1. What is CYL Sauna Studio?

CYL Sauna Studio SM is a luxury infrared sauna studio. Clients can enjoy sweating in the serenity of their own personal infrared sauna pod in a private sauna suite.

2. Why should I sweat?

We are all exposed to hundreds of chemicals a day in the air we breathe, the items we touch, what we apply to our skin, and what we eat and drink. Not all of these chemicals can be processed adequately by the body, nor can an endless amount or number of them be handled at one time. Some are even poisonous to the point of damaging critical parts (such as liver enzymes) that are supposed to detoxify our bodies. By implementing use the of an infrared sauna session into your weekly routine you can help your body rid itself of these devastating toxins.

3. What is infrared heat?

Infrared light is part of the Sun’s invisible spectrum of light that has the ability to penetrate the human tissue. Infrared heat therapy uses these infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air. The experience of an infrared sauna is similar to sunbathing, which gives you the radiant heat that is all your own. The infrared heat penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth. Unlike sunbathing, infrared heat therapy is completely healthy and safe. You can relax in an infrared sauna and it will never cause your skin to burn.

4. Is there anyone who shouldn't sweat?

Pregnant women cannot sweat (although its safe after the baby is born!). If you have a chronic condition that makes you sensitive to temperature, we recommend checking with your doctor before booking a session. We recommend checking with your doctor if you have recently had an injury and/or undergone surgery of any kind. If you have hemophilia we do not recommend sweating. If you are on any medications please check with your doctor (especially if you are on blood thinners). If you have been advised to stay away from heat or have any concerns regarding medical conditions, please talk to your doctor. If you have had an abdominal surgery, tummy tuck, c-section or breast augmentation, consult a physician prior to using a Sunlighten sauna to ensure that it is approved for use. Please remember we are not medical professionals.

5. Is it safe? Are there any risks associated with it?

There are no major risks associated with sweating for individuals with average health. If you are worried, please consult your doctor before booking a sweat. If you have had an abdominal surgery, tummy tuck, c-section or breast augmentation, consult a physician prior to using a Sunlighten Solo sauna to ensure that it is approved for use.

6. What are the benefits?

There are numerous benefits associated with regular infrared sauna sessions. To name a few it helps strengthen immunity, weight loss, stress relief, and skin appearance. To learn more about the benefits of infrared saunas, visit out Benefits page here.

7. Does infrared technology interfere with implants (metal, silicone, etc.)?

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna. If you have had an abdominal surgery, tummy tuck, c-section or breast augmentation, consult a physician prior to using a Sunlighten Solo sauna to ensure that it is approved for use.

8. How many calories can I burn?

Far Infrared Saunas are a healthy weight loss solution without exercising. Infrared Saunas burn 400-600 calories in just one 30-minute session. In a Far Infrared Sauna, a moderately fit person can sweat one pound of sweat in a 30-minute session; the equivalent of running 2-3 miles.

9. How do you burn calories while sweating?

Infrared saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature to induce sweating. Increases in blood flow and heart rate are a result, which, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help you lose weight. Saunas also help you lose weight by easing aches and pains associated with weight training, helping you get back into the gym the next day.

10. What is the difference in steam sauna and infrared sauna?

A traditional sauna uses wet or dry heat to warm the air around you, which induces sweating. This can aid in weight loss, but it has shown that the weight loss is mainly due to loss of water – or heavy sweating. An infrared sauna heats your body from the inside out, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer and increases your heart rate. Infrared sauna use results in more calories burned in a shorter period of time. Furthermore, Solocarbon infrared heat allows for most of the far infrared wavelength to be near 9.4 microns, which is the level at which the human body absorbs infrared energy.  This is also the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins.  This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of far infrared heat, which improves weight loss efforts.

11. Will I be losing water weight?

Yes, and this will be regained upon hydration. But the calories you burned are real!

12. How often should I sweat?

This is different for each individual! We recommend 1-3 sessions per week.

13. How long will it take for my core temperature to cool down to normal?

It could take up to an hour. This is normal and is part of your body returning to its regular body temperature (one plus is you are still burning calories after you sweat while this cool down is taking place).

14. Why are there spider looking lines all over my legs?

This deep layer heating causes blood vessels and capillaries to dilate for better circulation. This red pattern is you being able to physically see this process. It will go away on its own within a few hours.

15. What is Pure Sweat cream?

Pure Sweat is a sweat amplifying cream used to intensify sweating, increase circulation / vasodilation, speed up warm-up time, accelerate caloric burn, release built-up toxins, and fight muscle fatigue. Using Pure Sweat during a sauna session and during workouts can substantially improve circulation, energy, and sweating, activate slow to respond areas and accelerate warm up and recovery time for a more effective sauna session or workout. These effects help to bring the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface while flushing out unwanted impurities.

Applying Pure Sweat* to problem areas that are slower to respond (such as upper thighs & hips for women and stomach & the sides of waist for men) activates circulation for better results.

16. How many times a day can I sweat?

We only allow one 30 or 40 minute session per day.

17. Can I bring my kids?

Due to liability reasons, only those who are sweating can be in the room during sauna sessions. We also cannot have children left unattended in the lobby at any time for liability reasons. Please make alternative arrangements for childcare if you will be coming in to sweat.

18. How old do you have to be to sweat?

You must be 18 years or older to sweat. Individual locations may vary. Please check with your local studio location to verify policies.

19. Are children allowed to use the sauna?

What should I consider with this? The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using the sauna with a child, we operate it at a lower temperature level 1-3 and for no more than 15 minutes at a time. A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated, even if you don’t see them sweating. Please reach out to us at info@cylsaunastudio.com prior to bringing your child in for a sauna session.

20. Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?

Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but may be no depending upon you specific circumstances.

21. Where should I park?

Please check with your individual studio page for parking information.

22. What do I wear?

During your sweat we recommend that less is more. Feel free to sweat in your birthday suit if you are comfortable with that. Otherwise we recommend a swim suit, or bra and underwear. Please make sure that the clothing is free of plastic or any metal- ie bras with underwire or swim suits with metal eyelets.

23. What should I bring?

We recommend wearing or bringing loose fitting clothes for after your sweat session. We provide water, but you are welcome to bring your own bottle as well. We also provide towels to towel off with after your session.

24. What should I do before I come in?

Please make sure that you are hydrated and have eaten a little something. We advise against sweating on an empty stomach, but also not arriving immediately after a heavy meal.

25. Why do I need to hydrate?

Drinking plenty of water is a top priority. We want you to feel your best. Our bodies need plenty of water to function optimally. When you sweat at CYL Sauna Studio, your body uses water to flush out toxins and other waste, the more water you have to use, the more productive your sweat session will be. It is also important to replenish the water your sweat out!

26. How long is a session?

Our standard session is 30 minutes. We offer a 40 minute session (Super Sweat), this is the longest a client is allowed to sweat per day. If you make a session too long, your body has to work harder than it really needs to, without an increase in benefits.

27. How early do I need to arrive?

For your first session we recommend arriving 5-10 minutes before your appointment. You will be required to fill out of New Client Information + Release Form and read over the Contraindications Sheet when you arrive.

28. How do I book an appointment?

You can book an appointment online through the website here. We also have an app that you can find here. Or you can call your studio and book an appointment over the phone.

29. Do you have to have an appointment?

We do accept walk-ins. However we recommend that you book an appointment to guarantee your spot. Just because we accept walk-ins does not mean that we can always accommodate them.

30. Are all of your suites private?

Yes, they are. You will be in the privacy of your own room.

31. Can I sweat with someone else?

We do offer tandem sweat sessions, which allows you to sweat with one other person, in your own individual sauna pods.

32. Why do we use a pod rather than an infrared box sauna?

We feel the pod is much more comfortable. You are able to breathe room temperature air which makes it more tolerable while still getting the benefits on your face. Clients who suffer from asthma and other respiratory issues are able to use the pod when they wouldn’t be able to use the box. The session time is shorter because it doesn’t take as long to heat since it is a small space.

33. Can/Should I shower after my session?

Some of our studios have showers to use after your session, so be sure to check your studio here for studio details. However, we actually recommend not showering immediately after your session as you continue to sweat out toxins. 30-60 minutes after your session feel free to jump in and rinse off!

34. Is it sanitary?

Yes, we provide clean towels and sanitize with a non-toxic cleaner after every client/use. Infrared light also kills all bacteria and any airborne germs or fungus. Many medical devices are actually sanitized using infrared light. We pride ourselves with keeping a clean and relaxing environment.

35. What does it feel like during the session?

The first twenty minutes of your sweat session will feel warm and cozy. Most people feel extremely relaxed, maybe even sleepy. The last 10 minutes of the session are more challenging. In that time, your heart rate will likely increase and you will notice that you are sweating much more.

36. How will I feel afterwards?

Immediately after your session you may feel like you just finished a workout, however 30 minutes later you will feel refreshed and rested. You may feel a boost in your energy and mood. Oh and get ready to sleep like a baby that evening! Keep in mind- just like a workout some sweats will feel better than others.

37. What should I do after my sweat session?

Be sure to replenish the water you sweat out during your session. We recommend waiting 30 minutes before showering and putting on any lotions, liquids, creams, etc. until your pores close up.

38. Will my face receive benefits even though it's not in the pod?

Yes it will. Infrared heat benefits happen because your core temperature rises not based on where the sauna is covering you.

39. Do you sell gift cards?

Yes, we do. There is no better gift than the gift of health! You can purchase gift cards in-store, by phone, or online.

40. How do I cancel my appointment?

Please call your studio 2 hours prior to your appointment to cancel.

41. What is your cancellation policy?

We require a 2 hour notice to cancel appointments. If you do not cancel before the 4 hours, you will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.* (Charged to the card on file.)

42. What is the late policy?

Due to the fact that the length of our sweat sessions are designed with your wellness in mind, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals, as doing so would require us to shorten your session (or that of the sweater after you.) However, if you know that you will be late, please call us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to try to accommodate you. Please be aware that late arrivals are subject to a fee, or the loss of one membership session.

43. What is your latest appointment?

Our latest appointment is 30 minutes prior to closing. If you wish to do a 40 minute sweat it will be 45 minutes prior to closing.

44. How do I cancel, pause, or downgrade my membership?

If you wish to cancel or downgrade your membership please email your studio at least 30 days prior to the end of your plan term. You will receive a confirmation email within 5 business days. If the request is made with fewer than 30 days before the renewal, the following payment will still be processed. Please be aware that when the membership is cancelled your benefits will no longer be available once they expire. Please note, franchise locations may vary.

45. Can I bring a large group to sweat?

Yes! Please email your studio for large groups or feel free to call us to make sure we can accommodate your group.

46. What if I don’t sweat very much?

Everyone is different and this is also true for sweating. We all sweat different amounts. For most people it takes a few sessions to acclimate to the detoxifying process. Also, the more hydrated you are the better you will sweat.

47. Can I sweat if I am pregnant?

It is not recommended to sweat while pregnant. However, it is a great way to recover and show your body some love post baby. As us about our New Mom Special!

48. Can I use my phone during my session?

Please do not make any phone calls or FaceTime during your sweat session. It is a spa like environment and the rooms are close together, so please take the 30 minutes to unplug and relax. Please make sure cell phones are on silent.

49. What if I want to listen to my own music?

We do have spa music that plays in each suite, so if you wish to listen to your own music please bring headphones.

50. What if I want to bring my pet to the studio?

Due to liability reasons no pets are allowed in the studio. If you have a service dog, please contact your studio prior to your appointment to make arrangements.

51. What if I am claustrophobic?

Most clients find that they do not feel claustrophobic during their session. Your head is out the entire time and you can push the pod down to as far as you need to to feel comfortable. If you are claustrophobic please share your concerns with us, and we will do everything we can to make sure that you remain comfortable during your session.

52. What if I am on my period?

Many of our female clients find that sweating is a great way to help reduce cramps and balance your hormonal balances. However, please keep in mind that sweating may increase menstrual flow, so if you already experience heavy bleeding, you may not want to sweat on your period.

53. What if I am on medication?

Please check with your doctor prior to sweating if you are taking any medication.

54. What if I have breast implants?

The melting point of silicon is far higher than the temperature of our infrared beds, so sweating has no effect on them. However with that being said, please reach out to your doctor if you have any concerns.

55. What if I have a migraines?

Many clients who suffered from migraines find that regular sweat sessions greatly improve their condition.

56. What if I have allergies?

Many clients who suffer from allergies, have reported that their allergies are lessened as a result of regular sweating. Please talk to your doctor if you are concerned in any way.

57. What if I am sick?

If you have a fever it is not recommended to sweat. Infrared heat does help increase your immunity so if you feel the sniffles coming on we do recommend a sweat session!

58. What if I recently had surgery?

Please contact your doctor if you have had surgery in the past 12 months before sweating.

59. What if I want to use essential oils during my sweat session?

We do not allow the use of any oils (or lotions, or creams- besides Pure Sweat) because we cannot guarantee that the ingredients will not react with the heat and cause you harm. Please make sure your skin is clean of any products prior to your sweat session.

60. Why do you sell water in boxes?

We are trying to do our part on helping the environment and cut down on the toxins that our found in plastics!*

61. Do you have any snacks for sale?

We sell RXBars along with other healthy snacks in all of our studios.*

62. Do you have complimentary water?

Some of our studio locations do have a complimentary water station available. Feel free to bring your own water bottle or purchase a drink in studio.*

63. Can I buy packages online?

Yes! You can purchase them through your studio’s page

64. What do you clean the beds with?

We use a non-toxic cleaner after each sweat session. We also replace all towels, so your sweat doesn’t touch anyone and you don’t touch anybody else’s.

*Locations may vary with products and services available