If you would like to enjoy the benefits of hot-air saunas, but can’t tolerate the heat and humidity of traditional sauna rooms, infrared sauna can be a better alternative.
Infrared sauna utilizes infrared light waves that are invisible to the human eye and can positively alter the body’s tissues by penetrating below the surface of the skin, generating mitochondrial activity and effectively circulating heat.
Though long-term research is still being conducted, infrared sauna has been used and trusted by many for its effectiveness in reducing pain , detoxification, fighting stress and more.
Infrared Sauna Benefits:
So, what Infrared Sauna can do other than working up a sweat?
1. Improves Cardiovascular Function
Studies have shown Infrared sauna can also reduce risk of sudden cardiac death and cardiovascular disease through improving blood flow, blood vessel function and blood pressure.
2. Pain Relief
Unlike relieving the pain with medications, infrared sauna reduces pain, muscle stiffness and fatigue without negative side effects. It reduces inflammation and lessen the friction between joints.
Infrared sauna can also provide great relief to people suffering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, anxiety and depression. Spending time in a quiet space, away from electronic devices, encourages calmness of mind and restores the harmony of our body.
4. Better Sleep
Infrared sauna works in the same way a hot bath does - tricks your brain into producing more melatonin, the sleep hormone, to speed up how long it takes to fall asleep.
5. Weight Loss
Resting in an infrared sauna can also increase your heart rate and help burn approximately 400-600 calories during a half-hour session. Your body works hard to cool itself and as a result great amount of energy is consumed to support that process.
6. Skin Toning
Infrared sauna can improve circulation and help deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the skin and assist with the formation of collagen, which keeps our skin firm and young.
Infrared sauna treatments can give your body an extra push to get rid of the modern diet toxins through sweating.
8. Wound Healing
Infrared sauna also has the remarkable ability to speed up the wound healing process due to its power of promoting muscle growth and cell regeneration.
Is Infrared Sauna Safe?
No side effects have been reported, but it is not recommended for young children and elderly adults who are prone to heat exhaustion and dehydration, Consult your doctor if any medical condition concerns you.
How Frequently Should We Use Sauna and for How Long?
You can do this everyday but no longer than 15 minutes. Longer sessions of 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week can also be a good plan. But in general, do it as often as you want, just remember drinking plenty of water.
How to Prepare for Your Sauna Session
- Make sure you drink plenty of water before and after your session.
- Have an ample amount of sleep the night before.
- Bring some entertainment along - podcast, music, books or meditation.
- Use bath towel to keep you warm when exiting the sauna room.
- Avoid having a shower straight after the sauna.
Why We Chose Sunlighten Infrared Sauna at Our Studio?
After looking into a dozen of infrared saunas, we picked Sunlighten infrared sauna for the following reasons:
- Highest build and material quality. FDA approved. 100% non-toxic.
- Extremely low electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. Unlike others, Sunlighten virtually emits no EMFs.
- Having full spectrum infrared waves – utilizing near, mid and far infrared light.
- Uses patented Solocarbon 3-in-1 technology – delivering a higher concentration of infrared waves. Not only heating the skin or ambient air, but penetrates the body for a purifying sweat.
- Offers a comfortable and endurable heat that allows the entire session more enjoyable.
What Do Experts Say About Sunlighten Sauna?
"Infrared saunas are more effective at stimulating detoxification and gentler on the body than traditional hot rock saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs… Part of the reason I chose a Sunlighten is that its heaters are up to 99% emissive and deliver the most effective far, mid and near infrared heat available…"
By Dave Asprey - Founder of Bulletproof and NY Times Best-Selling Author
"For anyone who hasn't used an infrared sauna before I would highly recommend that you do. And you don't have to be 'chronically' ill to benefit. Like everything in life we need to look after ourselves before we break. These are lifestyle changes, not quick fixes and Sunlighten can offer this."
By Nicky Done - Founder of Green Soul, Bowen Therapist, Empath, Energy Worker