Infrared Sauna Wellness Spa ‘calmë’ Opens Friday on Main Street

One year ago, Meghann Smith recalled, she tried to find an experience that could make her “feel better” in the space of an hour. She tried a variety of exercise classes and other services before discovering infrared saunas. After visiting a sauna, Smith said, she decided that she wanted to create her own luxury spa version. Over the next 12 months, the beauty industry veteran developed the idea for what would become calmë—a new wellness spa offering infrared saunas that soft-opens Friday at 78 Main St., in what emerged as New Canaan’s wellness precinct. 

“We created a brand which is very luxurious,” she said, adding, “I wanted to really create something that everybody can use.” According to Smith, an hour-long session at calmë is more affordable than going to a spa. 

In addition to infrared saunas, calmë will offer acoustic resonance therapy and chromotherapy, Smith said.

New Wellness Spa ‘Calmë’ Planned for Main Street

A new wellness spa that offers infrared saunas has applied to the town for permission to occupy a first-floor commercial space on Main Street. 

The business planned for 78 Main St., called ‘Calmë,’ will include a retail section of skin care products in front and five sauna rooms in back, according to an application filed Jan. 28 with Planning & Zoning. Under the New Canaan Zoning Regulations, service establishments are permitted in the Retail A zone with site plan approval as long as a retail component faces the street and occupies a certain amount of the commercial space (see page 74 here). Two wellness-related businesses on the same block of Main Street—Club Pilates at number 70 and Stretch Lab at 86—recently received approval from the P&Z Commission under the same provision. 

P&Z is scheduled to take up the Calmë application at its regular meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall. According to a description of the business that’s included in the application, Calmë saunas will include “acoustic resonance therapy,” which “creates an environment for the body to experience the benefits of sound and vibration healing in an integrative way—part of a holistic approach to healthy living.”

“Feeling the music people hear brings their bodies into harmony physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and environmentally,” the application said.