Perspire Sauna Studio, the country’s largest full-spectrum infrared (IR) and red-light (RL) sauna therapy franchise, is excited to announce a new development deal in the Orlando, FL market, building off the success already seen throughout the state. Local husband-wife team Javier Rosario and Maelisa Melendez – both practicing physicians in emergency medicine – plan to open their Perspire Sauna Studio location in Lake Nona by the end of the year.


Given their combined decades of experience in the traditional healthcare space, Rosario and Melendez bring with them a natural passion for health and wellness, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. Rosario also teaches at the UCF College of Medicine, helping educate future physicians, while Melendez also works as a health and life coach. 


“I’m the kind of person who can’t sit still, and have always dreamt about going into business for myself. Our time in emergency medicine taught us the importance of preventative care, so we knew we wanted something that would contribute to the well-being of our community in a new and innovative way,” Rosario said. “After experiencing the physical recovery benefits of infrared and red-light sauna therapy for ourselves, there was no question an opportunity with the modality was the answer.”


“As a working mother, I can tell you personally how difficult it can be to find time just for yourself during the day,” Melendez shared. “Perspire Sauna Studio will help to provide a much-needed sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation, and overall wellness to our neighbors battling similar struggles.”


“Javier and Maelisa’s longstanding dedication to improving the lives of those in their community is admirable,” said Lee Braun, Founder and CEO of Perspire Sauna Studio.