Introducing: Bluestem Blog

Introducing: Bluestem Blog!

How the HOCATT Ozone Sauna Boosts the Immune System

+ How does ozone relate to the Red Hot Chili Peppers?


By Amanda Dunaway, October 1, 2021


Labor Day and the Autumn Equinox have passed, signaling the official end of summer and the transition into colder weather. The light filters gently through the trees on Music Row as a cool breeze swirls yellow leaves to the ground. Maybe you’ve recently enjoyed a couple chilly evenings outdoors at Cheekwood or a Titans game. You sip your oatmilk pumpkin spice latte and sigh, “What a lovely afternoon.”

And then you feel it. The slight irritation in the top of your throat. Will it go away on its own as you hope, or will it develop into two weeks of full-blown misery?


With cold and flu season upon us, focusing on immune health is more important than ever. That’s why, last month, we partnered with Compass Cellular Healing for an immune-boosting giveaway, featuring a session in our platinum ozone sauna. As we enter October, we want to use this opportunity to talk a little bit about how our platinum ozone sauna boosts the immune system.


Many of our clients are familiar with how we refer to our beloved HOCATT as the “Rolls Royce of saunas.” At the top of the list of infinite reasons why we love our sauna is that its multiple modalities increase overall health in numerous ways.


The infrared and steam create heat that activates heat shock proteins, mimicking your body’s natural immune defense, the fever! Simultaneously, the sauna induces sweat, an important detox pathway deeply interconnected with the immune system.


Our HOCATT sauna reaches beyond the benefits of a traditional steam or infrared sauna by introducing ozone into the chamber. First, the oxygen concentrator gathers oxygen from the air in the room, and converts the oxygen (02) into ozone (03). The ozone is released into the sauna chamber, where it mixes with the steam in the sauna, interacts with the skin, and is absorbed transdermally.


Ozone therapy through sauna use provides many of the same immune benefits as ozone therapy through other routes. Ozone therapy stimulates cytokine function, boosts white blood cell count, and increases nitric oxide production. Additionally, our platinum HOCATT introduces HUGO PEMF therapy during your sauna session.



If you’ve read this far, you may be thinking, “Okay but what about the Red Hot Chili Peppers?” It wasn’t a trick. You can stop scrolling.


At some point in 2002, you probably had the following lyrics from “Can’t Stop” stuck on repeat in your head:


The world I love

The tears I drop

To be part of

The wave can't stop

Ever wonder if it's all for you

The world I love

The trains I hop

To be part of

The wave can't stop

Come and tell me when it's time to

Sweetheart is bleeding in the snow cone

So smart she's leading me to ozone



Did y’all catch that?

So smart she's leading me to ozone


Maybe she’s metaphorically referring to the atmosphere?


But no, it’s ozone gas, the main modality that makes our HOCATT so powerful. RHCP Frontman Anthony Kiedis credits ozone therapy as part of his wellness journey in his 2004 autobiography, Scar Tissue.


So clearly the bottom line is, using the ozone sauna, we can be as cool as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, all while boosting our immune systems this Fall.


That brings us to our final topic for today’s post. At Bluestem, we wanted a new way to connect with you all beyond email and social media. We believe that wellness doesn’t have to exist in isolation from the rest of the world, and it certainly doesn’t have to be boring. And since we love creating sustainability and balance, we figured we can have the best of both worlds when it comes to social media, too!


We are excited to announce our Bluestem Blog, a monthly post where we can have fun chatting with you all about all things Bluestem Wellness Nashville.


Book your sauna session now, and stay tuned for the October blog, where we will deep dive into one of our other favorite services here at Bluestem. We’ll see you soon.





Bluestem Wellness Nashville Disclaimer:

*Bluestem Wellness Nashville does not claim to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition. If you are unsure of how our services relate to your condition, we recommend consulting your doctor prior to your first session. As always, we encourage clients to explore information, but we are happy to empower you with resources. To speak to one of our specialists in a safe and private space about your health concerns, schedule a FREE, NO OBLIGATION, CONSULTATION. In the consultation, we will answer your questions and create a customized plan for your healing journey.

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