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The Vital Dome recharges the body with far infrared, a vital radiation of the sun and a natural and essential factor of growth and healing on earth.

Infrared therapy was born in Japan in 1965 by Dr. Tadashi Ishikawa and is based on the emission and control of infrared for healing and wellness purposes.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRADITIONAL SAUNA AND A VITAL DOME?

In a traditional sauna, a boiler heats the air to a temperature of 80° C to 110° C.

The resulting sweat contains mainly water and minerals, a session is about half an hour alternating with cold showers.

With the Vital Dome, its the internal temperature of the body which rises under the action of infrared radiation which activates a strong sweating identical to what’s produced during a sustained running or cycling physical effort.

What is the difference between the vital dome and a infrared cabin sauna?

The Vital Dome is a full body infrared sauna experience, 360 degrees of infrared being absorbed evenly throughout the entire body from your shoulders down with 4 heating zones focussing on chest, back legs & feet. Lying down for extra comfort with your head outside for no risk of claustrophobia.

A cabin sauna only part of the body, mainly the back is being heated from infrared. Unfortunately infrared cannot penetrate through the wooded seat to reach your buttocks and thighs where cellulite tends to accumulate.

HOW LONG IS A VITAL DOME SESSION?

Vital Dome session are 45 minutes, sweating will begin after 15 – 20 minutes. Always ensure you are hydrated to initiate the sweating process.

What should I feel?

It’s possible you may feel a slight tingling sensation throughout the body, this is the skin pores dilating to remove toxins from the sebaceous sweat glands.

How long does the vital dome reach the desired temperature?

The Vital Dome reaches the target temperature in less than 5 minutes.

HOW MANY SESSIONS PER WEEK CAN I HAVE?

Whether your looking to achieve detox, relaxation, sleep quality, pain relief, joint wellness, firmness of the skin or for health and wellbeing. It is advisable to have a minimum 1 session per week and maximum 3 sessions per week to fully achieve the beneficial effects of your sessions.

How often should I have a Vital Dome treatment?

It’s recommend to space your sessions by at least 48 hours for better results as it continues to work on the body.

WHAT IS THE SECRET TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE VITAL DOME?

The combination of the relaxing warmth and detoxification results in substantial relief from many ailments.

The long-term effects of far infrared rays stimulates metabolic processes and increases general resistance.

The body purifies and strengthens itself a little more during each session. Infrared helps to purify our cells, especially the fat cells where our body stores harmful waste and toxins, such as chemical residues and heavy metals.

Is long infrared harmful ?

The human body receives infrared radiation naturally from the sun on a daily basis. The body re-emits these waves which are called “vital light”.

Many health related fields are using far infrared emission techniques for overall health and therapeutic benefits for injuries, recovery, fatigue and pain relief for many conditions.

CAN THE VITAL DOME CONTRIBUTE TO WEIGHT LOSS?

Through the elimination of toxins, fats and the metabolism being stimulated can all help with weight loss.

Research shows that a 40 minute vital dome session can burn up to 600 calories. Sweating and the stimulation of the heart and blood vessels constitutes a passive form of cardiovascular training which is equivalent to 2 hours running and 1 litre of sweat.

Can I use the VITAL Dome without fear if having silicone implants, injections of collagen or hyaluronic acid?

There are no contraindications for silicone implants, collagen or hyaluronic acid injections, heat for melting is at 200°C.

Can I use the VITAL Dome with having pins or metal plates in the body?

There are no contraindications for pins or metal plates, heat for melting is at 200°C.

Can I use the VITAL Dome with having a pacemaker or defibrillator?

There are no contraindications with having a pacemaker or defibrillator.

Who is suitable for the Vital Dome?

The Vital Dome is very safe and effective as radiant energy is being delivered throughout the body.

It is suitable for everyone including the elderly and young children.

The Vital Dome has special programs designed for young children, these programs are set at a much lower temperature than adults and are 20 minutes in duration.

Who is the Vital dome not suitable for?

Haemophiliacs and anyone prone to haemorrhage should avoid the use of infrared or any type of heating that would induce vasodilation that could lead to bleeding.

Can I use the Vital Dome when pregnant or breastfeeding?

The Vital Dome is not recommended during pregnancy.

The Vital dome is recommended and completely safe for breastfeeding mothers. The gentle warmth provides the body with radiant energy to increase blood circulation throughout the body. This helps reduce inflammation from the body caused from pregnancy, promotes relaxation and sleep, reduces stress and cortisol and  helps combat clogged ducts and mastitis.

Can I use the vital dome when sick?

The Vital Dome is not recommended to use when suffering from a fever, pneumonia, bronchitis or appendicitis.

Can I use the vital dome with having a bone fracture or joint injury?

It’s recommended NOT to use infrared heat for the first initial 48 hours of having a bone fracture or joint injury. Its perfectly safe to resume infrared heat once the heat and swelling has reduced or disappeared.

Can I have a vital dome just after having a tattoo?

It is recommended to wait 15 days before sweating after receiving a tattoo.

Can I eat before a vital dome session?

Do not consume food with in a hour  before your Vital Dome session.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN THE VITAL DOME?

All rooms at Confidere & Co are private, wearing no clothing is recommended. If you wish to stay in your underwear please make sure it doesn’t contain any metallic elements.

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING ALONG WITH ME?

Towels and filtered water are provided, car parking is available off Sharp Street.

Can I SHOWER after my vital dome treatment?

It is recommend to wait 4 hours before having a shower, showering immediately afterwards will actually stop the process to extend the effects of your session.

CAN I PURCHASE MORE THAN ONE vital dome SESSION AT A TIME?

There is a variety of vital dome session passes available to purchase. All passes are valid for use for 6 months from the date of purchase and are non-transferable for products including supplements, make up and skin care.

A combination of vital dome and oxygen therapy passes are available for longer lasting benefits.

Please note that Confidere & Co recommends you consult with your physician if you are unsure before using the Vital Dome.

Check out the pricing page for all therapies and treatments or contact for more information.

Conifdere & Co also offers hyperbaric therapy and infrared sauna sessions at Geelong’s wellness centre.

Gift vouchers are available to purchase in-store and online.

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