Health Benefits


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Health Benefits

The most advanced infrared therapy available is the full spectrum infrared treatments available in our private Sauna Suites at St. Pierre in Napa, CA. The infrared spectrum consists of near (NIR), mid (MIR), and far (FIR) waves, each with distinct characteristics and health benefits. 


Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals accumulate in the body during modern daily life.  Studies have shown that FIR raises core body temperature stimulating the sweat glands resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat ridding the body of toxins.  

Pain Relief

Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy.  Researchers have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low-level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain.  MIR can help to expand blood vessels and increase circulation allowing more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body resulting in reduced pain and a faster healing process. 

Man in Full Spectrum

Weight Control

A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories! Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn calories. 


During a 10-20 minute sauna session, heart rate increases by 50-75%, which provides the same metabolic result as physical exercise. There is a nominal effect on blood pressure because the heat also causes blood vessels in the skin to expand to accommodate increased blood flow.

Skin Purification

Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of infrared sauna.  Infrared sauna increases circulation, expels dirt and chemicals, and removes dead cells on surface of the skin, resulting in a soft, clear complexion.  It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity.  Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. 


Relax and reduce mental stress.  Our infrared therapy soothes your mind by enveloping your body in relaxing warmth.  Our saunas are designed for maximum comfort, allowing you to not only loosen your body but loosen your mind.  Alone time is maximized with a sauna therapy session, giving you an opportunity to reflect and move on from the stressors of the day. Practicing mindful meditation while in a sauna therapy session can also help with mental stress reduction.