Thanks to the intuitive and talented Vibe of Vibes Lifestyle these questions and more are found in her blog post, “Love Zen Sweat Den.” She asked some interesting questions and I was happy to get real with the answers.  You can see part of the interview below.  Then, click the link for the entire interview where you can learn some interesting facts about how Zen Sweat Den came about and how I got started on my journey to optimal health.  She also put together a beautiful video encompassing the essence of Zen Sweat Den, Infrared Sauna & Wellness Spa.

Zen Sweat Den prides ourselves in being a safe and resourceful environment for those who want to improve or maintain their health holistically.  I often get the question, Why did you start Zen Sweat Den? How does this relate to you and your lifestyle? Why are holistic modalities so important for your health, alone or as a compliment to traditional medicine?

Q: Why do you think sweating + detoxing is so vital?

A: Sweating in an infrared sauna penetrates 1-2 inches deep into your tissues and cells and eliminates harmful toxins to let the cells heal.  These can be toxins from pesticides on foods you eat or in the environment, metals, or mold that get into your system, things you can’t control.  This can lead to various other health problems. A deep sweat which is such an easy way to rid the body of these chemicals and toxins that don’t serve your body and health. It also provides release from stress and anxiety.

Q: What is your favorite color + aroma? What memories do these two things bring to mind?

A: I don’t know that I have a favorite color.  But, if you see me in the infrared sauna you will most likely see Violet as my “chromatherapy” color. Violet in chromatherapy is known to calm the nervous system, soothe organs and relax muscles.  Violet also has meditative qualities, perfect benefit for just about everything!. For me having Fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system, calming them is a huge bonus along with the other benefits from my infrared sauna session.

So… favorite aroma? Lavender is my go-to aromatherapy scent. Hmm… do you see a theme?   Lavender helps promote calmness and wellness. It is also said to help reduce stress, anxiety and possibly mild pain.  I have worked in Alzheimer’s non-profit promoting education and development.  My father-in-law had Alzheimer’s and hues of purple are representative of Alzheimer’s, so I would say helping caregivers and patients to be calm and at peace would be my memory of the color.

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Laurie Chaplin
Laurie Chaplin is the owner of Zen Sweat Den in West Palm Beach, FL. Laurie is also a health and life coach and in her spare time she enjoys biking, practicing yoga and spending time with her family.