Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, and duck into this relaxing haven. Created in 2018, Pure Wellness Studio was the first dedicated infrared sauna studio to open in the CBD. Step into the heritage Century Building, and unwind with healing infrared technology, relaxing massages and rejuvenating facials. This quiet oasis on Swanston Street is open from Tuesday to Saturday.
Pure Wellness Studio
Whether you need a break from the office, or you’re looking for a new wellness experience, Pure Wellness Studio is a lovely haven to explore. Feel the warmth of infrared therapy, and enjoy healing benefits along the way.
Infrared waves or infrared light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and while we can’t see it, we can feel it as heat. An example of it would be the heat you feel from the sun, without the harmful UV rays. Infrared therapy uses this heat to penetrate deep into your tissues and fat cells and remove toxins from your body.
Unlike a traditional sauna experience, which warms up the surface of your skin and the air around you, an infrared sauna uses direct heat to penetrate you. While you might feel hot quite quickly in a traditional experience, the direct heat of an infrared experience allows you to relax for up to 45 minutes.
“It’s definitely a trend taking the health and wellness industry by storm,” said founder Nadia Hassan. “We see a real mix of people coming through, including busy corporates who are looking to de-stress and athletes wanting to recover. Some like to read, listen to podcasts or even meditate during their sauna sessions.”
There’s three different infrared sauna rooms to try out. The first, Rejuvenate Room, is perfect for beginners. It provides a gentle experience, with a combination of three infrared wavelengths: near, mid and far. Each wavelength has its own specific function and benefits, with near-infrared waves penetrating the outer layer of the skin, and far-infrared waves penetrating deep into the body.
The Recover Room is sauna cabin that you can sit down in. It delivers far-infrared heat only, raising your core body temperature and providing a deep detoxifying sweat.
Finally, the Relax Room, allows you to lie down and have a concentrated sweat session at the same time. This is a 360-degree experience, that surrounds you far-infrared heat.
On top of being super relaxing, time in the infrared sauna may help with pain relief, improved blood flow and circulation, weight loss and skin rejuvenation.
While you’re there, treat yourself to a massage. There’s three different treatments to choose from, and sessions can last for 60, 90 and 120 minutes. There’s also different types of wellness facials to choose from, so you can keep your skin looking radiant.