What is a Cocoon?

The Cocoon Wellness Pro from Uvalux is many things in one relaxing pod. The ergonomic bed utilizes vibration massage to relax stiff muscles, while a Himalayan salt tile and personalized aromatherapy remove stress; but first and foremost, the Cocoon Wellness Pro is an infrared sauna with many therapeutic uses. Infrared light are the harmless, invisible wavelengths that warm our bodies on a sunny day, which are different from the harmful ultraviolet wavelengths that cause sunburns. Infrared wavelengths heat the body by raising its core temperature rather than the air around it, allowing the heat to be absorbed directly into the tissues and inducing a deep, relaxing sweat response that cleanses the body of toxins. Infrared saunas are much more comfortable than traditional saunas because the air around you remains cooler. Science has discovered many uses for infrared, from a 15 min power nap to weight loss to pain management. Whatever your goals, there is a Cocoon program for you!

Therapeutic Uses

STRESS RELIEF/RELAXATION

Unwind with the “Thermo Relaxation Program”. This setting offers a soothing vibration massage and ideal ambient temperature to promote the release of endorphins, providing profound relaxation and stress relief. You will leave with that wonderful sauna “after glow”.

FIGHTS ILLNESS / RELIEVES CONGESTION

The “Wellness Program” is the perfect way to fight illness and reduce congestion. Studies have shown that whole body exposure to heat causes the immune system to produce white blood cells more rapidly. This helps to fight illness, kills viruses and relieves sinus congestion from colds and allergies.

WEIGHT LOSS

Burn calories using the “Weight Management Program”. The sweating process alone requires energy, which is derived from the conversion of fat and carbohydrates. Fat becomes water soluble at 43 degrees Celsius and is then able to be released through perspiration. Increased heart and metabolic rates can burn 600+ calories during the 30-minute Cocoon session as the body requires more oxygen to support the high cardiac output experienced and continues up to 48 hours afterwards.

IMPROVED CARDIOVASCULAR PERFORMANCE

Get in shape with the “Thermo Fitness Program” and take your workout to the next level. Heart rate and cardiac output increases from 60-70 beats/min to 110-120 beats/min in response to the rise of the body’s core temperature. After the cooling off stage, heart rates can drop lower than average before finally stabilizing back to normal. This is a key component when conditioning the cardiac muscle and improving the cardiovascular system as a whole.

PAIN RELIEF AND HEALING

Infrared heat has been used all over the world for the treatment of minor aches and pains that are a natural part of aging, as well as specific chronic pain conditions like arthritis, bursitis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. The increased blood flow can also aid in healing from stiff joints, sprains and other soft tissue injuries.

IMPROVED SKIN CONDITION

You will see the results of improved skin condition with any of the Cocoon programs. Sweating improves circulation to the skin and allows for the natural balancing and replenishment of the skin’s oils. Impurities, bacteria and dead skin cells are purged from the epidermis and sweat ducts so that your skin is left glowing with increased elasticity and reduced roughness. Conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis can also be improved through continued use.

DETOXIFICATION

Enjoy a good detox with any program you choose to experience. As the body’s temperature rises, blood vessels dilate, and blood flow moves heat to the skin’s surface. This signals the central nervous system to engage the millions of sweat glands covering the body to produce sweat in an effort to cool the body down. While sweat is 99% water it also contains various toxins, such as lead, copper, zinc, nickel and mercury, that are absorbed daily from our environment. This also helps to reduce the detoxification load put on the kidneys and liver, thereby improving their function as well.

PRICING

First 30 minute introductory session: $20

1 x 30 minute session: $40

3 x 30 minute sessions: $90

5 x 30 minute sessions: $125

Unlimited monthly sessions: $175