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Sunlighten Spotlight: ReCover NYC

The biggest trend in fitness this year is not the workout itself, but the recovery afterwards.  Ahead of the trend is ReCover studio in midtown Manhattan, the city’s first studio dedicated to recovery. ReCover NYC provides science-backed modalities that not only recover from neuromuscular imbalances, but systemic imbalances as well. Systemic imbalances interferes with cognitive functions, stress management and detoxification. At ReCover, they focus on the “Who, When and Why”. They ask the question, “Why are you here? What are you looking for?” With this information, they create a plan independent of what your life demands are and help you create …

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Push Your Body and Workouts to the Max

Summer is the season to push your body to the max. Whether it’s a team sport, triathlon, CrossFit, or some other physical activity you’re addicted to, the heat of summer and the opportunity to train in an open air setting brings out the competitive side in many athletes. It also creates serious wear and tear on your muscles. Infrared saunas can help take your training to the next level by helping speed up muscle recovery and by enhancing your flexibility.  Here is a more in-depth look at those benefits: Muscle Recovery While rest and recovery are key elements to achieving …

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Sauna Use May Offer Dramatic Improvements to Athletic Performance

In her recent video about health benefits of saunas, Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D., a biomedical scientist who has done extensive research on aging, cancer and nutrition, showcases multiple sauna health benefits for muscle recovery, improved cell health and regeneration, and hyperthermic conditioning. The good news: Sunlighten Infrared Saunas provide the safest and best independently tested and proven tool to help achieve the many sauna benefits outlined by Dr. Patrick and Dr. Steven Mercola in his article, Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”? One of the health benefits of saunas, according to Dr. Patrick, is the fact that the heat …

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Dr. Michele Olson’s Infrared Sauna Research in the Spotlight

We’ve been touting the results of Dr. Michelle Olson’s recent study (Michele Olson, PhD, a principal researcher at the Auburn University Montgomery Kinesiology Laboratory); in which she concluded that stretching in full spectrum infrared saunas led to a 205% improvement in flexibility.  Furthermore, it was noted that the more deeply penetrated the heat, the better one’s flexibility will be. Prevention Magazine is telling the world about the amazing results of Dr. Olson’s study, in their January 2014 issue! In a nutshell, Dr. Olson asked 12 volunteers to relax in the sauna for 10 -15 minutes, and then instructed them to …

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mPulse Saunas Proven to Increase Flexibility

We here at Sunlighten are very excited to share the results of the latest scientific research study conducted using our infrared saunas. Michele Olson, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., C.S.C.S., recently led a study looking at the effect of a full-spectrum infrared sauna on flexibility. The full-spectrum infrared sauna used in the study was Sunlighten’s mPulse model. Dr. Olson, a professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery and the lead research investigator at the Scharff-Olson Human Performance Lab, is well-known for her research on Pilates, energy expenditure and abdominal training. In her study, Dr. Olson looked at flexibility. Her researchers found doing …

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New Sunlighten Sauna Review: Corina Talks Psoriasis and Muscle Recovery

Corina, a Sunlighten sauna owner, talked with us recently about why she uses her mPulse cONQUER and what results she sees from daily infrared sauna use. She gave this useful Sunlighten sauna review on video to share. Corina is a busy mom, homeschool teacher and marathon runner (!), so she uses her sauna as a way to relax and get some “me time”. But that’s not the main reason she researched and purchased her Sunlighten sauna, just an added bonus. Corina has psoriasis and after trying every over-the-counter medication and numerous therapies including laser therapy, she decided to try infrared …

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Infrared Sauna for Runners and Other Athletes

We’re getting ready to host a group workout this weekend for a local running club here in Kansas City. The Runner’s Edge group uses our headquarters building as a start/finish point for a group run about once a quarter. After their runs, the runners stop in for water, a bagel, a banana, whatever they need to recharge. They can also take advantage of some of the spa services offered by our in-house spa, Sunlight Day Spa. One of the greatest options available to the runners is a post-workout infrared sauna session. The spa currently has several Sunlighten infrared saunas in …

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