Monday, April 4, 2011

Benefits of Infrared Saunna at the Spa

Healing Principles of Infrared
Infrared sauna is an effective method for considerably raising the rate of energy expenditure in the body. Proponents typically quote the Journal of the American Medical Association stating: "A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal, which is equivalent to running 2–3 miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600–800 kcal with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by drinking water, the calories consumed will not be. This statement is based on the amount of energy absorbed by sweat evaporating from the skin. It is equivalent to the latent heat of vaporization of water, which is 539 kcal/kg (2260 kJ/kg). The source of this energy is then confused to be body energy stores, while the source is in fact the excessive heat absorbed from the sauna. The body reacts to the excess heat flux by increasing perspiration. This does not increase body heat generation and calorie burn.


  • Far-infrared radiant heat has the ability to penetrate into the body. When the energy penetrates through the skin to the lower tissue, it transforms from light energy to heat energy. The heat energy then creates a thermal effect on the deep tissue causing blood vessels to dilate and promote better blood circulation.


  • According to, infrared rays occupy the part of the electromagnetic spectrum with a frequency less than that of visible light and greater than radio waves. This infrared radiation is the thermal or heat radiation that is in use in the infrared sauna. According to sources like Evolution, because this thermal energy penetrates the body without heating up the surrounding atmosphere of the body, the infrared sauna works more efficiently than traditional saunas that raise the temperature of the air with steam.


  • Some of the benefits attributed to infrared saunas is the ability to detoxify the body when the heat penetrates the skin, the burning of fat calories and inducing relaxation. Some also claim that it helps to improve the immune system and control your blood pressure.

    All guests have complimentary use of our spa building  which includes the infrared sauna!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring getaway!

Spring has sprung!  The weather is amazing and Mother nature has blossomed with her glory.  Experience this season with us.

Also be sure to visit Lavender Ridge farms

At Lavender Ridge Farms they grow lavender, herbs, zinnias and vegetables are all there for the picking at Lavender Ridge Farms seasonally. The lavender starts to bloom around mid May and continues through early July and sometimes through mid July. You can cut fresh lavender from the field beginning with our Lavender Festival which is always on Memorial Day weekend.

Originally a strawberry & melon farm in the 1920’s & 1930’s, Lavender Ridge Farms opened in 2006 as a lavender, cut-flower, and herb farm. The land here has been in our family for over 150 years and will be home sweet home for many years to come.

They are located just 8 miles east of Gainesville, Texas and just one hour from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. .

Dining getaway!

When the weather is so wonderful what better way to getaway in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

Combine a relaxing stay at Elm Creek Manor with an amazing  gourmet 5 course fine dining  experience on a Saturday night with a casual 4 course pizza meal at Ancient Ovens,

Combining these two experiences allows individuals to experience North Texas at its finest.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Massage Time

To begin a healthful Spring start with taking care of yourself through Massage:
When the muscles in our bodies get tight and achy, especially in our neck and back, it can comprise unfavorable effects to our well being that we are oblivious to.
Massage Therapy :

  • Alleviatse low-back pain and improve range of motion.

  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.

  • Ease medication dependence.

  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.

  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.

  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.

  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.

  • Increase joint flexibility.

  • Lessen depression and anxiety.

  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.

  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.

  • Reduce post surgery adhesion's and swelling.

  • Reduce spasms and cramping.

  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.

  • Relieve migraine pain

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    Wednesday, January 5, 2011