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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Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are right around the corner, and here at Sunlighten we have hand selected our favorite gifts to empower healthier living for your loved ones.  Here is some inspiration for a happy and healthy holiday season! Gifts that Keep on Giving Sunlighten Sauna – the feel good addiction Of course, this is our top pick because we know first hand how beneficial Solocarbon® infrared therapy is for your body.  Give the gift of warmth and wellness with a Sunlighten sauna!   Our portable Solo is perfect if you’re tight on space and our mPulse 3-in-1 saunas can be customized by …

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How Sunlighten Saunas Help Calm Nerve Pain Flare-Ups and other Neuropathy Pain Disorders

Hello, my name is William Rock and I have suffered with chronic pain since 1997 as result of a skiing injury while working as a ski instructor. My life changed on my last run when I rescued a child from hitting trees. I went through multiple surgeries and no one realized why I continued to be in pain until I was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS in 2006 by a doctor from the University of Kansas Hospital. Here is my story. CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome The pain disorder is a rare condition characterized as one of the most severe levels of …

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Heavy Metal Detox Through Far Infrared Therapy

How are People Exposed to Heavy Metal Toxins? People are exposed to heavy metal toxins in everyday living by the foods consumed and the environment where people live. Below are the most common heavy metals that are known to cause damage. By no means is Sunlighten stating that these are the only heavy metals you should avoid or limit. It is important to be an advocate for your own healthy living. Mercury Mercury toxins can be found in thermometers, dental fillings, seafood, and more. When mercury enters the body, it is stored in the kidneys, blood, spleen, brain, liver, bones …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sunlighten Saunas

A Simple Checklist Before Your Sunlighten Sauna Purchase Sunlighten wants to ensure you are completely happy with your sauna. Sometimes, it is the little things that can make a new purchase frustrating. Below are questions you should consider to choose the right sauna for you. How will I use my Sunlighten Sauna? Depending on why you are purchasing your sauna can directly affect the model decision. All Sunlighten saunas are highly effective for detoxification because of our highly-efficient and patented Solocarbon far infrared heating technology. If you want to lay down in your sauna or if you are a taller …

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Childhood Cancer: Be in the Know About Mesothelioma

Cancer is a serious subject, but anyone who looks into a child’s eyes may be more hopeful when it comes to this disease. It’s a fact that around 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, reports WSAV news. These cancers vary in type, and they do include lung cancer. Learn more about mesothelioma as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month continues this September. There’s hope for children around the world as science fights this disease. What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a specific type of lung cancer. It affects the pleural lining within the respiratory system. This lung cancer doesn’t stem from years of smoking …

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Skin Detox Regimen: Sauna + Dry Brush

Sunlighten infrared therapy is an amazing tool for well-toned, healthy, great-looking skin.  After all, it is one of the biggest anti-aging trends in the celebrity world.  There is nothing like the glow I get after a Sunlighten sauna session.  But as the summer comes to an end and the air becomes crisp and dry, I feel my sauna skincare regimen needs a boost so I’ve incorporated dry brushing.  Dry Brushing is an easy and effective way to boost your detox session and give your skin an even more radiant, healthy glow. Dry brushing affects one of the body’s largest and …

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Self-Care Hacks for Busy People

September is National Self-Care Awareness Month!  Yes, you read that right. In our technology-driven world, we are accustomed to being “on” and available 24/7 that we actually need to raise awareness about taking care of ourselves.    This initiative was started by Evolve to Live to remind us that simple self-care is essential to our longevity.  We are so consumed with deadlines, schedules and endless inboxes, that we forget to do basic things like eat and breathe.   At Sunlighten, we are committed to empowering others to live healthier lives, which is why we support the self-care movement.  Personally, this …

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How Sunlighten Saunas Benefit Families Living with Autism

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have autism.[i] As many believe that there are environmental components to many neurological and behavioral health conditions, the detoxification benefits of infrared sauna use are often sought after by both parents and health care providers of children on the spectrum[ii]. Heavy Metal Detoxification Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, copper, and cadmium have been identified in many children on the autism spectrum.  These heavy metals are known to negatively affect the metabolic detoxification pathways in the body and impair its ability to excrete …

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