Health & Wellness

Dr. Michele Olson’s Infrared Sauna Research in the Spotlight

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 >

mPulse Infrared Sauna featured in Top 10 High Tech Health Tools to Try this Year

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 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 >

mPulse Saunas Proven to Increase Flexibility

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 >

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday shopping season is upon us and, because Thanksgiving was so late this year, even shorter than ever. Lucky for you, Sunlighten has some terrific gift ideas

in the Sunlighten online store for all of your favorite people.

Easiest of all, this Zum Jolly Spa Package includes a bamboo carbon body wrap, Zum Jolly bow bar, body rub, candle and whiff sticks for $99. A similar version without the body wrap is available for $59.00

The body wrap is part of our Bamboo Carbon line of towels, floor mats and wraps. Bamboo carbon towels are the perfect accessory for your Sunlighten infrared home sauna. Bamboo carbon More >

Chromotherapy Sauna Benefits: Color Therapy Explained

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 >

How Infrared Saunas Benefit Chiropractic Patients

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 >