Winter Park Entrepreneur to Bring Sauna Studio Concept to Florida

May 18, 2020 at 08:37 pm by pj


WINTER PARK – Longtime Central Florida resident and wellness enthusiast Julie Wordell has signed an agreement with Perspire Sauna Studio to open three locations in Central Florida. These will be the first infrared sauna therapy locations to open in the state for the franchise.

“Perspire Sauna Studio offers the opportunity for a more holistic and healthy approach to wellness, which is why I was originally drawn to the franchise concept,” said Wordell. “As we all begin to look for ways to maintain our health and wellbeing in a post-pandemic world, the saunas will provide a safe and private way to do just that. This will be the first of its kind in Central Florida and the state, and we’re looking forward to introducing guests to the many benefits of infrared sauna therapy.”

The first location will open this summer in Winter Park on Aloma Avenue in Winter Park Corners at 1903 Aloma Ave., Suite A. The 1,900-square-foot studio will hold 10 private rooms constructed of antimicrobial and antibacterial cedar, each equipped with a state-of-the-art infrared Clearlight Sanctuary® Sauna, which offers the safest infrared sauna technology. One of the sauna rooms will be ADA-compliant and feature a personal shower. Design elements of each private sauna room will feature a detailed glass-front design, recessed accent lights for mood and reading, Bluetooth connectivity and a glass skylight roof.

“Because the saunas use infrared light, not a harmful UV light, the light reaches deep into the skin and raises the core temperature of your body, which is why it is so successful in creating a detox,” said Wordell. “This therapy actually dates back to the 1970s when it was first used to help treat cancer patients. Very simply, the saunas offer a private way to reset your health, providing a gentle, soothing therapeutic heat that supports relaxation, relieves aches and pains, and helps muscles recover faster.”

The saunas are equipped with full spectrum infrared heat waves that penetrate deep into the cells, joints, muscles, and tissue, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation while removing impurities that build up over time. As the body is producing sweat and pumping blood, it is also burning calories (200-400 per session), which can enhance weight loss through regular use. Additionally, a 40-minute sauna session eliminates deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, helping with skin purification and leaving the skin glowing and immaculately clean.

In addition to Perspire’s infrared sauna therapy, each sauna comes equipped with medical-grade chromotherapy technology. This technology is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum of colored lights to help sooth various diseases and ailments, such as reducing swelling and inflammation to pain relief, accelerating healing, improving circulation, sleeping patterns, and regulating mood.

The saunas will also feature premium amenities, including Smart TVs with Hulu and Netflix, and a cold eucalyptus-infused towel after each session.

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Using the latest science and technology, Perspire Sauna Studio sets the standard for infrared sauna therapy with a private and unique guest experience focused on transforming guests’ health and wellbeing. Founded in Costa Mesa, Calif., in 2010 by Lee Braun and Ken Arsenian, the company is now aggressively expanding across the U.S. With six locations across California, Georgia and Texas, the first Florida Perspire Sauna Studio will open in Winter Park in the summer of 2020. For more information, visit