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Infrared Saunas: The Hottest Thing Since Sunbathing


From the heat and humidity of summer to the bone-cracking cold of winter, from never-ending train delays to unavoidable work stress, living in New York City can wear you out. Fortunately, the city is also a magnet for modern techniques meant to rejuvenate your body. The latest innovation, the infrared sauna, has arrived. And you’ll find it just a short walk from the new collection of Upper East Side residences at The Kent. Keep reading to learn more about how this innovative new technology can benefit you:

Something Old, Something New
While the sauna is an ancient development, using infrared heat is a new twist. The basic idea is the same: You sit in an enclosed, heated room and sweat and sweat... However, infrared saunas are considerably cooler than traditional ones (around 150 F as opposed to the standard 212 F). You can try it for yourself at HigherDOSE, a new infrared sauna on the Upper East Side owned by Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps. They offer a range of services, from a full-spectrum experience that boosts the immune system to chromotherapy options tailored to specific needs.

A Better Sweat
The DOSE in HigherDOSE stands for: Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins. This gives you a sense of just how many of your body’s systems are affected by the infrared treatment. While it may sound a bit far-fetched, the benefits are the same as those derived from natural sunlight, which, after all, is the source of all life on this planet. Whether you’re concerned about cell health, feeling drained from sitting beneath harsh fluorescent lights, looking to improve the health of your skin, or if you just want an invigorating, rejuvenating half-hour, infrared saunas may be what you’re looking for. As HigherDOSE owner Berlingeri says: “Not only is infrared a healthier heat, but it also kills bacteria. And it’s not as exhausting as typical heating systems are, so you still get that deep sweat, but you don’t feel overly hot or overly depleted.”

A Natural High
And the effects aren’t limited to long-term body health. A typical 30-minute sweat in an infrared sauna will have you feeling noticeably better immediately. Many visitors report feeling more alert when they leave the sauna, as if their bodies have been reset to a natural normal. “People notice the difference right away,” says Berlingeri, “they walk out floating and feeling amazing as opposed to all shaky.”

So, when you’re not enjoying the bevy of on-site amenities at The Kent, head over to HigherDOSE for a high-tech sunbath in one of their private saunas.


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