Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Infrared is a type of energy and 100% natural. The sun generates infrared heat through the combustion of gases, and the infrared energy passes heat directly through space to warm the surface of the earth. When infrared waves touch a surface, heat energy is released regardless of the surrounding air temperature so even on a cold day, objects and people are warmed by the heat radiated by the sun.
No. Steam room heat is produced by rocks that heat the air, which raises your bodies surface temperature. Users often find this to be an uncomfortable experience because they are unable to breathe or withstand the treatment for a lengthy period. Unlike steam rooms, infrared saunas heat objects not air, making the procedure comfortable and deep penetrating to remove harmful toxins at a cellular level. Some of these toxins and heavy metals include mercury, lead, aluminum, and nickle. Toxic metals enter your body through eating, drinking, inhaling toxic emissions, and skin contact. Far Infrared Saunas (also known as thermal energy) penetrate up to 1- 2 inches below your skin to revitalize your cells and detoxify. Without a deep SW3AT, most of these metals sit in our bodies, causing adverse effects down the line.
Plan to arrive 10 minutes before your session time starts. After completing our one-time waiver, you will be escorted into your private suite. Your session is 45 minutes long, and you will have 10 minutes after your session ends to dress and vacate the room. Each room is equipped with a towel cooler for you to freshen up. It is recommended you drink at least 8 ounces before and at least 16 ounces after your session. Complimentary water is provided inside your suite for your convenience.
Feel free to wear loose/tight fitting clothing, a bathing suit, or just undergarments. Please make sure to wrap yourself in the towel provided. We also sell sauna compression shirts for a more intense SW3AT!
Open the door to the sauna to allow fresh air inside. The sauna will cool down quickly once the door is opened. If you continue to feel uncomfortable after a few minutes, please discontinue your session, slowly vacate the sauna and sit down outside of the sauna for a bit and slowly sip water to rehydrate your body.
The more time you spend in the sauna, the better because most of us do not SW3AT enough! With daily use of antiperspirants and lack of cardio, we stop our body from needed perspiration. With that said, the frequency will depend upon your health and wellness goals. We recommend at least two (2) times a week and 4-5 times for more aggressive results. If on a weight loss or detox plan, four (4) times a week is recommended. Infrared sauna therapy is also ideal after massage or chiropractic visits. We limit each client to ONE session per day.
No, we do not provide showers because your body is still releasing toxins after your sessions end. We recommend not showering for up to an hour and using the restroom after your session to ensure maximum release of toxins. The rooms are equipped with cool towels to refresh. We recommend that you bring fresh clothing and/or undergarments to change into after your session.
You must be 18 or older to utilize the saunas. Minors 16 and up are welcome if accompanied by a parent/guardian via a tandem session and must sign a separate liability waiver.
Street parking is available in the downtown area. There is a municipal parking lot behind the building that can be used with the ParkMobile App and a lot on Christopher Columbus Blvd. In Hoboken, it is recommended you give yourself extra time to find street parking or use public transportation as we are one block from the PATH and lightrail.
The saunas are cleaned between each client. In the past, we used all natural products when cleaning since the extreme heat inside the saunas kill bacteria but since the onset of the COVID-19 we have transitioned to chemical disinfectants to ensure we maintain the safety of our clients. We also use a UV wand in each sauna between clients as an additional measure. At the end of the day, each sauna undergoes a thorough cleaning for the next day.
We encourage the silence and relaxation infrared saunas provide! But electronics are permitted inside the saunas as Infrared heat will not damage them. We ask that you, please use headphones so that other clients are not disturbed in their sessions and/or abide by the bluetooth volume policy. SW3AT Sauna Studio is not responsible for electronics damage from moisture.
If you are unable to make your appointment, please cancel at least 24 hours prior via the online system or by calling the studio. Appointments that are not canceled in this manner will be charged 50% of the session cost.
At SW3AT we are taking COVID-19 very serious. In the past, we used all natural products when cleaning since the extreme heat inside the saunas kill bacteria but since the onset of the COVID-19 we have transitioned to chemical disinfectants to ensure we maintain the safety of our clients. We also use a UV wand in each sauna between clients as an additional measure. The UV technology is also used throughout the day on touch surfaces. Staff are required to wear mask as well as the clients (unless in their suite). A barrier has been installed at the front desk, and we are a cashless establishment. We also are not taking walk-in’s at this time to reduce traffic in the waiting room. We have hand sanitizer and masks upon entry for those who require it. We are taking all of the necessary precautions to make sure SW3AT maintains it’s cleanliness standard and assist in the fight against COVID-19.