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What is the ideal treatment at BDY SQD?

The ideal treatment is a stretch and detox treatment. We recommend the assisted stretch first to release fascia and metabolic waste and either infrared sauna or Normatec compression therapy to follow in order to detoxify.

Why stretch then detox?

Our stretch protocol breaks up adhesions in your muscle fascia, releasing metabolic waste. So the ideal time to detox is just after you’ve had that manual manipulation done so that you can maximize your detoxification impact.

What should I wear to BDY SQD?

Ideally, wear something stretchy and loose for assisted stretching. Wearing a dress or skirt for stretching will limit what we can do on your lower body, but your upper body would still be available for treatment. NormaTec boots work well with leggings or shorts. For our infrared sauna we suggest light clothing, bathing suit or undergarments – but it is completely private so what you wear (or don’t) is up to you. A towel is provided.

What should (or shouldn’t) I do after a session?

There are no limitations on what you should or should not do after stretching, infrared sauna or NormaTec, but hydration and replenishing of electrolytes is important. Our studio water is alkaline and remineralized, so fill up your bottle after each session.

Are multiple infrared saunas a week recommended?

Daily saunas are a common ritual in other countries, and here we consider them healthy and appropriate for daily use. Consider your health history and check with a doctor, but otherwise hydrate and replenish magnesium and potassium.

Are there contraindications for infrared sauna?

If you are taking any medication that should not be processed more quickly through your liver, then wait until the course of therapy has finished. Anyone under medical supervision should consult a provider first.

Why would I do multiple stretches a week?

You do multiple stretches per week to address chronic pain or recover from workouts, surgery, injury or race prep. Some people book stretches every day for a period of focused performance.

Why do people use NormaTec boots?

NormaTec is another method for detoxification and recovery. Created by a physician bioengineer (MD, Ph.D.) to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern employs three key techniques to maximize your recovery: Pulsing, gradients and distal release. In English, this basically means that through dynamic pressure and kneading, the boots facilitate lymph flushing that begins at your feet and pumps out through your heart, as well as toe to hip muscle recovery. The boots relieve a sensation of heavy legs, and flush metabolic waste.

You talk about detoxification a lot. What am I detoxing?

There are many waste products that need to make their way out of your body on a daily basis. Your body’s natural elimination systems (skin, lungs and urinary/bowel) do a great job, but there are environmental pollutants, chemical agents, antibiotic residue and so much more that enters our systems constantly, all of which are not part of our natural ecosystems. Accumulation can cause disease, so we believe consistent detoxification mitigates this imbalance.

Do infrared saunas really aid in weight loss?

Infrared saunas burn up to 400 calories in 30 minutes, and also aid in digestion and boost immunity, all of which contribute to a healthy body weight.

Is infrared good for acne?

Yes, the infrared sauna is particularly good for acne and any skin disorder because it kills bacteria and our chromotherapy (lights) have a soothing, healing impact on irritated skin. Try a session and wait a few days to evaluate. People often report an instant glow, but in terms of resolution for breakouts we recommend waiting two days to evaluate.