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Elevating Wellness with Infrared Saunas and Massage at Grounded Healing

In our quest for holistic wellness, we explore the profound synergy of infrared saunas and massage therapy at Grounded Healing. Delve into the therapeutic wonders that unfold when these two wellness practices converge, offering you the perfect recipe for relaxation, rejuvenation, and whole-body healing.

Grounded Healing Infrared Sauna, Grounded Healing Mona Vale

Infrared Saunas: A Gentle Wave of Wellness

Infrared saunas have taken the wellness world by storm, and it's not by chance. They operate on a different wavelength, quite literally. Unlike traditional saunas that rely on heat convection, infrared saunas use radiant heat from infrared heaters to directly warm your body. This gentle approach has swiftly become the preferred choice for many seeking enhanced health and relaxation.

The complementary therapeutic effects are thought to be truly remarkable. Infrared waves penetrate human tissue, targeting specific areas of the body, and in doing so, may bring about a plethora of benefits:

  • Pain Relief: Studies suggest that the deep, penetrating heat from infrared saunas may have a role in relaxing muscles and influencing circulation. This could be relevant for sufferers of chronic pain muscle spasms, and stiffness. (1)

  • Detoxification: Profuse sweating is thought to play a role in the elimination of heavy metals like mercury, lead, and cadmium from your body. (2)

  • Lower Blood Pressure: Infrared heat can lead to blood vessel dilation, which is associated with changes in circulation and lowering blood pressure. (3)

  • Healthy Skin: Sweating is known to detox your skin while also killing bacteria. There is evidence that suggests sweat produced by infrared saunas may increase collagen production for firm, youthful skin. (4)

  • Weight Loss: Some research points to the role of intense sweating, as can occur in infrared sauna sessions, in calorie burning. The impact on weight loss and toxin release is a subject of ongoing study. (2)

  • Immune Boost: Infrared saunas use near, mid, and far infrared waves to heat the body directly. The theory is this heat exposure stimulates the immune system, potentially influencing immune cell production. (5)

  • Anti-aging: Infrared light, particularly in the near-infrared spectrum, has been studied for its potential effects on skin health, for producing collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin contribute to skin elasticity and firmness, and their increased production is often associated with reduced signs of aging. (4)

The Ultimate Sauna + Massage Combination

Now, imagine pairing the healing power of infrared saunas with the targeted expertise of massage therapy. This dynamic duo elevates mind-body rejuvenation to unparalleled heights. An infrared sauna session preps your body. Following infrared sauna therapy with customised massage treatments may amplify these benefits, as your therapist directly addresses specific problem areas through manual manipulation.

Modalities like deep tissue massage, sports/remedial therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and lymphatic drainage seamlessly complement infrared therapy. The sauna's gentle warmth is thought to relax muscles and tendons, making it easier for your therapist to work out knots, break down scar tissue, mobilise joints, and correct muscle imbalances. Improved circulation can enhance the oxygen and nutrient intake during massage work, offering relief and lasting results. This powerful one-two approach can provide comprehensive solutions for assisting in the reduction of pain, speeding injury recovery, and unwinding from everyday stress.

At Grounded Healing, we understand that true wellness encompasses both relaxation and restoration. Our unique combination of infrared saunas and massage therapy available at our Mona Vale rooms optimises your body's potential for full recovery and regeneration. It's the perfect recipe for whole-body restoration, offering you the best of both worlds and promoting a harmonious, centred, and joy-filled existence.

Consultation with Healthcare Professionals

This blog does not constitute or replace health advice from your medical practitioner. As with any health-related practice, it's advisable for individuals to consult with healthcare professionals before using infrared saunas, especially those with health conditions or concerns about their immune system.

Infrared Saunas: Your Path to Holistic Wellness at Grounded Healing

Infrared saunas provide a gateway to complete well-being through the magic of penetrating heat. From rejuvenating your body to soothing your mind, the benefits are thought to be boundless. At Grounded Healing, we encourage you to integrate infrared sauna sessions into your self-care routine. These sessions are easily accessible at Health Space Clinic in Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches, where Janie is a part of the team on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Our wellness experts are dedicated to guiding you on your journey to health, relaxation, and wholeness. Join us at Grounded Healing to unlock the full potential of your mind and body, and embark on a harmonious, centred, and joy-filled existence.

Stay tuned as we explore deeper into the unique perspective and offerings of Grounded Healing, your sanctuary for holistic well-being on the Northern Beaches.


  1. Gale GD, Rothbart PJ, Li Y. Infrared therapy for chronic low back pain: A randomized, controlled trial, Pain Research & Management, 2006.

  2. Fernando P Molina-Heredia et al., Detoxification of superoxide without production of H2O2: antioxidant activity of superoxide reductase complexed with ferrocyanide, 2015.

  3. Kihara T, Biro S, Imamura M, et al., Effects of repeated sauna treatment on ventricular arrhythmias in patients with chronic heart failure, Circulation Journal, 2004.

  4. Roisin Holmes et al., Thiol-ene photo-click collagen-PEG hydrogels: impact of water-soluble photoinitiators on cell viability, gelation kinetics and rheological properties, 2017.

  5. Amin Zia, Heat shock proteins may be a missing link between febrile infection and cancer tumor rejection via autoantigen molecular mimicry, 2023.


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