Higher Dose

What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga and Bryan V. all have in common? Not a whole lot except an appreciation for infrared saunas. Do you like to sweat your a** off? If the answer is yes, join the masses, and visit HigherDOSE, an infrared sauna center. In advance, book a private (preferred by me as I am claustrophobic) or couple's sauna room for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Once you enter the room, you are given towels, water, and a plug to play music from your smartphone. Then, as they say ... "walk in, shed your clothes, worries, and stress. Get hot. Get high." They kind of make it sound like a rehab place for druggies (proven to be good for that too), but, in fact, this is the latest health craze with an insane amount of benefits.

For the binge dieters, they say you burn up to 600 calories in 45 minutes, just sitting there! For the sauna seekers, this is 7X more detoxifying than a traditional sauna. For the stressed out, infrared decreases cortisol and increases serotonin, thus causing a chill-out effect! For the Joan Rivers in you, it provides anti-aging and skin purification without the plastic surgery. For the professional athlete in you, this penetrates your muscles and relieves the aches and pains of overuse AND adds flexibility. For the health minded, this stimulates the circulatory system and increases blood flow ... so why not infrared. One reason and one reason only, it's a challenge (mental and physical) to make it in there for the long haul as the time does not pass quickly when you're detoxifying this much. Unless you take a long shower after, there is no way you'll be able to put your jeans back on.

PS: A cool feature to the saunas is you pick your favorite LED light color (ROYGBIV, each unique with its own benefits) to enhance your trip to the fountain of youth. It's been proven that the lines go away with this light therapy. WHOA!