Wellness Resources at WAV
Sunlighten Infrared Sauna
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Sunlighten Infrared Sauna - Healing, Healthy Heat
Although saunas have been popular for centuries, they are not often thought of for treatments in traditional medicine. Traditionally, saunas have been unbearably hot, steamy rooms in which breathing can be difficult. But the saunas of today have technologically evolved from the harsh, 200°+ rooms they originated from to a soothing, healthy heat. Sunlighten infrared technology brings forth a therapeutic treatment that is not only relaxing but also clinically shown beneficial for your health.
What is Infrared?
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.
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’s gentle heat is used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
What are the benefits of Sunlighten Infrared Sauna?
Detoxification – Generate a sweat 7x more detoxifying than a traditional sauna. Studies have shown that FIR raises core body temperature, stimulating the sweat glands resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat ridding the body of toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals.
Relaxation – Encourage the purest form of relaxation and stress-reduction.
Enjoy a comfortable, gentle heat that is enjoyable for the entire session and
leaves you feeling invigorated, light and energized.
Weight Loss – Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process
of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate
causing the body to burn calories. Studies have shown that a 30 minute
session can burn an upwards of 600 calories, can lower weight & waist
circumference in just a 3-month period.
Pain Relief – Infrared heat penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to reduce
inflammation, relieve tension, chronic pain, conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, speeds up recovery time and can increase flexibility up to 3x. MIR can help to expand blood vessels and increase circulation allowing more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body resulting in reduced pain and a faster healing process.
Heart Health & Improved circulation – During a 10-20 minute session, heart rate increases by 50-75%, which provides the same metabolic result as physical exercise. However, there is a nominal effect on blood pressure because the heat also causes blood vessels in skin to expand to accommodate increased blood flow. Regular use can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.
Skin Rejuvenation & Anti-aging – The skin’s appearance improves as pores open from the deeper sweat induced by infrared therapy which improves the skin’s circulation, expels dirt and chemicals and removes dead cells on the surface of the skin resulting in a soft, clear complexion. In a study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, after 12 weeks of NIR therapy participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.
Cell Health & Immunity – Infrared properties can help improve cell health, enhance muscle recovery and boost immune defenses. A NASA study concluded that NIR LED technology could quadruple cell health and tissue growth.
Improved Circulation – Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. Regular infrared sauna use can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate.