Getting Sweaty at City Sweats Seattle

Complimentary Service: Complimentary services were provided in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

Have you ever heard of a… sweat spa? Because that’s how I spent my Saturday two weekends ago. I had my usual every-other-month facial, then popped over to visit City Sweats Seattle in the beautiful Madison Park Neighborhood where I was treated to a Lymphatic Drainage Treatment and Infrared Sauna Treatment. Just say yes to sweat, I say!

City Sweats Seattle Review - Infrared Sauna Treatment / hellorigby seattle lifestyle and fashion blog

Having a little treat-yourself afternoon is something I don’t do often. I’m not one to have a spa day, I just always feel like there’s so much to get done on weekends that I often leave the “me” time for last… and often, I don’t get much of that. But really, I’m not complaining – what I’m getting at is that when I do get time to indulge, I really appreciate it. That Saturday at  was no different.

City Sweats Seattle Tonic Bar / hellorigby seattle lifestyle and fashion blog

Two hours of uninterrupted massage and sweating was incredibly rejuvenating. Upon arrival, I was greeted with a shot. A Hot Shot, that is, full of cayenne and aloe to increase circulation and packed a punch. I was then led back to a private room where I was to have a Lymphatic Drainage Treatment. I laid down on a bed, then had massage cuffs strapped to my appendages. The machine turned on, and the massage began. I would equate it to one of those massage chairs from Brookstone but on    steroids.

When I was done with the Lymphatic Drainage, it was over to the next private bed to start the sweating. I was wrapped up like a burrito underneath the Infrared Sauna Wrap. The heat sneaked up slowly – at first I was thinking I wasn’t going to sweat much, but about 20 minutes in, I was feeling it. My heart rate started to climb and I started seriously sweating. It was a good thing I had a Netflix-enabled TV to indulge in a little Pretty Little Liars and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding. :P

City Sweats Selfie During Infrared Sauna / hellorigby lifestyle and fashion blog

At the end of the treatment, I spent a few minutes in the relaxation room, where I was treated to tea, another shot, and fruit. It was such a nice way to end the experience, even if I was a sweaty mess. They offer showers, but since I didn’t pack a change of clothes, I opted to shower at home.

I’m sure you’ve heard that sweating helps with detoxification. You know, all the bad stuff out. What I didn’t realize is that I would see and feel the results. Whether it was a reaction to the heat or toxins, I had a mild rash show up on my arms. Upon googling, I found that it wasn’t an abnormal reaction. It was gone by the next morning, and I do have sensitive skin and eczema so go figure. I also was a little sore the next day from the massage. I probably didn’t keep as hydrated post-treatment. I drank a lot of water there, but I always have a hard time remembering to drink it at home too.

City Sweats Seattle Spa Entrance / hellorigby seattle lifestyle and fashion blog

Besides the mild dehydration, I noticed was I felt way less bloated and blah. I definitely didn’t want to take a nap that day – I felt like I had much more energy and wasn’t carrying around a bunch of extra water weight. The benefits of a little r&r time and sweating it out, I guess!

Have you ever tried an Infrared Sauna treatment? If you haven’t, would you?

This post was written in exchange for a complimentary service at City Sweats Seattle. No further compensation was received, and as always, thoughts and opinions are my own.

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22 thoughts on “Getting Sweaty at City Sweats Seattle

  1. Jae

    This sounds like an interesting spa! I’ve never heard of a sweat spa before unless you consider resting in a sauna after a good workout as one. Haha!

  2. Angie

    Jenn! I just had my first treatment there and LOVED it!! My post goes up this Sunday. I just did the cabin, not the lymphatic drainage but I think I’m hooked! With this nasty weather we’ve been having it’s the perfect pick-me-up!

  3. Julie

    I’ve never actually heard of anything like this, but I do know after a good workout or dance session when I sweat a ton, I feel so great afterwards! My daughter has very sensitive skin so she sometimes gets a sweat/heat rash in between her shoulder blades. Scared me the first time I saw it!

  4. Kasey

    oh this sounds interesting! my sister + I are thinking about trying a Korean bath house in town out, from what I gather it’s a similar sweat it all out thing!

    1. Jenn Post author

      I don’t either, and by the end of this I was pretty antsy to be done but it was much better than I expected! You can also end it early if you’re feeling uncomfortable, or have them start off with lower temperatures, which is nice!


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