Sudatonic Infrared Sauna

Skeptical Investigation

The Blanket Equivalent of a 5K Run

A152deb92d636c0082d09c3c49242729We’re lovers. You know that. But every now and again, something comes across our desks that just seems... suspicious. Because of the tremendous material upside to all our lives if these claims pan out, we at times put ourselves in harm’s way to investigate. Albeit skeptically.

We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Copyright pending.)


THE CLAIM
They call it the Sudatonic Infrared Sauna. And they claim that getting wrapped in an infrared sauna blanket for 45 minutes will eliminate toxins and mimic the effects of exercise. (We don’t want to know who “they” are, either.)

THE INVESTIGATION
Coming off a month of depravity, one of our dependable agents drank their body weight in water, suited up (a bathing suit is recommended), slathered on the specially formulated creams and climbed onto this space-age detox blanket.

Unlike a regular sauna, the heat was less intense and was consolidated right on their body as they lay there like a loosely wrapped burrito. Once the sweat came, it poured (thankfully, dabbed away from our agent’s face with ice-cold cloths by the technician).

Then: neck massage, uncontrollable nap.

THE VERDICT
Our brave soldier lost a few pounds (that were likely regained after some martinis—note: the blanket technicians suggest water). And felt an endorphin rush similar to running. Bonus: a nagging running injury was straightened out.

Bottom line: physical glory can be accomplished while napping.

Vitals

Sudatonic Infrared Sauna
at Therapeia
1801 Bush St
(at Octavia)
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-885-4450
website

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