Yes, you have read that right! We are now offering Infrared Sauna sessions!! (Our estimated opening date is May 16th!).
Why is this awesome news?!
First, infrared saunas use invisible light within certain frequencies to penetrate and heat up the body’s tissues directly. Infrared spectrums can uniquely affect other positive changes in our cells and organ systems in a way traditional heated saunas can’t. While traditional saunas heat the air or steam to heat the body, infrared saunas use invisible light just below red light frequencies to penetrate and heat up the tissues directly, to a depth of up to 1.5 inches into the skin. Although our eyes can’t see it, we can feel it as gentle, radiant heat.
Far infrared (FIR), reaches deepest into the body, where toxins are stored. By raising your core body temperature, FIR stimulates the sweat glands, resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat that leaves you feeling revitalized. Plus, since sweating increases heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, you’re also burning calories.
Sunlighten already achieved the most effective far infrared heater with their highly emissive Solocarbon heater coating . They’ve applied that same coating to their polyimide panel and discovered that application makes it 99% emissive! This is why Solocarbon panels are the only far infrared heaters clinically shown to raise core body temperature nearly 3° for the most detoxifying sweat, lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure and aid in weight loss.
Infrared Sauna sessions are effective in promoting health in many cases, such as:
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!
Sweating is good for you. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Sunlighten far infrared sauna 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.
A systematic review in 2012 found that toxic heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury are found in sweats of people who are exposed to these harmful metals. In a case report, they found that mercury levels normalized with repeated sauna treatments.
Sweat contains both hydrophyllic (water soluble) and lipophilic (fat soluble) components makes it an elimination pathway for a variety of toxins, including:
xenobiotics such as BPA (often absorbed through store receipts), PCB’s, and phthalates
Arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury
Sweating also eliminates electrolytes, so you’ll need to replace calcium, magnesium and potassium. Drinking plenty of water after a sauna session is a must. Adding a pinch of Himalayan sea salt to your water and juicing will help replenish your body.
Studies show that high levels of stress have great impact on the brain. From memory problems to anxiety to learning difficulties, the effects of stress on the mind are immense. Neuroscientists have shown that chronic stress can even cause differences in grey and white matter in the brain, as well as the size and connectivity of the amygdala. High levels of stress can even impact the amount of neurons found in the brain.
Relax and reduce mental stress with Sunlighten™. Their infrared therapy soothes your mind by enveloping your body in relaxing warmth. Their saunas are designed for maximum comfort, allowing you to not only loosen your body, but loosen your mind. Practicing mindful meditation while in a sauna therapy session can also help with mental stress reduction. Alone time is maximized with a sauna therapy session, giving you an opportunity to reflect and move on from the stress of the day.
In addition to helping with stress, sauna therapy stimulates the release of “feel good” neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, which is why you will feel AMAZING when you finish a session.
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.
Infrared saunas have been used for effective pain management therapy for many different ailments. Here are just some of the conditions in which infrared sauna therapy has been successfully used for pain relief.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Those who suffer from PAD can experience severe leg pain caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen to the lower legs, which can get worse with walking. But Japanese researchers found that infrared sauna sessions of just 15 minutes a day significantly lowered pain, and patients were able to walk twice as far without pain.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Those who suffer from autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis often struggle with pain management that comes with hefty side effects. But with sauna therapy, pain relief can be found without negative outcomes. A study has shown that while in the sauna, all patients with these conditions felt significantly better, and at the end of the study, those with rheumatoid arthritis showed improvements in pain and fatigue while not in the sauna.
Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the entire body, with particular areas of sensitivity. Studies have shown that not only does infrared sauna use help with natural pain relief during treatment, but even months after ending sauna treatment the pain was still significantly lower.
Physical pain is often given much more credit in our society than pain caused by emotion. But medical doctors have begun to understand the real physiological impact of psychological issues. Infrared sauna therapy works for the pain that can’t be seen, too. In the same study of chronic pain patients, researchers also found that patients had a statistically lower anger level compared to those not in the sauna group.
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.
A study conducted at Binghamton University says yes. When participants used an infrared sauna an average of three times a week, they lost up to 4% body fat in sixteen weeks. One unexpected result was that participants who used the sauna later in the day lost more weight, so they set up a second study to learn more.
In the follow up study, they found that people who used the sauna after 3pm lost the same amount as those in the first study, but in half the time.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
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.
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 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.
As a health sauna, Sunlighten heats your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.¹
The elevation in body temperature from a Sunlighten sauna session also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use – especially in the mid-infrared range – has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing! Another benefit of improved circulation from Sunlighten sauna use 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.
Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of a Sunlighten sauna. Regular use may also help reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin.
Far infrared wavelengths increase the production of collagen (which makes skin supple) and elastin (which makes it elastic), and also improves the delivery of nutrients to the skin via increased blood flow. Sweating also cleans out your pours giving you that youthful glow!
Sunlighten infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.
To begin with, infrared heat is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum, which has the ability to gently and comfortably penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health benefits like boosting your immune system. Naturally occurring from the sun, it is the basis for all Sunlighten™ saunas. Infrared light also comes in several forms. Each form offers unique wellness perks that together provide a holistic approach to better mind and body. Learn about how near infrared differs from far infrared, and how each benefit you.
Because far infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. Your sweat then pushes out the toxins, cleansing your body and rejuvenating your skin. Far infrared also aids in blood pressure reduction and weight loss, along with a wide range of other health benefits
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Reservations are highly recommended due to limited availability.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. If you arrive late, your session will end at the originally scheduled time so the clients following you are not penalized.
Your time in the sauna room is 50 minutes. You will spend up to 30 minutes inside the Infrared Sauna. The remaining time is for you to undress before and freshen up/dress after your session.
There are no showers in our sauna room. We provide wet towels so you can clean your body and remove toxins after the service.
No electronic devices are recommended in the Sauna Room. Our office is not responsible for any damaged items.
Do not apply any products/treatment to your body on the day of your appointment.
Remove all jewelry prior to your session.
Do not touch any controls inside the sauna.
Please limit your conversation to a whisper while in the sauna room.
Drink plenty of water before and after your session.
Please discontinue the use of the Sunlighten sauna if you feel light-headed, dizzy or heat exhausted.
The walls of the sauna become very hot during the session. Please do not lean against the walls without the backrest.
Pregnant women are not permitted in the sauna.
Individuals who have a Pacemaker or Defibrillator are not permitted in the sauna. The magnets used to assemble our units can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause.
The Elderly, without permission from their physician, are not permitted in the sauna. The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature.
Please read the full list of contraindications below.
Sauna sessions not allowed if you have any of the following conditions:
If you have a disease, be certain to consult with a primary-care physician concerning it.
If you are using any prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for any possible change in the drug's effect due to any interaction with infrared energy.
If you are under the influence of alcohol. Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “Sweat Out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore they may not realize it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
If you are an individual that has insensitivity to heat.
If you are an individual that has a fever
If you have cardiovascular conditions. Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation or those who are taking medications, which might affect blood pressure, should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output, blood flow, in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by thirty (30) beats per minute for each degree increase in core body temperature.
It is considered inadvisable, by some authorities, to raise the core temperature in someone with adrenal suppression and systemic lupus erythematosus or multiple sclerosis.
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after the injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contra-indicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints or in any other tissues.
If you are an individual with a chronic conditions/diseases associated with a reduced ability to sweat or perspire. Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors and Diabetes with Neuropathy are some conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and thus are not heated by this system, nevertheless you should consult your surgeon prior to using Infrared Thermal System. Certainly, the usage of Infrared Thermal System must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of Infrared Thermal System. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the product manufacture to be certain.
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this may occur, she can choose to allow herself to possible experience this short-term effect without worry or to simply avoid Infrared Thermal System usage at that time of her cycle.
Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid Infrared Thermal System usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation, which can increase the tendency to bleed.
Obviously, should any condition worsen with use of an Infrared treatment, the use of the system should be discontinued.
People do not experience pain using Infrared Thermal Systems unless such is contraindicated. If you do, the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for you at that time.
DO NOT attempt to self-treat any disease with this Infrared Thermal System without direct supervision of a physician.
One Person Session Two Person Sessions
(1) 30 Minute Session $35 (1) 30 Minute Session $45
(5) 30 Minute Sessions $140 (5) 30 Minute Session $190
(10) 30 Minute Sessions $240 (10) 30 Minute Session $340
Both 10 session packages will include a bamboo towel wrap!
Packages are for the recipient only and can not be shared. If purchasing a two person package, the sauna session must be scheduled together.
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If you are a firefighter we will take 10% off our single sessions and packages. We know the risks of running into a fire and we appreciate your courage to do so. We would like to do our best to keep you healthy so you can keep saving lives.