How Sunlighten Saunas Benefit Families Living with Autism

Every parent wants the best for their children.  When it comes to caring for a child with special needs, no stone goes unturned to improve his quality of life.  Every autistic child is unique and deserves a tailored treatment program.  At Sunlighten, we receive regular inquiries from parents asking about the use of infrared sauna for autism.  Sunlighten therapies can provide relief for the child and the whole family.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 59 children in the U.S. have autism.[i] As many believe that there are environmental components to many neurological and behavioral …

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Toxins That May Cause Illness and How to Prevent Exposure

Every March, Poison Prevention Month is recognized as a way to spread awareness about the potential toxins we face every day. Whether you are in your own home or outside in the yard, your immune system is constantly monitoring changes within your body and responding accordingly. With the presence of toxins being prevalent in nearly every aspect of your life, it is difficult to understand what you are being exposed to and how you may be able to combat the negative side effects. Being attentive to the types of toxins that are present is the first step in the right …

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Am I still getting a Good Sauna Detox if I’m not Drenched in Sweat

When sitting in a hot sauna, we expect ourselves to sweat. We see pictures of people coming out drenched in sweat or have family members come out of the sauna completely soaked. But, when you step out of the sauna, you may find that you are barely wet, even if the sauna is at a high heat setting. You many wonder if you are still receiving the sauna detox benefits. The answer is yes! Even though your body is not drenched in sweat, your body is still detoxifying from harmful toxins, just feel your skin. Your skin will feel a …

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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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Reboot & Recharge for Spring with These Detox Tips

After a long, daunting winter, spring has finally arrived!   Along with it comes the buzz of getting in shape for summer.  The thought of wearing a swimsuit may provide all the motivation you need to shed those extra pounds.  But, don’t get fooled by the numerous “lose weight quick” schemes which can cause more harm than good.  It is important to focus on healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes.   Sweat sessions, detox drinks and clean eating can help get you on the right track. Easy, Non-Invasive Ways to Cleanse & Detox Your Body   Sauna Sweat Sesh In addition to revitalizing …

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Keto, Upgraded: Burn Fat, Balance Hormones, Reclaim Your Sexy + More!

The number goes up again on the scales. Your jeans fit a little more tightly. You snap at your coworker over a minor mistake. By early afternoon, you’re searching for caffeine or something sweet to pull you through a seemingly never-ending workday. Any of this starting to sound familiar? By the time you get home, all you want to do in bed with your significant other is sleep. “Sexy” is decidedly not in your self-descriptive vocabulary. The Fix for Hormonal Imbalance Welcome to menopause or hormonal imbalance, which can leave you struggling with a crashed metabolism, mood swings, near-zero energy, …

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7 Cardiologist Recommended Lifestyle Hacks to Prevent or Reverse Heart Disease

To raise awareness during American Heart Month, I had the pleasure of interviewing holistic cardiologist and America’s healthy heart doctor, Dr. Joel Kahn.  According to Dr. Kahn, more than 50% of Americans have cardiovascular disease and this staggering statistic has not changed for over 100 years.   Heart health should be a focus for all of us twelve months out of the year; not just just the shortest month of the year.    This amazing organ is hard at work for you beating over 100,000 times, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood through 50,000 miles of arteries every single day.    It is …

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Sunlighten Saunas Celebrates Heart Month in February

February is traditionally one of the coldest months of the year here in the Midwest, but our hearts are warm at Sunlighten!  That’s because February is American Heart Month and we are proud to team up with the American Heart Association (AHA) in their fight against heart disease.   Our partnership began in 2005 when the University of Missouri–Kansas City conducted a study that showed a statistically significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure after using a Sunlighten far infrared sauna just three times a week.  When the Kansas City AHA chapter saw the results, they were astonished …

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How to Self-Care This Winter

December is National High Blood Pressure Awareness Month. With the dangers that can accompany high blood pressure, like kidney failure, stroke and heart disease, this month is an important time to reflect on your well-being and look after your health. While high blood pressure can be caused by unavoidable things like genetics or other illnesses, other common contributors like high stress and poor diet can be managed, and sometimes avoided, with self-care. Self-care’s relaxing and meditative qualities can lower your blood pressure, ease your stress and ultimately improve your sense of well-being.  At Sunlighten, we work to encourage others to …

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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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