Sauna for
a new era.

An immersive experience awaits. The very best of ancient healing practices are here, in an environment that is at once contemporary and timeless. Every aspect of our state-of-the-art studio was designed to soothe, nurture, and renew.

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About us

A modern
wellness studio.

HeatPraxia was a thousand years in the making. The idea of bringing the ancient practice of sauna bathing to our community has been a dream realized. We’re proud to share our appreciation for the sauna lifestyle and offer a place where people can discover its healing benefits, and enjoy tranquility, relaxation, and wellbeing–right here in the heart of Coeur d’Alene.

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Our team

A knowledgeable team.
A warm welcome.

Our heat practitioner team is founded on one goal of sharing the health and benefits of an ancient ritual with our community and spread the practice for a healthier future. We have a deep history of the ancient practice of sauna bathing and made our dream a reality by designing a state-of-the-art studio, plus contrast therapy,

Steve Simar Heat Practitioner

From ski racing to mountaineering and competitive skydiving to indoor volleyball, Steve has been an athlete all his life. Years ago, he discovered the many recovery and detox benefits of regular sauna and ice bathing, and he has been championing the idea ever since.

Steve Simar Heat Practitioner
Sam Rogers Heat Practitioner

With a lifetime of athletics and fitness experience, Sam became a strong proponent of sauna therapy after seeing its usefulness in recovery and pain management. Now at HeatPraxia, he’s combining his entrepreneurial background with his passion for health and wellness to help others incorporate sauna therapy into their fitness regimens—and their lives. Sam is a husband and a father of three.

Sam Rogers Heat Practitioner
Heather Gallegos Heat Practitioner

A wife and a mother of three children, Heather values relationships, natural wellness, nutrition, fitness, and holistic health. In addition to the vast scientific literature she has read on the topic, the benefits of sauna and contrast therapy are something Heather has experienced herself—further supporting her belief in caring for the whole person. With a long history in service and leadership, Heather is excited to share the sauna culture with her community.

Heather Gallegos Heat Practitioner
Joe Cruz Heat Practitioner

As both an executive and a consultant to sauna manufacturers, Joe has provided solutions for both commercial and retail customers. With his rich history in the industry, Joe’s expertise has been showcased on multiple podcasts on the topics of sauna therapy health benefits and custom sauna design and installation. Joe is a father of four children, a grandfather of three, and a passionate advocate for orphans.

Joe Cruz Heat Practitioner