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?
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?
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
Why is sweating so good for you?
infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly rather than simply
warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a
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
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
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
Please call 941-625-0304
Try the sauna today! Your body will thank you.