Our Story

Lumos Infrared Sauna Studio is a family-owned and operated full-spectrum studio with locations throughout Central and Western New York. Lumos was founded by Rachel Bantelman-Evans with the support of her husband, Jordan, in January of 2019. Having both played Division I Collegiate Athletics in New York, Rachel and Jordan relied on infrared sauna therapy for several years to improve both their physical and mental health. Because the two found so many healing and restorative properties of infrared heat and chromotherapy, they became determined to share their experiences with as many people as they could.

Rachel Bantelman-Evans

Owner & Founder

Rachel is a Western, NY native. Having been a two sport Division I athlete, Rachel was constantly on the hunt for reprieve of her nagging athletic injuries. She found infrared sauna therapy in 2015. After experiencing the amazing benefits of infrared heat, Rachel was immediately hooked. Rachel decided to partner with Jordan to bring the first infrared sauna studio to the Rochester area to share the wealth of health benefits infrared heat has to offer.

Jordan Evans


Jordan was introduced to infrared sauna therapy in 2017 by his partner, Rachel. Having been a former Division I lacrosse player, Jordan was always on the hunt for different therapies that could help him improve his athletic performance, whether that was in the gym or on the field.