Our Passion is Your Wellness: Pioneering the Sauna Industry Since 1999

Today, the health benefits of saunas are widely known. When Sunlighten saunas were featured on Oprah as an extreme life extension tool in 2009 and again on Dr. Oz in 2010, infrared saunas suddenly became mainstream and more and more people began taking notice of the therapeutic effects of infrared light. But that hasn’t always been the case. When Sunlighten was founded in 1999, infrared saunas were anything but trendy. We’re passionate about helping people become healthier and happier, which is why we’re proud to be pioneers in the infrared sauna industry!

I learned about the therapeutic benefits of infrared saunas as a result of my brother’s struggle with and recovery from numerous ailments, and the detoxifying and rejuvenating power he experienced when using a far infrared sauna. I joined Sunlighten to share my excitement about the beneficial effects of far infrared sauna use and to empower health-conscious consumers who have a growing interest in taking control of their wellness. Over the past 16 years, Sunlighten has done extensive market research to learn exactly what customers want in not only infrared saunas but other wellness innovations as well. In fact, we changed our name in 2009 from Sunlight Saunas to Sunlighten in order to offer more products that embody both technology and vitality.

We’ve invested heavily in scientific research to develop safe and effective products and services that empower you to improve your quality of life. Our products are backed by third-party verification, and countless health experts recommend Sunlighten to their patients. As we continue to grow and set the standard for our industry, we remain committed to delivering unmatched quality, technology, customer support, and most importantly, results.

Sunlighten Quality

We take our responsibility as industry leaders seriously. We’re committed to providing our customers the best materials and top-quality craftsmanship, including:

  • Durability. All Sunlighten saunas use solid tongue and groove construction and have walls 33 percent thicker than the industry standard. We believe in sustainability, so we provide options that use PEFC-certified woods.
  • Safety. Our infrared technology is backed by clinical research. Plus, all of our saunas carry full electrical certifications for safety and performance.
  • Comfort. Our products offer taller, deeper benches for greater comfort. We also provide acoustic resonance therapy for the deepest relaxation possible.
  • Easy Assembly. Our patented magnetic locking system, Magne-Seal™, ensures simple assembly and long cabin life.

We continually strive to improve our products, and over the years, we’ve received countless awards and endorsements. We manufacture the only commercially approved saunas on the market, and our saunas are currently in use in over 3,000 commercial facilities.

Unlike most saunas available today, Sunlighten saunas are mostly manufactured in Vietnam versus China, where we station Sunlighten employees to inspect materials and oversee the manufacturing process.

Sunlighten Technology

At Sunlighten, we work hard to build affordable saunas, but our goal isn’t to offer the cheapest sauna on the market. Our passion for our industry means that we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the most effective wellness solutions available.

To do that, we worked with scientists to develop our Solocarbon® FIR and 3-in-1 technology, proven to be 99 percent efficient. Solocarbon is the only heater on the market clinically shown to raise core body temperature nearly 3 degrees, which is necessary to achieve detoxification, reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and assist in weight loss. Our patented 3-in-1 technology provides all three infrared wavelengths — near, mid, and far — in one place.

Our Solocarbon panels contain a proprietary blend of materials and are heat-sealed. No wires or glues are used, so no unhealthy gases are released during heating. Perhaps most importantly, we oversee all aspects of quality control. This means that we can ensure the safety and effectiveness of each individual Sunlighten heater. Though not all sauna manufacturers can make this claim, at Sunlighten we believe this level of accountability is crucial.

Sunlighten Support Services

There are lots of saunas on the market, and customers are sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available to them. We understand that buying a sauna can be confusing, so we strive to provide the best customer service possible. Our residential and commercial sauna experts share a passion for healthy living, and also bring a variety of education and experience to their role of helping our customers choose the best sauna for their needs.

We also offer solutions that enhance sauna therapy.  Most recently, we introduced the maintainME Program that combines three specially formulated products to keep your body performing at its peak. Our team is available for customer support on any of our products at our headquarters in Overland Park, KS. Customers can even visit Sunlight Day Spa, located below our showroom, for Sunlighten treatments and other therapeutic services.

A Leader in Natural Healing

Sunlighten is proud to be recognized as a leader in the wellness industry. We’ve been sharing the benefits of infrared saunas for more than 15 years, and we continue to develop our products and services to provide the utmost therapeutic benefit to our customers. Our passion for our work inspires our commitment to ongoing quality and innovation, and we’re grateful for the support of the many experts who share our commitment to wellness!

Renowned nutritionist and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman has this to say about our products:

“Sunlighten saunas represent the next wave of advanced, therapeutic cleansing to improve overall health and longevity… I recommend Sunlighten saunas because of their near infrared LED technology shown to improve cell health, immunity, and skin rejuvenation. So get ready, set, and SWEAT your way to healthy living!”

Thanks, Dr. Gittleman! The reward for our hard work is seeing the awareness and excitement around infrared saunas grow day by day, and the smiles on our customer’s faces when they share their stories of wellness and rejuvenation.


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