Health & Wellness
If you’re anything like us, the change from winter to spring is wreaking havoc on your skin. Your body’s largest organ, the skin, works 24/7 to protect your body from the elements — and has to work hard to adjust to the sometimes daily highs and lows that come with springtime weather.
Fortunately, Sunlighten Infrared Saunas promote healthy skin year-round, whether you are seeking anti-aging effects, or general skin rejuvenation from the deep detoxification benefits produced by Sunlighten Infrared Saunas.
Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum, and it has the ability to penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health benefits. It is naturally occurring from the sun and is the basis for all Sunlighten infrared saunas.
Far Infrared and Your Body
Because infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. In addition, far infrared saunas aid in blood pressure reduction & weight loss, burning up to 600 calories in one 40 More >
Thanks to the continued reports of positive effects of Sunlighten therapies for children with autism, we are more committed than ever to continue our partnership with the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide additional help and hope: For the month of April (which is Autism Awareness Month), Sunlighten is donating a portion of sales to NAA!
Why are we such big supporters of the National Autism Association? As parents, we are all witness to the growing epidemic of autism, and we care deeply about its effects on the children who live with it More >
We’ve been touting the results of Dr. Michelle Olson’s recent study (Michele Olson, PhD, a principal researcher at the Auburn University Montgomery Kinesiology Laboratory); in which she concluded that stretching in full spectrum infrared saunas led to a 205% improvement in flexibility. Furthermore, it was noted that the more deeply penetrated the heat, the better one’s flexibility will be.
Prevention Magazine is telling the world about the amazing results of Dr. Olson’s study, in their January 2014 issue! In a nutshell, Dr. Olson asked 12 volunteers to relax in the sauna for 10 -15 minutes, and then instructed them to perform some basic stretches in More >
Today marks a special date- January 17- it’s the day when most people officially fall off the wagon! Which wagon, you might ask? The New Year’s Resolutions wagon! It’s officially “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day” and it’s the most common date that folks just give up.
What about you? Did you commit to lose weight in 2014? Maybe your goal is to cook healthfully at home 4-5 nights per week. Perhaps you are going to start juicing. Our friends at Livestrong.com have compiled a list of “10 High-Tech Tools to Try This Year” and we are pleased that Infrared Saunas made the list! Specifically, More >
We here at Sunlighten are very excited to share the results of the latest scientific research study conducted using our infrared saunas. Michele Olson, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., C.S.C.S., recently led a study looking at the effect of a full-spectrum infrared sauna on flexibility. The full-spectrum infrared sauna used in the study was Sunlighten’s mPulse model.
Dr. Olson, a professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery and the lead research investigator at the Scharff-Olson Human Performance Lab, is well-known for her research on Pilates, energy expenditure and abdominal training.
In her study, Dr. Olson looked at flexibility. Her researchers found doing the same stretching routine More >
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We’re heading into autumn and many people now understand what “winter blues” are, in fact, the very real Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Many SAD sufferers find relief with bright light therapy but others are unable to use bright light therapy for various sensitivity or medical reasons. At Sunlighten, we suggest adding chromotherapy, or color therapy, to regular infrared sauna use to help balance the body’s energy wherever it is lacking. Chromotherapy sauna benefits include physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing.
Chromotherapy is the science of using colors to adjust body vibrations to frequencies that result in health and harmony. Each color More >
Chiropractic has been an important part of Sunlighten’s focus on personal wellness from the very beginnings of the company. Sunlighten founder Jason Lincoln Jeffers consulted a chiropractor as well as dentist (to remove toxic fillings) and a medical doctor in his attempts to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome. Through this health carejourney, Jason discovered the power of infrared sauna therapy.
October is National Chiropractic Health Month. At Sunlighten, we work with many health care providers including many chiropractors, providing infrared saunas for their practices and clinics.
Many of the chiropractors we work with help their patients not jut with manipulations but also by More >
Not many people realize that Sunlighten was founded back in 1999 as the result of a very personal wellness journey – a journey in which the benefits of infrared sauna therapy played a profound role. Back in 1990, Jason Jeffers, brother of current Sunlighten co-owner Connie Zack, became suddenly overwhelmed with fatigue and was ultimately diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Spinal misalignment and mercury toxicity began to wreak havoc with Jason’s life. He first had eleven mercury-laden amalgams in his mouth replaced with non-toxic composite fillings. He then saw a chiropractor who specialized in Upper Cervical Care to get his spine back into More >