Who doesn’t like a treatment that simply requires blissing-out? The infrared saunas at Nimbus & Co, Bondi offer just that. I recently spent some time relaxing in there and found the sauna was fantastic for skin purification, detoxification, and even healing. Their unique panels emit light and energy waves that penetrate your tissues, skin cells and muscles bringing a whole new level of glowing goodness to your sauna experience.
What it is
The Infrared sauna bondi is called Nimbus & Co. It is a sauna using near and far infrared light panels proven for their detoxifying and anti-ageing properties. The place is known among celebrities and nutritionists alike for the number of benefits including, like me – to get that glow. Naturally, the first thing I wanted to know was about the saunas and their Solocarbon far infrared heating technology.
The ‘Far’ infrared lighting gently heats the body from the inside first, which doesn’t cause any damage to the surface of the skin. It’s like LED light therapy combined with the purifying benefits of a traditional sauna – without extreme heat or steam.
As you walk into the warm room of the Nimbus & Co, Infrared sauna bondi, you instantly relax. Bondi is known as a laid back town, and this is in the perfect location. Lights were low and relaxation music was on – it felt like my own corner of bliss. Options were to simply relax or turn on the screen and to listen to your own music, podcasts, or even watch Netflix. Yes, you can totally Netflix and chill in here, I tried but needed some ‘me time’ so opted for a little meditation/actively tried to think about nothing.
How it works
The sauna’s patented Sunlighten technology slightly raises your core body temperature to expel toxins. This is unlike a traditional sauna that gets very hot in order to heat the ambient air and draw out the toxins, SEE STUDY. The owner, Su explained that the saunas were developed from NASA’s research of Near-infrared technology (NIR) using a singular wavelength with minimal variability and virtually undetectable heat and light.
NIR is the shortest infrared wavelength and penetrates the skin’s surface more effectively… Scientific research shows that when delivered at the vital wavelength of 880nm without extreme heat or light, NIR promotes skin renewal, cell health, wound healing, and tissue growth.
This near and far infrared technology is combined with the benefits of LED Light therapy to help rejuvenate cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines and stimulate the production of collagen.
Customers also use the infrared sauna at Nimbus & Co as part of recovery and healing processes. Studies (in the links above) show that the infrared waves have the ability to penetrate deep into cells and rejuvenate scar tissue. When I asked Su about this, she explained how the technology can “heal wounds faster and minimize scarring through the use of near infrared LEDs. No other sauna can do this.” which is pretty impressive and reminded me of a few scars that could use a heal (including my most recent scar from having the twins).
The sauna’s fame has come from its detoxification properties, specifically its ability to eliminate heavy metals and other toxins in your system. Detoxification has become more important in today’s world with the increase in pollution levels, UV exposure, and other environmental factors. These effects on our bodies get worse as we age because levels of free radicals increase our natural ability to remove toxins, rejuvenate cells and remove said free radicals decrease. A great way to address this is by staying hydrated and detoxification in the infrared saunas at Nimbus & Co, Bondi. To further reduce free-radicals, check out this article on How To Protect Your Skin From Pollution
After my half-hour session, I wasn’t too hot so opted not to shower and let my body cool down naturally. Thus working the detoxifying effects to their full potential! I felt lighter, did I mention weight-loss was another benefit! Although I was a little dehydrated, so I drank some coconut water and a bottle of water to replenish any lost fluids. I went home and used a dry brush on my body which topped off the detoxifying experience and made me feel fresh, invigorated and I was definitely glowing.
More On The Infrared saunas at Nimbus & Co, Bondi
For more info on the Nimbus & Co Infrared sauna in Bondi head to http://www.nimbusco.com.au/bondiinfraredsauna/ You will find there are plenty of packages available to choose from! it’s recommended to go as much or as little as you like, depending on your desired results. I wish I could go every day to help with anti-ageing and to glow all the time!