Our Mission

Our mission is to be the leading destination in Central New York for affordable, innovative wellness therapies for members of our local community and visitors alike. We believe in self-empowered healing modalities and a comprehensive approach to health. We are committed to educating others about the many benefits of IR sauna therapy, and empowering others to take control of their health and vitality.

Our Vision

At Saunacuse Infrared Sauna Studio, our vision is to deliver top-notch customer service and a guest experience that is custom tailored to the needs of our clients. We are committed to ongoing education and collaboration within the local community, forging partnerships with like-minded individuals and businesses. Our goal is to consistently introduce cutting-edge wellness solutions and offerings to enhance the well-being of both residents and visitors throughout the Central New York region.

Core Team

Gina Insalaco


Gina M. Insalaco is the passionate and visionary founder of Saunacuse Infrared Sauna Studio, a sanctuary of wellness and relaxation nestled in the heart of Syracuse, NY. With a deep commitment to holistic health and integrative wellness, Gina embarked on a journey that began in 2012, to create a space where members of her community could escape the stresses of daily life in an atmosphere that encourages rejuvenation of mind, body, and soul.

Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, Gina developed a strong appreciation for alternative healing modalities when faced with some of her own health challenges. Her journey into the world of infrared saunas unfolded when her personal yoga practice combined with the healing powers of heat therapy proved to have a profound effect on her achy body.

Gina pursued research into a deeper understanding of the science behind some of her favorite wellness practices. Combining this knowledge with an inherent entrepreneurial spirit, she decided to bring her dream of a modern and luxurious sauna studio to life.

Saunacuse Infrared Sauna Studio is a meticulously curated space where clients can experience the restorative benefits of infrared sauna therapy and chromotherapy. The commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of the studio, from the state-of-the-art sauna cabins to the cleanliness of the space and personalized service.

Outside of the studio, Gina is a dedicated advocate for community wellness and enjoys creating collaborative efforts with other local like-minded wellness enthusiasts to educate and encourage others to join the movement toward better health.

When not immersed in the world of entrepreneurship, Gina most enjoys traveling and spending quality time with friends and family.

With a warm and welcoming spirit, Gina would like to personally invite you to discover the transformative power of relaxation, healing, and self-care at Saunacuse Infrared Sauna Studio. The mission is to help every client achieve a state of balance, vitality, and inner peace, one soothing session at a time!

Connect with Gina and embark on your journey to wellness today at Saunacuse Infrared Sauna Studio!

Lauren Felasco

Studio Manager

Lauren Felasco, a native of Liverpool, NY, is a Le Moyne College graduate with a degree in English–Creative Writing and Communications & Marketing. Lauren has always gravitated toward small and locally owned businesses. Lauren has nearly a decade of experience in the CNY Health and Wellness field. Her journey with Saunacuse began in 2014 as a client. Her love for the business ultimately blossomed into employment. Early in her career at the studio, Lauren served as a Client Relations Specialist, recognizing that her forte lay in building strong connections with the clients. While maintaining her part-time time role at Saunacuse, Lauren moved to the North Shore of Massachusetts during the Pandemic. While living in the small, coastal town known as Swampscott, Lauren worked as a freelance social media marketer in the fields of boutique fitness, art, and beauty.

Lauren made her way back to her roots in October 2023 to become the studio’s very first Full-Time Manager. Lauren wears many different hats and wouldn’t have it any other way!

Beyond the studio, Lauren is also a certified Pure Barre instructor, an avid traveler, and The Founder of online boutique Lo Bou, @shoplobou.

Interested in joining our team?

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