Wellness: Personal Infrared Sauna Rooms at West Seattle’s New City Sweats

Photo credit: Jake Gravbot

City Sweats launched its fourth location in West Seattle on August 4th at The Whittaker, a mixed-use project that consists of ground floor retail, a Whole Foods Market, and an apartment complex. The development is located at the intersection of SW Alaska Street and Fauntleroy Way SW.

City Sweats is a wellness center, providing cellular level therapeutic treatments targeting an array of health and wellness goals – most notably, infrared sauna and body wrap treatments. It’s a great option right now with individual rooms (1-2 person and 4-person rooms for sweat sessions) and personal rooms for massage, lymphatic draining, and wrap sessions. You can book online here.

They are currently running a grand opening special with a 5-sweat package for $149 (sweats are normally $50 per session). You can buy up to two packages and they are good until October 31, 2020. Buy them here.

“Launching in West Seattle is the perfect addition to the City Sweats brand,” said Dee Alams, Founder of City Sweats. “This expansion not only shows the demand for sweat therapy, but it proves Seattle is becoming more conscious about the health benefits of infrared.”

Alams launched her first location in 2014 in the Madison Park neighborhood. After much success, she opened her second location in 2018 in Wallingford, and then a third location in Bellevue at the end of 2019 through a partner expansion.

Photo credit: Jake Gravbot

Some of the many benefits of Infrared therapy include increasing metabolism, detoxification, skin tightening, muscle relaxation, stress relief, improved cardiovascular health, decreasing inflammation, and boosting the immune system. There are a multitude of health benefits, and it’s also just relaxing and rejuvenating for some much-needed self-care time.

The tonic bar offers pre-service and post-service tonics to prepare your body before sweating and to replenish afterwards. There is a shower on-site and a beach room (with sand!) for clients to take their time and relax after their service. West Seattle’s beach mural features the Alki Point Light House and a view from Beach Drive. The mural was done by local artist and painter Perry Porter. He was named in Seattle Times’ 15 best Seattle albums of 2020 and 2019. He is also a BLM artist and painted the “L” on the street mural in Capitol Hill.

Beach mural by Perry Porter. Photo credit: City Sweats

Cousins Janet Lee and Caroline Li are co-owners of the new location. Both are Pacific Northwest locals. Janet spent 17 years at Starbucks in various roles supporting both local and global programs and market launches. Caroline has worked in journalism (including writing for Seattleite!), marketing, and Seattle’s local music industry.