A first of its kind health and wellness offering in Houston, Sudor Sauna Studio is now open in Regent Square. Situated on the ground floor of The Sterling apartment building at 3515 West Dallas Street – facing Regent Square Park – the 2,500-square-foot Sudor Sauna Studio flagship location debuted on January 7 with a community open house.
A passion project for founders Katherine Garcia and Kevin Cumming, whose work backgrounds are residential real estate investment and private equity respectively, the brand was conceived to combine the restorative benefits of a deep sweat – or sudor in Spanish– chromotherapy (color therapy) and a cold plunge, along with a convenient opportunity to briefly unplug from the stresses of daily life. The duo hope this is the beginning of many Sudor Sauna Studios to come.
“We’re so excited to introduce Sudor Sauna Studio to Houston at Regent Square,” said Garcia in a statement. “This area’s active, diverse and sophisticated demographic is ideally suited to piloting a concept designed to easily and enjoyably promote rest, recovery, calorie burn and a variety of other enhancing effects.”
Inspired by Garcia and Cumming’s travels, the spare, but stylish, space was designed by Houston-based Content Architecture as a refined getaway with thoughtful ambience and amenity elements. Clients can select either a la carte or membership options to enjoy 10 private and generously-sized infrared sauna suites, each equipped with Bluetooth speakers and a TV loaded with streaming and mediation apps. The spa-like experience is further enhanced by men’s and women’s lounges with cold plunge pools, showers and lockers.
Each sauna has a capacity for up to three people, but the size also allows for solo enjoyment with plenty of room for stretching and movement exercises. The relaxing, 45-minute Sudor Sauna Studio experience is made possible by a process, that unlike traditional dry saunas, uses infrared wavelengths that warm the body from the inside. The result is the ability to comfortably utilize the sauna for a longer duration, while furthering the benefits of increasing circulation and reducing inflammation, improving skin clarity and tone, lowering blood pressure, improving cardiovascular function, burning calories, reducing the appearance of cellulite and detoxing.
The complimentary addition of chromotherapy LED lighting to the service creates different physical and mental reactions based on color choice to improve mood, sleep patterns and skin quality. Finally, the included option of a cold plunge incorporates an element of contrast therapy, an ancient practice that is buoyed by the pairing of hot and cold elements.
Designed by acclaimed Boston-based architectural placemaking firm CBT in conjunction with Houston’s OJB Landscape Architecture, Regent Square’s Phase 2 sets a unique backdrop for its three, free-standing restaurant spaces, overlooking two activated green areas, a water feature, and a pedestrian promenade.