Urban Sweat FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Urban Sweat?

Urban Sweat is a heated, holistic healing experience designed from ancient rituals consisting of six unique styles of saunas and steam rooms.

Q: What are the benefits of Urban Sweat?

Each room in Urban Sweat has its own unique benefits. We invite you to view our full Urban Sweat offerings under the Experience tab on the home page.

Q: How much does Urban Sweat cost? 

The Urban Sweat 4 hour time block experience entails a health investment of $55. We also offer a Healthy Happy Evening experience for $40 and available Monday-Friday from 4-8pm. Access to Urban Sweat is included in Raffa Signature Therapeutic Services.

Q: Are passes shareable?


Q: What should I wear to Urban Sweat?

We suggest you wear comfortable, casual, and breathable clothing such as shorts and a cotton t-shirt. 

Q: What should I bring to Urban Sweat?

We suggest you bring a beach towel, personal care toiletries and clothing to change into after your Urban Sweat experience. Urban Sweat is an electronic-free zone. No phones, computers or tablets are permitted. Lockers with programmable locks are provided for you to put your belongings in. Showers are also available if desired. We are not responsible for lost, stolen or left behind items. We highly suggest leaving valuables at home.

Q: Can friends/family experience Urban Sweat with each other?

Yes, as a commitment to your health and relaxation experience, we have a strict whisper policy. Anything louder than a whisper is too loud. The Urban Sweat experience is a time for you to reflect and explore the opportunity for rest, relaxation, and optimal health, in a quiet and peaceful environment. 

Q: How can I book an Urban Sweat appointment?

Urban Sweat can be booked online or over the phone for either our day pass or Healthy Happy Hour. Therapeutic services are recommended to be booked in advance. We will do our very best to accommodate a walk in for therapeutic services.

Q: What are the hours for Urban Sweat?

Urban Sweat is available Monday-Friday from 10:00am- 2:00pm or 4:00pm-8:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am-2:00pm or 3:00pm-7:00pm. Entries into Urban Sweat are available up until one hour before the facility closes. Please check the Mindbody app for holiday schedules and daily updates.

Q: How long should I be in Urban Sweat?

We recommend a minimum of 3 hours to truly get the benefits of each individual room. Guests can enjoy the experience at their leisure. Leaving the facility and reentering is not permitted in the time block, once you sign out your experience for the day has ended.

Q: Should I eat before my Urban Sweat experience?

Yes, we advise against sweating on an empty stomach, but we also recommend not arriving immediately after a heavy meal. Eating light, fresh food prior to your arrival is best. We also provide fresh water for you to have because hydration is important for you to feel your absolute best. Please bring a refillable non-glass container

For more information about Urban Sweat at Raffa Life, please click below to see our full Urban Sweat offerings.


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Parking for Raffa Active Relaxation Center can be found in the back of our building.

Travel by Air
The Raffa Active Relaxation Center is a 10-minute drive from T.F. Green Airport (PVD) located in Warwick, Rhode Island. If you are flying internationally, Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS) is a one hour drive. New York’s John F. Kennedy or LaGuardia International Airport is respectfully a three hour drive.

Travel by Rail
The Amtrak train runs from both Boston and New York into Downtown Providence. Raffa is a 15-minute drive from the station.

Providence Amtrak
100 Gaspee St., Providence, RI 02903
(401) 727-7276

Where to Stay
Extended Stay America
Located 7 minutes from studio | 2.69 miles
268 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 732-6667

Located 3 minutes from studio | 1.37 miles
400 Knight Street, Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 734-4460

Hotel Providence
Located 14 minutes from studio | 8.12 miles
139 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903
(401) 861-8000

Where to Eat and Shop
Located 1.5 miles from the Raffa Active Relaxation Center is a Wholefoods Market, Shaw’s Market, Starbucks Coffee, the Garden City Shopping Center, and a CVS Pharmacy.

A 15-minute drive will drop you off in Downtown Providence, or take the 45-minute scenic route to Newport and the Rhode Island shoreline.

We are always available to answer any other questions and help in anyway we can. Please send us a message or call 401-463-3335.