Jennifer Aniston Reveals Her New Spa Obsession: Infrared Saunas (with Justin!)

01/21/2016 at 11:03 AM ET

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux love a little couples spa time!

Aniston tells PEOPLE exclusively that the newlyweds hit the sauna to bond.

Justin and I do it together—we get a lot of good stuff taken care of in the sauna,” the smartwater sparkling spokeswoman says.

But they aren’t hitting your average gym steam room—the couple favor a more alternative treatment.

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“I love the infrared sauna,” Aniston says. “I discovered it a few years ago, and it went from a little portable igloo thing that you put your body in, to a little sauna we have now in our gym.”

So what is an infrared sauna? Unlike a conventional sauna, where the high heat and humidity warms the body up from the outside in, infrared saunas use electromagnetic light to go much deeper, and penetrate the body on a cellular level.

“Your heart rate goes up, you’re burning calories, and you start sweating, but it’s not your typical sweat that’s water, it’s mostly toxins that you’re sweating out,” Joesph Harounian, the founder of Firm Body Evolution in West Hollywood (which is not affiliated with Aniston), tells PEOPLE.

“The infrared uses a near infrared and far infrared light,” he explains. “It’s the same frequencies that you get from the sun, but without the harmful UV rays.”

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And the best part is, you get more of the usual sauna perks—glowing skin, weight loss, muscle relief—in way less time.

“If someone could stand being in a conventional sauna for hours, they would get the same benefits, but it’s impossible to tolerate that kind of a heat and not dehydrate and have problems,” Harounian says.

And Aniston and Theroux aren’t the only celeb fans. While they hit their own gym to spend time in the infrared sauna, Rashida Jones, Jessica Simpson, and Paula Abdul all stop by Firm Body Evolution regularly for the treatment.

“I don’t think even 5% of the population knows about how amazing it is,” Harounian says, “but so many celebrities are using it and getting amazing benefits.”

Aniston and Theroux also enjoy the mental break—being in the sauna is one of the rare times they can spend distraction-free, “without scrolling through something or answering an e-mail,” the actress says.

“We’re way too distracted with all of our electronics. When you see that amongst a big group, people’s heads are facing into their laps; it’s just ridiculous.”

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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Mayette de Guzman on

Super cool couple. Luv them!

Guest on

I like Jennifer Aniston, but with all the uproar going on about Hollywod right now (and with so many of us “common folks” irritated with the whole big deal that wealthy actors like Will Smith are making about the Oscars), now may not be the best time to talk about all the fabulous things she can afford that most of us can’t. I know some may argue that it has nothing to do with anything, but this headline rubs me wrong for some reason. I miss the days when People magazine showcased more every day Americans, not just celebs.

Bill on

Jen , ever tried a mentholated steam bath ? Girl luv your “View “- “Operation Bikini ” Yeah Baby !! (oops sorry! -Stand your ground ! )

Anonymous on

Same brainless talk from Jennifer. This week we have heard-yet again- about her hair, her body (as well as Justin’s) and her spa treatments. Same old, same old. She really is uninteresting and shallow.

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