I’m often asked why I started The Sauna Haus. The answer is simple – I want to help individuals find healthy ways to deal with the stress and pressures of everyday life. My ultimate goal is to help my clients live their best life. The story of The Sauna Haus is my very own journey to whole-body wellness.
Cancer. It’s a dreaded diagnosis that everyone fears. My prognosis was good and the outcome positive. But it wasn’t the disease that changed the course of my life, it was dealing with life after the cure. That sounds strange but my struggles came after I got the “all clear”. The cancer was gone but I wasn’t alright. My body didn’t feel like it was healed. I struggled with digestive issues and mounting anxiety. Days turned to months. Months turned to years and I struggled and struggled to find answers. I wasn’t ok.
My doctors offered medication to ease symptoms but my body still refused. I felt like my health was spinning out of control. The stress of overcoming cancer took a bigger toll on me mentally and physically than the actual cancer.
I began researching natural methods of healing the body from the effects of prolonged stress. I became my own health advocate in search of a way to restore not only my body, but also my mind and my spirit.
That’s when I found the detoxifying benefits of infrared sauna therapy and the restorative powers of dry salt. As I became stronger, my desire and determination to live a life with a deeper purpose also intensified. I knew I could use my journey to help others. I dreamed up The Sauna Haus, a health spa where every last detail is designed to help people achieve optimal wellness.
I decided if I was going to do this, I was going to give my clients the best experience possible. That’s why I chose Sunlighten® saunas. They contain the first and only patented, medical-grade Solocarbon® 3-in-1 heaters. Based on clinical studies, this heater provides the optimum spectrum of near, mid and far infrared wavelengths to penetrate the body at the cellular level where toxins are stored.
We included Chromotherapy – the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations leading to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing – in all of our saunas. Each color possesses frequencies of a specific vibration, and each vibration is related to different physical symptoms. Science has proven that light has a profound effect on our health, happiness, relationships, performance, and overall sense of well-being.
In our salt rooms, we use only pure, pharmaceutical grade salt. We offer the coziest of blankets and low lighting to wrap customers in warmth as they breathe in the anti-inflammatory and natural healing powers of the dry salt. I took special care to find just the right furniture and was excited to be one of the first establishments in the United States to use the So Sound® Legato Lounger. This zero gravity lounger cradles your body in three inches of memory foam as waves of sound and music act as a healing massage lulling you into a deeper state of inner peace, clarity and calm.
Our bamboo carbon towels and wraps are super soft and luxurious, while naturally preventing bacteria growth, odor and the spread of germs. Our post-therapy cold towels are infused with lavender or eucalyptus essential oils to help you unwind or perk up. Our relaxation lounge is a serene space where our clients can enjoy herbal teas, reverse osmosis water and quality conversation with each other.
Cancer gave me the courage to start a business. It opened my eyes to the importance of balance between mental, physical and spiritual health. My diagnosis gave me a deeper appreciation for my husband, my family and my friends.
Cancer led me to a fork in the road where I had two paths. One path would lead me to keep on living my life. The other, steered me to a road where I could truly start enjoying the life I was living and follow my passion. My illness gave me healing, a new adventure and a new purpose. It gave me The Sauna Haus.