Health & Wellness
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 >
Marquita Smith writes the How I Grew Today blog, which is filled with information and inspiration for personal growth. As part of her journey towards self-betterment, Marquita recently purchased a Sunlighten Solo System Portable Sauna and wrote about it on her blog.
We like to call the Solo a sleeping bag for your soul. And it looks like Marquita agrees! In her post, she notes that infrared therapy helps with headache relief, weight loss and detoxification More >
This Sunday is World Heart Day. Cardiovascular disease can affect people of all ages and population groups, including women and children.
Cardiovascular disease – which includes heart disease and stroke – currently causes 17.3 million deaths every year, with 80 per cent of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries, making it the world’s number one killer.
The majority of cardiovascular disease is caused by risk factors that can be controlled, treated or modified. The three steps toward heart-healthy wellness recommended by the World Heart Federation are (1) healthy eating, (2) physical activity and (3) no tobacco use.
Each year, physical inactivity contributes More >
We hear regularly from Sunlighten customers suffering from the effects of Lyme disease. They tell us that a good sweat in our infrared saunas helps relax their muscles and joints, providing some relief from chronic pain. Our “Lymies” also tell us that their health care providers are talking about the benefits of infrared heat – to assist in detoxification and even to assist antibiotics.
We recently came across this video on YouTube in which Marty Ross, MD shares his thoughts on infrared sauna benefits and Lyme disease. Very interesting to hear his thoughts on the importance of both sweat and the liver More >