Infrared therapy is quickly becoming a widespread treatment for natural healing and prevention. Infrared saunas are known to assist in detoxification, weight loss, pain management, heart health, skin purification, and stress reduction. As a soothing retreat with a host of health benefits, infrared saunas have become one of the fastest growing home therapies.
The Infrared Difference
Infrared light is an invisible part of the sun’s spectrum consisting of near, mid and far wavelengths. It’s the same warm energy you feel when you get into a car that has been in the sun on a cold winter’s day. It has the ability to penetrate human tissue producing a host of health benefits.
Powerful, Yet Safe & Natural
Infrared heat is completely safe and healthy for all living things. You can be exposed to infrared light for hours without the risk of burning. Infrared is a naturally occurring output of the sun, but does not contain the harmful UV rays associated with unprotected sunlight. In fact, infrared heat is so safe it is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
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In a 2005 clinical study by the University of Missouri Kansas City, Sunlighten’s Solocarbon infrared heaters were shown to lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure with 30-minute infrared sauna sessions just three times per week. The study concluded that Sunlighten infrared sauna therapy dilated blood vessels and reduced the thickness of their inner lining. This increased circulation and promoted healthy blood pressure1.
Additionally, a Japanese study published in the October 2008 issue of The Journal of Cardiology examined the clinical effectiveness and safety of infrared blood pressure therapy, as compared to standard therapies for patients with chronic heart failure. The report concluded that far infrared sauna therapy is both safe and effective at improving clinical symptoms and cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients.
Repeated infrared sauna treatments improved impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventive role for infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis2.
Cleanse Your Body of Dangerous
Researchers have long known that toxic substances, including heavy metals, are eliminated from the body through sweat. Therefore, the more you can safely sweat (while maintaining proper hydration), the greater quantity of toxins will be released from your body. Infrared sauna usage is one of the most effective methods of inducing a detoxifying sweat.
Up to 700% More Effective at Eliminating
Heat generated by an infrared sauna produces sweat that carries nearly 20% toxins making it 7 times more effective than in a traditional sauna that produces up to 3% toxins. This incredible detoxification is accomplished by raising the core body temperature. Sunlighten’s heating technology is the only sauna heater clinically shown to actually raise core body temperature by 2 to 3 degrees (vs. simply heating the air around the body). As a result, regular usage of a Sunlighten sauna provides a truly deep, productive and detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.
Detox from heavy metals
Because Sunlighten saunas are more effective than others, they provide exceptional detoxification from heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium, and aluminum. The deep, detoxifying sweat helps eliminate arsenic, formaldehyde, pesticides, dioxins (Agent Orange), industrial chemicals, and gasoline. It also helps you detoxify your body from alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. Ridding the body of these toxins through a natural infrared therapy may help you relieve symptoms, prevent future illness and boost your overall health and vitality.
Increase Cell Health & Boost Immunity
The natural properties of full-spectrum infrared can help improve cell health, enhance muscle recovery and boost immune defenses. Because it stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, it helps to oxygenate the body’s cells.
Several studies have shown that near-infrared LED technology stimulates white blood cell production and collagen growth by increasing energy at the cellular level. A NASA study concluded that this technology can quadruple cell health and tissue growth. Another study done at the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrated that LED-produced near infrared helps promote cell health and regeneration. Lastly, a study from The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology concluded that LED near infrared (NIR) restores enzyme activity and reduces cell death by half.
Sunlighten is the first and only company to offer near-infrared LED technology to produce these benefits.
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In a recent study, Sunlighten saunas were shown to promote
Sunlighten saunas are the only saunas on the market clinically shown to aid in weight loss. Results from a 2009 study indicated that Sunlighten saunas are beneficial for lowering weight and waist circumference in just a 3-month period. And for those who are sedentary due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems, results were even more profound3.
Burn 600 Calories While Sitting Still!
Another study showed that 30-minute infrared sauna sessions can burn upwards of 600 calories. As the body’s core temperature increases, and the body works hard to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate similar to exercise. Blood flow is reported to rise from a normal 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute4 resulting in cardiovascular conditioning and caloric expenditure.
The Key to Natural, Drug-Free Pain Relief
Sunlighten saunas work by penetrating joints, muscles and tissues, increasing circulation and speeding oxygen flow. By reducing soreness on nerve endings, our infrared heat reduces muscle spasms and helps the body heal itself naturally.
For years, doctors have recommended Sunlighten saunas because of proven relief from sports injury, constant fatigue, fibromyalgia, joint pain/stiffness and other chronic pain conditions.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, a sports medicine expert from the University of Southern California and consultant to 7-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong, “infrared wavelengths penetrate the body to create heat, which creates profound therapeutic benefits. They increase blood flow to the muscles, delivering more concentrated oxygen, which creates more energy to heal.”
70% Saw Significant Pain Relief
A recent Japanese study published in the journal, Internal Medicine, showed that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after their first session of infrared sauna therapy. Pain scores also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period. Researchers concluded that infrared heat therapy is effective for chronic pain treatment5.
Near Infrared Healing Power
A study by NASA using near infrared heat, showed that LED technology allows for deep penetration of tissue and increased cell growth from the inside6. Sunlighten’s mPulse series--with its proprietary Solocarbon® Full Spectrum heating technology--is the only sauna on the market that offers LED-based near infrared heat at this proven level.
The Secret to Healthy, Skin Rejuvenation
As part of a sauna skin therapy program, Sunlighten infrared saunas help restore your skin while receiving all of the other health benefits associated with Sunlighten’s leading infrared sauna therapy.
A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness7.
Only Sunlighten’s exclusive Solocarbon Full Spectrum heating technology is scientifically proven to deliver these types and levels of therapeutic near infrared wavelengths.
The Ultimate Relaxation in Your Own Health Spa
Saunas feel terrific—warm, relaxing, and rejuvenating. Sunlighten saunas are designed to give you a lifetime of use with the utmost in comfort. You get the purest form of relaxation and stress reduction.
With its exclusive, breakthrough Solocarbon® heating technology, Sunlighten saunas deliver the most therapeutic infrared sauna heat per square inch (up to 99% efficient), so that you can be enveloped in soothing warmth to help you relieve stress, ease your muscles and fully relax.
Sunlighten saunas are guaranteed to help you relax in natural comfort with an invigorating deep tissue sweat that will have you feeling fully refreshed after every sauna session.
Infrared Technology Unlike Any Other
Infrared saunas make you sweat more and feel better. But all infrared saunas are not created equal. Sunlighten’s cutting-edge Solocarbon® Heating Technology is the foundation of all our products. It’s the brand most recommended by doctors because it is the only heater on the market clinically shown to raise core temperature, lower blood pressure and aid in weight loss. Years of success with Solocarbon heaters has led to the latest breakthrough – Solocarbon Full Spectrum.
The Full Spectrum Infrared BREAKTHROUGH!
There are many types of far infrared saunas. But the newest research shows that each infrared wavelength (near, mid and far) has unique healing powers. Sunlighten’s mPulse series is the first and only to offer full-spectrum heaters to produce meaningful, measurable health benefits. Revolutionary Solocarbon Full Spectrum offers the healing benefits of far-, mid- and near-infrared energy.
This patent-pending technology is unique in its ability provide the full spectrum at optimal wavelengths. Advanced LEDs provide true NIR at a consistent output. These proven components are the key to unlocking a host of research-backed health benefits:
Sunlighten’s Patented Technology
Different parts of the infrared spectrum give you different health benefits. With this in mind, Solocarbon Full Spectrum’s proprietary blends of wavelengths were developed based on over 56 research studies for true health results. You can customize each session’s infrared output to the setting that best accomplishes your goal. With your health needs changing over time, mPulse can adapt to offer what you need, when you need it.
Your health is literally at your fingertips with 6 one-touch health programs. Each program will automatically set the heaters to emit the optimal blend of wavelengths – based on third-party research studies – to achieve your desired results.
With utmost precision of delivery, mPulse’s Solocarbon Full Spectrum stands alone as the world’s most effective infrared sauna heating technology. And as technology evolves and new clinical research is available, your mPulse sauna can be updated to reflect the most recent program changes.
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About the Author
Connie Zack is co-owner of Sunlighten, one of the world’s leading companies in infrared saunas. Her brother founded the company as a result of a deeply personal experience with the healing power of infrared saunas. Sunlighten.com
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4 Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.
5 Internal Medicine (Tokyo) Aug 15, 2008 by Matsushita K, Masuda A, Tei C. The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan.
6 Whelan et al; The NASA Light-Emitting Diode Medical Program- Progress in Space Flight and Terrestrial Applications. CP504, Space Technology and Applications International Forum-2000, edited by M. S. El-Genk. Copyright 2000 American Institute of Physics l-56396-9 19-X/00.7 B.A. Russell, N. Kellett & L.R. Reilly. Study to Determine the Efficacy of Combination LED Light Therapy (633nm and 830 nm) in Facial Skin Rejuvenation. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 2005; 7: pp 196-200.