Filed under: Spas
We recently have become devoted to this treatment, which burns 400 to 600 calories per session and is safe enough to use daily. The process is easy - one simply lays inside the dome, a rather coffin-like device that slides up almost to the user's neck. A super-absorbent towel is placed on top of the dome's spongy padding ... because we guarantee you'll sweat ... profusely.
Unlike a regular sauna, the Dome only reaches temperatures of 110 - 140 degrees Farenheit, but it uses infrared technology to penetrate 1.5 to two inches beneath the skin's surface, generating a subcutaneous sweat that doesn't dehydrate but purges toxins from the body at a significantly higher rate than a regular sauna session.
And, because your head and face is outside the Dome, you won't feel nearly as hot.
The sauna may also have health benefits - D.C. area spa owner Amy Boyce of PureSkin (the only D.C. area spa to carry the Dome) says that her mother used the Dome daily after being diagnosed with unhealthy levels of mercury in her system. After a month of regular treatments, she was completely healed.
So here's to being both healthy - and happy with your weight - this holiday season.