbeing. Each plan offers great discounts and valuable perks!

How it works:

  • You sign up for monthly autodebit payments.

  • When your payment processes, we'll add credits to your account.

  • Use those credits for appointments.

    • Halotherapy salt cave sessions require 1 credit.

    • Infrared Stone Therapy sessions require 1 credit.

    • Float therapy sessions require 2 credits.

2 Credits

$49

3 Credits

$74

4 Credits

$99

Benefits:

  • Credits don't expire for at least 1 year, as long as you're an active member.

    You get 2 free credits for your birthday.

  • You can share your credits with friends or family.

  • You get additional salt cave sessions OR infrared therapy sessions for only $29 (save $10) and floats for only $49 (save $20)!

  • No annual contract, only a 3-month commitment. (Membership rolls month-to month after that, and you can cancel with a two-week notice via email.)

  • Unlock UNLIMITED FREE sessions for the rest of the month after you complete 6 of a single service type.

  • Other surprises along the way!

Frequently asked questions

What is infrared therapy?


Infrared therapy is an innovative light-based method to treat pain and inflammation in various parts of the body. Unlike ultraviolet light, which can harm the skin, infrared light enhances cellular regeneration. Infrared light is able to penetrate even the deep layers of the skin, providing better pain relief. It is widely recognized as safe, natural, non-invasive, and painless. Thus it may be able to provide a broad range of health benefits.




What should I wear?


Dress light. The infrared therapy mats can be heated to up to around 160 degrees Farenheit. Your internal body temperature will rise fairly quickly, and you may perspire during your session. Because our sessions are hosted in community spaces, we ask that you dress lightly, but appropriately for situations where others may be present. You are welcome to change clothes in our restroom before and/or after your session.




How long is a session?


Our salt cave sessions are 45 minutes, so if you are adding the infrared therapy to your session, it will be 45 minutes. You have the option to turn off the mat anytime during your halotherapy session in the salt cave. If you've selected a stand-alone service, it is 30-minutes. We ask you to arrive early so that sessions can begin on time. Give yourself enough time to check in and use the restroom. For your appointment, expect to be at Sukhino for around forty minutes to an hour, which includes your check-in, orientation, and your session. You can also hang out in our lounge as long as you'd like (up closing time... we had to say that because our lounge is REALLY comfy and it's easy to lose track of time!).




Can I float before/after my infrared therapy session?


What a great idea! Many guests love extending their time with us by completing two or more services on the same day. Due to the spacing out of our appointment start times, we may need to help you get them scheduled.




How often should I use infrared therapy?


This really depends on your own needs. If you have chronic pain, inflammation, or stress, you may find the most benefit from visiting several times in a week. We recommend a consistent schedule to see the most results. If you would like to continue the practice daily, we can assist you with purchasing a mat that you can use at home.




Are there any side effects to using infrared therapy?


Because your internal body temperature heats up, your body may respond as though it has a fever. You may experience a faster heartbeat and perspiration.




Is it dark in the salt cave?


The lighting is dim, but not completely dark. We have a feature wall with backlit Himalayan salt tiles, as well as Himalayan salt lamps throughout the room, and we have "firefly" lights twinkling overhead. The Himalayan wall is typically turned off during a session. You might be able to read, but we ask that you don't use any bright lights or backlit devices that could disturb others.




Is there a weight restriction for the seats?


The stand-alone infrared therapy session is hosted on an ergonomic lounger that holds up to 400 pounds. Some chairs in the salt cave do have weight limits. The floating lounge chairs, which are used if you choose to add infrared therapy, can acommodate up to 400 pounds, and the swinging hammock chair up to 350. Click here to learn more about our seating options.




Is it safe for pregnant women to use infrared therapy?


It is not recommended to use infrared therapy while pregnant.




Is your facility handicap-accessible?


Unfortunately, it is not. We are located in the walkout basement level of a historic building. You must be able to walk down several stairs to enter our space, and you must be able to step in and out of the float room (a slippery, wet environment) without our assitance.
With that said, we do provide a transfer bench, and we have installed grab bars in as many places as we can, and we have extra large, open showers. You're also welcome to bring someone who can assist you, but in doing so, you assume all risk and liabilities.




Who should NOT use infrared therapy and/or its other features?


As much as it pains us to say, there are a few situations in which we wouldn't recommend using our infrared therapy mats. Use of this infrared stone therapy may not be safe for individuals with some medical conditions, including but not limited to vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, multiple sclerosis, varicose veins, thin skin, bypass surgery, those using muscle relaxers or blood thinners, or those with temperature sensitivity. PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy, available for our "stand-alone" infrared sessions, is not safe for anyone using a pacemaker or who have metal implants, and may not be ideal for those who are pregnant. This is an optional function and can be turned off during your session. If you have either heart disease or hypertension, or any other medical condition, you should consult a doctor before using heat therapy, and only use low-temperature settings. Although infrared therapy is considered as a supplemental and/or elective treatment, the use of the mats is not intended to substitute for medical care or treatment. Do not stop your medication without first consulting with your doctor. Our therapies do NOT substitute any conventional medication.




Can I use an FSA or HSA account?


Typically yes! We are classified as an alternative wellness provider and do accept FSA/HSA cards. Check with your plan to see if they cover "8099 Medical Services Health Practioners - Not Elsewhere Classified".




Do you offer an unlimited infrared therapy package?


We have several "off menu" options to help you meet your infrared therapy and budget needs. Just ask us if you're interested in something other than our Flex Membership.




Is there a minimum requirement for the Flex Membership?


Our Flex Membership is meant to provide you with an affordable option to ensure you're getting the self-care you need and deserve. In order to ensure we're able to provide that for you, we ask for a three-month commitment and a two-week notice to cancel. We do ask you to review and sign a quick membership agreement.





 

Infrared stone therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment and diagnosis of any health condition. It is recommended that you seek medical advice relating to your health problems; do not neglect regular medical check-ups; do not change or stop taking your medication and treatment without consulting the physician. 

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Patti N.

I always love my sessions in the salt cave; however adding the infrared mat before was beyond zenful. 🥰 Kim is always attentive to make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your sessions to the fullest! I’m so grateful we have such an amazing center 10 minutes from home.

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Pam F.

Demo’d after my float today and it.is.amazing.!

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