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Infrared Sauna Benefits & FAQ

Try the Infrared Sauna for Weight Loss, Skin Purification & Rejuvenation, Detox,  Pain Relief, Stress Relief, Relaxation, Blood Pressure, & Immune - subject to cautions & contraindications 

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An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. Sometimes called a far-infrared sauna — "far" describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air and your body.


Relaxation and Stress Relief – Studies show that high levels of stress have great impact on the brain and health in general. From memory problems to anxiety to learning difficulties, the effects of stress on the mind are immense. Neuroscientists have shown that chronic stress can cause differences in grey and white matter in the brain. High levels of stress can impact the amount of neurons found in the brain.

More Medical Problems are caused by Stress than anything else! 

Detoxification - Sweating is good for most of us. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Detoxification happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.

"Detoxification is important because it strengthens the body’s immune system and helps the body’s biochemical processes function efficiently so that we are better able to digest nutrients in our foods. It has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD & ADHD." Dr. Rachel West

Weight Loss - Saunas may help you lose weight by detoxifying the body and burning calories. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. In fact, a 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine discovered that the circumference of your waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death. By maintaining a healthy weight, you may be able to live a longer, healthier life.

Pain Relief - Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, our infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and may help the body heal itself naturally.  This brings relief from sports injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. Infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, increase blood flow to the muscles, and deliver more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal.

Dr. Jeffrey Spencer - University of Southern Calif

Blood Pressure Studies have shown sauna 30 minute sessions 3 times per week can help lower blood pressure thru increased circulation.  A Japanese study published in the October 2008 issue of The Journal of Cardiology concluded that far-infrared sauna therapy is both safe and effective at improving clinical symptoms and cardiac function, as well as decreasing cardiac size in chronic heart failure patients. Repeated treatments improved impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol.

Circulation - Sauna heats your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise and mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. Another benefit of improved circulation is quick muscle recovery – after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity. "...the cardiovascular cleansing properties allow the circulatory system to have increased circulation and oxygenation while lowering blood pressure."  -Dr. Rachel West

Skin Purification and Rejuvenation - significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.

Immune and Cellular Health - "Regardless of the extent of the injury, someone who regularly uses this type of sauna will recover faster...It doesn’t add additional stress to the body or the injury. It actually works with the body to heal."
- Dr. Jeffrey Spencer - University of Southern California

According to The Doctor’s Prescription for Health Living, infrared heat is one of the best treatments for sprains, strains, muscle spasms, and other injuries associated with sports because it works by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How does Sunlighten™ Infrared compare to traditional infrared saunas?

A: Detox from a Sunlighten™ sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna. In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. In a Sunlighten sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water! Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification.

Q: How often should I do a Sunlighten Infrared Dome treatment?

A: It depends on what you are using it for. Some people may do weekly sessions, while others may do 3-5x a week for more intense therapy. Some people may also choose Sunlighten to compliment other programs such as monthly massages, body makeover treatments, colon hydrotherapy, and IV nutrient therapy.

Q: What are some of the benefits of the Sunlighten™ Infrared Dome?

A: Detoxification: A Sunlighten sauna generates a sweat 7x more detoxifying than a traditional sauna. Relaxation: Our saunas have been designed to encourage the purest form of relaxation and stress-reduction. Weight Loss: Studies have shown a 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 600 calories.   Heart Health: Our Solocarbon® heaters have been clinically shown to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.   Pain Relief: Researchers have found therapeutic benefits to back, neck and arthritis pain from continuous use of infrared heat therapy. Anti-Aging: The skin’s appearance improves as pores open from the deeper sweat induced by our infrared therapy Cell Health/Immunity (full spectrum): Stay healthy with the natural preventative properties of our exclusive LED near infrared heating technology, which aids in cell health, muscle recovery and overall immunity defense.  Wound Healing (full spectrum): Our advanced LED near infrared technology has the unique ability to heal wounds faster and minimize scarring.

Q: Can the Sunlighten™ Infrared Dome help my exercise or weight loss routine?

A: A 30 minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 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. Infrared heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates. The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing. Check out the results with a heart rate monitor and you will be amazed!

Q: Can the Sunlighten™ Infrared Dome really lower blood pressure?

A: Our Solocarbon® heaters were used in a clinical study with the University of Missouri Kansas City 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.

Q: Can the Sunlighten™ Infrared Dome improve my skin’s appearance?

A: Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of a Sunlighten™ 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, lessen the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly.

Q: What is Infrared?

A: Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue, giving soothing, natural warmth. It is naturally occurring from the sun and is the basis for Sunlighten™ sauna therapy. Sunlighten’s™ Solocarbon infrared technology is therapeutic because it is 95-99% efficient at heating the body directly rather than simply heating the air. It works to raise the core body temperature to produce a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level where the majority of toxins reside.

Q: How Safe is Infrared?

A: Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe; it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

Q: Are the EMF levels safe?

A: Yes. Solocarbon® panels are 100% quality controlled by Sunlighten to ensure the safety & effectiveness of each individual heater. Our proprietary heater design virtually eliminates EMF (an average of less than 3 milligauss). 

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