Health Benefits of Infrared Sauna
Sweating is good for you. Sweating is one of the body’s safest and most natural ways to heal and maintain good health. And that’s why every Sunlighten detox sauna is specifically designed to promote a deep, healthy and natural detoxifying sweat.
“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 the nutrients in our foods. Detoxification has also been shown to be helpful with colitis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disease, immune deficiency states, autism, ADD and ADHD.” – Dr. Rachel West
Did you know that sauna detox has been widely embraced as a healthy treatment in alternative medicine? As the world moves toward more natural and self-directed treatments, sauna detoxification is getting more and more attention.
Why? Well, the leading principle of sauna detoxification states that the build-up of toxic substances can lead to a host of common illnesses. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural sauna detox may help relieve symptoms, prevent future illness and increase overall health and vitality.
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Detoxification isn’t new. Just better.
Researchers have long told us how the body sweats out toxic substances, including heavy metals. As long as you maintain proper hydration, the more you safely sweat, the more toxins you’ll expel from your body. And what is one of the safest and most effective methods for inducing a detoxifying sweat? A sauna, of course. In sauna detox, your body sweats out numerous toxins through pores. But not all sweats are the same; and neither are all saunas.
It is believed that Sunlighten saunas are up to seven times more effective than a traditional sauna. It is commonly thought that sweat from traditional saunas is 95 to 97% water with salt making up a part of the rest. Renowned detoxification expert, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, combine the use of far infrared saunas with the chelating agent DMPS in a heavy metal detox protocol. He states that infrared mobilizes Hg in deeper tissues (3″ down) making infrared saunas an effective solution for removing Hg from the skin.
Far infrared saunas are believed to be more effective in moving toxins through the skin than traditional saunas because in a far infrared sauna only 80 to 85% of the sweat is water with the non-water portion being cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals, sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid.
Sunlighten saunas are highly effective for detoxification because of our highly-efficient and patented Solocarbon far infrared heating technology – the only technology proven to raise core body temperature by two-to-three degrees. Rather than simply heating the ambient air to draw out toxins, our sauna detox will heat your core to expel them.
As a result, regular usage of a Sunlighten sauna detox will provide a truly deep, productive sweat where toxins reside, at the cellular level.
4 Steps to Sauna Detox
Now you know the health benefits of sauna detoxification, but do you know how to use an infrared sauna to properly detox? While every body is different, we have created a helpful guide to detoxification using Sunlighten Solocarbon far infrared sauna technology.
Step 1: Hydrate
Each day you are planning to use your Sunlighten Sauna, make sure your water intake increases. While our far infrared sauna detoxification isn’t harsh, you are still sweating – some much more than others. The sweat produced in a far infrared sauna is 80 – 85% water, so it is important that before, during, and after your sauna detox session, you drink plenty of water to rehydrate.
Step 2: Set Time Limits
The amount of time spent in a sauna detox session may vary depending upon your tolerance and daily activity level. To get your body accustomed to infrared therapy, start with 10-15 minute sessions every other day. Gradually increase towards 40 minute daily sessions in the optimal temperature range. Listen to your body. Be aware of excessive detoxifying. If you begin to feel symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, or flu-like symptoms during your sauna session, discontinue use.
Step 3: Find a Comfortable Temperature
Preheat sauna and begin session when your sauna reaches 100°F. The optimal sauna experience occurs between 100° and 130°F. With our mPulse 3-in-1 sauna collection, there is a detoxification program that combines far and mid infrared, starting at a high intensity to increase core temperature then reduces to a low, comfortable intensity level.
Step 4: Rinse Off
After each sauna detoxification session, dry off with a towel. It is best to let your body cool off naturally while still burning calories. Finish it off with a cool glass of water and you are ready to take on the day.
Getting Ready For Your
We're excited to welcome you in for your first sauna session! Please read through the policies to ensure an amazing first time experience:
-Please wear clothes that are comfortable to sweat in. Athletic attire and swim wear is appropriate.
-Please bring in your own towel. There will be one on the bench but we recommend one to use for yourself either to dry off or to wipe off sweat while you're in the sauna.
-Drink plenty of water before and after your sauna session. We do not allow food or water inside the sauna.
-Bring socks if you don't like to go barefoot. We do not allow shoes of any type inside the sauna.
-Sauna sessions are 30 minutes but book for 45 so you have plenty of time to change and dry off at the end.
-We do not recommend bringing cell phones inside as they can overheat, and we do not recommend bringing books in as the binding can melt.
-Before your sauna session begins, you'll need to sign the liability waiver at the front desk.
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Red Light Therapy Benefits
The short answer? Improved Mitochondrial Function
The most widely studied mechanism of action having to do with red and near infrared light therapy is increased mitochondrial function within the cells of our bodies. Wavelengths of red and near infrared light have the ability to penetrate our body and stimulate the mitochondria (which are the energy power plants of our cells) to produce more energy. Energized cells are healthy cells and healthy cells have an increased ability to carry out their normal, everyday functions which results in better overall health and wellness!
How can red and near infrared light affect the mitochondria in our cells? Well, there our photoreceptors within our cells known as cytochrome c oxidase, and the photons that are found in red and near infrared interact with the cytochrome c oxidase. It is this interaction that stimulates the mitochondria within our cells to use oxygen more efficiently, which ends up resulting in the mitochondria having an increased ability to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which ultimately leads to more energy for our cells to do their job!
Check out this study if you're interested in learning more. Listed below are just some of the many benefits of red and near infrared light therapy! And again, all of these benefits come back to the main mechanism of action, which is increased mitochondrial function. When our cells have more energy, they operate more efficiently and we feel better.
1. Improved Skin Health & Skin Appearance
2. Reduced Inflammation
3. Improved Muscle Recovery
4. Improved Circulation
5. Skin Health
6. Hair Growth
7. Increased Testosterone in Men
8. Cellular Health
9. Increased Sleep Quality/Sleep Optimization
10. Improved Energy
11. Decreased Wound Healing Times