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Far Infrared Sauna
Infrared sauna benefits are tremendous. Some of the health benefits include detoxification, relaxation, weight loss, lowering blood pressure, pain relief, and blood purification. Detox from our Sunlighten Sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna because it operates more effectively at temperatures 60 to 80 degrees lower than conventional saunas. In our sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water!
In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. Studies have shown a 30 minute far infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories. Heating of muscles with far 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.
What is a Far Infrared Sauna?

Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun's spectrum with the ability to penetrate human tissue. Infrared sauna therapy uses this penetrating characteristic to gently warm the body directly at the core rather than simply heating the air or the skin’s surface, resulting in a variety of health benefits, including detoxification and weight loss. Infrared heat is completely
safe and does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with sunlight. In fact, it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.

How is it different from a traditional sauna?

Infrared heat is very gentle. The experience is similar to lying in the sun on a warm day and feeling the heat radiate to the core of your body. Unlike conventional (hot rock or steam) saunas -- which operate at more than 200°F -- infrared heat is effective at lower, more comfortable temperatures
of 120°-150°F. Traditional saunas simply heat the air, creating an environment that can be unbearably hot, difficult to breathe in, and claustrophobic. If you think you don't like saunas, try the infrared difference!

Why is sweating so good for you?

Because 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. Sweating is the body's natural way to heal, stay healthy and detox. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and pushes them through the pores. The more sweat you wipe away, the more toxins can come out. Infrared heat is reported to penetrate up to 3 inches deep into tissues to warm and activate cells to release toxins. It produces a sweat composed of approximately 20% toxins and 80% water vs. 3% toxins and 97% water for traditional saunas. If you find you don't sweat deeply your first time in the sauna, just wait. Your sweat will likely become more productive and healthful over time.

What is the cortisol connection?

Relaxation is more important to your health than most people realize. The more "bad" stress you have, the more cortisol your body will produce. Cortisol is a "fight or flight" hormone made in the adrenal glands that raises heart rate and blood pressure and encourages the deposit of excess calories into the midsection (the "spare tire" effect). Scientific studies show that far infrared therapy may help the body maintain healthy levels of cortisol.

Can it really help you lose weight?

Studies have shown a 30-minute far infrared sauna session can
burn 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself, heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase. Blood flow can double from a normal 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. Some experts suggest that infrared heat therapy is an important complement to weight loss because as you lose weight, fat tissue can release stored toxins such as PCBs and pesticides into your body.

Other Reported Benefits

Research has shown that infrared heat activates complex neurological, vascular and metabolic mechanisms to mediate the transmission of pain signals and effectively provide relief for a variety of pain conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis. One clinical study in Japan reported a successful outcome for 100% of subjects with rheumatoid arthritis treated with whole-body far infrared sauna therapy. Infrared heat produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during vigorous exercise. The increased circulation can help decrease inflammation and speed healing. Wounds, burns, cuts and acne may heal more quickly with less scarring.

1 Session $20
5 Sessions $75
Reservations Required
Please call 941-625-0304



Try the sauna today! Your body will thank you.  


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