Sweating is good for you. It is the body’s safe and natural way to heal and stay healthy. Infrared saunas are an effective tool for kicking the body’s natural healing and prevention ability into high gear. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of health benefits. Our far infrared sauna heats the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside. If you want to get yourself back into balance, the benefits of an infrared sauna may be just what you need to achieve your wellness goals.

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Why is this sauna and it’s technology so much more effective?

Near infrared

Near infrared technology used in Sunlighten Infrared Saunas is similar to the infrared used in cosmetic and healing devices. The LED technology used allows the heaters to produce consistent near infrared without extreme heat or light, making it a safe option for near infrared use. Near infrared waves have a shorter frequency range and penetrate the epidermis layer of the skin. This is how near-infrared is able to impact your body at the cellular level, encouraging tissue growth, speeding up muscle recovery and strengthening your immune system.

Far infrared

Because far 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.. Your sweat then pushes out the toxins, cleansing your body and rejuvenating your skin. Far infrared also aids in blood pressure reduction and weight loss, along with a wide range of other health benefits.


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Cardiovascular disease

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High blood pressure

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Congestive heart failure

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Chronic fatique

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Depression and anger

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Reduce stress and fatigue

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Depression and anger

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Weight loss

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Reduce cellulite

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Improve circulation

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Skin purification

Program Choices

37 minutes
of Mid and Far infrared to increase core temperature and release toxins at the cellular level
Weight Loss
30 minutes
of Mid and Far infrared at a high intensity to increase cardiac output and metabolic rate

Pain Relief

30 minutes
of Near, Mid and Far infrared at a low intensity to reduce swelling and inflammation and aid in muscle recoveryd in muscle recovery


30 minutes
of Near, Mid , Far infrared at a low intensity to induce deep relaxation
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of Near and Far infrared at a low, constant frequency to improve ovreall skin tone, elasticity and firmness
30 minutes
of Near. Mid and Far infrared at a high intensity to increase heart rate and promote a healthy blood pressure

Infrared Sauna sessions are effective in promoting health in many cases, such as:


Detoxifying, as a part of any serious health regimen, has become increasingly necessary to our overall health. Our continuous exposure to the many chemicals in our air, water, food, and personal hygiene products result in negative health impacts. On-going toxicity issues such as chronic fatigue or flu-like aches and pains, undermine our quality of life and challenge many of us. Far Infrared Saunas, in general, release toxins through sweat helping to restore the body’s natural balance and the level of detoxification from a Sunlighten ™ sauna is 7 to 10 times greater than a conventional sauna.

In a conventional sauna the average person sweats out 3% toxins and 97% water. In a Sunlighten sauna, the average person sweats out 20% toxins and 80% water! Sunlighten far infrared sauna detoxification happens by heating the body directly, causing a rise in core temperature. This results in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside.


Studies show that high levels of continued stress has significantly negative impact on the brain and body. From memory problems to anxiety to learning difficulties, the effects of stress are immense. Neuroscientists have shown that chronic stress can even cause differences in grey and white matter in the brain, as well as the size and connectivity of the amygdala. High levels of stress can even impact the amount of neurons found in the brain.

Infrared therapy soothes your mind by enveloping your body in relaxing warmth. With the ability to hook up the sauna’s sound system to a guided meditation of your choice! If you don’t have a favorite, ask us! We have a wide array of recommendations. Practicing mindful meditation while in a sauna therapy session can definitely help with mental stress reduction or simply relax, a little alone time can give you the much needed opportunity to reflect and move on from the stress of the day.

Pain Relief

Relieve back, neck, and arthritis pain with infrared sauna therapy. Researchers studying HRP (Heat Responsive Pain) have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low-level heat therapy for treating lower back and upper body pain, all conditions that fall under the HRP classification.

Infrared saunas have been used for effective pain management therapy for many different ailments. Here are just some of the conditions in which infrared sauna therapy has been successfully used for pain relief.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

Those who suffer from PAD can experience severe leg pain caused by reduced blood flow and oxygen to the lower legs, which can get worse with walking. But Japanese researchers found that infrared sauna sessions of just 15 minutes a day significantly lowered pain, and patients were able to walk twice as far without pain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Those who suffer from autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis often struggle with pain management that comes with hefty side effects.. But with sauna therapy, pain relief can be found without negative outcomes. A study has shown that while in the sauna, all patients with these conditions felt significantly better, and at the end of the study, those with rheumatoid arthritis showed improvements in pain and fatigue while not in the sauna.


Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the entire body, with particular areas of sensitivity. Studies have shown that not only does infrared sauna use help with natural pain relief during treatment, but even months after ending sauna treatment the pain was still significantly lower.

Emotional Pain

Physical pain is often given much more credit in our society than pain caused by emotion. But medical doctors have begun to understand the real physiological impact of psychological issues. Infrared sauna therapy works for the pain that can’t be seen, too. In the same study of chronic pain patients, researchers also found that patients had a statistically lower anger level compared to those not in the sauna group.

Weight Loss

A 30-minute infrared sauna session can burn up to 200-600 calories! As the body works to cool itself while using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Sunlighten’s infrared heat therapy raises core body temperature causing passive cardiovascular conditioning. Your body’s natural response to infrared heat therapy is to increase circulation and sweat.

Lowers Blood Pressure

Solocarbon ® heaters were used in a clinical study with the University of Missouri Kansas City in 2005 and were shown to lower blood pressure from a 30 minute sauna session three times a week. Repeated infrared treatment improves impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventative role for sauna use for arteriosclerosis.

Improves Circulation

Heating of muscles with infrared produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. Infrared heat assists in resolution of inflammatory infiltrates, edema and exudates. The increased peripheral circulation provides the transport needed to help evacuate the edema which can help end inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.

As a health sauna, Sunlighten heats your muscles with infrared rays and produces an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. In fact, blood flow during infrared sauna use has been reported to rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.¹

The elevation in body temperature from a Sunlighten sauna session also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared sauna use – especially in the mid-infrared range – has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your health sauna session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing! Another benefit of improved circulation from Sunlighten sauna use is quick muscle recovery – after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity.

Skin Purification

Improve your skin’s appearance with regular use of a Sunlighten sauna. Open wounds heal quicker with reduced scarring. Infrared heat therapy helps acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. It also reduces wrinkles, makes skin look radiant, firms and improves skin tone and elasticity. Regular use may also help reduce cellulite trapped beneath the skin, lessen the appearance of scars, and help burns heal significantly

Forego expensive cosmetic treatments that may have limited effects or questionable long-term safety. Instead, rejuvenate your skin while also receiving all of the other health benefits associated with Sunlighten’s leading infrared sauna therapy.

A study published in The Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy showed significant improvements in skin appearance after just 12 weeks of sauna skin therapy using near-infrared technology. Participants experienced a reduction in wrinkles and crow’s feet, as well as improved overall skin tone, including softness, smoothness, elasticity, clarity and firmness.1 Sunlighten’s Solocarbon 3-in-1 ® is the only infrared sauna heater on the market with LED near-infrared light therapy!

Wound Healing

Sunlighten’s Solocarbon 3-in-1 Infrared Spectrum is the only heater on the market capable of producing near infrared (NIR) light using LED technology. This is the same technology used in scientific research that concluded NIR therapy greatly enhances the wound healing process.

Studies conducted by NASA concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155%-171% in some cases and wound size decreased by 36%.4

Overall Cell Health

Sunlighten infrared therapy stimulates the circulatory system, causing the heart to beat more vigorously and blood vessels to dilate, which help cleanse the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body’s cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin’s surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system.

To begin with, infrared heat is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum, which has the ability to gently and comfortably penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health benefits like boosting your immune system. Naturally occurring from the sun, it is the basis for all Sunlighten ™ saunas. Infrared light also comes in several forms. Each form offers unique wellness perks that together provide a holistic approach to better mind and body. Learn about how near infrared differs from far infrared, and how each benefit you.

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