An Infrared Sauna is much more than just a therapy that makes you feel good all over. An Infrared sauna relaxes tight muscles, removes and flushes toxins from within the body, increases circulation and heart rate which burns calories and improves blood pressure. Finally, Infrared heat reduces inflammation and relieves pain. Our Sunlighten, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna provides the best infrared experience available today.
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I first became aware of the benefits of infrared sauna when I saw the effect it had on patient pain levels. Just what is infrared? For those of us who need a refresher, Infrared light is the natural radiant heat emitted by the sun. It is the part of the light spectrum just beyond the red side of visible light. That is the underside of the rainbow! No longer used just in alternative medicine, infrared is 100% safe and even used to warm babies in hospital nurseries. Infrared saunas gently heat the body from within instead of heating the air.
I started using an infrared sauna because I saw it as a great combination with massage. Those Scandinavians were on to something coming up with both saunas and massage! In combination, the results have been impressive. The infrared penetrates deeply beneath the skin either before by warming the area for a deeper, easier massage or after by flushing the toxins and cellular debris out of the body. Additionally there is a sense of true relaxation and body detox that really needs to be experienced to be believed.
But there is much more to our infrared sauna. We use the mPulse Series sauna from Sunlighten. The main reason we selected this particular sauna is that it is the first infrared sauna to utilize customizable full spectrum infrared heaters, which make use of the different infrared wavelengths to produce superior therapeutic results.
For instance, near infrared light (the wavelengths closest to visible light) is best for chronic pain management and skin purification. Mid-infrared light is best to assist in weight loss and improved circulation. And far infrared reduces blood pressure and is whole-body detoxifying.
Detoxification is such an important need today, given the amounts of toxins we take in throughout our life. We chose this sauna because the rate at which detoxification happens is far greater than the rate from conventional saunas. In a Sunlighten infrared sauna, detoxification is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna. Now when I grew up, I was taught that it was polite to say, “Horses sweat, men perspire and women glow.” Regardless of the word, in a conventional sauna the average person sweats only 3 percent toxins and 97 percent water (sorry, no horses allowed). Because a Sunlighten infrared sauna operates effectively at temperatures 60 to 80 degrees lower than conventional saunas; the average person sweats out 20 percent toxins and 80 percent water.
But wait, there is more, much more—
Far Infrared Therapy Health Benefits
Relieve back, neck and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Using continuous low level heat therapy for treating low back and upper body pain has never been more effective. Add a massage session to the sauna and notice deeper pain relief than you have felt previously, with results lasting longer and the need for repeated treatments diminishing. Learn More…
A 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Sunlighten’s infrared heat therapy raises core body temperature causing passive cardiovascular conditioning. Your body’s natural response to infrared heat therapy is to increase circulation and sweat. You will be amazed! Learn More…
Lowers Blood Pressure
Sunlighten’s Solocarbon® heaters were used in a clinical study with the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 2005 and were shown to lower blood pressure from a 30 minute sauna session three times a week. Repeated infrared treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventative role for sauna use for arteriosclerosis. Learn More...
Heating of muscles with infrared produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. Infrared heat assists in resolution of inflammatory conditions such as edema. The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema, which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.
Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of our sauna. Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring. Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Regular use may also help reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin, lesson the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly.
Detoxification can be helpful for people stuck in the following health challenges:
Detox therapy is also useful for those suffering from immune system problems including chronic fatigue syndrome, environmental illness, chemical sensitivity, and fibromyalgia.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from some level of heavy metal poisoning or environmental toxin. With that in mind, detoxifying is a daily lifetime need. Learn More…
There are some real reasons not to sauna. Please make sure these do not apply to your condition before scheduling:
If you are using any medications, please check with your physician or pharmacist to make sure your condition is appropriate for Infrared Sauna Therapy.
If you have a cardiovascular condition, please check with your physician before scheduling a sauna.
Contrary to popular belief, you should not sweat out a hangover! The increased heart rate with the alcohol may be problematic. Check back when you are sober and we can schedule a sauna then!
If you are pregnant, please check with your physician or midwife prior to scheduling a sauna.
Please be aware that heating your low back during your menses may increase your blood flow. It is safe, but please take the necessary precautions.
The magnets used to assemble the sauna can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss this with your physician prior to making an appointment.
We ask that current smokers not use the sauna. While a sauna would be a great aid in detoxifying the body when stopping smoking, active smokers release tobacco odors, nicotine and tar which will damage the wood of the sauna and may cause allergic reactions in other clients.