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Infrared Sauna

Infrared sauna therapy provides a myriad of benefits including burning fat and improving overall circulation. Your peripheral blood vessels dilate as heat goes through your body, similar to what happens during exercise. This increased circulation helps to detoxify the body by removing waste products and delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Clients will burn calories while relaxing and enjoying therapeutic relief from muscle tension and joint pain.

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Infrared Sauna Therapy

Details

Infrared sauna therapy helps you relax while getting an invigorating deep tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed, rejuvenated & renewed.

Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas provide a gentle, soothing therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation & improved sleep.

Session Time

60 minutes

Frequency

3-4 days per week is typical. If you are healthy and tolerate the four days, you can use the sauna daily.

Price

$25 per single session or
$100 unlimited sessions per month

Contraindications

Should not be used if pregnant, have serious inflammation, a fever, a communicable disease, acute bleeding, or when intoxicated. Certain medications or other health issues may also require caution. We advise consulting a physician prior to use.

Ways to Save

Purchase 30-days unlimited

Infrared Sauna Therapy

Details

Infrared sauna therapy helps you relax while getting an invigorating deep tissue sweat, leaving you fully refreshed, rejuvenated & renewed.

Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas provide a gentle, soothing therapeutic heat that promotes relaxation & improved sleep.

Session Time

60 minutes

Frequency

3-4 days per week is typical. If you are healthy and tolerate the four days, you can use the sauna daily. 

Price

$25 per single session or
$100 unlimited sessions per month

Contraindications

Should not be used if pregnant, have serious inflammation, a fever, a communicable disease, acute bleeding, or when intoxicated. Certain medications or other health issues may also require caution. We advise consulting a physician prior to use.

Ways to Save

Purchase 30-days unlimited

Benefits

What are the benefits of Infrared Sauna?

Our infrared sauna combines the centuries-old practice of sauna with the modern science of infrared technology to transform your health and wellness.

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Detoxification
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Stress and fatigue
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Muscle aches, arthritis, and joint relief
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Weight loss and calorie burning
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Increased metabolism
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Immune system support
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Skin conditions
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Heart health through improved circulation
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Appearance of cellulite

Infrared Sauna Therapy

Infrared Sauna for Your Health

There are multiple benefits of Infrared Sauna Therapy. This holistic wellness approach helps invigorate and refresh the body and mind.

Detoxification

Infrared saunas can help increase blood circulation and stimulate the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins in the body.

Daily sauna sweating can help detoxify the body as it releases heavy metals (lead, mercury, nickel, and cadmium) as well as alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid and other organic and inorganic compounds.

It has been known for decades that sweating is a wonderful way to get rid of stored chemicals.

Stress and fatigue reduction

Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of an infrared sauna will help one feel relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.

Many infrared sauna customers comment on how much they look forward to their sauna session. An infrared sauna sanctuary provides a great time to relax. It’s like having a day spa in the home that’s open all the time.

Infrared saunas have been shown to affect the autonomic nervous system by putting the user in the parasympathetic (rest and digest) state, allowing the body to heal and restore itself.

Muscle aches, arthritis and joint pain

Too much of anything can take its toll, including exercise. The benefits of infrared saunas include helping relieve inflammation, stiffness and soreness by increasing blood circulation and allowing the deep, penetrating infrared heat to relax muscles and carry off metabolic waste products, while delivering oxygen-rich blood to the muscles for a faster recovery.

Infrared helps warm the muscles for greater flexibility and range of motion, while relieving muscle tension and pain.

Studies have also shown that time spent in an infrared sauna can bring relief from different forms of arthritis. Radiant heat has been effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculoskeletal ailments. Much of the normal stiffness, aches and pains that come with aging can be lessened with regular sauna usage.

Weight loss and increased metabolism

Regular use of an infrared sauna imparts a similar boost to the cardiovascular system as running. While relaxing in the gentle heat, the benefits of infrared sauna include the body producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories.

This is called a “passive aerobic workout,” because although the body is receiving all these benefits, it is not being stressed in the same way as a normal workout. The body is more relaxed and is in parasympathetic mode during that time.

As the body increases sweat production to cool itself, the heart works harder to pump blood while boosting circulation. This increase in metabolism is also burning more calories.

A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn somewhere between 300–800 calories.

Immune system support

The penetrating infrared wavelengths from infrared saunas raises the core body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. A fever is the body’s mechanism to strengthen and accelerate the immune response, as seen in the case of infection.

This enhances the immune system, and combined with the improved elimination of toxins and wastes via intense sweating, it can increase overall health and resistance to disease.

Skin conditions

The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in a sauna carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and clean. Increased circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface for a natural glow.
Many clients report improved skin tone, color, elasticity and texture. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to help improve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and aid wound healing with reduced scarring.

Appearance of cellulite

Cellulite refers to superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange-peel” skin. It appears in 90 percent of post-adolescent women and is rarely seen in men.

Common, but not exclusive, areas where cellulite is found are the buttocks, thighs, and the abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, and the appearance of cellulite is not always reduced by weight loss.

Because the far infrared radiant heat of a sauna warms three times as deep as conventional saunas, it is significantly more effective at reducing cellulite. There is a link between the slowing of metabolic rates and the storage of toxins in fat cells.

Sauna use and far infrared heat increases heart rate and localized blood circulation, which essentially reverses the above-mentioned trends toward the accumulation of liquids in the fat cells to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

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Office Manager Becky Osborne

Shaylan Smith

Esthetician

Shaylan Smith grew up in Newton, Kansas. She attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Her background is strongly rooted in education and skincare which she has practiced since 2012.

Upon graduating and moving to Northern Virginia she delved into the world of skincare while continuing to teach where a newfound passion for skincare emerged.

Shay pursued esthetics training at Eric Fisher Academy and went on to treat a variety of skin types over the last 10 years and continues to grow in her skincare knowledge through ongoing education and seminars.

Shay specializes in advanced exfoliation, optimal aging, and addressing concerns such as acne and hyperpigmentation.

She enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, and fur baby. In her spare time, her favorites are reading, pilates, and iced chai lattes.

"I greatly look forward to joining the GLOW 365 family, learning from their talented team, and meeting many new faces!"

Office Manager Becky Osborne

Becky Osborne

Office Manager

Becky was born and raised in Wichita, KS. Graduated from Bishop Carroll High School in 1996. She then went to Kansas Newman University where she earned her Associates Degree and Radiologic Technology Certificate in 1998. Becky worked at a Cardiologist office before changing her focus to business management. She had 10 years of management experience before joining the GLOW 365 team.

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Sara Sigg

Sara Sigg, FNP-C

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Sara is a Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse specializing in family practice and aesthetic medicine (APRN-FNP). She is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Graduating in 2018 from Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, Sara chose to pursue aesthetic medicine as her main area of focus.

Sara’s medical career began in 2004, and in those 19 years of medical experience she has worked in geriatric care, cardiac intensive care, neonatal intensive care and the operating room as a registered nurse. She loves the autonomy her APRN degree has provided her and continues to learn and grow in her aesthetic practice with the talented team at Glow365.

"I’m beyond thankful to practice aesthetic medicine, for the team I get to work with, and the patients I get to meet."

Get Optimal Results with PRF

Add PRF (Platelet Rich Fibrin) to your microneedling or dermal filler treatment and dramatically magnify the rejuvenating effects of your procedure. PRF uses your own platelets, fibrin, and white blood cells to promote collagen production, tighten skin, and more.

What is PRF?

Platelet Rich Fibrin, or PRF, is a newer, more natural treatment option that combats the signs of aging and restores a youthful appearance. PRF contains platelets and white blood cells that produce powerful growth factors that dramatically magnify the rejuvenating effects of certain treatments including: Microneedling, Dermal Fillers, and Hair Restoration.

Prior to your treatment, a small sample of blood is collected to prepare your PRF serum. The blood sample is slowly spun in a centrifuge, isolating the white blood cells and platelets to create a nutrient rich concentrate. Your provider will incorporate the PRF concentrate into the treatment, using the nutrient-rich serum to enhance results.

Microneedling with PRF

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, rejuvenates the skin by harnessing the body’s natural rejuvenation abilities in a process known as controlled wound healing. During a microneedling procedure, microscopic punctures, known as micro-wounds, are created along the skin. Though superficial, the micro-wounds stimulate a ‘wound healing cascade', causing the body to increase circulation, release growth factors, create more cells, and produce more collagen. The result is beautifully restored, naturally rejuvenated skin.

In addition to stimulating a wound healing cascade, microneedling provides an excellent delivery system for topical serums such as PRF, or Platelet Rich Fibrin. The small punctures created in the procedure act as micro-channels that facilitate the delivery of PRF into the deeper layers of the epidermis. This improves both the absorption and mechanism of action. Adding PRF increases the production of collagen, activates platelets and growth factors without the need for synthetic additives, and extends the activity of the blood cells from a couple hours to 14 days.

This treatment is great for acne scars, stretch marks, skin tightening, and overall skin rejuvenation.

Dermal Fillers with PRF

Adding PRF to a dermal filler treatment introduces growth factors to the area, helping to stimulate new collagen production and reverse the signs of aging.

The treatment starts by drawing your blood and spinning it in the centrifuge to separate the PRF from your red blood cells. Your provider will then add the PRF into a filler of your choice such as Juvederm or Restylane, or inject it by itself.

PRF is great as an under eye filler because it helps with the dark circles, wrinkles, and loose skin in the area. It can also be injected to other common areas to smooth and rejuvenate the skin.

Because the PRF uses your own blood for the injection, it is very safe with little to no side effects. The potential side effects include redness, swelling, or bruising.

If you’re looking for a more natural treatment and don’t want to rely too much on dermal fillers, PRF injections may be the right treatment for you.

PRF vs. PRP

The PRF facial is similar to a PRP facial (commonly known as a vampire facial). However, some notable differences distinguish PRF from PRP. These differences make PRF the golden standard in natural skin rejuvenation.
 
PRF Contains Fibrin. PRP Does Not.
Both PRF and PRP contain platelets and growth factors that stimulate the repair and renewal of your skin. However, PRF also contains Fibrin. PRP does not. Fibrin provides scaffolding that supports the blood cells, activates clotting and promotes the activity of the blood cells, extending the release of growth factors. This is why the growth factors in PRF remain active for 14 days, allowing the skin to fully utilize all the healing properties of the rejuvenating serum. In contrast, PRP is only active for a couple hours once applied. In addition, Fibrin’s supportive networks play an essential role in the rebuilding of collagen and elastin.⁵
 
PRF Preserves Vital Nutrients
When preparing for a PRP facial, the blood sample is spun very fast. Consequently, many beneficial nutrients are lost in the process. In contrast, a PRF facial spins the blood sample slowly to preserve these delicate nutrients.
 
PRP Contains Additives. PRF is 100% Natural.
PRP artificially activates the platelets using additives such as thrombin and calcium chloride. In contrast, PRF does not use additives. This allows the fibrin found within your blood sample to create matrixes and activate the growth factors naturally. Free of synthetic chemicals, PRF is a 100% natural, autologous blood concentrate.
Nurse Practitioner and Cosmetic Concierge Jill Crotty provides Botox, dermal fillers, and Kybella injectables in your home in Wichita, Kansas

Shana McIntosh, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse

Shana graduated from Wichita State University in December of 1998 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She started her career in nursing in Wichita before marrying her husband, Scott. They spent the next 20 years moving around the US and Europe with the Air Force. Shana has a very well rounded nursing career, working in oral surgery, hospital based medical-surgical floors in Texas, Florida and Alabama, cardiology, and pre/post op surgical care for outpatient surgical centers.

Shana started with Glow in May of 2022. She has trained with Galderma and Allergan for dermal fillers, neurotoxin, Sculptra, and Kybella. She has also trained with Aesthetic Management Partners for laser hair reduction, IPL, and microneedling with radio frequency.

Outside of work, Shana enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, Starbucks, crossfit and yoga with friends, reading, and is always ready for a road trip!