I’ve been hooked on infrared saunas for almost a decade. These are not your old-school sweat boxes powered by hot rocks and steam. These saunas work by using infrared light, that’s the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum you feel as dry heat. Infrared light gently warms your body at the cellular level. It’s like lying on a warm beach soaking up sunshine, only better because there are no UVA/UVB rays to damage to your purdy skin. (In case you’re wondering, this technology is very safe; it’s what hospitals use to keep little babies warm!) I’ve been using Sunlighten saunas for years because of their many benefits.
Here are just a few of infrared sauna benefits:
Pain relief: Researchers have found therapeutic benefits to back, neck and arthritis pain from continuous use of infrared heat therapy.
Detoxification: Studies using an infrared sauna have shown a rise in core temperature resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level where toxins reside.
Weight loss: Mid and far infrared wavelengths heat the muscles and produce an increase in blood flow similar to regular exercise. It’s like getting a passive cardio workout while relaxing!
Lower Blood Pressure: lower blood pressure through a program of 30-minute infrared sauna sessions 3 times per week.