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Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Therapy

Sunlighten™ Infrared Sauna Therapy

We are excited to share with our patients the amazing health benefits of infrared sauna therapy. The benefits range from pain relief to weight loss and lower blood pressure. Below are some details on what you might expect from sessions in the Sunlighten Infrared Therapy sauna. Each 30-minute session is $25.

Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Therapy at Cedar Wood Natural Health CenterDetoxification
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!

Pain Relief
Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna heat therapy. Researchers have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain.

Weight Loss
A Sunlighten 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.

Lower Blood Pressure
Sunlighten 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.

Improve Circulation
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. The increased circulation can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.

Skin Purification
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.

What are infrared wavelengths?

Infrared wavelengths are the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum consisting of near (NIR), mid (MIR) and far (FIR) rays. These rays have the ability to penetrate human tissue. This characteristic makes infrared beneficial because it heats the body directly at the core rather than simply warming the air resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where the majority of toxins reside.

Near Infrared (NIR)
The shortest wavelength, NIR, penetrates the skin surface stimulating collagen production and improving its appearance. Studies have shown that LED-production of NIR promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth resulting in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and improved skin tone including elasticity and clarity.

Mid Infrared (MIR)
Mid Infrared is a longer wavelength and can penetrate deeper into the body’s soft tissue where inflammation occurs. MIR helps to expand blood vessels and increases circulation allowing more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body resulting in reduced pain and aiding in a faster healing process.

Far Infrared (FIR)
The longest wavelength, FIR, penetrates the body the deepest at the cellular level where toxins are stored. Studies have shown that FIR raise core body temperature stimulating the sweat glands resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat. Furthermore, sweating is part of the body’s thermoregulatory process that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate causing the body to burn calories. Studies have shown that a 30 minute FIR sauna session can burn an upwards of 600 calories!

Each 30-minute session is $25. Consider Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Therapy as part of your health regimen.  Request an appointment or give us a call at 802-863-5828 today.