Looking to Sweat?! New Infrared Sauna Studio “INFRASWEAT” Opens in Delray Beach


Infrasweat offers numerous private infrared saunas for use; Grand Opening scheduled for December 21, 2012; First 25 guests to receive complimentary sauna session

Infrasweat, a proven yet cutting-edge wellness concept that delivers Infrared heat directly to the human body, will open December 21, 2012 in City Walk at Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach. Located at 200 N.E. 2nd Ave, Suite 106, the Infrasweat sauna studio will be a sanctuary for customers interested in health and wellness. The Delray Beach location, which will be open seven days a week (Monday – Friday, from 8am to 8pm; Saturday, from 9am to 5pm; and Sunday, 10am to 2pm), is the first of many planned for the South Florida market by Infrasweat.

The Infrasweat studio’s grand opening will take place during the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority’s “Fabulous 3rd Fridays” from 4-7 pm. The event will feature tours of the sauna studio, food and refreshments, as well as complimentary infrared sauna sessions to the first 25 guests.

Infrasweat is the first of its kind in South Florida and features multiple Sunlighten™ private infrared saunas. The Sunlighten™ mPulse™ brand sauna is the world’s first bio-feedback enabled or “smart” infrared sauna and helps users wirelessly track heart rate, changes in weight and body mass index, and calories burned. The sauna also features the first customizable full spectrum infrared heater, featuring a range of options, including near-infrared light (for pain relief and skin purification), mid-infrared (which assists in weight loss and improved circulation), and far infrared (which reduces blood pressure and is whole-body detoxifying). Further the Sunlighten™ brand offers the only saunas with clinical data shown to reduce blood pressure, increase core temperature nearly three degrees, and aid in weight loss.

“For the past year, I have been traveling across the country to California in order to access and experience the benefits of infrared sauna therapy,” said Infrasweat owner Kelly Dorsey. “I am thrilled to finally be able to introduce this proven wellness concept to South Florida through the Infrasweat studio, and help the community understand the impact of infrared heat therapy first-hand.”

Infrared saunas have been featured on The Oprah Show with Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and Ellen. The benefits of the Infrared sauna have also been referenced in studies conducted by Kagoshima University in Japan and the results sited in Harvard Health Publications as well as by The Mayo Clinic.

Infrared heat therapy uses infrared light characteristics to heat the body directly rather than just the air. Infrared saunas increase the body’s core temperature thus resulting in a much deeper, more detoxifying sweat from the cellular level of the skin where many toxins are housed.  As a result, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.

Infrared sauna health benefits include:

  • Detoxification. Sweating is the body’s natural and safe way to heal itself and stay healthy. Infrared saunas heat the body at the cellular level and help detoxify the body by getting rid of highly toxic metals, such as mercury and lead, arsenic, as well as sulfuric acid and other organic and inorganic compounds.
  • Increase Metabolism & Burn Calories. Studies show that a 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories. As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, all of which cause the body to burn more calories.
  • Anti-aging & Skin Purification. The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in the infrared sauna carries off deeply imbedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing and clean. Further, increased blood circulation has been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts.
  • Relaxation & Stress Relief. While traditional saunas operate at extremely high temperatures in order to heat the air, the infrared saunas heat the individual directly and therefore feel gentle, soothing and therapeutic. One session at Infrasweat will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.
  • Pain Relief. Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints and muscles. Studies show, it can help relieve anything from minor aches and pains to chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia. Increased blood circulation also helps carry off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to depleted muscles to aid in recovery.
  • Heart Health. Infrared saunas cause a deep sweat which makes the heart pump faster, in turn increasing blood flow, lowering blood pressure and helping circulation. Scientific evidence, in fact, shows that using one of Infrasweat’s featured saunas two or more times a week lowers blood pressure.

To learn more and/or to book an appointment, please stop by the studio at City Walk in Pineapple Grove, 200 N.E. 2nd Ave, Suite 106, Delray Beach; visit the Infrasweat website at www.infrasweat.com; or call 561-276-5550. (Parking is available for customers in the Pineapple Grove parking garage. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 8am to 8pm; Saturday, from 9am to 5pm; and Sunday, 10am to 2pm.)


Open Heart Surgery for My Dad…

My dad, Russ Perlman, age 60, just eleven days after open heart surgery and five bypasses. I’d say he’s looking pretty good!

Well, I haven’t posted for a while as I’ve been super busy but I am excited to catch up on a few subjects this Thanksgiving holiday weekend…

Just two weeks ago, my dad Russ Perlman had open heart surgery and five bypasses. The urgent surgery came out of no where for all of us – my dad included. He’s 60 years old, not overweight, in overall good health and very active (plays softball up to 5 times a week).

Apparently, over the past couple of months my dad has been feeling a little out of breath while playing softball. He even vomited after running the bases one day and nearly passed out another. He ignored the signs until feeling that his jaw was going numb one afternoon while standing in the outfield. At that point, he told his girlfriend Patty and they made an appointment with his internist. He was immediately sent to a cardiologist for a stress test, which led to a surgical appointment for angioplasty and to have stents put in. Unfortunately, the doctor realized my dad’s arteries were 100%, 99%, and 75% blocked. There was no way a stent could be inserted and at that point a heart surgeon was called for open heart surgery.

Considering that my siblings and I just lost my mom to breast cancer in 2008, the idea of my dad going under for serious open heart surgery was scary. As I told him before he went it, he would need to fight as hard as he could. He couldn’t leave us now. We were so lucky that he was getting this second chance – as the doctor said my dad already had two silent heart attacks – either of which could have killed him.

My dad’s surgery was scheduled at Palm Beach Gardens hospital with Dr. Heitman last Thursday, November 8th. He was on the bypass for more than 8 hours. But he came out, five bypasses later and did great! It has been two weeks since his surgery and my dad has been home for over a week, is walking and doing everything else on his own. He was recently okayed to drive on his own. And the only thing he’s not permitted to do…play softball for the next two months! He’s a little upset with that but he’ll make it 🙂

So why I am writing about my dad’s open heart surgery here? Because this is a warning to all my readers to have the people in your life get checked, have their stress tests done annually, and listen to the signs. My dad was and is healthy. It was hereditary reasons that led to his blockage more than anything. So, take this is as a sign, a warning, a push to get your loved ones check out…before the New Year.

And, my dad is not along. Coronary artery disease, also called coronary heart disease, or simply, heart disease, is the No. 1 killer in America, affecting more than 13 million Americans. Heart disease is a result of plaque buildup in your arteries, which blocks blood flow and heightens the risk for heart attack and stroke. Learn more here.