Saunas to Get Your Sweat On in Hoboken + Jersey City

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If you’re looking for a new way to relax and indulge in selfcare, saunas could be just what you need. Not only do saunas feel amazing, but they also provide numerous health benefits, and lucky for us, Hoboken + Jersey City are full of saunas aplenty for everyone to enjoy. Keep reading to discover where you can get your sweat on locally.

Disclaimer: Please contact the spa or gym for information on COVID-19 protocols and hours of operation.

Traditional Saunas vs. Infrared Saunas 

Before we get into the benefits, it’s important to understand the difference between traditional saunas and infrared saunas. Infrared saunas use infrared wavelengths that heat your body, unlike regular saunas which use humidity or steam to heat the room around you. Because of this, infrared saunas do not need to be as hot, which also means you can stay in the sauna longer. Traditional sauna sessions are usually about 10 to 20 minutes, while infrared sauna sessions can be anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

Owner of SW3AT Sauna in Jersey City, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez, explains to Hoboken Girl that both infrared saunas and steam saunas provide therapeutic and wellness aids such as relaxation and weight loss. However, their benefits differ due to their unique heating methods. Alyza further explains, “Infrared technology is more efficient as it promotes more sweating which provides one of the best detoxification methods out there. This detox is excreting harmful environmental toxins such as aluminum, cadmium, nickel, and more.

The waves emitted by infrared saunas are able to penetrate deep inside the body and heats your tissues several inches deep, allowing your body to feel the heat from the inside which causes you to produce sweat releasing more toxins. In addition, this results in increased blood circulation which can reduce the risk of heart disease. Infrared saunas also alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and aid in muscle recovery. The Journal of American Medical Health even claimed you can burn up to 600 calories in a 30-minute session.”

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Crunch Fitness | 110 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken

Crunch is another gym that offers both a sauna and steam room with membership. The Hoboken Crunch gym is located a short walk from the PATH, on the waterfront. For those who hate running on the treadmill, burn some extra calories during a sauna session.

Basebody Spa | 60 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City

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Basebody Spa offers several services, specializing in massages including CBD deep tissue massage, chakra balancing massage, prenatal massage, stress fix massage, and more. Other amenities of the space include luxury locker rooms, fitness classes, steam rooms, and saunas.

om.life Wellness | 18 Park View Avenue, Jersey City

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At om.life Wellness, each infrared sauna session is customized according to the client’s needs. Customers can use the LCD touch-screen control panel inside the sauna to choose their desired results such as detoxification, anti-aging, weight loss, relaxation, cardiovascular, pain relief, or a custom one. Om.life also offers chromotherapy. After the session, guests are invited to drink a cup of alkaline Kangen water in the upstairs lounge while looking over the beautiful marina. Om.life offers first-time customers two sessions for the price of one. 

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Salvation Wellness | 190 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City

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This gem in Jersey City covers all of your self-care needs. The infrared sauna is located in their studio and can be experienced alone, or with a friend for an extra $5. There’s a private bathroom with a shower and provide towels and a robe. The infrared sauna experience can be paired with a massage, meditation, or enjoyed on its own. For even more relaxation, get a CBD add-on for just $10. 

SW3AT Sauna Studio | 172 Newark Avenue, Jersey City + 89 Hudson Street, Hoboken

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SW3AT is Jersey City’s first infrared sauna studio, located in historic downtown, and will be opening its Hoboken location this month. Each sauna is situated in a private room, making it a comfortable experience for customers. Visitors can take advantage of the complimentary chromotherapy, or color therapy, in each of the saunas to adjust emotional or mental states. Another perk that customers can enjoy is listening to their own music on a speaker inside the sauna. There is the pricing for one-time sessions as well as membership packages for added savings and perks that are designed to meet the needs and goals of the client. Add-ons that clients can take advantage of include CBD water for $8, halotherapy for $10, or CBD aromatherapy for $15.  

Sweat + Glo | 80 River Street

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Sweat + Glo offers two specific sauna experiences. The first is the “Quickie”, which is a 30-minute express sweat session that still allows you to experience all of the benefits of an Infrared session within a shorter amount of time. The second is the “Power Hour”, which is a 60-minute session that aims to rest and recharge your body in a personal sweat suite. Burn up to 600 calories, sweat out toxins, and elevate your wellbeing with this session. Customers can book one-off sessions or purchase one of the packages. The “New Client Special” offers three Quickie sessions for $99. For a one-time sesh, a Quickie costs $40 and a Power Hour costs $65.

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Alexis moved to Hoboken after she graduated college in 2015 and fell in love with the area right away. She currently lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend, Ewan, and works in New York City as a fashion buyer by day and an aspiring entrepreneur by night. In her spare time, when she is not exploring the new, trendy spots around town, you will find her working out at one of her favorite local classes, singing along to the soundtrack of Wicked, or creating macrame wall art and home decor that she sells on Etsy.