How do I make an appointment?

You can schedule your infrared sauna session online through our website:, by contacting the studio at (815) 534-5036, or by visiting us at 190 South Locust Street in Manteno, Illinois 60950.

What should I wear in the sauna?

Wear lightweight clothing for comfort and convenience. Lightweight shorts and tee shirts are a good option. Your "Birthday Suit" is perfectly fine too. The more skin exposure the better. We highly recommend using the provided Bamboo Carbon Body Wrap or Bath Towel to maximize infrared absorption. Please ensure that your body is free of any type of lotion or oils before attending your infrared sauna session in order to maximize perspiration. Also, we kindly request that you remove all footwear prior to entering the infrared sauna.

How long are the sessions?

Infrared sauna sessions range from 30 to 45-minutes depending on which type of health program is selected. Custom programs are also available. With our full spectrum infrared sauna technology, every minute is a pleasant, warm, and relaxing experience.

Do you accept walk-ins?

We are happy to accommodate walk-ins based on infrared sauna availability. However, it is best to book your session online, or call us at 815-534-5036 to make an appointment and verify availability.

How often should I use an infrared sauna?

We are happy to discuss your individual health and wellness goals during your first visit. In most cases, we hope to see you no less than once a week, but in many instances and for optimal results, at least 2-3 times a week is often recommended. Remember, infrared sauna therapy is a wonderful enhancement to any wellness routine and our committed members enjoy the lowest rates and report the best results!

Can more than one person go in the sauna at a time?

Absolutely! We have three private sauna suites. Two of our saunas can accommodate two to three people comfortably. Our third sauna can accommodate four to six people. You can have a guest join you during your session anytime you like. Simply add a guest to any sauna session for just $20. Guests can be family members or friends. Guests must be booked for the same appointment date and time and will share your session with you in the same suana. When booking a guest, just make an additional session appointment for them and your all set. The calendar will accept multiple bookings for the same date and time slot side by side so adding a guest is easy and simple.

Can I share my membership/package?

Wellistics memberships cannot be shared. All Wellistics memberships are sold individually and are not sharable or transferable. Our Wellness Warrior Family Membership is the only membership that can be fully shared. All Wellistics Packages can be shared. The GOOD NEWS is that MEMBERS enjoy the lowest rates and cost per session as a result of having a membership. MEMBERS have the option of adding additional sessions for themselves or adding a guest to their session anytime they wish for a low fixed cost. Adding an extra session to your existing membership or adding a guest to join your session is only $20 for each visit. Please remember to notify the studio when adding a guest and make a entry in the “Notes” section of your online scheduler for this type of appointment. Note: The lowest rates are reserved for individuals who become members so we hope you will encourage your friends to join the Wellistics family! For more details about Wellistics memberships and packages, please visit the memberships and packages page of our website.

What are the terms and conditions of memberships?

A membership commitment will automatically renew every month using our Month to Month Autopay System. Your monthly auto-pay membership will begin on the first day of each month and your next payment will automatically be debited on the first day of each subsequent month unless we receive a notice of cancellation at least 30 days prior to the date the next payment is due. For example, if you purchase a membership say on May 1st, your membership will be good for one month and it will automatically renew on June 1st. You cannot freeze or suspend a membership, although after a 30 day notice you may cancel your membership and renew at any time. Note: We cannot guarantee the same rates as your initial membership once you decide to cancel and renew again at a later date. For changes to your membership, please notify us in person, over the phone (815) 534-5036, or via email at to ensure accuracy of records. As a member, adding an extra session to your membership for yourself or a guest is only $20 for each visit. Memberships themselves cannot be shared at this time. Please remember to notify the studio when adding a guest(s) in the Notes section of your online appointment scheduler for this type of appointment to insure the proper amount of sauna essentials are available for both you and your guest.

What if I am running late or need to cancel my scheduled session?

As standard practice, we will request all clients provide credit card information to hold a reservation. As a courtesy to our guests, we request cancellations 24 hours before your appointment time. No call, no shows for single session bookings will be considered a late cancel and counted as fulfilled. If clients with a membership or package cancel an appointment outside our requested notice, one session may be counted as fulfilled. Clients who hold a Wellness Warrior Membership, Wellness Warrior Family Membership, or a Monthly Pass may be charged an additional $10 for each cancellation outside of the requested 24 hour notice timeframe.

Are all of your saunas private?

Yes. Although the studio’s reception area is public, each infrared sauna suite is exclusively private. Once you enter your sauna suite, you will be able to enjoy your session free from interruptions.

How soon will I see or feel results?

Everyone's body chemistry is different. It may take a few sessions for the body to adjust, accept, and fully develop a response to the infrared heat allowing pores to open and the deep detoxification process to begin. However, many of our clients have reported better quality sleep, less fatigue, noticeable pain relief, and notable improvements to their overall complexion and skin after just one session!

Is the weight loss only water?

No, it’s more. Sweat released from the pores will carry fat molecules. Fat cells begin to liquefy at 110˚F and can be released through the pores along with sweat during an average 30 or 45 minute infrared sauna session. The weight loss is more than water weight; it is actual fat loss. Additionally, because infrared heat penetrates the skin and raises your core body temperature, your heart rate will also increase, thus allowing you to burn more calories – the equivalent of jogging for an hour!

Are there any restrictions for sauna use?

If you are unsure if infrared sauna use is right for you, you may wish to consult with your physician or primary care doctor prior to booking your appointment. Do not use the infrared sauna if you have a pacemaker and or defibrillator, are pregnant, intoxicated, have a fever, a communicable disease, hemophilia, or are severely dehydrated. You may also want to consult with your physician regarding medications. If you are elderly, have cardiovascular or chronic conditions, insensitivity to heat, or a condition that affects your body’s ability to sweat, you may also wish to check with your doctor, primary care physician, or pharmacist prior to booking your appointment. For additional information or to inquire about a specific condition, please do not hesitate to contact the studio by phone. We can be reached at (815) 907-7548.

Are the saunas sanitary?

Yes. Infrared light naturally eliminates the presence of viral, bacterial, and fungal toxins. Additionally, our infrared sauans are self sanitizing and our staff is fully trained to properly clean and sanitize the infrared saunas after each use. In addition, rest assured that you can always expect clean and fresh towels and linens while visiting the studio. Since all of are laundry services are performed in-house and onsite at our studio, you will always be provided with exceptionally clean and fresh bamboo carbon towels and wraps for each and every session.

How long will it take for my core body temperature to return to normal?

It is normal for the body to take as long as one hour to return to its regular temperature. However, most guests report cool down to be about 15-30 minutes upon exiting the sauna.

How do I fill out a consent form prior to arriving? (New Clients)

You can save time by downloading the Consent Form off our website under the forms tab, printing it, and bringing it with you to your first appointment.

Do you provide showers?

No. You may notice that your body continues to sweat for some time after your infrared sauna session. We recommend waiting at least 30 to 60 minutes before showering to allow your body to continue to fully release toxins. We do provide a cool aromatherapy eucalyptus infused towelette after each session so that you leave feeling clean and refreshed.

Do you provide water?

Yes. A 16.9 ounce complimentary bottle of water is provided to all Wellistics guests for each session. Please keep in mind that the more hydrated you are, the more you will sweat. Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your session.

What should I do while I sauna?

We encourage our guests to use their infrared sauna time to relax and simply allow the infrared heat to melt away any stress or fatigue you may be experiencing. However, our guests also have access to a multi-media experience using our Android tablets to watch Netflix or listen to music while in session. Please feel free to enjoy a book or magazine or do some seated stretches as well!

What if I have implants?

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, limbs, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves; thus, are not heated by this system. Implanted silicone or silicone prosthetics for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the infrared waves. Since silicone melts at over 392˚F (200˚C), it should not be adversely affected by the use of an infrared sauna; nevertheless, you should always consult your surgeon or primary care physician prior to using an infrared sauna with any medical questions. Individuals with pacemakers and and or difibrillators should not use the infrared sauna as some of the panels within our infrared saunas contain magnets which may interfere with pacing and other functions.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes! We have Gift Certificates which may be purchased and customized online at or at our studio located at 190 South Locust Street, Manteno, IL 60950. Gift cards are also available. Please feel free to call or email us with additional inquiries, or for further information.

May I book my private event or party at Wellistics?

Yes, we would love to host your athletic training group, bachelorette party, ladies’ day/night out, wellness forum, birthday, or any other special event that may be of interest to you. Pricing available upon request. Please call (815) 907-7548 and ask to speak with Peter, Lisa, or email us at

How safe is infrared?

Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. It is completely safe and healthy and although infrared light is a naturally occurring wavelength of the sun, it does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, one can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared heat is so safe, hospitals use infrared to warm newborn infants. This type of gentle, comforting and safe, heat warms you from the inside out for a deep and detoxifying sweat.

What's the difference between an infrared sauna and a conventional sauna?

Infrared heat is a very safe, soothing and gentle heat. Unlike conventional saunas which use hot rocks or steam and operate in excess of 180 degrees Fahrenheit making the experience unbearably hot and difficult to breath, infrared saunas have the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of between 120-158 degrees Fahrenheit. Conventional saunas only heat the air in the cabin whereas infrared heat penetrate deep into cell tissue giving you a deep detoxifying sweat. Because infrared heat penetrates deep into tissues versus just the surface of skin, infrared saunas are seven times more effective than conventional saunas for detoxifying the body. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins compared to 3% with a conventional sauna. Raising the body’s core temperature produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level where the majority of toxins reside. Infrared technology is therapeutic because it is 95-99% efficient at heating the body directly rather than just simply heating the air.

What is infrared?

Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the natural invisible radiant heat emitted by the sun. It is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue, giving a soothing, gentle, and natural warmth. Even though this band of light is not detectable to the human eye, your body is able to feel the heat sensation. This is the heat you feel penetrating your skin when you are out in the sunlight. You could compare it to sitting in a car on a chilly day and being able to feel the sunlight come through the window. The most notable characteristic of infrared heat is its exceptional ability to penetrate deep into the body’s tissues. The human body possesses the unique ability to absorb infrared heat waves that encourage the transfer of water across cellular membranes. Once this happens, and the cellular membranes are hydrated, a natural resonance is constructed which has numerous advantageous properties. Blood flow becomes enhanced and ultimately assists with an assortment of biologically beneficial healing functions.

What are the benefits of infrared sauna sessions?

The benefits of incorporating infrared sauna sessions into your personal wellness routine include detoxification and the release of toxins, relaxation and stress relief, weight loss, heart health, lower blood pressure, pain relief, anti–aging and skin purification, improved cellular health, improved circulation, and wound healing.