A visit to our spa near Ithaca, New York, is not complete without some time spent in our spacious four-person, state-of-the-art sauna featuring Far Infrared (FIR) technology. FIR saunas are the newest and most comfortable way to enjoy the benefits of receiving heat for healing/rejuvenating purposes. The wellness world is abuzz now about the many advantages to infrared sauna bathing, and current research tends to support the use of infrared saunas for both promoting health and wellness and for their efficiency in terms of usage and cost. A FIR sauna uses carbon fiber heaters that emit infrared light, which the body absorbs the same way it soaks up sunlight – through the skin’s surface – thereby allowing deeper tissue penetration. Infrared energy heats the body from the inside out, raising the core temperature and inducing sweat production, at an air temperature significantly cooler than that of traditional saunas. In the end, the body receives all the healthy benefits of the sauna without the discomfort and harmful effects brought on by extreme heat.
Benefits of FIR sauna treatment:
- Flush out toxins in the body
- Lower blood pressure and relax muscles
- Reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with some diseases
- Stave off an oncoming cold or shorten its duration
- Improve skin tone and minimize signs of aging
- Aid in weight loss
- Best of all – enjoy these benefits in a more soothing and comfortable environment!
We limit use of sauna to two people per session, which allows guests to stretch out and enjoy the experience.
Guests will also appreciate the sauna’s ambiance-enhancing features, to include mood light therapy and the integrated sound system. Mood light therapy will help set the tone for the session. The sauna’s overhead light emits ambient light of many colors; guests can choose to have the lighting rotate through the spectrum of colors or select a single color that best fits your frame of mind. The sauna comes fitted with an MP3 audio system, too, into which guests can hook up your personal iphone, itouch or any other music player to listen to music that matches your taste and mood.
A 20 minute treatment is sure to relieve stress, warm your core and leave you invigorated. Spa sessions are available for 10 minutes minimum and up to 20 minutes maximum ($1/minute).
Try a cool shower afterward to sweeten the overall experience. Sauna guests have access to the spa’s luxurious and spacious shower as well as a locker to store personal belongings for safekeeping while enjoying your visit.
The Spa at Gothic Eves also features two private outdoor Jacuzzi tubs that can hold up to eight guests. Taking a dip in the whirlpool baths is probably one of the most popular services we offer; given this, we request that you reserve your hot tub session ahead of time. We allot time in hour-and-a-half increments per guest: one hour for the soak with a half-hour to allow the water to recirculate between scheduled “tub times.” (Please note that our most popular times are 7:00, 8:30, and 10:00pm and align with our evening massages, which are offered at 7:00, 8:30, or 10:00pm.) For only $25, you will enjoy an hour-long soak that will bring memories for years to come!