RECRUITMENT WILL BEGIN IN SUMMER 2020. Please check back for updates.


What is the HEAT BED Research Study?

The HypErthermia as an Alternative Treatment for the Biology and Experience of Depression (HEAT BED) Research Study aims to test the feasibility and acceptability of up to 8 sauna sessions in patients with clinical depression as a potential treatment. 

This study is being run by Ashley Mason, PhD, of the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Who is qualified for the HEAT BED Research Study?

Participants must be aged 18-64 years old with a current major depressive episode of at least 4 weeks duration. 

Take our 15-minute survey to see if you’re eligible!

What does participation involve?

Participation involves 10 in-person visits to the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at 1545 Divisadero Street over the course of 10 weeks to complete questionnaires, clinical assessments and partake in up to 8 sauna sessions.

The visits will vary in length and participants will be compensated for their time and travel. For further details about the study, please read the consent form


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