Your New Home of Wellness
in Lennox Head
Here at Lennox Sanctum, we understand that rest and relaxation is very important in order to bring balance to our busy lives. That’s why we’ve created the Lennox Sanctum Wellness Spa, your new home of rejuvenation, just above our premises in Lennox.
We’ve carefully chosen treatments that will compliment our massage and naturopathy services so that you can get that full body treatment you’ve been looking for.
Either book on your own or come with a friend and enjoy pure comfort so close to home.
Join as a Spa Member and you’ll have monthly preferred access to our special facilities including:
- Infrared Sauna
- Shower Facilities
- Deluxe Zero-Gravity Massage Chairs
- Compression Therapy Boots
- Ice Bath
- Chi Machine
- Herbal Tea Bar
Alternatively, the Wellness Spa can be added on to your massage booking, subject to availability. We recommend using the Spa prior to your Massage in order to get your circulation flowing, muscles relaxed & your mind settled.
INFRARED SAUNA THERAPY
Infrared saunas are quite different to the traditional hot-rocks-and-water experience. They differ because they use infrared thermal light to raise the body’s core temperature whereas a traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body.
Infrared heat is safe and healthy for all living things. Unlike tanning beds, IR Saunas use infrared heating, which is entirely different to microwave or ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This type of heating technology is used in day spas, gyms, training studios and health practices worldwide.
Below are 8 Incredible health benefits, both Physical and Mental that occurs when you use Infrared Sauna Therapy on the regular!
Infrared saunas are an effective, natural way to calm inflammation throughout the entire body. The infrared heat penetrates deeper into tissues than a traditional steam sauna. The resulting depth increases circulation and calms inflamed joints & muscles, easing overall pain and inflammation.
Supports the Body’s Natural Detoxification
Environmental toxins, which weren’t known to humanity until relatively recently, are pervasive in both our environment and bodies. Sweating is a natural way of clearing out bodily toxins, therefore by promoting sweat in your sauna session, you are aiding the Body’s natural detoxification process.
Betters Brain Function
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a naturally occurring protein in the brain that lowers your risk of mental disease and improves your mood. It does this by protecting and repairing your brain cells and increasing the growth of new brain cells. Regular sauna use increases BDNF, encouraging neurogenesis (growth of new brain cells), which is crucial for improving brain function and memory.
Raising your body’s core temperature for short periods of time strengthens your immune system. Increased internal temperature activates white blood cell production, improves blood circulation, promoting the regeneration of cells and induces relaxation. Therefore, IR saunas can be an effective, natural way to help the body to raise immunity levels in order to fight off bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral infections.
Chronic Pain Relief
Studies have shown that infrared saunas are able to reduce pain even for those suffering from painful conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, chronic headaches and fibromyalgia. Saunas cause the release of endorphins, opioid-like chemicals that are your body’s natural painkillers.
Overall Glowing Skin Health
The sweating induced in an IR sauna has a cleansing effect on pores and glands, flushing out toxins and impurities. The infrared heat penetrates deeply into the skin to rejuvenate cells & increase circulation, in order to bring more blood-flow and nutrients to the surface of skin. This results in healthier skin, less prone to acne, blackheads and pimples.
Reduce Stress & Anxiety
Several studies have shown that regular IR sauna use reduces your levels of cortisol, your body’s main stress hormone. During stress (fight-or-flight) response, your body rushes all of its immediate energy into muscles to “protect” itself. Therefore, vital organs are depleted of this life force energy which helps them to sustain optimal health. You can now realise why being stressed frequently or for an extended time can disrupt optimal physical and mental health.
To remedy stress, we must engage the body’s “relaxation response”. The heat created in IR saunas penetrates deep into the body, engaging relaxation through vasodilation, muscle relaxation and the release of endorphins.
The root cause of aging is cellular damage, that accumulates over time as a result of oxidative damage (an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body).
Our natural defences against the ageing process are Antioxidants and Stem cells. IR Sauna Therapy has shown, on a cellular level, to reduce oxidative damage and in some cases completely restore cell viability in damaged cells. Growing research suggests that regular IR Sauna Therapy has potential to significantly increase longevity and quality of life.
Using compressed air to massage your legs, mobilise fluid, and speed recovery, Compression Boots feel like a deep pressure, relaxing massage to your legs. Initially feeling like a blood pressure cuff around your foot, the boots inflate and relax in segments to mimic the natural muscle pump of the body to mobilise waste products and enhance lymphatic drainage.
Compression therapy (CT) can be beneficial for individuals who train vigorously, as well as those who spend long periods of time sitting or standing. Pregnant women also benefit from CT, since a number of women experience achy, swollen legs during pregnancy.
Poor circulation occurs when blood vessels and arteries become narrow, making it hard for blood to pass through. CT works by adding pressure to contracting areas of restricted flow, allowing the veins in the limbs to loosen. This loosening decreases venous pressure, reduces edema (excess fluid), and aids the body in moving blood towards the heart.
Enhances lymphatic drainage – Remove waste products including lactic acid
Lactic acid build-up fatigues the body’s muscles pre-maturely – and for that reason alone it makes sense to flush lactate from our muscles post-workout. As CT helps to improve blood flow and circulation following a workout, lactic acid build-up is therefore removed from the muscle much faster than it normally would. This reduces muscle fatigue and ensures efficiency for future workouts.
Decreased Recovery Time
CT can speed up the recovery process that your body’s lymphatic and vascular systems perform naturally over a longer period of time. Pneumatic compression increases blood circulation and helps your body get rid of accumulated waste in your muscles faster and more efficiently than your body normally can. The result is that your muscles heal and recover faster.
Relax and unwind
A session in the Compression boots is extremely relaxing. CT uses air to inflate and release various chambers of the pants, intending to mimic the natural muscle pump of the legs. This contraction and release feels like a soothing, healing massage, making it easy to switch off and unwind.
Increases flexibility and joint range of motion
Muscle soreness after a workout or strenuous work is totally normal, and that soreness is often followed by stiffness in the muscles and joints, which ultimately reduces mobility. This stiffness, if not addressed, can impact the quality of the body’s flexibility, range of motion and therefore, future workouts. CT works by stopping the onset of stiffness before it occurs, allowing one to regain mobility faster.
Developed in Japan, this device works by oxygenating the body through what is called the passive aerobic exercise. It swivels your legs from side to side so that your body moves rhythmically. As a result, the machine helps you align the spine, increases blood circulation in legs, detoxifies the body, and activates its lymphatic system.
Stimulates Lymph Circulation
massages organs, helps you naturally flush toxins out by increasing circulation and mobilising Lymph fluid.
Especially those in your lower back. Improves spine and joint strength and range of motion.
Strengthens Immune System
Creates an Oxygen surplus in the body. You will look refreshed and feel younger
Stress Relief & Improved Sleep
You will sleep better, relieve stress and improve the overall psychological condition.
ZERO GRAVITY MASSAGE CHAIRS
• ZeroGravity – the ultimate seating position, takes the pressure off your spine giving instant relief from aches and pains.
• 14 massage rollers constantly massaging your neck, shoulders and back with a hot stone massage function radiating heat up to 50 ̊C
• 30 air cushions placed around the body to apply compression massage to your arms, shoulders, back, hips, waist, legs and feet.