Archive for September, 2010
If the New York Times says it’s so, then it’s so. Right?!
We came across an article in the New York Times last week about massage that was quite interesting – mostly because it echoed a lot of what we here at Sunlighten know about the health and stress relief benefits of infrared saunas.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles conducted a study of 53 healthy adults. Twenty-nine of them were given a 45-minute session of deep-tissue Swedish massage; the other 24 received a light massage.
Blood samples were taken immediately before the massage and up to an hour afterward. They found More >
Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, a former Olympian, has a client list that includes the likes of Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and NASCAR driver Bobby LaBonte. A Sunlighten endorser, Dr. Spencer practices functional medicine in the professional athletic world. He works with athletes to create personalized success programs which incorporate strategic goal planning, physical training, nutrition, proactive wellness care, injury management and winning mindset.
In his memoir Every Second Counts, Armstrong said, of Dr. Spencer:
Jeff is part doctor, part guru, part medicine man…we believed Jeff could fix any and all of our problems…While he fixed us physically, he also fixed us mentally…If you More >
Ever wonder what physicians think about infrared sauna therapy? Our friends over at The Doctors’ Prescription for Healthy Living visited recently with medical school professor and family practice doctor Richard Beever about his thoughts on infrared saunas. Dr. Beever, who is on faculty at the University of British Columbia’s med school (in Vancouver, Canada), has done some clinical research on the subject.
We’re pleased to share his interview here:
Dr. Beever, B.Sc., M.D., CCFP, C.I., is doing more than any individual today to educate consumers and medical and health professionals alike about the importance of infrared sauna therapy for total overall health. He has More >
Gosh, it seems like months and months ago that we first told you about a Sunlighten infrared sauna being given away by The Ellen Degeneres Show. Wait. It was months and months ago! Ellen’s Celebrity Swim-Thru Sweepstakes ran all summer long – from Memorial Day ’til now. And she saved the best for last!
Back in May, when Ellen announced the giveaways, she mentioned that she owned one of our Sunlighten saunas (she has a Signature II model, if you’re curious) and loved it. Little did we know that she considered it such a big prize that it would be featured as More >