Heather Denniston

DC., CCWP., health explorer, researcher and obsessor of all things health related.

8 Deep Stretches for Your Sunlighten Sauna Session

I am often late to hot yoga. My particular yoga studio is militant about not allowing late-comers to enter the yoga room. Instead of leaving with my tail between my legs, I have elected to utilize the infrared saunas they have onsite. I have incorporated basic stretches during my sauna session to make up for the missed class. Over time I have developed a series of sauna stretches that can be executed effectively in the confines of a tiny box. Stretching, in conjunction with infrared heat, holds tremendous benefits. Improvements in flexibility are greater because we can work with elongating …

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Essential Oil Therapy For Infrared Saunas

You have purchased your sauna, set it up in your special spot, and have been enjoying the many benefits of infrared heat. How about including a complementary and supportive health booster? Adding essential oils to your sauna session can give your time in the box a little extra something. But, before you start slathering yourself in lavender, you have to know how to use your oils safely and effectively. Not all infrared saunas are created equal and neither are essential oils. Sourcing, distillation and bottling processes can vary dramatically. The last thing you want to do is breathe in a …

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How Muscles Grow During Sleep

Everyone has bumbled through a day at work because of a poor night’s sleep. Unfortunately, lack of sleep does more than making your eyelids droop. It affects all aspects of your health from your blood pressure to appetite. When you’re trying to build a healthy lifestyle and improve your physique, lack of sleep can get in the way of building muscle. Are you amongst those who put off getting the rest they need? Maybe it’s binge-watching Netflix or scrolling through social media late into the night. You may have good reasons like work obligations or a full family schedule. You …

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Sleep Cave Hacks – 8 Ways To Sleep Easy

Sleep can be an elusive trickster. Just about in the snore zone, and the sleep transition moment slips through your fingers like sand. You find yourself staring at the ceiling. For many, it is our brains that are the pesky bedmate. The moment we lie down our brains start one long run-on sentence.  “Wanna think about stuff? Did you call the electrician? What if you don’t remember in the morning? Do we need apples? What are Catskills?” Not being able to fall asleep is frustrating, and lack of sleep can negatively affect our health in dozens of ways. Anxiety, depression, …

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